Iain Chapple

Professor Iain L. C. Chapple

BDS, FDSRCPS (Glas), FDSRCS (Edin), Ph.D. CCST (Rest Dent)

Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology, Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, and former Head of the School of Dentistry (2016-2020) at The University of Birmingham UK.

Iain is former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal and former Associate Editor of: Journal of Periodontal Research and Journal Clinical Periodontology (to 2021); Current Associate Editor of Periodontology 2000. He has written 13-textbooks and 35 book chapters.

Iain served the IADR Periodontal Research Group (PRG) as President (2006-7), Group Chair (2008-1015) and Counsellor (2016). He served the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as: Treasurer (2007-2013); EFP Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee; Editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016); EFP Secretary General (2016-2019).

He was British Society of Periodontology President 2014-2015 and awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons (2011) and the IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research 2018. He was awarded the special citation award of the American Academy of Periodontology 2018.

Iain leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, has published over 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature. He leads a regional periodontal service for a population base of 6 million and a national service for adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

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