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Professor David Williams, BDS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRCPath, FDS RCS (Engl)

David

Professor of Global Oral Health, Lead for International Partnerships

Email: d.m.williams@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8632
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry

Profile

Read Prof William's recent interview by the World Health Organisation "Dentistry at a tipping point".

Present Position

Research Professor of Global Oral Health, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London

Chair and Convener, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (GOHIRA) Initiative, International Association for Dental

Non Executive Director, South Central Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Recent Previous Appointments

2010-2011 Vice Provost, University of Southampton

2004-2010 Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, University of Southampton

2009-2010 President International Association for Dental Research

Oral diseases constitute a major health burden on a global scale, and major inequalities exist both within and between countries in terms of severity and prevalence.  They remain a major public health issue for high-income countries and constitute a severe and growing problem in low-to-middle income countries.  The issue of global health has come to international prominence in recent years, with the realisation that radically different approaches to their management are going to be needed.  It is recognised that the non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle have become the major challenge for us, as infectious disease has been largely brought under control for now in the more affluent countries.  It also coming to be recognised that oral health needs to be accorded the same consideration as cancer, heart disease, obesity and mental health.

Research

Research Interests:

Global oral Health Inequalities

Current major research interest is in global inequalities in oral health.  In this context the appointment as Convener of the International Association for Dental Research Initiative on Global Oral Health Inequalities is particularly salient.

Oral diseases constitute a major health burden on a global scale, and major inequalities exist both within and between countries in terms of severity and prevalence.  They remain a major public health issue for high-income countries and constitute a severe and growing problem in low-to-middle income countries.  The issue of global health has come to international prominence in recent years, with the realisation that radically different approaches to their management are going to be needed.  It is recognised that the non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle have become the major challenge for us, as infectious disease has been largely brought under control for now in the more affluent countries.  It also coming to be recognised that oral health needs to be accorded the same consideration as cancer, heart disease, obesity and mental health.

Selected Publications:

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