Iain Chapple is Professor and Head of Periodontology within the School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, the University of Birmingham. Iain is also honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with Birmingham Community Health Trust and has honorary consultant contracts with University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Trust. Iain is the Designated Individual for the Human Tissue Authority in Dentistry at Birmingham.
Iain has published over 200 research papers and abstracts in scientific journals, and written and edited 7 textbooks and authored several book chapters in the field of Periodontology, Periodontal Medicine and Surgery, Nutrition and Molecular Methods. Iain has received major grants from the Medical Research Council, European Union and Industry.
Iain is a committed an enthusiastic teacher of undergraduate and postgraduate students within Birmingham and also internationally on various graduate programs across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific rim.
Iain is former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal, current Associate Editor of Journal of Periodontal Research, Editorial Board member of Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Periodontology 2000.
Iain was elected President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Periodontal Research Group (PRG-2006-7), and is currently Treasurer of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and UK Oral and Dental Research Trust. He co-chairs the EFP workshops (research and education).
Iain is clinical lead for a hospital regional specialist periodontal service (referral base >6-million) and a national oral care service for adult Epidermolysis Bullosa patients.