ICE Prosthodontic Clinic with renowned specialist, Professor Hugh Devlin
Professor Hugh Devlin
Specialist in Prosthodontics
We are very pleased to offer a Prosthodontic Clinic at ICE, headed by renowned Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Hugh Devlin (University of Manchester).
Hugh is a Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics with the UK General Dental Council and offers fixed and removable prosthodontics treatment on a referral basis, specialising in the aesthetic (cosmetic) restoration and replacement of teeth.
Professor Hugh Devlin
GDC number: 50295
A registered specialist in prosthodontics, Hugh graduated from the University of Bristol before completing a Master’s and PhD at the University of Manchester. Hugh is currently a Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.
He has contributed to various research and journal papers and has written a number of books, including the latest clinical manual for the General Dental Practitioner ‘Complete Dentures’.
This is what Prof Hugh Devlin has to say about his book:
Many general dental practitioners say they do not enjoy constructing complete dentures describing it as something akin to a black-art. In this book, I wanted to describe the practical procedures and the science behind many of our actions in the clinic so that successful treatment can be applied to patients. So, surprisingly for a manual, the text is analytical, with a critical discussion of pertinent references to published research. I have sought a balanced approach throughout, avoiding controversy for its own sake. The written text has been reduced to the minimum required to explain the principles and techniques of denture construction. Although this book has been written primarily for general dental practitioners, it is hoped that it may also be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Providing satisfactory complete dentures for patients is demanding work requiring excellent technical, diagnostic and communication skills. If the current epidemiological trends continue, fewer people in the developed world will require complete dentures, but the complexity of treatment is likely to increase as patients’ expectations rise. Unfortunately, significant numbers of elderly patients continue to be rendered edentulous late in life when their powers of adaptation to new dentures are much reduced.