Professor Christopher Tredwin has been named as the head of the new Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry.
Building on the successful legacy of Professor Liz Kay, who has become Foundation Dean and Professor of Dental Public Health, the renowned professor of restorative dentistry will lead the School from its inception in September 2012.
The move comes as Plymouth University and the University of Exeter recently announced plans to individually grow and expand upon the success of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD).
Exeter University will launch the Exeter University Medical School, while Plymouth will launch both a medical and a dental school – the Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
Professor Christopher Tredwin, who is currently director of clinical dentistry and professor of restorative dentistry at PCMD studied at the Royal London Hospital Dental School and UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
As well as leading his own practice in London, he has also held numerous senior academic positions at UCL, including programme co-ordinator for the world renowned MSc in conservative dentistry and later as senior lecturer in prosthodontics/honorary consultant in restorative dentistry.
To date, Professor Tredwin has published more than 40 papers, supervised 46 maters projects and been awarded numerous accolades for his research including the 3M prize in conservative dentistry for clinical and academic excellence.
Professor Tredwin said: ‘Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School has the opportunity to be a world leading dental school. With outstanding facilities, a novel integrated curriculum, firm foundations in primary care and excellent staff sharing a common goal, the School has all the ingredients to have a winning formula to produce the dentists of tomorrow.’