Sophie Watkins

Consultant in restorative dentistry


Sophie Watkins has been a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2004.

Sophie is the speciality lead for dental developmental anomalies with a specific interest in hypodontia. She runs weekly multi-disciplinary team clinics, taking referrals from across the home counties

She is also an honorary senior specialist clinical teacher in prosthodontics.

She is service lead for NHS comprehensive and complex restorative dentistry and clinical lead for dental developmental anomalies.

She is on the restorative dentistry specialist advisory committee (SAC) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is also the Royal College of Surgeons regional speciality advisor for restorative dentistry.

She is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Examination in restorative dentistry.

She was president of the British Society for restorative dentistry 2019 to 2020.

Education and training

  • Bachelor of dental surgey (BDS), Bristol University, 1990
  • Speciality training and MSc in conservative dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital specialist 
  • Restorative dentistry, Faculty of dental surgery (FDS), Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (RCSP)

Research interests

Sophie is currently involved in a multicentre trial into patient related outcomes of treatment for hypodontia.

She was part of an international consensus group into the management of ectodermal dysplasia in children. She has other international research projects under development in this area.

She is the supervisor of various other research projects in the area of prosthodontics.

Last updated: March 2024

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