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Dr. Hal Duncan

Assistant Prof/Consultant in Endodontics (Dental Science)

  Biology   Biomaterials   Endodontic Materials and Bio-compatibility   Pulp Biology and Regeneration   Pulpal Inflammation   Restorative dentistry and materials science   Systemic Factors and Apical Periodontitis   Vital Pulp Treatment
 . Implications for patient therapy of dental resin restoratives: Does simplifying the curing protocol increase patient risk?
 The Potential Relationship Between Smoking and the Prognosis of Endodontically Treated Teeth
 The Effect of Radiographic Presciption Policy in 2 Populations and Its Effects on Outcome and Patient Dosimetry
 Bio-inductive roles for novel materials in the dental pulp
 Dissolution Analysis of the ability of topical epigenetic modifiers to solublise bioactive dentine matrix proteins

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Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham 30_5_17
Associate Editor International Endodontic Journal October 2014
International Endodontic Journal (member of editorial board) 2014-
ENDO practice today journal (reviewer) 2008
International Endodontic Journal (reviewer) 2008
Journal of the Irish Dental Association (reviewer) 2008
Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine (reviewer) 2011
Journal of Dentistry (reviewer) 2010
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland; Dental Faculty. Examiner MFD Nov 2011-present
Journal of Dental Research (reviewer) 2012
Archives of Oral Biology (reviewer) August 2012-present
Clinical Oral Investigations (reviewer) 1/01/2018-
Scientific Reports (reviewer) 2017
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Irish Endodontic Society 2008 present
British Endodontic Society 1996 present
British Dental Association 1993 2008
Certified member of European Society of Endodontology September 2012 present
European Society of Endodontology 1996 present
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999 present
International Association of Dental Research August 2008 present
Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group 2008 present
European Society of Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells (ESDCSC) January 2014 present
Current and future views on pulp exposure management and epigenetic influences in, editor(s)HF Duncan & PR Cooper , CLINICAL APPROACHES IN ENDODONTIC REGENERATION - CURRENT AND EMERGING THERAPEUTIC PERSPECTIVES, Springer, 2018, [Duncan HF, Yamauchi Y], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Roberto Careddu, Henry F Duncan, How does the pulpal response to Biodentine and ProRoot Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) compare in the laboratory and clinic?, British Dental Journal, 2018, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Kearney M, Cooper PR, Smith AJ, Duncan HF , Epigenetic Approaches to the Treatment of Dental Pulp Inflammation and Repair: Opportunities and Obstacles. , Frontiers in Genetics, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Duncan HF, Kobayashi Y, Shimizu E , Growth Factors and Cell Homing in Dental Tissue Regeneration., Current Oral Health Reports, 2018, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Tomaszewska IM, Leszczyñski B, Wróbel A, G³adysz T, Duncan HF , A Micro-Computed Tomographic (micro-CT) Analysis of the Root Canal Anatomy of Maxillary Third Molar Teeth. I, Annals of Anatomy, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Luo Z, Wang J, Ma, F, Wang Z, He X, Sun L, Wang J, Duncan HF, He W, Cooper PR , Effects of histone deacetylase inhibitors on regenerative cell responses in human dental pulp cells, International Endodontic Journal, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Duncan HF, Smith AJ, Fleming GJP, Reid C, Smith G, Cooper PR, Release of bio-active dentine extracellular matrix components by histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) , International Endoodntic Journal, 50, (1), 2017, p24 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Donnelly A, Coffey D, Duncan HF, A re-audit of the technical quality of undergraduate root canal treatment after the introduction of new technology and teaching practices, International Endodontic Journal, 50, (10), 2017, p941 - 950, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
W.J. Wolters, H.F. Duncan, P. L. Tomson, I.AE. El Karim, G. McKenna, M.Dorri, L. Stangvaltaite, L.W.M. van der Sluis., A new diagnosis diagnostic system for assessing pulpitis and subsequent treatment needs, International Endodontic Journal, 50, (9), 2017, p825 - 829, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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G Murray, PK Shah, HF Duncan, BS Chong, A comparative evaluation of two methods of endodontic case difficulty assessment. , Brisitsh Endodontic Society Spring Scientific Meeting, London, March 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
HF Duncan*, Y Kobayashi, NC Partridge, T Nakatani, E Shimizu, Matrix-Metalloproteinase-13 Deletion Reduces Dentine and Enamel Volume, but Increases Dystrophic-Pulp-Calcification, IADR General Session, London, UK, 15-19th July 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
HF Duncan, Epigenetic modulation of dental pulp cells: impact and opportunities for regenerative endodontics, American Association of Dental Research Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March , 2018, IADR, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
HF Duncan, Contemporary Vital Pulp Treatment: Practicalities, Opportunities and Obstacles. , Debrecen Dental Days, Debrecen, Hungary, April 12th - 15t, 2018, Hungarian Dental Association, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, Pulpitis, apical periodontitis and systemic health: progress and problems, IADR General Session, London, UK, 15-19th July 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, Epigenetics is it relevant to endodontics? , Research day, NYU, New Yok, USA, 18th July, 2017, NYU, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, New visions for the vital pulp - do we need to keep digging a hole for ourselves? , British Endodontic Society Spring Scientific Meeting, Institute of Civil Engineers, Westminster, London , 11th March, 2017, British Endodontic Society, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, New opportunities to save the pulp, University Of Zurich. Clinical Sceintist symposium, University Of Zurich, 11th April 2017, 2017, University Of Zurich, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, Designing research that matters (translation, funding, excellence and impact) , European Society of Endodontology Biennial Conference, Brussels, 11-14th September, 2017, European Society of Endodontology , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Duncan HF, Regeneration and repair in vital pup treatment: future applications, Dutch Endodontic Society ASM, Amsterdam, 1st April, 2016, NvE, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Award Date
EMBO short-term fellowship June 2016
IADR Sir John Gray research fellowship 2012 1st November 2012
Irish Division of IADR Postgraduate Hatton winner 2012 September 2012
European Society of Endodontology Annual Research Grant 2012 October 2012
Irish Endodontic Society Annual research grant 2009
Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons Gold Medal for MRD examination 2006
Distinction in Masters of Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics) degree King's College London 2006
Merit Award in Human Disease 1992
Distinction in Applied Biodental Sciences 1990