New Dean for School of Clinical Dentistry

Professor Chris Deery

The Faculty is delighted to welcome Professor Chris Deery as the new Dean of School of Clinical Dentistry. Chris takes over from Professor Paul Speight who completed an eight-year term of office.

The School of Clinical Dentistry is one of the strongest dental schools in the UK and Chris hopes to lead it to even greater success.

He said:  “I am really looking forward to working with my unique group of colleagues here in Sheffield, whose research, teaching and clinical skills are second to none. It is also a huge honour to be the Dean of a School with such excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are at the centre of everything the School does.

It will also be invaluable to interact and build on our links with the other teams in the Faculty and wider University”

Professor Tony Weetman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine, Dentistry & Health, said: “I am really looking forward to working with Chris, who brings considerable clinical and academic experience to the role of Dean, coupled with a deep care for the School of Clinical Dentistry. Following Paul Speight’s highly successful term of office, I am sure that Chris will build the reputation of the School even further, to the benefit of students, patients and research impact.”

Chris Deery is a Professor and Honorary Consultant of Paediatric Dentistry, who has worked in the School of Clinical Dentistry since 2006.  He has had a number of roles and responsibilities in both the School and the adjoining Charles Clifford Dental Hospital including Associate Clinical Director of the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dentistry, Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching: curriculum review and development, Theme Leader for Intermediate Oral and Dental Care, and Programme Director for the MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry.

Chris is also a Regional Dental Advisor for South Yorkshire and East Midlands, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.