Professional background

Nick Lewis is a consultant in restorative dentistry based at the Eastman Dental Hospital/UCLH within the unit of prosthodontics and also works in the head and neck unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford with his main clinical interest being in fixed and removable prosthodontics and the dental management od head and neck oncology patients.

Nick qualified with Honours at Newcastle and undertook junior hospital posts at Newcastle Dental Hospital within the departments of restorative dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery and child cental health, as well as working in general dental practice in the North East.

He then moved to University College Hospital in 2003 and undertook his higher specialist training in restorative dentistry, including a Masters in conservative dentistry. He completed his intercollegiate specialty fellowship in restorative dentistry in 2008 and was appointed as a consultant at UCLH in 2009.

Outside of UCLH Nick is the course director for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) diploma in restorative dentistry and is a regional dental advisor for RCS Edinburgh. He also currently sits on the health & science committee of the British Dental Association.

Research interests

Fixed and removable prosthodontics, dental implantsTooth whitening, MRSA and infection of dental prostheses


Hydrogen peroxide tooth-whitening (bleaching) products: review of recent adverse effects and safety issues, CJ Tredwin, C Naik, NJ Lewis, C Scully, British Dental Journal 2006, 200 (7): 371-6   
Formation of compartments in the neck to facilitate suction drainage during transfer of free flaps, P Norris, NJ Lewis, N Kalavrezos. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2006, 45(6): 501-502   
Immediate Dentures: A technical review of the clinical and laboratory stages, G St George, NJ Lewis, C Malton, RD Welfare. (Accepted by Dental Update – in print)   
Culture dependant detection of Staphylococcus aureus from denture plaque,   The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2006, 14(3):138, NJ Lewis, D Ready, J Howlett   
The short-term efficacy of osseointegrated implants in patients with non-malignant oral mucosal disease: a case series, TA Hodgson, N Lewis, U Darbar, RD Welfare, A Boulter, SR Porter, Oral Diseases, 2006, 12(s1): 11.    
Culture Dependant Detection of MRSA on Dentures and Angular Chelitis, NJ Lewis, D Ready, D Lee, J Howlett, M Wilson, B Cookson, Journal of Dental Research 2006, 85: 1-1 Spec Issue B, Abs: 401.   
An Audit of Head and Neck Referrals to Restorative Dentistry, NJ Lewis and RD Welfare, Journal of Dental Research 2007, 86: 1-1 Spec Issue B, Abs: 86   
Perspectives on the angle - imaging Stafne’s bone cavity, C Liew, M Sharma, B Visavadia, N Lewis, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007, 45: 7, E19.    
The clinical effectiveness of currently prescribed carbamide peroxide tooth whitening agents: a double blind randomised control trial, NJ Lewis, C Tredwin, D Moles, A Capitanio, A McDonald , Journal of Dental Research 2008, 87: 1-1 Spec Issue C, Abs: 463.