Miss Ruth Potterton
Profiles

Miss Ruth Potterton

Lecturer in Community Based Dentistry (Education)

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Supporting the delivery of community based dental activities for Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Enquiry Based Learning Facilitator.

Module Lead for Inter Professional Engagement 1.

Qualifications

Dip Dental Hygiene Lond 2004
Dip Dental Therapy Lond 2004
Proficiency in Dental Radiography Distinction 2004
PgCert Clinical Education Merit PU 2015
SAAD Competency in Inhalation Conscious Sedation 2012
NHS Dental Epidemiology Screener for Oral Health Survey of 3 Year Olds 2013
BASCD/NHS Dental Epidemiology Screener for Oral Health Survey of 5 Year Olds 2014
Qual - National Certificate NEBDN 1998

Professional membership

General Dental Council Registration Number: 6494

Dental Defence Union

British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
British Association of Dental Therapists
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member Faculty of Dental Trainers Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Staff serving as external examiners

External Subject Examiner for the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Queen Mary University of London (Sept 2018-Dec 2022)

Grants & contracts

£1,500.00 (external). Wrigley Company Foundation / British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Community Service Grant. To deliver Dental Buddies: One Step Beyond! Potterton R (2018).

Publications
Witton R, Potterton R, Smith W. Communities in action: developing a dental ambassador training programme for adults with learning disability. Community Dental Health (2017) 34, 77-79.

Potterton R. Feature Interview: "I have never experienced patients so keen to receive dental care." British Dental Journal Team (2017) 4, 09-12 2017155.

Paisi M, Kay E, Kaimi I, Witton R, Nelder R, Potterton R, Lapthorne D. Obesity and dental caries in four-to-six year old English children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:267


Abstract & Poster Presentations

Potterton R, Hill S. Engagement for Better Oral Health; developing clinicians of the future. BSDHT Oral Health Conference Liverpool, UK. 2014.

Potterton R, Smith W, Witton R. Developing a dental ambassadors training programme for adults with learning disability. BASCD Spring Presidential Meeting Leeds, UK. 2015.

Witton R, Potterton R, Smith W. Communities in action: developing a dental ambassador programme for adults with learning disability. IADH Chicago, USA. 2016.

Potterton R, Witton R, Patel R, Smith W, Kaimi I. Understanding oral health care needs and oral health-related quality of life in vulnerable adults in Plymouth, UK: An oral health needs assessment. SCDA Annual Meeting Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. 2017.

Paisi M, Kay E, Kaimi I, Witton R, Nelder R, Potterton R, Lapthorne D. Obesity and Dental Caries in Young Children. BSODR Annual Meeting Plymouth, UK. 2017.

McIlwaine C, Zahra D, Belfield L, Brookes Z, Collingwood J, Potterton R, Zaric S. Challenging the Conventional Curriculum: an inter-professional undergraduate dental programme. BSODR Annual Meeting Plymouth, UK. 2017.

Potterton R, Zahra D, Witton R, Mcilwaine C. Comparison of Dental Therapy and Hygiene and Bachelor of Dental Surgery student assessment outcomes in an Inter-Professional Engagement module of an integrated curriculum. EMBA Annual European Conference Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands. 2017.

Potterton R, Witton R. Overseas dental volunteering; personal experiences from the Philippines. Global Health, International Women's Day Plymouth, UK. 2018.

Potterton R, Smith W, Burn K, Truman M, Brown N. Dental buddies: 'one step beyond!' BSDHT Oral Health Conference Telford, UK. 2018.

Smith W, Nelder A, Potterton R. Listening to understand not to respond, why experiential learning through community engagement matters. BSDHT Oral Health Conference Telford, UK. 2018.

Oral Presentations

Witton R, Potterton R, Smith W. Smiles all around - developing a dental ambassador training programme for adults with learning disability. ADEE Conference Special Interest Group, Szeged Hungary 2015 (oral presentation).

Reports & invited lectures

Invitation to present on Global Health at International Women's Day, Plymouth University, UK. March 2018