Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin


Paul Franklin gained a BDS degree from Newcastle University in 1989. Following several years in general dental practice, Paul joined the Community Dental Service in 1997. In 2001 he was awarded the position of Senior Dental Officer following successful completion of a Master of Dental Science (MDentSci) with distinction at the University of Leeds.

In 2002 Paul took up a position as lecturer in the restorative department at the University of Leeds and is currently Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow.\n\nPaul’s teaching and research interests include Dental Materials and Occlusion. He also provides external courses on the management of toothwear, endodontics and partials dentures.

Paul has a strong interest in the use of Powerpoint in teaching, developing and speaking on the use of a "Relational Presentation” approach to lecture delivery, moving away from standard linear lecture formats to a more conversational style of content delivery.

Teaching areas

Fixed and removable prosthetics



Dental Materials

Prizes and Awards

DDU Teacher of the year award-  Nominee in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2003

2008 British Society for Disability and Oral Health Young dentist award: “The access to and provision of oral health care in elderly care homes in Leeds” (N Read & P Franklin)

2007 British Society for Restorative Dentistry Poster Prizes “Comparison of tooth contacts between programmed and average-value settings on a fully adjustable articulator” (P Franklin, R McLelland & P Brunton)


  • Acting Head of Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Assessment Lead

Research interests

Restorative Dentistry, Occlusion, Presentation Skills


  • BDS
  • MDentSci

Student education

I am currently Deputy Head of the Division of Restorative Dentistry and School Assessment Lead. I am a member of the School Executive and a teacher on several modules including Complex Adult Dentistry, Clinical Skills A & B, Clinical Practice 2-5. I speak publically on occlusion and presenting skills.