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Dr Richard Smith BSc, MBCS, PhD, PG.Dip.H.Ed, FHEA,

Senior Lecturer & Academic lead for Clinical Sciences, Year 2 - BDS/BSc Co-Lead. Foundations of Practice Lead School of Dentistry


Dental Morphology and anomalies

Dental biometrics. Aetiology of factors affecting dental development through investigation of twin studies and sex chromosomal anomalies. Lead in the development of field leading equipment for the objective assessment of colour/ whiteness changes in the dentition relating to whitening products/conditioners with application towards remineralisation studies following treatment of dental anomalies. 2/3D analysis of anomalies.
Currently undertaking a prize winning collaborative project regarding 3D dental modelling of twin dentition towards the understanding of the relative roles of the environment and genetics on development.
Clinical trials.

Research Grants

University of Liverpool Institutional Discipline Bridging.


October 2003 - October 2006

Research Collaborations

Dr Toby Hughes, Prof' Grant Townsend, Prof' Alan Brook

External: University of Adelaide

Genetic/Phenotyping of monozygotic / Dizygotic

Professor Khalid Khalaf

External: University of Aberdeen

Dental Morphology

Jessica Pearson


Joint dental morphology related projects

Bernadette Kerekes-Mathe

External: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Targu Mures, Romania

Imaging, measurement and assessment of tooth morphology in Romanian patients with hypodontia

Anne Kalvik

External: Universitett i Oslo

Dental morphology of long term childhood cancer survivors with enamel defects and abnormal morphology.

Alex Vieira

External: University of Pennsylvania

genetic / Phenotypic relationship in cleft patients

Professor K Chen

Project: 2010 - 2014

synetic superimposition approaches with Professor Chen.

Professor Paul Watry:- Library

Project: 2007 - 2011

Development of federal imaging platform