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Dr Valeria Mercadante
UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Oral Medicine Unit
256 Gray's Inn Road
London
United Kingdom
WC1X 8LD
Tel: 020 3456 1182
Appointment
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • EDI MaxFac,Diagnostic,Med & Surg Sci
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

Undergraduate qualification

  • 2005-2010: Doctor in Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Palermo, Italy

Postgraduate qualifications

  • 2011-2015: PhD, UCL Eastman Dental Institute 
  • 2017: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh   

Current Academic positions

  • 2015 to present: Clinical Research Associate in Oral Medicine, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Research Summary

I am an enthusiastic clinical researcher in Oral Medicine. Major areas of research interest for the past 8 years have been the effectiveness of new therapeutics for salivary glands dysfunction associated with rheumatic disease and cancer therapy and the use of modern non-invasive diagnostic techniques in the detection of early oral squamous cell carcinoma. Our Oral Medicine Research Group investigated the genetic predisposition to develop toxicity from anti-resorptive medications; we are currently investigating the potential of epigenetic therapy in high-risk oral epithelial dysplasia and the clinical and biological effects of the use of probiotic in patients with chronic immunologically-mediated oral diseases (oral lichen planus).

Teaching Summary
I have completed the Teacher Training Programme at UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching and I regularly provide formal lecture teaching in Human Disease and Oral Medicine to UCL MSc in Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Special Care. 
I supervise MSc student projects and I am member of the Exam Panels for UCL MSc in Oral Medicine and MSc in Special Care Dentistry.
Academic Background
2017 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching  
2017 MRCS Member of the Royal College of Surgeons – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Oral Medicine University College London
2015 AFHEA ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow – Teaching  
2010 DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery – Dentistry Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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