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Dr Oluyori Adegun, BDS, MSc, CILT, MFDS RCS(Ed), PhD, FHEA

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 7130
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Oluyori (Yori) Adegun graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 2003.  Post-graduation, he worked as a House Officer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and then ECWA Evangel Hospital Jos, Nigeria.  In 2006, he completed a Master’s degree (MSc) in Experimental Oral Pathology with Distinction at Queen Mary University of London.  He subsequently obtained a Doctorate (PhD) from the same University, with a thesis entitled “Objective Localisation of Oral Mucosal Lesions using Optical Coherence Tomography”.  During his doctoral studies, Yori engaged in numerous teaching activities which was formalised by successfully obtaining a Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice (PGCAP). In 2012, Yori became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Edinburgh (MFDS RCSEd).  Yori is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Senior Internal Examiner on the Clinical Human Health and Disease (CHHD) course and holds an Honorary academic position at the Research Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences.


Research Interests:

Yori has a special interest in Clinical Biometrics in relation to Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. He and his colleagues have developed non-invasive imaging techniques which quantify disease-specific optical markers for use in selecting the most representative biopsy site in oral mucosal diseases.  He works concurrently on the objective characterisation of morphological and volumetric peri-oral changes associated with the progression of Oro-facial Crohn’s Disease and its therapeutic interventions.


Key Publications

Gadhia T, Adegun OK, Fortune F. Brown tumours: widespread involvement of multiple maxillofacial bones and cervical spine BMJ Case Reports 2014: 14 November 2014, doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207140

Adegun OK, Abdelghani A, Fortune F. Oral Manifestation of Plantar-palmar Fibromatosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Aug 14;2014. PII: bcr2014204962. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204962.

Adegun OK, Zou L, Willis A and Fortune F. Facial Biometrics: A Novel Technique for Evaluation of Morphological Changes in Oro-facial Crohn’s Disease BMJ Case Rep. 2013 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-010460

Adegun OK, Fawcet E, Grynik A, Fortune F, and Mohr O. Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) - Embedding Learning Technologies - Mobile Learning in Dentistry Grant Application, Higher Education Academy May 2013

L. Zou, O. K. Adegun, A. Willis, F. Fortune. Facial biometrics of peri-oral changes in Crohn's disease Lasers Med Sci DOI 10.1007/s10103-013-1286-5

Adegun OK, Tomlins P, Hagi-Pavli E, Bader DL, Fortune F. Quantitative optical coherence tomography of fluid filled oral mucosal lesions Lasers Med Sci DOI 10.1007/s10103-012-1208-y

Adegun OK, Tomlins P,  Hagi-Pavli E, Piper K , Bader DL , Fortune F. Quantitative Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography and Histopathology images of Normal and Dysplastic Oral Mucosal Tissues Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Jul;27(4):795-804

Adegun OK, Objective Localisation of Oral Mucosal Lesions Using Optical Coherence Tomography, PhD Theses,  

Peter H. Tomlins, Oluyori K. Adegun, Farida Fortune. UK Patent GB P 270071 D Scanning methods and apparatus, October 2010

Peter H. Tomlins, Oluyori K. Adegun, Eleni Hagi-Pavli, Kim Piper, Dan Bader, Farida Fortune. Scattering Attenuation Microscopy of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(06), 066003 November 2010

Adegun OK , Tomlins P,  Hagi-Pavli E,  Mckenzie G , Piper K , Bader DL , Fortune F. Optical Coherence Tomography as Potential Monitoring Tool for Oral Lichen Planus  ©2009 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (170.1850) Dentistry; (170.1850) Dentistry

Osman Kose, Anand Lalli, Adegun O. Kutulola, Edward W. Odell and Ahmad Waseem. Changes in the Expression of Stem Cell Markers in Oral Lichen Planus and Hyperkeratotic lesions. Journal of Oral Science, Vol. 49, No.2, 133-139, 2007

Invited Conference Presentations

Multi-modal Medical Imaging and Custom Made Medical Devices Event, BioCity Nottingham 2012

Novel Multimodal Imaging in Oral Medicine
British Medical Laser Association Annual Scientific Meeting Woburn, United Kingdom 2011

Scattering Attenuation Microscopy (SAM) of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia
British Society for Dental Research Glasgow, Scotland 2009

A Potential Diagnostic Tool for the Oral Mucosa
British Medical Laser Association Annual Scientific Meeting Salisbury, United Kingdom 2009

Quantitative Differentiation of Non-dysplastic and Dysplastic Human Oral Mucosa Using Optical Coherence Tomography

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