Prof. StJohn Crean , Friday 30th June 2017 , Birmingham

Update on common medical problems and their relationship to the predictable practice of dentistry

Executive Dean of the College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Medicine in Dentistry,Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Allen Building, Room AL005,University of Central Lancashire,Preston PR1 2HE

DATE : 30th June 2017 : 8.30am Registration, Finish 5pm
VENUE: Radisson Blu, 12 Holloway circus, Birmingham, B1 1BT. Tel 01216546000

a) Be able to understand the relevance of the common medical challenges to the predictable practice of dentistry
b) To explore the aetiology  and  management  of  a variety of orofacial pain
c) Be familiar with the current medical emergency guidelines and recent changes.
d) To explore the potential role of oral bacteria in systemic diseases such as Alzheimers

This speaker comes highly recommended  and had been heard by the committee.

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Executive Dean of Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) following previous posts of Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer from October 2009, Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education in Jan 2010 and Dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry in July 2013. As well as Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dentistry, StJohn is also responsible for the MB BS Programme which has been recruiting for September 2015.

Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals trust and an Honorary Consultant at University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust, subsequent to previous 2 year post of Associate Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and Year 3 Lead at Peninsula Dental School.

Specialising in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has secured posts of Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry prior to Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Marys, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003. Appointed in 2005 as Consultant in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to North Glamorgan NHS Trust to include NHS duties at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals and an Honorary Professorship at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry.

Currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Editor in Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). Previously President of the Northwest Branch of the British Dental Association but remains Chairman of the Fylde Section

StJohn holds numerous examiner-ships at home and abroad advising on the establishment of many dental undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has research interests in the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease and the biology of stem cells derived from dental pulp.


BDS (1981); MBBS (1992) – University College London
FDSRCS (1996); FRCS (1996) – RCS England
PhD (2000) – University College London (Eastman Institute)
FRCS (OMFS) (2000); FFGDP (UK) (2007) ; FHEA (2013)- RCS England
PG Cert Med Ed (ongoing) (2009) – University Cambridge

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England) (RCS, Eng)
  • Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP)
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMFS)
  • Association of Dental (and Medical) Educators in Europe, (ADEE, AMEE)
  • British Dental Association (BDA)
  • Dental School Council (DSC).

Research Projects

Role of oral bacteria and systematic diseases such as Alzheimers, Dental Education: preparedness for dental practice

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Human Diseases. Oral Surgery

External Affiliations and Roles

Robert Bradlaw Advisor, Royal College of Surgeons (England)

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Singhrao, Simarjit Kaur, Harding, Alice, Poole, Sophie, Kesavalu, Lakshmyya and Crean, Stjohn (2015) Porphyromonas gingivalis periodontal infection and its putative links with Alzheimer’s disease. Mediators of Inflammation, 2015 (137357). ISSN 0962-9351

Turner, Martin, Singhrao, Simarjit Kaur, Dennison, Sarah Rachel, Morton, Leslie Hugh Glyn and Crean, Stjohn (2015) Challenging the Clostridium botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) with a selection of microorganisms by culture methods and extended storage of used vials to assess the loss of sterility. Journal of Dental Applications, 2 (5). pp. 223-228. ISSN 2381-9049

Lal, Sham, Singhrao, Simarjit Kaur, Achilles-Day, Undine E.M., Morton, Leslie Hugh Glyn, Pearce, Mark and Crean, Stjohn (2015) Risk assessment for the spread of Serratia marcescens within dental-unit waterline systems using Vermamoeba vermiformis. Current Microbiology . Item availability may be restricted.

Poole, Sophie, Singhrao, Simarjit Kaur, Chukkapalli, Sasanka, Rivera, Mercedes, Velsko, Irina, Kesavalu, Lakshmyya and Crean, Stjohn (2015) Active invasion of Porphyromonas gingivalis and infection-induced complement activation in ApoE-/- mice brains. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 43 (1). pp. 67-80. ISSN 1387-2877

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