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Professor Lewis Winning

Professor/Consultant in Restorative Dent (Dental Science)


Lewis Winning is Professor / Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His main research focus is the impact of oral health on general health. He completed his undergraduate dental training (BDS) at University of Dundee, Scotland, 2004. This was followed by specialty training firstly in Periodontology (DChDent) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2010. He then completed further specialty training in Restorative Dentistry, and also completed his research doctorate (PhD) at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland 2018. Clinical fellowships include: FFD(Perio) RCSI 2010; FDS RCPSGlasg 2016; and FDS(Rest Dent) RCSEng 2018. Current TCD research projects include the oral health aspects of the Irish Longitudinal Study of Aging (TILDA) study, and the Dublin Oral Health in PREVENT (OHiP) dementia study.
Details Date
External Examiner for Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 2020-2024
Faculty of Heath Sciences, Research Ethics Committee 2018-2023
Honorary Secretary, Irish Division IADR 2021-2024
Honorary Treasurer, Irish Society of Periodontology 2018-2023
Ian Raynolds, Lewis Winning, Ioannis Polyzois, A three-year prospective cohort study evaluating implant stability utilising the Osstell┬« Mentor and Periotest┬« devices, Frontiers in Dental Medicine , 2023, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly N, Blackwood B, Credland N, Stayt L, Causey C, Winning L, McAuley DF, Lundy FT, El Karim I., Oral health care in adult intensive care units: A national point prevalence study., Nursing in critical care, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Winning L, Moran G, McClory M, El Karim I, Lundy FT, Patterson CC, Linden D, Cullen KM, Kee F, Linden GJ., Subgingival microbial diversity and respiratory decline: A cross-sectional study., Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 50, (7), 2023, p921 - 931, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sharma, Vinay and Cassetti, Oscar and Winning, Lewis and O'Sullivan, Michael and Crowe, Michael, Protocol for Developing a Dashboard for Interactive Cohort Analysis of Oral Health-Related Data, BMC Oral Health, 23, (1), 2023, p238 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly N, Gormley K, Linden DA, Winning L, McClory M, Lundy FT, Cullen KM, Linden GJ, El Karim IA., The association of denture wearing with reduced lung function and increased airflow limitation in 58-72 year old men. , PloS one, 18, (5), 2023, pe0285117 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Vinay Sharma, Michael Crowe, Oscar Cassetti, Lewis Winning, Aifric O'Sullivan, Michael O'Sullivan, Dental caries in children in Ireland: A systematic review, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 2023, p1 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Winning L., Naseer A., De Looze C., Knight S.P., Kenny R.A., O'Connell B., Tooth loss and cognitive decline in community dwelling older Irish adults: A cross-sectional cohort study, Journal of Dentistry, 119, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Watson S., Woodside J.V., Winning L., Wright D.M., Srinivasan M., McKenna G., Associations between self-reported periodontal disease and nutrient intakes and nutrient-based dietary patterns in the UK Biobank, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Crowe, M., O' Sullivan, M., Winning, L., Cassetti, O., O' Connell, B., O' Sullivan, A., Gibney, E., Doyle, S.L., Bennett, A.E., Moynihan, P., Implementation of a food science and nutrition module in a dental undergraduate curriculum, European Journal of Dental Education, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Winning L, El Karim IA, Linden GJ, Irwin CR, Killough SA, Lundy FT., Differential regulation of NPY and SP receptor expression in STRO-1+ve PDLSCs by inflammatory cytokines., Journal of periodontal research, 57, (1), 2022, p186-194 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Award Date
TCD Provost's PhD Project Awards Sept 2021
QUB Researcher Plus / Future Ready Award Jun 2018
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency - Excellence in Research Award June 2017
John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research March 2016
IADR Irish Division - Senior Hatton Award May 2015
British Society of Periodontology Research Award Sept 2014
Irish Society of Periodontology Noel Claffey Research Award May 2011
Oral health is important. The mouth has been described as a "window" to the rest of the body. There is increasing evidence of the association between oral disease and chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and cognitive decline. The World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Oral Health Action Plan 2023-2030 specifically highlights the importance of the integration of Oral Health and General Health, also highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to research in this area. The overall aim of my research is to investigate the relationship between oral health and general health, and explore the underlying mechanisms involved.