Miss Ulpee Darbar

Miss Ulpee DarbarTel: 020 3456 1270
Fax: 020 3456 2327
Email: ulpee.darbar1@nhs.net

Eastman Dental Hospital


Professional background

Ulpee Darbar is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and is the Director of Dental Education for the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is also the Training Programme Director for the Dental Core Trainees. She is currently leading the stepwise change in the Restorative Division in preparation for the move to the new building.

Ulpee graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1986 and after a brief period in general dental practice started her hospital career in 1987. She successfully completed her training in Restorative Dentistry in 1996 and took up her consultant position in 1997 including the role of Clinical Lead for the Department of Periodontology and successfully implemented a change in the Department improving patient care and experience as well optimising opportunities for training and trainee experience. Shortly after being appointed she also lead the Academic training programme and was part of the core team that worked towards gaining European Accreditation for the Specialist Training Programme in Periodontology. Since her appointment, she has held several leadership positions at the Eastman which have included Clinical Audit Lead, Lead for Referrals and Clinical Lead for Dental Implants during which time she had made extensive changes to service delivery to improve patient care. She was the Divisional Clinical Director for the Eastman for a period of 7 years until 2014 when she stepped down and took on her current role as Director of Dental Education. She also held the position of Programme Coordinator for Specialists in Restorative Dentistry for a period of 4 years and was Deputy Director for Clinical Education for UCLH during 2014-5 for 1 year.

Ulpee has maintained an active clinical practice despite her management roles. Her key interests clinically are in the management of patients with aggressive forms of periodontal disease, those with complex and integrated treatment needs including the replacement and reconstruction of soft and hard tissues, dental implants and the diseases associated with these as well as those with recession defects and soft tissue loss. Her research interests lie in the use of bone and alternative bone replacement materials for the replacement of soft and hard tissue, disease pathogenesis and treatment outcomes including tooth replacement with dental implants particularly in patients with aggressive periodontal disease and oral mucosal disorders. She maintains an active role in clinical research, has published widely and is a peer reviewer for many journals. She has initiated the patient pathways for patients being recruited into clinical research.

Since her consultant appointment, she has been extensively involved in education and training at postgraduate level for dentists, specialists and dental care professionals focussing on periodontal diseases, soft and hard tissue management and tooth replacement with dental implants. In recognition of her contribution to education, she was awarded the UCLHT Chairmans medal for Excellence in Medical Education in 2011 and was the joint recipient of UCLPs award for Director of Medical Education in 2016. She is widely recognised for her specialist interests and lectures and teaches widely in topics of soft tissue management, augmentation in the field of implant dentistry and periodontology and management of failures and treatment planning.

She also holds a number of external positions for the Royal Colleges and Specialist Societies and is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Research interests

  • Periodontal disease Pathogenesis and progression (focussing on aggressive periodontitis)
  • Patient reported treatment outcomes
  • Rehabilitation of patients with oral mucosal disorders
  • Gum recession
  • Hard and soft tissue augmentation
  • Dental implants and associated diseases


Risk-based management of dental procedures in patients with inherited bleeding disorders: Development of a Dental Bleeding Risk Assessment and Treatment Tool (DeBRATT). Rasaratnam L, Chowdary P, Pollard D, Subel B, Harrington C, Darbar UR. Haemophilia. 2017 Mar;23(2):247-254.

The Emergency Dental Appointment: Restorative Emergencies Part 1 - Tooth Related Problems. Rodriguez JM, Kalsi H, Bavisha K, Darbar U. Prim Dent J. 2017 May 1;6(2):52-61.

The Emergency Dental Appointment: Restorative Emergencies Part 2 - Dental Implant Related Problems. Kalsi H, Rodriguez JM, Darbar U, Bavisha K. Prim Dent J. 2017 May 1;6(2):62-70.

Blood flow changes using a 3D xenogeneic collagen matrix or a subepithelial connective tissue graft for root coverage procedures: a pilot study. Tatarakis N, Gkranias N, Darbar U, Donos N. Clin Oral Investig. 2018 May;22(4):1697-1705.

The role of the consultant in restorative dentistry. Darbar UR. Br Dent J.2018 Jan 26;224(2):113-115. Epub 2018 Jan 12. Erratum in: Br Dent J. 2018 Mar 23;224(6):455.

Outcome of adult patients with X-linked hypophosphatemia caused by PHEX gene mutations. Chesher D, Oddy M, Darbar U, Sayal P, Casey A, Ryan A, Sechi A, Simister C, Waters A, Wedatilake Y, Lachmann RH, Murphy E J Inherit Metab Dis. 2018 Feb 19.

GMC/GDC number: 61207