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Watkins, Sophie - consultant in restorative dentistry


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Sophie Watkins, consultant in restorative dentistry


Secretary email:
Secretary tel: 020 7188 5855

Area of expertise: prosthodontics, hypodontia, implant dentistry

  • Biography

    Sophie Watkins BDS, MSc (conservative dentistry), FDS (restorative dentistry) RCPS, FDS RCPS, qualified from Bristol University in 1990 and completed specialist training in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, including a Masters in Conservative Dentistry. She has been a consultant at Guy's Hospital since 2004.

    Sophie is:

    • the specialty lead for dental developmental anomalies with a specific interest in hypodontia and runs weekly multi-disciplinary team clinics, taking referrals from across the home counties
    • an Honorary Senior Specialist Clinical teacher in Prosthodontics
    • service lead for NHS comprehensive/complex restorative dentistry as well
      as clinical lead for dental developmental anomalies
    • on the restorative dentistry specialist advisory committee (SAC) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

    • Royal College of Surgeons regional specialty advisor for restorative dentistry
    • examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in restorative dentistry

    • President of the British Society for restorative dentistry 2019/2020.

  • Education and training

    • Bristol University
    • Eastman Dental Hospital
  • Specialist interests

    • Oral and dental rehabilitation including occlusal reconstruction and dental implants
    • Multidisciplinary management of hypodontia
    • Adhesive and minimally destructive dentistry
  • Research interests

    • Hypodontia - currently involved in a multicentre trial into patient related outcomes of treatment for hypodontia
    • Previously part of an international consensus group into the management of Ectodermal Dysplasia in children. Other international research projects under development in this area
    • Supervisor of various other research projects in the area of prosthodontics