Dr Dominic Hurst, BSc., BDS, MSc
Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care
Tel: 020 7882 2500
My background is in primary dental care having worked in private dental practice, community practice and, as a teacher, in a primary care outreach clinic on the Isle of Dogs, London. As a Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care in addition to my clinical work I undertake research around quality improvement in primary dental practice and run the MSc in Dental Public Health.
I lead on evidence-based dentistry teaching in our undergraduate dental curriculum, which runs from year one through to year 5. I am also course director for the MSc in Dental Public Health. I also teach on the clinic in our outreach clinic at the Barkantine Primary Care Centre on the Isle of Dogs.
My research at QMUL is looking at ways of to improve quality around tobacco cessation advice and referrals in primary care, particularly dentistry.
I am also engaged in a DPhil in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford. My research there is looking at how dentists integrate various sources of evidence into their practical decision-making. The project website is https://knowledgeproject.info/
I write regularly for the Evidence-Based Dentistry journal and blog about EBD and primary dental care matters at www.primarydentalcare.blogspot.com.
You can also follow me on twitter @Dominic_Hurst
Hurst D, Chong B. Evidence-based dentistry: an introduction. ENDO. 2012;6(4):283-8.
Hurst D. Audit and feedback had small but potentially important improvements in professional practice. Evid Based Dent. 2013 Mar;14(1):8-9.
Hurst D. Poor quality evidence suggests that failure rates for atraumatic restorative treatment and conventional amalgam are similar. Evid Based Dent. 2012;13(2):46-7
Innes N, Hurst D. GDC learning outcomes for the undergraduate dental curriculum. Evid Based Dent. 2012 Mar;13(1):2-3.
Hurst D. Using new evidence is an innovation. So what? Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(3):66.
Hurst D. What is the best way to restore the worn dentition? Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(2):55-6.
Hurst D. Quality of reporting randomised controlled trials in major dental journals suboptimal. Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(2):52-3.
Hurst D. Indirect or direct restorations for heavily restored posterior adult teeth? Evid Based Dent. 2010;11(4):116-7.