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Sheila Oliver

Professor Sheila Oliver

Emeritus Professor and Hon Consultant in Conscious Sedation and Special Care Dentistry

School of Dentistry


Research Theme

Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation


  • Professor
  • Honorary Consultant in Consious Sedation and  Special Care Dentistry
  • Specialist in Oral Surgery and Special Care Dentistry.
  • Director of Assessment and Feedback


My current research interests are largely within dental education specifically assessment and feedback, however I have an interest in conscious sedation and special care dentistry


I am the Lead Teacher for the Conscious Sedation and Special Care Curriculum delivering lectures seminars and clinical supervision, taking responsibility for formative assessment and feedback

I am an educational supervisor for the specialist trainnees in Special Care Dentistry and the Dental Core trainnees.

I contribute to the Cert for Dental Nurses in Consciuos Sedation.


Director of Assessment, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University.

Professor/Hon Consultant in Conscious Sedation and Special Care Dentistry 2015 onwards

Senior Clinical Lecturer/Hon Consultant Special Care Dentistry 2013-2015 in Acute Dental Services

Senior Clinical Lecturer/Hon Associate Specialist School of Dentistry Cardiff University 2012-2013

Clinical Lecturer/Hon Associate Specialist Cardiff University Dental School 2003-2012

Locum Consultant Oral Surgery 2002 (10months)

Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery 2001-2003

Department of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology

Oral Surgery & Examination and Emergency, Cardiff.1996 - 2002

Honorary Lecturer University of Wales College of Medicine.

March 1995 – November 2001 Staff Oral Surgeon:

March 1994 - March 1995 Clinical Assistant

Examination & Emergency Clinic, Cardiff

January 1986 – March 1995 Clinical Assistant

Dept Oral Surgery, Cardiff

April 1986 - April 1990 Research Assistant

Dept Conservative Dentistry, Cardiff

January 1985 - June 1985 General Dental Practice (Part Time) Cardiff

Sept   1983-Jan 1985 Career break (following childbirth)

December 1980 - September 1983 Community Dental Officer

South Glamorgan A.H.A.

August 1979 - August 1980 Senior House Officer (Resident)

Dept Oral Surgery, Eastman Dental Hospital, London

January 1979 - July 1979 House Officer (Resident)

Dept. Oral Surgery, Cardiff

July 1978 - January 1979 House Officer

Honours and awards

DDU/Dentsply Dental Teacher of the Year (RunnerUp) 2008.

Mature Educators Excellence Award ADEE 2011

National Teaching Fellow Scholarship HEA 2012

2014 Cardiff University Sustained Excellence Award


Professional memberships

British Association of Oral Surgeons

British Dental Association

Dental Defence Union

Dental Sedation Teachers Group

British Society of Disability and Health

Society for Advancement Anaesthesia in Dentistry

Association of National Teaching Fellows

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

DentEd Group (ADEE)

Association for the Study of Medical Education