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Julian Satterthwaite, BDS MSc PhD PGDip PGCertHE FDS MFDSRCS FDS(Rest Dent) FCGDent FHEA FADM


Personal profile


Julian Satterthwaite graduated from Cardiff in 1996 and then moved to Bristol, working in both general practice and hospital posts. Following a short period in Surrey and completion of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDS), he returned to Bristol early in 1999 as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, completing the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS) shortly after. He then moved to London to undertake a Masters degree (MSc) in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute which was awarded (with distinction) in October 2001.

He joined the University of Manchester School of Dentistry in 2001 as a Lecturer and subsequently completed specialist training in Restorative Dentistry, together with a PhD in Biomaterials Science.  He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 and awarded a personal chair in 2013. He was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011 and a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials in 2012.  He is an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry for CMFT.

Research interests

Professor Julian Satterthwaite has an interest in factors influencing tooth and restoration survival, ranging from initial treatment decisions to methods of rehabilitating compromised teeth. His projects include:

  • characteristion of restorative materials
  • development of stress/strain in tooth-restorative systems due to polymerisation shrinkage kinetics of shrinkage-stress
  • effect of addition of bioactive compounds to acrylic
  • implant surface characterisation and modification


Julian Satterthwaite is extensively involved in postgraduate education and training, having previsouly served roles as Director of Graduate Education for the School of Dentistry and Lead for Postgraduate Taught programmes. He is Director of the University’s MSc programme in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics.

His roles reflect his keen interest in post-graduate education and skills improvement for the dental team and he has broad experience of providing a variety of academic and hands-on training. Outside of the University, he is an examiner for the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh, examining the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry and the specialty Membership in Restorative Dentistry.

My collaborations

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • 2011 - current                    Higher Education Academy
  • 2010 - current                    NHS Clinical Leaders Network (Associate)
  • 2010 - current                    Association of Dental Implantology
  • 2007 - current                    Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry
  • 2007 - current                    Association for Dental Education of Europe
  • 2006 - current                    British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD)
  • 2006 - current                    British Society of Periodontology
  • 2003 - current                    Academy of Dental Materials
  • 2002 - current                    International Association of Dental Research
  • 2002 - current                    Fellow of the Manchester Medical Society
  • 2001 - current                    British Society of Restorative Dentistry
  • 1999 - current                    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 1999 - current                    British Dental Association
  • 1996 - current                    General Dental Council (registration number 71740)
  • 1999 - current                    British Association of Teachers of Conservative Dentistry

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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