Mark Ide is Professor of Periodontology and is currently Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London.
UK Specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust.
Over 25 years' experience in private practice focussing on periodontology, restorative and implant dentistry.
Involved in dental education for 30 years at graduate and postgraduate level. Discipline and clinical lead for Periodontology for 14 years and postgraduate / specialist programme lead for 10 years.
An external examiner at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels internationally, and has just completed five years as Lead examiner for the MPerio examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He has supervised over 30 research projects at Masters level and eight PhDs.
Mark has served two terms as President of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
During lockdown, he taught one of his sons to drive, did lots of running, lots of gardening, and, in the final flourishes of a mid-life, learnt how to play the bass guitar.
Main research interests include relationships between periodontal diseases, systemic inflammation and systemic health outcomes, behavioural aspects of care and translational studies on other aspects of periodontology.