Professor and Principal Director of Biomedical and Clinical Research
Department of Dentistry
De Montfort University
Dr. Edward Lynch completed a full term as the Head of Dentistry from 2010 in Warwick Dentistry at the University of Warwick, which has been ranked the third best University in the UK, with only Oxford and Cambridge being more highly ranked in 2011. Edward Lynch is Visiting Professor and Principal Director of Biomedical and Clinical Research in the School of dental Medicine in the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is also a Professor in De Montfort University in the UK. He has been elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers (Google dentistry top 50 vote 2010 result) and has held the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Gerodontology of the Queen’s University Belfast as well as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry to the Royal Hospitals from 2000 – 2010. He also served as the Consultant Editor of Gerodontology, as well as the Treasurer and Secretary to GORG, IADR and Editor of the GORG IADR newsletter. He has served as Senior Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Postgraduate Course Organizer for the University of London where he was full time for 20 years (1980 – 2000). He was awarded a total of more than 100 research grants, totaling over 6 million pounds and has more than 620 publications, including chapters in books and refereed abstracts. During his career, Edward Lynch has successfully supervised more than fifty MSc, MPhil and PhD students and he has been awarded many prizes for his research. He is also a specialist in 3 disciplines, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as being a BUPA Consultant in Oral Surgery, and presents at many prestigious postgraduate courses worldwide each year. He is a Consultant to the ADA, a spokesperson for the BDA, a Scientific board member of the International Health Care Foundation and ISBOR, is on the editorial board of numerous International Journals and has spent decades as very much a “wet gloved” academic treating many specialist referrals every week, previously in the Royal Victoria Hospital as well as in Saint Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. He has edited the Quintessence book entitled “Ozone – The Revolution in Dentistry” ISBN 18-5097-08-82. He is also the Chairman of the European Experts group on Tooth Whitening and he is actively seeking to change EU legislation to legalize Home Bleaching. He has presented to the EU parliament on 2 occasions on tooth whitening. Since 2000, his research team has been honoured eleven times by being awarded first prizes at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research including a 2012 IADR first prize for one of his MSc students Diarmuid Buckley in Warwick Dentistry. In addition, in 2010 he has been elected the 2011 President of Geriatric Oral Research Group (GORG) in the International Association for Dental Research and in 2012 he has also been elected as the next President of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, Edward was elected to represent the GORG on the Council of IADR from 2013 and he represented PTT on the IADR Council in 2012. He has also been elected as the Regent for Europe for the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy for Dento-Facial Esthetics. He is very proud than his University students honoured him with being the Staff President of the Dental Society for his past four years in QUB. He has also been accredited in October 2010 with the prestigious membership of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award at the Dentistry Awards (Dentistry, 13 January 2011). On 16 Oct 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the first UK Dentist to ever achieve this prestigious Fellowship. On 10 Feb 2013 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Research and Teaching at the prestigious IAOHD Dentistry conference in Las Vegas. On 9 May 2014 he was voted by his peers to receive the Lifetime Contribution Award in Dentistry. In May 2016 Edward was once again elected as one of the top 20 influencers in Dentistry by his peers.
In June 2013 he was awarded from the University of Warwick one of the 10 WATE (Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence) prestigious awards for his teaching in Warwick Dentistry and he is the only Dentist in the University of Warwick to have ever been awarded this honour. Some of Edward Lynch’s publications and his citation index can be accessed at Google Scholar Edward Lynch where he has more than 4700 citations and has a h-index of 36 and an i10-index of 100. See also Research gate Edward Lynch. He has recently published a double blind randomized clinical trial paper using the healo zone in the June 2016 issue of Nature, Scientific Reports and he is on editorial board of Nature, Scientific Reports and many other journals.
Edward Lynch was elected to attend the Council of the IADR meeting in South Africa in June 2014 and the Council of the IADR in Boston in March 2015 as well as chairing the PTT IADR Symposium. He was Chairperson of 2 sessions at the annual American Association for Dental Research as well as an oral presenter and presenter of a lunch and learns session at AADR in Los Angeles in March 2016. He was elected to attend the Council of the IADR and he presented research at the IADR in Korea in June 2016 where he as was elected by his peers to become the next President of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research.
He attended the IADR Council meeting in San Francisco in March 2017 where he is the group program Chair for PTT IADR and was installed as the President Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research, he presented an oral presentation, delivered a lunch and learn session and chaired the annual business meeting of PTT IADR.
Dr. Edward Lynch is interested in the fields of Dentistry, Gerodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery