Dean / Head of School of Dental Sciences
Newcastle University, UK
Newcastle upon Tyne UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Mark Thomason is the Head of the School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.  He is a clinical dental specialist and has worked as consultant in Restorative Dentistry in since 1998. His PhD was awarded in 1995 and from 1998-2003 he held a personal Senior Lectureship in Newcastle in Restorative Dentistry. He was appointed to the personal chair of Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation at Newcastle University in 2003. 

Mark’s research within Prosthodontics has focused on the assessment of factors that influence patient acceptance of prostheses through a series of randomized controlled trials. An integral strand of this work includes the impact of treatment on food choice and nutritional status. He has held Visiting and Adjunct Professorships at McGill University, Montreal, Canada since 2002 and was co-signatory to the McGill Consensus Statement in 2002 and lead signatory for the York Consensus Statement in 2009. Past President of the BSSPD; the European College of Gerodontology; and the Prosthodontic Research Group and the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the IADR and was the Editor of the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry for 10 years until 2015.  Mark is the current President of the Nutrition Group, IADR

Mark was Director of Clinical Studies 2005-10 and Director of Dental Education 2010-2016 Newcastle University. He has just finished his term of office as chair of the Specialty Advisory Board in Restorative Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after a term of 6 years.