Stephen Bonsor

August 2, 2023 by teviotdentalgibbs7897

Layna TaitDentist

GDC No. 67792

Originally from Hawick, Steve graduated with Honours from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and he gained an MSc at the University of Bristol in 2008. He was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2016 and is an examiner for the MFDS examination at this College. He was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Trainers as a Member in 2017 and Fellow in 2022. He is also a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry.

His background is in general dental practice having worked in the North East of Scotland for 30 years. He also owned a private practice in Aberdeen for 21 years where he accepted referrals for restorative and surgical cases.

Steve is heavily involved in dental education having lectured throughout the UK. He taught restorative dentistry at the University of Dundee, the University of Aberdeen as well as tutoring the MSc in Restorative Dentistry programme at the University of Edinburgh since 2012 where he is now its Programme Director.

He also holds a Senior Clinical Lecturer position in Endodontics at Edinburgh Dental Institute. He is currently an external examiner at the University of Leeds for the third year of the BChD degree and was formerly external examiner at the University of Birmingham for the MSc Restorative Dentistry programme.

Never standing still, Steve is actively involved in research having published over forty original papers in peer reviewed journals with his main research focus being antimicrobial photodynamic therapy and the clinical performance of dental materials.

His undergraduate textbook “A Clinical Guide to Applied Dental Materials” was published in December 2012. Steve sits on the editorial boards of two journals namely Dental Update and the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is a reviewer for a number of dental journals and a key influencer for a number of dental material and equipment manufacturers.

To unwind, Steve loves football having only recently hung up his boots himself. He now loves to travel when he can to see games across the U.K. and Europe.


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