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Dr Valeria Mercadante
UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Bloomsbury Campus, Rockefeller Building
21 University Street
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8016 7713
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  • Clinical Training Fellow/ NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

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   

Previous Academic positions

  • 2015 to 2019: 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   Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
2017   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2016   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2015   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow  
2010   Doctor of Dental Surgery Universita degli Studi di Palermo
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