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Professor Paul Coulthard


Consultant Oral Surgeon

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Location: London

Professional Profile

Professor Coulthard is Dean & Director of the Institute of Dentistry, and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, at Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Professor Coulthard holds an Honorary Consultant post in Oral Surgery at Barts Health NHS Hospital Trust. He is also a Medico-Legal Expert Witness.

He was previously Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester and Head of the School of Medical Sciences. This School consisted of the Research Institutes of ‘Cancer Sciences’, ‘Cardiovascular Sciences’, ‘Developmental Biology & Medicine’, ‘Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology’, and the ‘Manchester Medical School’ and ‘Manchester Dental School’. Prior to this he was Dean of the Manchester Dental School of five years.

Professor Paul Coulthard undertook General Clinical Training as a General Dental Practitioner in Manchester and Sheffield. His Basic Surgical Training took place in Manchester, Carlisle and London and he undertook a resident training post in Anaesthesia. He also spent a short time working overseas. Professor Coulthard completed Higher Specialist Surgical Training in academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Manchester in 2000. This training included surgery of the mouth, surgery for facial injuries and fractures, surgery for facial disfigurement, and surgery of the salivary glands and jaw joint.

Professor Coulthard had an established private clinical practice at the BMI Alexandra Hospital from 2001, when he was appointed Consultant at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to 2020.

Professor Coulthard has published over 200 scientific papers and has an international research reputation in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, and the Control of Pain and Anxiety. Professor Coulthard is an Editor with the Cochrane Oral Health Group, was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Oral Surgery for 5 years, and is on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Surgery.

He is principal author of a textbook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine (Master Dentistry Volume 1), 4th Edition published 2021, and has also authored chapters for six other textbooks.

Specialises In

Adult Oral Surgery

Removal of wisdom teeth, impacted roots and other teeth

Removal of cysts

Excision and biopsy of lip, mouth and tongue lesions

Professional Memberships

British Association of Oral Surgeons, President

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow

International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow

Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Committee Member

GDC Specialist Oral Surgery List

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