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Research interests (short)

Digital Dentistry

Prevention of Erosive Wear of Enamel

Diagnostic Imaging of Dental Hard Tissues

Engineering Measurement Science


Research interests

The main focus of my research is to enhance diagnosis and treatment of enamel erosion using innovative optical imaging technologies. I am principle investigator and collaborator on clinical and laboratory research projects investigating erosion, tooth wear and digital dentistry. I regularly author scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and text books and supervise Doctoral and Masters research projects.

Biographical details

Rupert is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Prosthodontics at King’s College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. The Discipline of Prosthodontics focuses on aesthetic restoration and replacement of natural teeth using state-of-the-art technologies for the design and manufacture of dental restorations, including aesthetic veneers, crowns, bridges and implants for oral rehabilitation.

Rupert graduated Dentistry with Honours from the University of Manchester (2006), Dental Foundation Training with a Membership at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2008), a PhD in Enamel Erosion (2011) and Specialty Registrar Training in Prosthodontics with a Masters in Clinical Dentistry with Distinction and Membership in Prosthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2015). Rupert was appointed an Honorary Consultant in Prosthodontics at Guy's and St.Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.

Rupert holds Fellowships with the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Medical Educators and is President of the Odontology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2016-18). Rupert is Service Lead for Digital Dentistry and Capital Bids and his educational leadership includes curriculum design, student assessment and feedback, and mentoring and pastoral care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Prosthodontics, King's College London

1 Aug 20111 Nov 2015

Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, The role of floride in erosion attrition and abrasion of human enamel and dentine, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

External positions

External Examiner for the Masters in Prosthodontics, University of Dundee

1 Oct 2017 → …

President of the Odontological Section, Royal Society of Medicine


INSPIRE Lead for King's College London Dental Institute, Academy of Medical Sciences

1 Oct 2015 → …

Lecturer, Nordic Institute of Dental Education

2015 → …


  • RK Dentistry


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