Ian J Burn

Senior Clinical Teacher

School of Dentistry

Allen Building, AL018 / Blackpool Dental Education Centre

+44 (0) 1772 89 5916 / +44 (0) 1253 953075


Subject Areas: Dentistry

Ian has over 30 years of experience in general practice before starting work in 2008 as a full time senior clinical teacher, based at Blackpool Dental Education Centre. Ian is the undergraduate lead in Clinical Periodontology Teaching.

Full Profile

Ian graduated in 1977, and has been awarded prizes in oral surgery and orthodontics.

Ian practised as a general dental practitioner for over 30 years with a wide range of clinical experience, gained mainly within a primary care NHS setting, including; advanced restoration, oral surgery, orthodontics, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. He has broad teaching experience at an undergraduate level, as a clinical lecturer at Manchester Dental School, and at postgraduate level, as postgraduate dental tutor for Wigan and Bolton. Ian also gained considerable experience in clinical audit and is a past chair of the regional Local Assessment Panel, as well as a past chair of Bolton LDC during the 2006 NHS UDA contract negotiations. In 2008, Ian was appointed as a full time senior clinical teacher at UCLan, leading in undergraduate Clinical Periodontology Teaching.


  • BDS (VUManc) 1977
  • PG Cert LTHE 2011
  • FHEA 2011
  • PG Dip (Clinical Periodontology), with Distinction, 2012


Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Senior Clinical Teacher at Blackpool Dental Education Centre
  • BDS Programme 4th Year lead
  • Lead in undergraduate clinical periodontology


  • General Dental Council,
  • British Society of Periodontology