Dr Pratik Sharma
Specialist in Orthodontics GDC No: 76562
BDS(Hons.), MFDS RCSEd., M.Sc, M.Orth RCSEd., FDSOrth RCSEd., CILT
Dr Sharma qualified as a dentist at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1999 obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction and his postgraduate dental fellowship from the Royal College of surgeons from Edinburgh in 2001.
He went on to complete a three-year full-time specialist orthodontic training program at The Royal London Hospital. During this period he obtained a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London achieving a distinction for his research thesis and subsequently went on to complete his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Sharma has been practising orthodontics exclusively since 2002 working part-time in our private practice and the rest of his time as Hospital consultant / Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital Dental Institute / Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. He is heavily involved in teaching undergraduate Dental students and training postgraduates in Orthodontics, including those training to become hospital consultants. He is currently appointed as the clinical lead and the training programme director in orthodontic department at the royal London hospital.
As a hospital consultant he is also involved in treating patients presenting with complex malocclusions including those requiring Jaw surgery. Dr Sharma has published numerous articles in peer – reviewed journals and presented his research at national and international orthodontic conferences and meetings.
He has been invited to give a number of lectures at national orthodontic meetings. He is on the Specialist Register (orthodontics) of the General Dental Council and is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies.
As an orthodontic specialist Dr Sharma accepts referrals for all ranges of orthodontic problems affecting adults and children including orthognathic surgery and where appropriate provides treatment utilizing a variety of orthodontic appliances including: cosmetic ‘tooth coloured’ braces, self-ligating braces, lingual braces (braces placed on the inside of the teeth) and Invisalign (clear aligner’s).
A. El-Huni, F. colonio Salazar, P. K Sharma, P.S. Fleming. Understanding factors influencing compliance with removable functional appliances: A qualitative study. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Volume 155, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 173-181
J.Parekh, K Counihan, P.S. Fleming, N. Pandis, P.K. Sharma. Effectiveness of part-time vs full-time wear protocols of Twin-block appliance on dental and skeletal changes: A randomized controlled trial. Americal Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Volume 155, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 165-172.
S. Collier, N. Pandis, A. Johal, U. Qureshi, P.K. Sharma & P.S. Fleming (2017). A prospective cohort study assessing the appearance of retrieved aesthetic orthodontic archiwires. Orthod Craniofac Res. Dec 4. doi:10.1111/ocr.12207.
A. Din, N. Bhatti, P.K. Sharma (2017) Orthodontic Management of Delayed Permanent Tooth Eruption and a Case Report of Hyper-IgE Syndrom. Orthodontic Update, 10: 24-27.
S. Coms, A. Tahim, N. Ali, M.I. Millwaters, P.K. Sharma (2016). Benefits of early orthognathic surgery – a case series. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol 54, Issue 10, e137.
J. Pindoria, P.S. Fleming & P.K. Sharma (2016). Inter-proximal enamel reduction in contemporary orthodontics. British Dental Journal, Vol 221, 757-763.
O’Rourke N, Albeedh H, Sharma P, Johal A, (2016). Effectiveness of bonded and vacuum-formed retainers: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. Sep;150 (3):406-15
Jauhar P, Machesney MR, Sharma PK (2016) . Ingestion of an orthodontic archwire resulting in a perforated bowel: A case report.J Orthod vol. 43, (3) 237-240.
Pratik K. Sharma, Pranay Sharma (2015) Interdisciplinary management of congenitally absent maxillary lateral incisors: Orthodontic/prosthodontic perspectives, Seminars in orthodontics, Vol. 21, Issue 1, p27–37
Michael Millwaters, Pratik K. Sharma (2015) The role of distraction osteogenesis in patients presenting with dento-facial deformity—An overview, Seminars in orthodontics, Vol 21, Issue 1 p46–58
Bhavin Kiritkumar Soneji and Pratik k Sharma (2015) A modified occlusal wafer for managing partially dentate orthognathic patients — a case series, Journal of orthodontics, Vol 42 , Issue 1 pp45-52
Sharma PK. Informed consent in orthodontics (2013): A Prospective RCT comparing two methods of information delivery. J Educ Ethics Dent;3:81-7. L.
P.K. Sharma, P. Sharma (2012), Dental Smile Aesthetics: The creation of the ideal smile. Seminar in Orthodontics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 193-201
Khamashta-Ledezma, J. Collier, P. K. Sharma, N. Ali (2011) Incidence and impact of previous orthodontic treatment in patients attending orthognathic combined clinics: a survey British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vol. 50, Issue 6, Pages 537-540
P.K. Sharma, Chate R A C. (2011). An audit of the level of knowledge and understanding of informed consent amongst TGG orthodontists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Journal of Orthodontics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 90-98
P.S. Fleming, P. K. Sharma, A.T. DiBiase (2011).How to…. Mechanically erupt a palatal canine. Journal of Orthodontics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 262-271
N.S. Wright, P. S. Fleming, P. K. Sharma, and J. Battagel (2010). Influence of Supplemental Written Information on Adolescent Anxiety, Motivation and Compliance in Early Orthodontic Treatment. The Angle Orthodontist. Volume 80, Issue 2 pp. 329-335
Leila Khamashta Ledezma, J. Collier, P. K. Sharma, N. Ali (2009) Prevalence and impact of previous orthodontic treatment in patients referred to orthognathic combined clinics: does this affect their future management? British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vol. 47, Issue 7, Page 24.
P. Singh, P. k. Sharma, S. Ash, (2007). An audit to investigate the reason for patient attendance at hospital review clinics.BOS Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin; 20: 10-12.
P. K. Sharma (2006). Informed consent in Orthodontics: A prospective, randomized, controlled study. Journal of Orthodontics 33:139
P. k. Sharma, A. Songra, S. Ng (2002). Intra-operative ultrasound guided retrieval of an air gun pellet in the tongue – a case report.British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery 40 153-155
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