Research Interest 1
The main thrust of Chris' research is in relation to the oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients. Current research activities include Quality of Life evaluation following oral rehabilitation, computerised planning techniques in implant rehabilitation, dental management of patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy and the effect of oncology treatment on oral opening.
He is a key member of the team behind the HOPON trial - a study into the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the prevention of osteoradionecrosis. This CRUK funded clinical trial is a multi-centre trial looking at the role of HBO as a preventive regimen for patients undergoing surgery to the irradiated mandible.
BAHNO Grant for research into the views of primary care dentists on treating patients irradiated for head and neck cancer.
THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGISTS (BAHNO) (UK)
October 2008 - March 2010
Hyperbaric Oxygen to Prevent Osteoradionecrosis of the Irradiated Mandible (HOPON)
CANCER RESEARCH UK (CRUK) (UK)
May 2008 - April 2011
Chris is collaborating with Richard Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Head & Neck Surgery in the development of the HOPON trial (Hyperbaric Oxygen for the Prevention of Osteoradionecrosis). This trial is in it's pilot phase and is funded by Cancer Research UK.