Professional background

Geoffrey St George graduated in dentistry at The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1989. Following this he spent a year as a vocational trainee, then several years in general dental practice in Darlington, Co. Durham. In 1996, he spent a further year at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne where he studied for an MSc in Restorative Dentistry. This was followed by a spell in Aberdeen as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry, during which time he obtained the fellowship in Dental Surgery of The Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh.

Geoff then underwent his specialist registrar training in restorative dentistry before being appointed consultant in restorative dentistry, with a special interest in endodontics, at the Eastman Dental Hospital in March, 2004.

During 2003, he spent an elective period in San Antonio, Texas, where he studied at the Department of Endodontics. He has participated in research on the use of low-dose tetracycline as an adjunct in the treatment of periodontal disease in smokers and has completed a cochrane systematic review looking at the efficacy of dental local anaesthetics. He has a keen interest in dental trauma, especially related to sports.

Research interests

Dental local anaesthesia
Management of dento-aveolar trauma


Case report - Orthodontic separators as periodontal ligatures in the development of periodontal bone loss.
G. St George, M.A. Donachie. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2002; 10: 97-99.

Resin Bonded Bridges Revisited 1 – History.
G. St George, K. Hemmings, K Patel. Primary Dental Care 2002; 9: 87-91.

Resin Bonded Bridges Revisited 2 – Clinical techniques.
G. St George, K. Hemmings, K Patel. Primary Dental Care 2002; 9: 139-144.

Crowns and other extra coronal restorations - Provisional restorations.
R.W. Wassell, G. St George, R.P. Ingledew, J.G. Steele. British Dental Journal 2002; 192: 619-630

Crowns and other extra coronal restorations - Cores for teeth with vital pulps.
R.W. Wassell, E.R. Smart, G. St George. British Dental Journal 2002; 192: 499-509.

Non carious tooth surface loss: attrition, abrasion, and erosion.
Module 6a, Unit 9, MFDS Learning Course Version 2, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Pulpal and periapical pathology, diagnosis and endodontic management
Module 6a, Unit 9, MFDS Learning Course Version 2, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Case report – An undiagnosed case of oral malignancy.
G. St George, R.D. Welfare, V.J. Lund. British Dental Journal 2005 198(6): 341-343.

Case report - Inflammatory external root resorption following surgical treatment for intra-bony defects: a report of two cases involving Emdogain and a review of the literature.
St George G. Darbar U. Thomas G. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2006 33(6):449-454.

Retained Bridges as Predictable and Successful Restorations.
Tredwin C.J., Setchell, D.J., St George G. & Weisbloom M. Resin Alpha Omegan 2007; 100: 89-96.

A randomized-controlled trial of low-dose doxycycline for periodontitis in smokers.
Ian Needleman, Jean Suvan, Mark S. Gilthorpe, Richard Tucker, Geoff St George, William Giannobile, Maurizio Tonetti, Martin Jarvis (2007) J Clin Perio 2007; 34: 325–333.

St George G, Morgan A, Meechan J, Moles DR, Needleman I, Ng YL, Petrie A. Injectable local anaesthetic agents for dental anaesthesia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD006487. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006487.pub2.

Chapter 5 Dealing with Endodontic Problems Following Sporting Trauma in Sports Dentistry: Principles and Practice ISBN: 978-1-119-33255-8

Chapter 22: Teeth section of face, eyes and teeth: Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine. Volume 1 Injuries 5th edition Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, Ben Clarsen (editor) ISBN: 978-1-760-42166-3