Dr Claire Harwood
Specialist Oral Surgeon
BDS (Hons) Liverpool, BSc, MJDF RCS (Eng), PhD
GDC No. 112505
Claire provides minor oral surgery at Hilton Dental Clinic. Due to the broad training she has received she is experienced in treating anxious patients and children. She puts patients at ease, takes time to explain what she is doing and uses a range of anxiety management techniques.
Claire gained her dental degree with Honours in 2007 from The University of Liverpool. Prior to this she did a degree in Biology and a PhD at the University of Leeds, and then worked for three years as a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Pennsylvania, USA, carrying out basic science research.
Following her dental degree, she carried out a year of vocational training at a dental practice on the Wirral. She began her post-graduate dental training at Liverpool Dental Hospital with a Senior House Office post that had an emphasis on Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry. She then undertook an Oral and Maxillofacial Senior House Officer post on the Mersey Regional Rotation working at Aintree Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. After her daughter was born, she became a Community Dental Officer in Derbyshire treating children and adults with special needs, complex medical problems, anxieties and learning difficulties.
Claire is currently a Specialist Registrar in Oral Surgery at Sheffield and carries out emergency dental treatment in Derby and Burton-upon-Trent. At Sheffield her work involves all aspects of surgical dentistry and she teaches both undergraduate dental students and post-graduates. Claire also has a special interest in conscious sedation for dentistry and has completed a postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation at Newcastle University.
Claire is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS). She was an active member of BAOS Council for three years. Away from the world of dentistry Claire has a busy life and with her husband, daughter and young son. She tries to fit in exercise and her own social life around her children’s extracurricular activities, but sometimes fails!