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Professor B S Chong, BDS, MSc., PhD (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCS (Edin), MFGDP (UK), MRD, FHEA

Professor of Restorative Dentistry/Honorary Consultant, Endodontic Lead and Director, Postgraduate Endodontic Programmes

Email: b.s.chong@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry

Profile

Professor Chong's professional career combines clinical practice with teaching, scholarship and research. He is a General Dental Council (UK) registered Specialist in Endodontics and, since 1990, also in specialist private practice limited to endodontics in central London. He was previously associated with Guy's, now part of King's College London, for over 22 years, where he was involved with the education and training of dentists and future specialists.

Professor Chong qualified from University College London and was in general dental practice before pursuing specialist training. He was awarded his MSc. in Endodontics (with distinction) followed by his PhD from Guy's Hospital. Research studies on endodontic surgery by Professor Chong and his co-workers were recognised as forming part of the body of evidence and relevant literature on the subject.

Professor Chong is the Editor and a contributing author of two editions of Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice, author of Managing Endodontic Failure in Practice, a contributing author of Principles of Endodontics and President of the British Endodontic Society (2017-18). He is the Editor-in-Chief (UK) of ENDO – Endodontic Practice Today, an international endodontic journal for general dental practitioners including specialists in endodontics and the official publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology & Traumatology and the French Society of Endodontics. He is also on the Editorial Board of the International Endodontic Journal, the official publication of the British Endodontic Society, Danish Endodontic Society, European Society of Endodontology, Flemish Society of Endodontology, Irish Endodontic Society and Lebanese Society of Endodontology.

Teaching

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching including:

 

  • BDS
  • MSc. (Endodontic Practice)
  • MSc. (Oral Biology)
  • DClinDent (Paediatric Dentistry)
  • DClinDent (Periodontology)
  • Various Continuing Postgraduate Education Courses

 

Research

Research Interests:

  • Root canal medicaments.
  • Endodontic microbiology.
  • Endodontic treatment outcome.
  • Management of endodontic failures.
  • Root-end filling materials.
  • Post-surgical tissue reaction/healing response.
  • Digital aids and devices in clinical endodontic practice.

Publications

Journal Publications

Shah P, Chong BS (2018) A web-based endodontic case difficulty assessment tool. Clinical Oral Investigations, doi: 10.1007/s00784-018-2341-1. [Epub ahead of print] 

Shah P, Chong BS (2018) 3D imaging, 3D printing and 3D virtual planning in endodontics. Clinical Oral Investigations, doi: 10.1007/s00784-018-2338-9. [Epub ahead of print] 

Rajeevan M, Chandler NP, Makdissi J, Chong BS (2018) A survey of Cone Beam Computed Tomography use among Endodontic practitioners in the UK. ENDO (Lond Engl), 12, 1-5.

Chong BS, Gohil K, Pawar R, Makdissi J (2017) Anatomical relationship between mental foramen, mandibular teeth and risk of nerve injury with endodontic treatment. Clinical Oral Investigations, 21, 381-387.

Revilla Sánchez-Bretaño C, Zou L, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2016) Surface damage of engine-driven NiTi endodontic files assessed using 3D coordinate metrology. ENDO (Lond Engl), 10, 195-201.

Hussein FE, Liew AK, Ramlee RA, Abdullah D, Chong BS (2016) Factors associated with apical periodontitis: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Endodontics, 42, 1441-1445.

Makdissi J, Pawar RR, Johnson B, Chong BS (2016) The effects of device position on the operator's radiation dose when using a handheld portable X-ray device. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 45, 20150245.

Chong BS, Quinn A, Pawar RR, Makdissi J, Sidhu SK (2015) The anatomical relationship between the roots of mandibular second molars and the inferior alveolar nerve. International Endodontic Journal, 48, 549-555.

Di Filippo G, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2015) Der Biofilm und der endodontische Misserfolg - Teil 1. Endodontie, 24, 9-16.

Di Filippo G, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2015) Der Biofilm und der endodontische Misserfolg - Teil 2. Endodontie, 24, 129-141.

Chong BS, Miller J, Sidhu S (2015) The quality of radiographs accompanying endodontic referrals to a health authority clinic. British Dental Journal, 219, 69-72.

Mohammed A, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2015) Root canal working length determination and apical limit of root canal instrumentation and obturation. ENDO (Lond Engl), 9, 161-168.

Di Filippo G, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2014) The role of biofilms in endodontic treatment failure. ENDO (Lond Engl), 8, 87-103.

Chong BS, Rhodes JS (2014) Endodontic surgery. British Dental Journal, 216, 281-290.

Billis G, Pawar RR, Makdissi J, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2014) A cone beam computed tomography study on the incidence and configuration of the second mesiobuccal canal in maxillary first and second molars in an adult sub-population in London. ENDO (Lond Engl), 8, 179-186.

Di Filippo G, Sidhu SK, Chong BS (2014) Apical periodontitis and the technical quality of root canal treatment in an adult sub-population in London. British Dental Journal, 216, E22.

Chong BS, Miller JE, Sidhu SK (2014) Alternative local anaesthetic delivery systems, devices and aids designed to minimise painful injections - a review. ENDO (Lond Engl), 8, 7-22.

Hurst D, Chong BS (2012) Evidence-based dentistry: an introduction. ENDO (Lond Engl), 6, 283-288.

Chong BS (2012) MTA or calcium hydroxide treatment for immature permanent teeth? Evidence-Based Dentistry, 13, 11.

Kanagasingam S, Patel S, Chong BS, Mannocci F (2011) Cone Beam Computed Tomography in endodonzia: una revision. Il Dentista Moderno Settembre, 146-161.

Duncan HF, Chong BS (2011) Removal of root filling materials. Endodontic Topics, 19, 33-57.

Davis PR, Chong BS, Mannocci F (2011) Tooth discolouration following bone harvesting for pre-implant augmentation. ENDO (Lond Engl), 5, 107-111.

Duncan HF, Chong BS (2010) Non-surgical retreatment: Experimental studies on the removal of root filling materials. ENDO (Lond Engl), 4, 111-126.

Chong BS (2009) Commentary by Bun San Chong: Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Hudson MB (2003) A prospective clinical study of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and IRM when used as root-end filling materials in endodontic surgery. International Endodontic Journal 36, 520-6. International Endodontic Journal, 42, 412-419.

Chong BS (2008) Obituary: Professor Thomas Russell Pitt Ford. ENDO (Lond Engl), 2, 223-224.

Bhuva B, Chong BS, Patel S (2008) Rubber dam in clinical practice. ENDO (Lond Engl), 2, 131-141.

Chong BS (2007) Which is the best root-end filling material for apical surgery? ENDO (Lond Engl), 1: 65-66.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (2005) Postoperative pain after root-end resection and filling. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Endodontics, 100, 762-766.

Chong BS & Pitt Ford TR (2005) Root-end filling materials: rationale & tissue response. Endodontic Topics, 11, 114-130.

Nehammer CF, Chong BS, Rattan R (2004) Endodontics. Clinical Risk, 10: 45-48.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford, TR, Hudson MB (2003) A prospective clinical study of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and IRM when used as root-end filling materials in endodontic surgery. International Endodontic Journal, 36, 520-526.

Munson MA, Pitt-Ford T, Chong B, Weightman A, Wade WG (2002) Molecular and cultural analysis of the microflora associated with endodontic infections. Journal of Dental Research, 81, 761-766.

Chong BS (2001) MTA - many tested applications. Dentistry, 2(12), 18-20.

Chong BS (1999) Wash it all about. Dentistry Monthly, 5(10), 104-108.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Kariyawasam SP (1997) Tissue response to potential root-end filling materials in infected root canals. International Endodontic Journal, 30, 102-114.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Kariyawasam SP (1997) Short-term tissue response to potential root-end filling materials in infected root canals. International Endodontic Journal, 30, 240-249.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Wilson RF (1997) A radiological assessment of the effects on periradicular healing of potential root-end filling materials after endodontic surgery. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 13, 176-179.

Shah PMM, Chong BS, Sidhu SK, Pitt Ford TR (1996) Radiopacity of potential root-end filling materials. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 81, 476-479.

Sidhu SK, Shah PMM, Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1996) The radiopacity of resin-modified glass-ionomer restorative cements. Quintessence International, 27, 639-642.

Shah PMM, Sidhu SK, Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1996) The radiopacity of resin-modified glass-ionomer liners/bases. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 77, 239-242.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1996) Elektronische Geräte zur Wuzelkanallängenbestimmung - welche, wann und wie? Endodontie, 2, 137-142

Chong BS (1996) Endodontic Treatment: Microbial Decontamination and Sealing. Dentistry Monthly, 2(4), 66-68.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1996) Endodontic Retreatment. Part 1: Indications & Case Selection. Dental Update, 8, 320-323.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1996) Endodontic Retreatment. Part 2: Methods. Dental Update, 9, 384-387.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford, TR, Watson TF, Wilson RF (1995) Sealing ability of potential retrograde root filling materials. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 11, 264-269.

Chong BS (1995) Coronal leakage and treatment failure: a case report. Journal of Endodontics, 21, 159-160.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1995) Apex Locators in Endodontics - Which, When, How? The Dentist, 11, 32-35. (Edited reprint).

Chong BS, Owadally ID, Pitt Ford TR, Wilson RF (1994) Antibacterial activity of potential retrograde root filling materials. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 10, 66-70.

Chong BS, Owadally ID, Pitt Ford TR, Wilson RF (1994) Cytotoxicity of potential retrograde root filling materials. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 10, 129-133.

Owadally ID, Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Wilson RF (1994) Biological properties of IRM with the addition of hydroxyapatite as a retrograde root filling material. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 10, 228-232.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1994) Apex Locators in Endodontics - Which, When, How? Dental Update, 21, 328-330.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Watson TF (1993) Light-cured glass ionomer as a retrograde root seal. International Endodontic Journal, 26, 218-224.

Owadally ID, Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Wilson RF (1993) The sealing ability of IRM with the addition of hydroxyapatite as a retrograde root filling. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, 9, 211-215.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1993) Die Bedeutung medikamentöser Wurzelkanaleinlagen. Endodontie, 4, 255-268.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR (1992) The role of intracanal medication in root canal treatment. International Endodontic Journal, 25, 97-106.

Chong BS, Pitt Ford TR, Watson TF (1991) The adaptation and sealing ability of light cured glass ionomer retrograde root fillings. International Endodontic Journal, 24, 223-233.

Chong BS (1989) Bilateral cracked teeth: A case report. International Endodontic Journal, 22, 193-196.

Lian CB, Chong BS, Siar CH, Phang YC (1988) Ghost teeth: Case report. Australian Dental Journal, 33, 291-294.

Chong BS, Lian CB (1985) Dentistry in Britain - A lesson for the future. Dental Journal of Malaya, 8, 5-8.

 

Books/Manuals 

Chong BS (2017) (Editor) Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice, 7th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2013) Harty Endodoncja w praktyce klinicznej. Polish edition. Elsevier Urban & Partners, Wroclaw, Poland.

Chong BS (2011) Managing Endodontic Failure In Practice. iBooks version. Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd., London, England.

Chong BS (2010) (Editor) Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2007): 牙髓治疗失败的临床对策. Chinese edition. People’s Military Medical Press (人民军医出版社), Beijing, China.

Chong BS (2007): Management endodontischer Misserfolge. German edition. Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

Chong BS (2006): De endodontische herbehandeling in de praktijk. Dutch edition. Prelum Uitgevers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Chong BS (2005): Rozwiązywanie problemów endodontycznych. Polish edition. Wydawnictwo Kwintesencja, Warszawa, Poland.

Chong BS (2004) Managing Endodontic Failure In Practice. Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd., London, England.

 

Chapters in Textbooks/Manuals

Shah PK, Chong BS (2017) Dentine hypersensitivity associated with restorative problems. In: Dentine Hypersensitivity in Clinical Practice. (Editor: D.G. Gillam) J.P. Medical Publishers, London. (In Press).

Chong BS (2017) Introduction and overview. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 1, pp. 1-10, 7th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chandler NP, Chong BS (2017) Diagnosis. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 3, pp. 23-41, 7th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Hülsmann M, Chong BS (2017) Problems in Endodontic Treatment. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 14, pp. 287-306, 7th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2013) Diagnosis, treatment planning and patient management. In: The Principles of Endodontics. (Editors: S. Patel & J.J. Barnes) Chapter 3. 2nd edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Chong BS (2010) Introduction and overview. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 1, pp. 1-8, 6th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Patel S, Chong BS (2010) Diagnosis. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 3, pp. 17-33, 6th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2010) Basic instrumentation in endodontics. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: B.S. Chong) Chapter 6, pp. 71-95, 6th edn. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2004) Basic instrumentation in endodontics. In: Harty’s Endodontics in Clinical Practice. (Editor: T.R. Pitt Ford) Chapter 5, pp. 51-76, 5th edn. Wright, Elsevier Science Ltd., Edinburgh.

Chong BS (2003) Endodontic Treatment Considerations. In: Pathways In Practice, Volume I, Chapter 17, pp. 17.1-17.7, 3rd edn. Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Chong BS (1997) Diagnosis and Evaluation of Dental Pain. In: Introduction to Dentistry. Module 7, pp. 2-6, British Dental Trade Association, UK.

Chong BS (1995) Endodontics. In: Pathways In Practice. Section III, pp. 235-240, 2nd edn. Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Chong BS (1994) Self-Assessment Picture Tests in Dentistry: Endodontics. (Editor: R.T. Walker) Mosby-Wolfe, London.

Chong BS (1993) Endodontics. In: Pathways In Practice. Section III, pp. 235-240, 1st edn. Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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