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Latha Davda

  • Qualifications: Stat Exam (UK), MSc in Dental Implantology, FDS RCS, M Surg Dent, FHEA
  • Role Title: Clinical Director
  • Address: Dental Academy William beatty bldg Hampshire terrace PO12QG
  • Telephone: 023 92 848306
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  • Department: Dental Academy
  • Faculty: Science


I started my career as an assistant professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Mangalore University, India. In the United Kingdom, I have been involved in providing clinical care for patients in secondary care setting in oral and maxillofacial departments in several hospitals across England and Scotland.  For the past ten years, I have been involved in providing dental care in the primary setting in the NHS and private sector.

I joined the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy in 2006. I am currently responsible for management of the Introduction to human sciences Unit and the Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine Units on the Dental Hygiene and therapy programme. I am also involved in teaching on the Certificate of Dental Nursing programme. I am involved in the clinical supervision of students at all levels.

Additional roles at the Academy include:

  • Personal Tutor
  • Coordinator for the ‘No smoking Day’ and the ‘mouth cancer awareness day’
  • Staff clinics

I own a dental practice in Hampshire and have a duty of care to the patients and staff of the practice.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit Co-Ordinator for:

  • Introduction to Human sciences P21735
  • Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine P21745


Clinical interest

I undertake all aspects of primary care dentistry with special interest in oral surgery and implant dentistry and treatment of anxious patients under sedation.

Research interest

I am currently undertaking a MPhil/PhD. My area of research is the international dental graduates working in UK.