Reza Roudsari

Reza Roudsari, DDS, MSc, PGDip, MFDS, FDS (Rest Dent), PhD, PGCerEd


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

assessment of competence, test psychometrics, standard setting

Personal profile


Professor Roudsari is the Director of Undergraduate Education at the Division of Dentistry, University of Manchester. He spends 50% of his time on clinical teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students and 50% of his time treating patients with complex restorative need in his role as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Prosthodontics. Professor Roudsari has been heavily involved in the reform of the assessment strategy for the BDS and BSc OHS courses in Manchester, revision of the Manchester Dental programme, setup of outreach programmes in collaboration with dental corporates, and setup of Manchester Dental Programme in Mansoura University, Egypt. He is also heavily involved with the MSc and MScClin programmes in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics; which involves clinical teaching and supervision of postgraduate trainees, run of seminars and exams as well as supervision of research projects.  
Professor Roudsari has been the author and co-author of a number of publications, mainly on topics related to Prosthodontics, dental materials, and dental education. His own PhD project was on Assessment of Competence in Dental Education, which also included mathematical modelling or predicted clinical competence based on past performance. He is currently supervising PhD projects on Developing a Clinical Competence Framework for Saudi Dental Graduates and Introducing Exams Standard Setting to Malaysian Dental Schools. 
Professor Roudsari treats NHS patients in the secondary and tertiary care setting (by referral only) and works in teams that provide advanced dental restorative care. This includes, but is not limited to, provision of advanced prostheses (crowns, bridgework, and dental implants), management of patients with moderate to severe tooth wear, management of patients with hypodontia (born with few or no teeth), rehabilitation of patients with oral and maxillofacial defects (cleft palate, defects caused by cancer and trauma), management of patients with advanced root canal treatment needs and corrective periodontal (gum) surgery.


Professor Roudsari graduated with DDS from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2003. He started his career as a general dentist in a northern city of Iran. In 2005 he moved to Manchester and successfully completed his Masters degree (MSc) in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics with merit. He then received a year of clinical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (PGDip) in Manchester before taking two Senior House Officer (SHO) posts in Cardiff (2007) and Rotherham (2008) in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

He returned to Manchester in 2009 to join the University of Manchester as a Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry to further advance his clinical training and broaden his teaching and research experience. Professor Roudsari has been heavily involved in the run of the MSc and MScClin programmes in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics since 2009 and became the school lead for Assessment and Examination in 2014.

He went on the two specialist lists of Restorative Dentistry and Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics in 2016. He accepted a role as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Manchester University Foundation Trust in early 2017. He finished his PhD project was promoted to Senior Lecturer in late 2017 and took on his role as the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education. In 2018 he stepped up to act as the Director of Undergraduate Education and received his chair status by promotion in 2020.   



  • Clinical supervision of MSc and MScClin students in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (F&RP)
  • Seminars and small discussion groups 
  • Weekly treatment planning sessions
  • Dissertation supervisory and advisory roles 



  • Clinical and pre-clinical supervision of BDS students
  • Symposia lead (selected topics years 2, 3, 4 and 5)


Lectures for external buddies

  • Lectures on “Diagnosis and monitoring of Tooth Surface Loss” and “Precision in Prosthodontics” for PEDT, MANDEC
  • "Diagnosis and Management of tooth wear" away day for Wales Deanery 


Internal examinership

  • School Lead for the Assessment and Examination for the BDS and BSc OHS programmes, Manchester
  • Member of the Examination Board for the MSc Programme in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Manchester


External examinership

  • External Examiner for BDS Year 5, Kuala Lumpur College of Dentistry, Malaysia 
  • External Expert for MClinDen in Prosthodontics, University of Dundee
  • External Examiner for BDS Year 5, Univeristy of Aberdeen
  • External Examiner for the MSc in Restorative Dentistry, Chester, UK 
  • External Examiner for the BDS stage 5 of Barts and the London School of Dentistry, London, UK.
  • Examiner for the Part 2 of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE), UK



  • Winner of best poster in the field of assessment in the annual scientific meeting of Association of Dental Education in Europe (2017) 
  • Nominated for the MCR best Academic Advisor Award (2013)
  • Winner of the Dentsply Postgraduate Case Report Award for the best oral presentation (2006)


Innovative work

Dental Core Training Logbook (DCTLog) for iOS and Android to keep a log of units of clinical activity in Restorative Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:




Examiner training and calibration online package: This training package is designed for training and calibration of examiners on the BDS undergraduate programme.


SuperDontia: YouTube channel launched to publish clinical educational videos for the use of undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. The channel has over 200 subscribers and 73000 hits.


IDealBlock: Computer software developed to assist dental students in revising their basic anatomical knowledge required to perform a successful ID block injection. The software incorporates a layer-by-layer technology to visualize different levels of soft tissue, hard tissue, and nerves when the injection is in progress. Adobe Flash is required to run the package.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • General Dental Council (Registration number 156017)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD)
  • Dental Trauma UK
  • British Society of Periodontology (BSP)
  • Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)
  • Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
  • Iranian General Medical Council 


  • FDS (Rest Dent) (2016) - Fellow of Faculty of Dental Surgery (Restorative Dentistry) 
  • MFDS (2009) - Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgeons, Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • ORE (2008) - Overseas Registration Exam
  • PGDip (2006) – Clinical Postgraduate Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Manchester
  • MSc (2005) – Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, The University of Manchester
  • DDS (2003) – Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Social responsibility

Invited peer reviewer for the following publications:

  • British Dental Journal
  • Journal of Dentistry
  • Materials  

Subject External Examiner for the following institutions:

  • MSc in Restorative Dentistry - The University of Chester (2015 - present)
  • Part 5 BDS programme - Queen Mary University of London (2016 - present)

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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