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Dr Wendy Turner, BDS (Hons), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS, FDS RCS (Eng)


Centre Lead, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8656
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Wendy Turner graduated from the London Hospital Medical College in 1992, and following an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship and a Clinical Academic training pathway in Restorative Dentistry she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. She is a GDC registered Specialist  in Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry. Working closely with a team of consultant colleagues, she provides specialist dental care for patients with a wide range of conditions, in particular, those with severe types of periodontal (gum) disease in both adults and children.

Wendy is Head of Centre for Adult Oral Health, the academic home of the restorative dentistry disciplines of periodontology, prosthodontics, and endodontics. She has extensive experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate dental students and for over fifteen years, she has successfully trained hundreds of dentists, dental hygienists and therapists and specialist Periodontists. Currently she Clinical Practice co-theme leader for the new undergraduate BDS Curriculum and is very involved in curriculum leadership and management and student assessment.

Research interests include systemic diseases and periodontitis, the use of antimicrobials in periodontology, and severe periodontal problems in children.

Outside of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wendy is the appointed Training Programme Director for Periodontology Specialty Trainees across London, and was chair of the Teachers Section of British Society of Periodontology until recently. She was a Clinical Lead for the Dental Service at the 2012 London Olympics and is currently on the Local Organising Committee planning the EuroPerio 8 meeting to be held in London in June 2015.


  • British Association for Dental Research Senior Colgate Prize
International Association of Dental Research 2nd Prize Hatton Awards
BSP Fellowship Award

  • Royal Society of Medicine Fellowship



Gillam DG & Turner W (2014) Antibiotics in the treatment of periodontal disease: a guide for the general dental practitioner. Prim Dent J. 2014 Aug 3 (3):43-7.

Al Shayeb KN, Turner W & Gillam DG (2014). Periodontal probing: a review. Prim Dent J. 2014 Aug 3 (3):25-9.

Al Shayeb KN, Turner W & Gillam DG (2014). In-vitro accuracy and reproducibility evaluation of probing depth measurements of selected periodontal probes. Saudi Dent J. 2014 Jan 26 (1):19-24.

Al SHAYEB K, TURNER W & GILLAM DG (2014) Accuracy and reproducibility of probe forces during simulated periodontal pocket depth measurements. Saudi Dent J. 26, 50-55.

I NEEDLEMAN, P ASHLEY, A PETRIE, F FORTUNE, W TURNER, J JONES, J NIGGLI, L ENGEBRETSEN, R BUDGETT, N DONOS, T CLOUGH, S PORTER ORAL health and impact on performance of athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games: a cross-sectional study. Br J Sports Med 2013;00:1–5.


Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontology and Implantology (2012) F. J. Hughes, , K. G. Seymour, , W. Turner, , S. Shahdad, & F. Nohl Churchill Livingstone

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