Dr Mark Ide
Dr Mark Ide BDS MSc PhD FDS (RestDent) FDSRCS(Eng) FHEA
Mark is a Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He qualified from Guy’s and after several years in hospital and oral surgery posts commenced practice and started working for his PhD. He was awarded FDS in 1993 and MSc with Distinction in Periodontology in 1996. He completed extensive Consultant level training in Restorative Dentistry in 2001, resulting in a further Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is Reader and Academic and Clinical Lead in Periodontology at King’s College London, and a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital.
Mark is involved extensively in the training of dentists and specialists in periodontology, children’s dentistry, implant dentistry and other specialties. He has over 30 published research papers, is regularly ranked amongst the top dental teachers in the UK and has lectured around the world.
Mark’s particular interests are in the delivery of predictable, high quality dental care with an emphasis on the treatment of gum (periodontal) disease and gum problems, and the use of dental implants to solve a range of dental problems. His wide-ranging experience allows him to provide a full range of treatment, tailored to the patients health, functional and cosmetic needs but considering all aspects of their care.
Mark has recently been part of a research team which found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s.
Mark has also conducted research into musculoskeletal neck and back pain in dental undergraduates. The conclusions were that musculoskeletal pain is a problem for dental students. Education in self-care may be helpful; however, assessments of possible interventions are needed.
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