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Petros Mylonas

Mr Petros Mylonas

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative & Primary Care Dentistry

School of Dentistry


I am a Clinical Lecturer and Speciality Training Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, as well as a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and Cardiff University Senior Fellow in Education. I currently lead on the BDS 2 module – Preparing for Patients (Clinical) and co-lead undergraduate teaching in Dental Materials. Clinically, I practice all forms of Restorative Dentistry and will eventually complete my higher specialist training in Restorative Dentistry to Consultant level. In terms of research, I am a Principal Investigator in the Biomaterials research group with research interests in: surface metrology science and application, dental materials creation and characterisation, dental education/pedagogy, and restorative dental sciences. I have specific research specialisation in the development of novel in-vitro research techniques, and uses of surface metrology in characterising human hard tissue or other biomaterial surface topographies. I have worked extensively with multiple UK-based Universities and international industry partners.

I am currently accepting Masters and PhD students in the topics of surface metrology as applied to dental in vitro research, erosive toothwear, and dental caries







Research interests include:

  • Surface metrology and its applcations in dental research
  • Creation of novel in vitro techniques for studying dental hard tissue diseases (erosive tooth wear and caries), their creation, prevention, and remedy
  • Pedagogical theories in teaching Dentistry - use of e-learning methods and flipped classroom techniques

Research Grants:

2019 - 2023: Erasmus + [Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices] Project Title: Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: Training of Healthcare Professionals (OPMD:THP). ID: KA202-141DF59C. Cost: €220,710. Website - /

2018: BSODR Travel Award 2018. Project Title: Thresholds of non-contacting laser profilometry in detecting enamel erosive wear.  Cost: £150

2015-2016: BCHC Pump Prime Research Fund. Project Title: Denture hygiene and its impact on the dependant elderly. Cost: £2781.50

Research Publications


Vignesh Murthy, Petros Mylonas, Barbara Carey, Sangeetha Yogarajah, Damien Farnell, Owen Addison, Richard Cook, Michael Escudier, Marcio Diniz-Freitas, Jacobo Limeres, Luis Monteiro, Luis Silva, Jean Cristophe Fricain, Sylvain Catros, Mathilde Fenelon, Giovanni Lodi, Niccolo Lombardi, Vlaho Brailo, Raj Ariyaratnam, José López-López, Rui Albuquerque. The malignant transformation rate of oral submucous fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 11(7) [Available from URL:]

Mylonas P, Milward P, and McAndrew R. Denture Cleanliness and Hygiene: An Overview. British Dental Journal 2022 233(1):20-26. [available from URL: DOI 10.1038/s41415-022-4397-1)

Mylonas P, Moazzez R, Joiner A, and Bartlett D. Superimposition of sequential scans to measure erosion on unpolished and curved human enamel. Journal of Dentistry 2022 117, 103789. [available from URL:

Mylonas P, Barratt O, and Chin JS. The COVID-19 effect on training opportunities, mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate trainees in Wales. Faculty Dental Journal 2022 13(1) 17-22 [available from URL:



Mok ZH, Mylonas P, Austin R, Proctor G, Pitts N, Thanou M. Calcium phosphate nanoparticles for potential application as enamel remineralising agent tested on hydroxyapatite discs. Nanoscale. 2021;13(47):20002-20012. doi: 10.1039/d1nr05378g

Mylonas P, Zhang J, Banerjee A. Conventional Glass Ionomer Cements – a practitioner's guide. Dental Update 2021 4(8) 643-650. [Available from:]

Mylonas P, Moazzez R, Joiner A, Bartlett D, Bull T, McBride J. Surface form analysis on complex freeform organic structures – measuring erosive wear on human teeth in vitro. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 2021 9(2), 025024 [available from:]

Mylonas P, Shahzad B, and Ahmed B. Comparison of implant provision at the Birmingham Dental Hospital with national guidelines. Faculty Dental Journal. 2021 12(1), 34-37 [available from:]


Ioannidis K, Niazi S, Mylonas P, Mannocci F, Deb S. The synthesis of nano silver-graphene oxide system and its efficacy against endodontic biofilms using a novel tooth model. Dental Materials. 2019;35(11):1614-1629 [available from:]

Mylonas, P., Bull, T., Moazzez, R., Joiner, A. & Bartlett, D. W. Detection Threshold of Non-Contacting Laser Profilometry and Influence of Thermal Variation on Characterisation of Early Surface Form and Textural Changes in Natural Human Enamel. Dental Materials 2019 S0109-5641(18)31373-3 [available at URL:]

O'Toole S, Mylonas P, and Bartlett D. Practice-Based risk assessment – a practical guide for oral healthcare teams: Toothwear.  Dental Update 2019 46(2) 171-178. [available from]


Mylonas, P., Austin, R. S., Moazzez, R., Joiner, A. & Bartlett, D. W. In vitro evaluation of the early erosive lesion in polished and natural human enamel. Dental Materials 2018 34, 9, p. 1391-1400 [available from:]

Mullan, F., Mylonas, P., Parkinson, C., Bartlett, D. & Austin, R. S. Precision of 655nm Confocal Laser Profilometry for 3D surface texture characterisation of natural human enamel undergoing dietary acid mediated erosive wear. Dental Materials 2018 34, 3, p. 531-537 [available from:]


Landini G, Mylonas P, Shah Z and Hamburger J. The reported rates of transformation of Oral Lichen Planus. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology 2016;28 203-204 [available from]

Mylonas P, Attrill DC, and Walmsley AD. Evaluating Denture Cleanliness of Patients in a Regional Dental Hospital. British Dental Journal 2016;221(3)127-130 [available from:]

Mylonas P, Attrill DC, and Walmsley AD. Evaluating Denture Cleanliness of Patients in a Regional Dental Hospital. BDJ Team 2016;3(10)19-22 [available from:]


Mylonas P, Afzal Z, and Attrill DC. A Clinical Audit of Denture Cleanliness in General Dental Practice undertaken in the West Midlands.  British Dental Journal 2014 (217 ), 231 – 234 [available from:]

Mylonas P, Afzal Z, Attrill DC, and Walmsley AD. Denture Hygiene: A guide to the delivery of better denture hygiene to our patients. Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health 2014 (4), 6-10 [available from:]

Landini G, Mylonas P, Shah Z and Hamburger J. The reported rates of transformation of Oral Lichen Planus. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology 2014;26(2):213-220 [available from:] 


Undergraduate Teaching

Dental Surgery (BDS), Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene (BSc), Dental Hygiene (DipHE)

Module/Topic Lead:

  1. Topic Lead - Preparing for Patients (Clinical)
  2. Co-Topic Lead - Dental Materials

Lecture topics:

  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry (BDS 4)
  • Adhesive Dentistry (BDS 2 and 4)
  • Conservative Dentistry (BDS 2)
  • Erosive Tooth wear (BDS 2 and 4)
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (BDS 3 and 4)
  • Occlusion (BDS 4)
  • Restorative Dentistry (BDS 2, 4, 5)

Clinical, Chairside, and Simulation Teaching:

  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry (BDS 4)
  • Clinical Skills (BDS 2)
  • Conservative Dentistry (BDS 2)
  • Fixed Prosthodontics (BDS 4)
  • BDS 2 Clinical Supervision
  • BDS 3 Clinical Supervision
  • BDS 4 Clinical Supervision
  • BDS 5 Clinical Supervision

Assessment Duties:

  • Creating, standard setting, and examining: Primary BDS, Intermediate BDS and Final BDS examinations (written papers)
  • Creating, standard setting, and examining: Year 2 OSCE, Year 3 Powerpoint Presentations, Year 3 Case Report Vivas,  Year 5 Unseen Case Vivas
  • Academic and personal tutor

Postgraduate Teaching

Masters Level - Oral Biology (MSc)

Lecture Topics:

  • Non-carious tooth surface loss
  • Remineralisation strategies - fluoride and non-fluoride

Assessment Duties:

  • Creating, standard setting, and examining: DET034 written paper

Doctoral Level - PhD

Supervision of PhD students within the School of Dentistry in collaboration with others across the University and with Industry

Assessment Duties:

  • External Examiner - University of Liverpool (2021)

Clinical - Dental Core Trainees (HEIW)

Lecture topics:

  • Adhesive Dentistry 
  • Career pathways
  • Conservative Dentistry 
  • Critical Appraisal and Statistical Analysis
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics 

Clinical, Chairside, and Simulation Teaching:

  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics


Honours and awards


  • Cardiff University Outstanding Contribution – One-off Award


  • Most Inspirational Lecturer / Best Lecturer Award – British Endodontic Society (
  • Emerging Leaders 2021 award – Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties (


  • KCL Postgraduate Research Day 2018 – Best Oral Presentation – Kings College London FoDOCs


  • NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations


  • Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology 2015 Oral Pathology Section Award for best paper


  • BSDHT Poster Presentation Prize 2014 (Poster Presentation) – British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy


  • Health Education West Midlands Regional Study Day 2013 (Oral Presentation) – Health Education West Midlands
  • City Hospital Scheme Overall Best Foundation Dentist Prize 2013– West Midlands Deanery
  • City Hospital Scheme Audit Prize 2013 (Oral Presentation) – West Midlands Deanery
  • John Gilmore Award Best Foundation Dentist Prize 2013 – FGDP Midlands


  • Young Scientist/Clinician Award 2012 (Oral Presentation) – European Association of Oral Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow - Advance HE
  • British Endodontic Society
  • British Dental Association - Academic Committee Central Committee for University Dental Educators and Researchers
  • BDA Welsh Council
  • Honorary Staff President - Cardiff Dental Student Society
  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Academic positions

2021 - present 

Speciality Training Registrar - Restorative Dentistry

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

2019 - present

Clinical Lecturer - Restorative Dentistry

Cardiff University, School of Dentistry

2016 - 2019 

PhD Studentship - Prosthodontics and Biomaterials

Kings College London - Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

2015 - 2016

Acadamic Dental Core Trainee - Year 3 - OMFS and Restoative Dentistry

Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Dental Hospital, Birmingham

2014 - 2015

Dental Core Trainee - Year 2 - Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Endodontics

Birmingham Dental Hospital

2013 - 2014 

Dental Core Trainee - Year 1 - Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, and Restorative Dentistry

Birmingham Dental Hospital

2012 - 2013

Dental Foundation Training

City Scheme, Birmingham

Committees and reviewing

I currently providing reviewing services for the following journals:

  • British Dental Journal
  • Dental Materials
  • European Journal of Oral Sciences
  • Journal of Dentistry
  • Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
  • Oral Health and Preventative Dentistry
  • BMC Oral Health

I am additionally a member of the Dental School Research Ethics Committee