Dr Lydia Hopkins
BDS, MSc, AHEA
Specialist in Periodontics
Lydia qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1990. She worked in general practice and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ashford Hospital and was awarded a Dentsply Scholarship before specialisation. Her specialist training (MSc) was at the Eastman's Dental Institute (1995) and she entered the specialist register in 1997.
She spent the last 23 years working as a Specialist for NHS Trusts, private practices, and as a lecturer (Bart's and the London, School of Dentistry) teaching trainee Specialists, undergraduates and hygienists. She produced innovative research1 and published numerous papers. As a regional educational representative for the British Society of Periodontology (10 years) she provided lectures/courses for dentists and promoted dental research as a member of The London Dental Research Engagement Strategy Group for Primary Care ("LonDRES"). She also designed a known periodontal model for surgical training/patient education. Lydia achieved a Certificate in Learning and Teaching and associate membership of the Higher Education Academy. As a respected and experienced clinician in the periodontal community she was an invited examiner (Eastmans' Dental Institute, IQE, GDC) and key scientific advisor for industry.
Lydia now works closely with Professor Bhat in the interdisciplinary Moor park practice who are taking referrals. The team offer the advanced treatment of Periodontal disease and Peri-implantitis and give related education to referral practices.
1Hopkins et al., (2002). Are Cardiac Transplant Patients more likely to have Periodontitis? A case record study, Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology;4:95-100.