Dental Academy


Otto Sparrius

  • Role Title: Dentist/Clinical Teaching Fellow
  • Address: Dental Academy William Beatty Building Hampshire Terrace University of Portsmouth PO1 2QG
  • Telephone: 023 9284 8309
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  • Department: Dental Academy
  • Faculty: Science


Otto qualified with a BDS from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 1978. He completed his MSc (Enamel and Dentine bonding agents) in 1989 (from the University of the Witwatersrand). He has publications in internationally recognised journals and he has presented papers at local and international conferences including a paper at the FDI conference in Hong Kong on Medical Hypnotherapy. In 2014 he presented a paper on Local anaesthetic training at the International Conference for Dental Hygiene in Cape Town.

Otto worked in his own dental practices in Johannesburg and East London (South Africa) where he was also actively involved in South African Dental Association. He moved to the UK in April 2002 where he worked in various UK dental practices and continued his involvement in professional organisations, including the British Dental Association.

Since 2009 Otto has been employed as a Dentist Tutor at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy and as an Associated Dental Tutor, King’s College Dental Institute. He is a clinical tutor for Dental Hygiene/Therapy students and final year Dental students. He lectures in Radiography, Dental Photography, Dental Materials, Professionalism and Clinical practice. He has a particular interest in Minimal Intervention Dentistry. He has completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Most recently Otto has started a Prof Doc in Medical Imaging in the Department of Radiology University of Portsmouth.


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