Prof. Dominic Stewardson

Professor of Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building HA134A

+44 (0) 1772 89 5867

Subject Areas: Dentistry

Professor Stewardson is the assessment lead for the school of Dentistry, runs the MSc programme in Prosthodontics and contributes to undergraduate teaching. He is also the lead for the school’s dental education research group and has research experience in dental materials, practice-based research and assessment.

He is the lead for dental education research, School of Dentistry.

Full Profile

Professor Stewardson received his first degree from Glasgow University and spent several years in specialist restorative training posts across the UK and in the USA, before entering general dental practice. After ten years in practice, during which time he became a specialist in prosthodontics, he worked as a part-time teacher at the University of Birmingham moving to a fulltime lectureship in conservative dentistry in 2001. In 2006 he became a specialist in restorative dentistry and gained his PhD in 2009. He is an enthusiastic clinical teacher and has had a long association with the supervision and mentoring of Final Year dental undergraduates.

Dominic accepted the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry at UCLan in 2016 and leads the MSc programme in Prosthodontics. He also continues to teach undergraduates, runs postgraduate courses nationally, is the assessment lead for the School of Dentistry and an External Examiner for the GDC’s Overseas Registration Examination.  He is associate editor for the European Journal of Prosthetics and Restorative Dentistry and a frequent reviewer for many dental journals

He has over 30 publications and leads the school’s dental education research group. His research interests range from investigations of dental materials to dental education and promoting the use of research in dental practice. In Birmingham he established BRIDGE – Birmingham Research in General Dental Practice, a practice-based research group operating across the West Midlands.

  • Ph.D. Dentistry, University of Birmingham, 2009
  • FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS, 2006
  • FHEA, 2007
  • FDS,RCPS, 1982
  • BDS, University of Glasgow, 1976

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • British Society for Oral and Dental Research
  • International association for Dental Research
  • British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • General Dental Council
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Member, Association of Dental Education Europe
  • Member, Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry


  • British Endodontic Society – invited speaker – Birmingham 2013
  • ADEE– poster presentation - Birmingham 2013
  • British Dental Association – Liverpool 2010


Initial fracture resistance and curing temperature rise of ten contemporary resin-based composites with increasing radiant exposure.

Shortall A, El-Mahy W, Stewardson D, Addison O, Palin W.

J Dent. 2013 May;41(5):455-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.02.002.

The survival of Class V restorations in general dental practice: part 3, five-year survival.

Stewardson D, Creanor S, Thornley P, Bigg T, Bromage C, Browne A, Cottam D, Dalby D, Gilmour J, Horton J, Roberts E, Westoby L, Burke T.

Br Dent J. 2012 May 11;212(9):E14. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.367.

The bond of different post materials to a resin composite cement and a resin composite core material.

Stewardson D, Shortall A, Marquis P.

Oper Dent. 2012 Nov-Dec;37(6):E1-12. doi: 10.2341/11-409-L.

The effect of the elastic modulus of endodontic posts on static load failure.

Stewardson DA, Shortall AC, Marquis PM.

Int Endod J. 2011 May;44(5):458-68. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2011.01851.x.



SKIP project : Assessing UCLan dental students’ personal skills and preparation for postgraduate training and dental practice. A longitudinal mixed-methods exploratory study

TEACHING activities and responsibilities

Programme lead for the MSc Prosthodontics

School lead for assessment

Undergraduate teaching in restorative dentistry

External Affiliations and Roles

External examiner, overseas registration examination, General Dental Council