Miss Clare McIlwaine

Miss Clare McIlwaine

Lecturer in Oral Health Sciences (Education)

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


I am the BSc Dental Therapy and Hygiene Programme Lead and Year 3 (DTH) Lead. My role also includes Module Lead for Developing Clinical Practice 1 & 2 Module.


DHDT (KCL 2008)  
PGDip Clinical Education (PU 2015) 
Prescribing radiographs (2011)

Professional membership

GDC (General Dental Council) Registration Number: 141436
DPS (Dental Protection Society)
BSDHT (British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy)
BADT (British Association of Dental Therapists)
FHEA (Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)

Roles on external bodies

Member of the Dental Hygiene and Therapy Directors Board UK

Teaching interests

Inter-Professional Education

Self Assessment and Reflection

Simulated Clinical Dentistry

Staff serving as external examiners

External Subject Examiner for the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, University of Sheffield (April 2016-April 2020)

External Subject Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy, University of Central Lancashire (March 2017-March 2021)

Research interests

Current research:

MSc (Clinical Education) proposal: Self-assessment in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment

Salivary LPS Activity as a Biomarker for Chronic Periodontitis

Student and staff perceptions of an integrated clinical and scientific BDS and DTH curriculum 

Grants & contracts

Oral & Dental Research Trust OHI Previser Award May 2016

Key publications are highlighted

Zahra D, Belfield L, Bennett J, Zaric S & Mcilwaine C 2018 'The benefits of integrating dental and dental therapy and hygiene students in undergraduate curricula' European Journal of Dental Education Author Site , DOI PEARL
Ali K, Zahra D, Tredwin C, Mcilwaine C & Jones G 2018 'Use of Progress Testing in a UK Dental Therapy and Hygiene Educational Program' Journal of Dental Education 82, (2) 130-136 Author Site , DOI PEARL

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