Kenneth Eaton


Ken Eaton studied at London University for his BDS, MSc (with distinction) and PhD. He has worked in all areas of dentistry and is listed by the GDC as a specialist in Periodontics and in Dental Public Health. He is currently a Visiting Professor at University College London and an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent.

His past Presidencies include those of the IADR Education Research and Practice-based Research Groups and the European Association of Dental Public Health. He was the first Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe.

He is the Adviser to the Council of European Chief Dental Officers and has advised the World Health Organisation and the Health Departments of several European countries. He is currently a member of the Committee of the European Chapter of the Alliance for a CavityFree Future and Trust Dental Tutor for East Kent.

In the 1980s he was the Director of the Royal Air Force School of Dental Hygiene. In the 1990s he was a Vice-President of the then British Dental Hygienists Association and was the Scientific Adviser to the 2009 World Dental Hygienist Conference in Glasgow. He is the Chair of the British Dental Editors Forum and has edited a number of dental journals. He has published over 350 scientific works, most recently the book Practical Periodontics, with Phil Ower as co-editor.

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