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Prof Ian Needleman

Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Evidence-Based Healthcare, UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Professional Biography

Prof Ian Needleman is Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Evidence-Based Healthcare at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Honorary Consultant in Periodontology with UCLH. He is a clinical specialist in periodontics at UCL and at PerioLondon and an Editor with the Cochrane Oral Health Group.

His research interests are improving clinical outcomes and the impact of oral health on general health, wellbeing and performance. The research has been awarded prizes by the European Federation of Periodontology, Royal Society of Medicine, German Periodontal Society, German Cochrane Centre and International Association for Dental Research and was nominated as an inspiring teacher at UCL in 2007. He leads a research programme in oral health and elite sport which has included an investigation at the London 2012 Olympic Games and professional football in the UK. Ian was a member of the International Olympic Committee, Scientific Committee for the 2014 Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Monaco.

Recent publications include a position statement for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and a Consensus Statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and British Dental Journal. Ian is a keen endurance athlete/mountain ultratrail runner.