It is with sadness that the School of Dentistry were notified about the death of Professor David Shovelton, former Director of the School of Dentistry. Professor Shovelton was a highly respected clinician, academic teacher and researcher. He held several high profile positions on the national stage including being a member of the General Dental Council and the Royal College of Surgeons. His research work on the repair of the human dental pulp following cavity preparation published in the 1960s and 70s was pioneering and was responsible for a new understanding of the response of odontoblasts to caries and mechanical insults. Professor Shovelton was also part of the Department of Health team that published the Schanschieff report into unnecessary treatment in Dentistry.
Details of Professor Shovelton’s funeral arrangements will be published on the blog as soon as they are confirmed.