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Petros Mylonas

Mr Petros Mylonas

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative & Primary Care Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Overview

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

Publication

2023

2022

2021

Articles

Research

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 - https://opmdcare.com/partners-profiles /

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

2022

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: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/11/7/1793]

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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2021.103879

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: https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1308/rcsfdj.2022.5

 

2021

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: https://www.dental-update.co.uk/issueArticle.asp?aKey=2869]

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: https://doi.org/10.1088/2051-672X/abfd07]

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: https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/10.1308/rcsfdj.2021.8]

2019

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: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0109564119308085]

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: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0109564118313733]

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 https://www.dental-update.co.uk/issuesSingleIssueArticle.asp?aKey=1935]

2018

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: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S010956411731343X]

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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29317097]

2016

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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212555816000053]

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: https://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2016.562]

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: https://www.nature.com/articles/bdjteam2016171]

2014

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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25213519]

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: http://www.bsdht.org.uk/res/ACJ%202014%20for%20web.pdf]

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: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212555813000677?via%3Dihub] 

Teaching

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

Biography

Honours and awards

2022

  • Cardiff University Outstanding Contribution – One-off Award

 2021

  • Most Inspirational Lecturer / Best Lecturer Award – British Endodontic Society (https://britishendodonticsociety.org.uk/professionals/winners_inspirational_full-time_lecturer_award.aspx)
  • Emerging Leaders 2021 award – Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties (https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/2051-672X/page/emerging-leaders-2021)

2018

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

2016

  • NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations

2015

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

2014

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

2013

  • 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

2012

  • Young Scientist/Clinician Award 2012 (Oral Presentation) – European Association of Oral Medicine http://www.eaom.eu/2012

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