Oral medicine and oral microbiology: Professor Stephen J Challacombe
BDS, PhD, FRC(Path), FDSRCS(Ed), FDSRCS(Eng), F Med Sci, FKC, DSc(h.c.)
Professor Stephen Challacombe is a special advisor to Harpenden Dental Centre, providing us with his clinical knowledge and specialist expertise in the fields of oral medicine and oral microbiology.
Professor Challacombe is an internationally renowned researcher and clinical specialist in oral medicine. He is a professor of oral medicine at the University of London and a consultant in diagnostic microbiology and immunology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. Professor Challacombe was head of division of oral medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology at Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Medical and Dental School between1986 – 2005 and is an honorary consultant in oral medicine to the UK Armed Forces.
Professor Challacombe is author or co-author of over 200 peer reviewed papers and 160 other publications on: mucosal immunity; immunological, dermatological and microbiological aspects of oral diseases; oral medicine; candida infections; immunological aspects of dental caries, oral manifestations of HIV infection and oral tolerance. He is editor or co-editor of 7 books including the seminal text on Food Allergy and Intolerance.
Professor Challacombe assists the specialist dentists with complex cases involving aspects of oral medicine related to dentistry e.g. atypical oral lesions, persistent ulcers, white and red patches and dry mouth related problems, and the oral aspects of gut, skin and autoimmune diseases.
Please click here to learn more about oral medicine, oral microbiology, and the Challacombe Dry Mouth Scale.