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Dr Ginny Kingsmill, BDS PhD FDSRCS(Rest Dent)


Clinical Senior Lecturer

Room Number: Institute of Dentistry


Ginny Kingsmill is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.

She qualified in dentistry from Guy's Hospital in 1991, completing a PhD in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London in 1996 before becoming a lecturer in the Centre of Adult Oral Health at Barts and The London where she completed a five year Specialist Training programme in Restorative Dentistry in 2003.  She also works as a consultant at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester and at The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

Author of 18 peer reviewed articles, Ginny regularly acts as a referee for scientific journals, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology and the advisory board for Facial Palsy UK.  Her PhD showed that the mandible is highly resistant to osteoporosis. Current research continues to investigate differences that exist between the mandible and other bones. In 2002 she was the first non-medically qualified researcher to receive a Clinician Scientist Award from the Department of Health with total grant funding to date exceeding £540,000.

She has taught all years of undergraduate dental students from the first to the final year as well as dental therapy students. Subjects taught include conservative dentistry, dental emergency clinic, sedation, periodontology and prosthetic dentistry and she has lectured both in the UK and abroad.


Research Interests:

Bone turnover


Key Publications

Kingsmill VJ, Boyde A, Davis GR, Howell PGT, Rawlinson SCF (2010) Changes in bone mineral and matrix in response to a soft diet. Journal of Dental Research  89:510-514.

Rawlinson SCF, McKay IJ, Ghuman MS, Wellmann C, Ryan P, Prajaneh S, Zaman G, Hughes FJ, Kingsmill VJ (2009)  Adult rat bones maintain distinct regionalized expression of markers associated with their development. PLoS ONE 4(12):e8358.  This paper was featured in The Daily Telegraph, the Times of India 19th Dec 2009, as well as the Naked Scientist Christmas Special.

Rawlinson SCF, Boyde A, Davis GR, Howell PGT, Hughes FJ, Kingsmill VJ (2009) Ovariectomy vs hypofunction: their effects on rat mandibular bone. Journal of Dental Research. 88:615-620.

Kingsmill VJ & Boyde A (1998) Variation in the apparent density of human mandibular bone with age and dental status.  Journal of Anatomy 192:233-244.

Kingsmill VJ & Boyde A (1998) Mineralisation density of human mandibular bone: quantitative backscattered electron image analysis.  Journal of Anatomy 192:245-256.

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