Tim Newton

Honorary consultant health psychologist/professor of psychology as applied to dentistry


Tim Newton is a founder member of the King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust dental health psychology service. He provides cognitive behavioural therapy to support people with dental phobia to overcome their fear. He also supports people facing challenging dental procedures.

The service provides psychological support for people with long-term orofacial pain as well as other long-term oral conditions.

Education and training

  • Registered practitioner psychologist, Health Care Professions Council
  • PhD, University of Liverpool
  • BA in psychology, University of Liverpool

Research interests

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for dental phobia
  • Interventions to enhance oral health related behaviour


  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Honorary Member of the British Orthodontic Society
  • Webb Johnson Lecturer of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • Distinguished scientist, International Association for Dental Research

Last updated: January 2023

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