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Anthony Damien Walmsley


BDS MSc PhD (VU Manchester) FDS RCPS (Glasgow)


Present Appointments:

  1. Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham
  2. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (honorary) Birmingham Community Trust
  3. Scientific Advisor to the British Dental Association

Clinical Responsibilities and Experience

  1. Speciality Restorative Dentistry Certificate of Accreditation and on GDC speciality register.
  2. Speciality interest is Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. (Certificate of specialisation in both specialities).


  1. Winner of THES Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year prize, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
  2. Gold Medal academic award from the International Research Projecton Magnetic Dentistry for his work on dental magnets

Peer Review

Editor-in-Chief (2002 -2011), Journal of Dentistry

Editorial Boards
British Dental Journal, European Journal of Dental Education, Dental Update, Brazilian Dental Journal


  1. Biological effects of ultrasound in both dentistry and medicine in the kHz range.
  2. Clinical Research use of implant retained overdentures
  3. Electronic Learning and Use of the Internet

Research Income

Support for our research has come from the following research councils or industry

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Dentsply International
  • Braun/OralB
  • Aichi Steel Corporation (Japan).

Present Research

  1. Optimising the Sonochemical and Ultrasonic Output of Dental Endosonic Instruments
  2. Sonochemical Analysis of the Output of Ultrasonic Dental Scalers
  3. Scanning laser vibrometer & its use in dental instrumentation
  4. Clinical and Engineering Assessment of New Ultrasonic Dental Scalers (with Prof G. Landini)

Past Research

  1. Assessment of ultrasonic instruments used in dentistry (with Prof G Landini)
  2. Network: Transfer Technology In Dentistry (Other Investigators: Prof P Marquis and Prof TF Burke)
  3. ROPA: Occurrence of cavitational activity with working dental ultrasonic instruments


The following publications are the most recent articles in the three areas of research, education, and clinical practice.



  • School Executive
  • Higher Degrees Tutor for the School of Dentistry
  • Chair of Information and Communications Technology Committee
  • Research Committee
  • School of Dentistry Web team

National and International Committees