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Professor Ferranti Wong, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDSRCS(ED), FDSRCS(ENG), FHEA


Professor/Honorary Consultant of Paediatric Dentistry, Head of Paediatric Dentistry

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8745
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Ferranti Wong was born in Hong Kong, had his secondary education in Glasgow and graduated as a dentist in Dundee University in 1982. His interest in children developed during his first post as a community dental officer. He pursued his passion by gaining an MSc in Children’s Dentistry (with distinction) at the then LHMC.

Ferranti continued his career as a clinical lecturer and completed his PhD on the use of a novel X-ray Microtomographic technique at Barts and The London Dental School. He became Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry in 1996 and was conferred as a Professor in 2010. He is internationally recognised for his research which includes dental caries, dental trauma and dental anomalies.


Research Interests:

Caries research –My main interest is to combine basic science and clinical research. Using a novel micro-CT scanner developed in this centre to quantify the mineral concentration of biological hard tissues, I study the rate of mineral growth and boundary between carious and sound dentine. On prevention, I investigate  the effect of a statherin derivative peptide on de- and re-mineralisation of enamel and dentine. On clinical research, I am  a collaborator and a centre lead on a NIHR funded clinical trial to investigate a new biological approach in managing caries in primary teeth.

Material Research – In collaboration with the Material Department in Queen Mary, we are developing a novel bioactive nano-hydroxyapatite/polyurethane based composite as an endodotic obturating material. We also investigate the stress pattern of different post system  in permanent teeth.

Dental Traumatology – I manage a database of patients with dental trauma. My research topics in this field include the societal cost in treating traumatised incisors, relationship between problem behaviour and trauma, and clinical management of traumatised teeth.

Selected Publications:

PhD Supervision

Candidates who are interested in research on dental hard tissues are encouraged to contact Professor Wong.

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