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Dr M Fenlon

  • Immediate Past President


Head of Department of Prosthodontics
King's College London Dental Institute
Floor 25, Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT

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01/10/1999 - Honorary Consultant.
01/10/2002 - Head of Dept of Prosthodontics.
01/09/2006 - Reader

Previous appointments

  • House Officer, Dublin Dental Hospital, January - July, 1981.
  • General Dental Practitioner in own practice, Navan, Co. Meath, August 1981 - August 1989.
  • Lecturer Department of Adult Dental Health, Trinity College School of Dentistry September 1988 - May 1989.
  • Lecturer, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, UMDS, October 1989 - August 1999.
  • Honorary Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Guy's Dental Hospital, October 1989 - October 1991.
  • Honorary Senior Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Guy's Dental Hospital, November 1991- September 1997.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, KCL, September 1999 - August 2006.

Teaching & learning

  • Undergraduate (BDS) and postgraduate (MClinDent, MSc) teaching and clinical supervision in the Department of Prosthodontics, King's College London.
  • Supervision of research leading to postgraduate qualifications (MSc and PhD).
  • MClinDent by Distance Learning (KCL) - contributor and project supervisor.
  • Many contributions to continuing professional development of dentists within and beyond the United Kingdom.


Since 1990 I have been involved in examinations of students. Examination experience includes:

  • BDS examiner (University of London and King's College London).
  • MClinDent in Prosthodontics (taught) examiner.
  • MClinDent in Prosthodontics (by distance learning) examiner.
  • MSc in Implant Dentistry examiner.
  • MSc in Prosthodontics examiner.
  • BDS external examiner, Newcastle University (2005 -2007).

MSc external examiner, University of Dublin, (2007 -2009).

Research Interests

  • Image guided surgery.
  • Simplified use of dental implants.
  • Quantification of quality of life improvement arising from provision of dental implants.
  • Quality of care as a predictor of outcome in removable Prosthodontics.
  • Metrology and use of co-ordinate measuring machines.


  • 36 refereed papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Many presentations, posters at national and international Prosthodontics meetings and many abstracts.


  • Grants worth over £500,000
  • A number of current grant applications awaiting decision.


  • Head of Department of Prosthodontics (2002 onwards)
  • R&D Coordinator for Dentistry (2002 onwards)
  • Chairman of Year 4 Examination Board.
  • British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry conference organiser.