Professional background

Consultant in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital since 2002.

The periodontology unit provides new patient consultation, treatment provision and also supervision of postgraduates in periodontology and specialist trainees in restorative dentistry.

I am also chair of the BMA Local Negotiating Committee (LNC) for UCLH.

Research interests

  • All aspects of restorative dentistry with a special interest in periodontology
  • Prosthodontics and in particular implant prosthodontics
  • Association of systemic diseases and their link with periodontology (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity)


1.Suvan J, Harrington Z, Petri A, Patel K, Darbar U Donos N, D'Aiuto F. Obesity as predictive factor of periodontal therapy clinical outcomes: A cohort study. J Clin Periodontol 2020; 47(5): 594-601

2.Masi S, Gkranias N, Li K, Salpea KD, Parkar M, Orlandi M, Suvan JE, Eng HL, Taddei S, Patel K, Darbar U, Donos N, Deanfield JE, Hurel S, Humphries SE, D'Aiuto F. Association between short leukocyte telomere length, endotoxemia, and severe periodontitis in people with diabetes: a cross-sectional survey. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(4):1140-7

3.Calabrese N, D'Aiuto F, Calabrese A, Patel K, Calabrese G, Massi-Benedetti M. Effects of periodontal therapy on glucose management in people with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Metab. 2011; 37(5): 456-9

4.Masi S, Salpea KD, Li K, Parkar M, Nibali L, Donos N, Patel K, Taddei S, Deanfield JE, D'Aiuto F, Humphries SE. Oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and telomere length in patients with Periodontitis. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2011; 50(6):730-5

5.D'Aiuto F, Nibali L, Parkar M, Patel K, Suvan J, Donos N. Oxidative stress, systemic inflammation, and severe periodontitis. J Dent Res. 2010; 89(11):1241-6

6.Moura Foz A, Alexandre Romito G, Manoel Bispo C, Luciancencov Petrillo C, Patel K, Suvan J, D'Aiuto F. Periodontal therapy and biomarkers related to cardiovascular risk. Minerva Stomatol 2010; 59(5):271-83

7.Nibali L, D’Aiuto F, Griffiths G, Patel K, Suvan J, Tonneti M. Severe periodontitis is associated with systemic inflammation and a dysmetabolic status: a case-control study. J Clin Periodontol. 2007; 34(11):931-7

8.McColl E, Patel K, Dahlen G, Tonetti M, Graziani F, Suvan J, Laurell L. Supportive periodontal therapy using mechanical instrumentation or 2% minocycline gel: a 12 month randomized, controlled, single masked pilot study. J Clin Periodontol. 2006; 33(2):141-50

9.Townsend D, Kumar N, Brown J, Patel K, Davies R, Porter S. Study of the value of the panoramic radiographic examination in special risk patients with a history of infective endocarditis. Journal of Disability and Oral Health. 2005; 6/1: 16-20

10.Kalpesh Patel and Maurizio Tonetti. Smoking and Periodontal diseases. Clinical realities. 2003; 14: 293-302

11.St.George G, Hemmings KW, Patel K. Resin-retained bridges re-visited. Part 1. History and Indications. Primary Dental Care. 2002; 9(3):87-91.

12.St.George G, Hemmings KW, Patel K. Resin-retained bridges re-visited. Part 2. Clinical considerations. Primary Dental Care. 2002; 9(4):139-144.

13.Patel K, Darbar UR, Gulabivala K. External cervical resorption associated with localized gingival overgrowth. International Endodontic Journal. 2002; 35(4):395-402.

14.Patel K, Hemmings K, Vaughan S. The provision of occlusal splints in clinical practice. Primary Dental Care. 2000; 7: 109-113.

15.Patel K, Cheshire D, Vance A J. Oral and systemic effects of prolonged minocycline therapy. Br Dent J. 1998; 185: 560-562.

16.Smith S, Patel K, Hoskinson A E. Periapical cemental dysplasia. A case of misdiagnosis. Br Dent J. 1998; 185: 122-123.

17.Patel K, Welfare R D, Coonar H. The provision of dental implants and a fixed prosthesis in the treatment of a patient with Scleroderma: A clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 1998; 79: 611-612.