Prof Nicola West
Professor Nicola West is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. After attaining her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Nicola gained her PhD from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1995, on Dentine Hypersensitivity and Toothwear. Nicola gained her chair in Periodontology at Bristol Dental School, where she conducts research at an international level, leading the Clinical Trials Unit and attracting substantial industrial funding alongside EC and charity grants.
Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for plaque regrowth and gingivitis studies, toothwear including erosion, abrasion and attrition; dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening; periodontal conditions and periodontal disease associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions.
Since 1990, Nicola has maintained in parallel, a thriving private referral practice in the centre of Bristol. At The Bristol Perio Clinic, Clifton, Nicola undertakes specialist periodontal treatment, bone augmentation and implant placement. A particular sphere of interest includes the management of peri-implantitis lesions.
Nicola lectures regularly in the national and international forum, is an active member and Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology (www.bsperio.uk) and currently is the European BSP representative and regional postgraduate tutor for the British Society of Periodontology in the South West of England. Nicola is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Restorative Dentistry and assessor for the SAC GDC Periodontics Specialist Listing Applications Panel.