Robert Witton

Robert Witton

Author at Dentistry Online

Robert Witton is a consultant in dental public health, working part time for Public Health England (PHE). He is also the director of community dentistry at the University of Plymouth and chief executive of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC, the NHS clinical arm of the dental school.

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Out of office – Robert Witton on national parks and weekend walks

Robert Witton discusses why living in Plymouth helps him to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Please introduce yourself I studied dentistry at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 1999. After that, I spent my formative clinical years in the military as an army dental officer. After leaving the army, I spent a short spell at … Continued

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How has COVID-19 affected dental provision for the homeless?

Robert Witton discusses the impact of COVID-19 on dental provision for vulnerable groups. The COVID crisis has hit dentistry hard. The British Dental Association (BDA) estimate that tens of millions of dental appointments have been cancelled or lost due to the virus. Reduced capacity in dental practices has created a huge backlog of patients that … Continued

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