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Health Sciences profile

Professor Paul Brunton

PositionDean of Faculty of Dentistry
DepartmentDean's Office (Dentistry)
Research summaryRestorative Dentistry

Research

Professor Brunton's research interests include operative dentistry, specifically tooth preparation and tooth whitening; and early diagnosis and treatment of tooth wear.

Publications

Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Lazarjan, M. S., Jermy, M. C., Winter, T., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. A. (2017). Use of agar/glycerol and agar/glycerol/water as a translucent brain simulant for ballistic testing. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 65, 665-671. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.09.034

Polyzois, G., Lagouvardos, P., Omar, R., & Brunton, P. (2017). Attitudes of dentists toward denture adhesives: A questionnaire survey in Greece. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.01.011

The, A. J. M., Adam, L., Meldrum, A., & Brunton, P. (2017). Dental students' and staff perceptions of the impact of learning environment disruption on their learning and teaching experiences. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12293

Brunton, P. A., Ghazali, A., Tarif, Z. H., Loch, C., Lynch, C., Wilson, N., & Blum, I. R. (2017). Repair vs replacement of direct composite restorations: A survey of teaching and operative techniques in Oceania. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2017.02.010

Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. (2017). Investigation of the elastic modulus, tensile and flexural strength of five skull simulant materials for impact testing of a forensic skin/skull/brain model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 68, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.023

Journal - Research Article

Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Lazarjan, M. S., Jermy, M. C., Winter, T., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. A. (2017). Use of agar/glycerol and agar/glycerol/water as a translucent brain simulant for ballistic testing. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 65, 665-671. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.09.034

Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. (2017). Investigation of the elastic modulus, tensile and flexural strength of five skull simulant materials for impact testing of a forensic skin/skull/brain model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 68, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.023

Brunton, P. A., Ghazali, A., Tarif, Z. H., Loch, C., Lynch, C., Wilson, N., & Blum, I. R. (2017). Repair vs replacement of direct composite restorations: A survey of teaching and operative techniques in Oceania. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2017.02.010

The, A. J. M., Adam, L., Meldrum, A., & Brunton, P. (2017). Dental students' and staff perceptions of the impact of learning environment disruption on their learning and teaching experiences. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.12293

Polyzois, G., Lagouvardos, P., Omar, R., & Brunton, P. (2017). Attitudes of dentists toward denture adhesives: A questionnaire survey in Greece. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.01.011

Hickey, D., Sharif, O., Janjua, F., & Brunton, P. A. (2016). Bulk dentine replacement versus incrementally placed resin composite: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Journal of Dentistry, 46, 18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2016.01.011

Broadbent, J. M., Theodore, R. F., Te Morenga, L., Thomson, W. M., & Brunton, P. A. (2016). Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in dental treatment at a school of dentistry. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(2), 55-61.

Caruana, K., White, A. J., Bubb, N., & Brunton, P. A. (2015). Abrasivity of Yttria Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (Y-TZP) to dental enamel in comparison to noble white high palladium alloy. International Journal of Dental Science & Research, 2, 2-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdsr.2015.04.002

Morgan, S., Jum'ah, A., & Brunton, P. (2015). Assessment of efficacy and post-bleaching sensitivity of home bleaching using 10% carbamide peroxide in extended and non-extended bleaching trays. British Dental Journal, 218(10), 579-582. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.391

Hulme, C., Yu, G., Browne, C., O'Dwyer, J., Craddock, H., Brown, S., … Brunton, P., & Hyde, T. P. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of silicone and alginate impressions for complete dentures. Journal of Dentistry, 42(8), 902-907. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.03.001

Sharif, M. O., Catleugh, M., Merry, A., Tickle, M., Dunne, S. M., Brunton, P., … Chong, L. Y. (2014). Replacement versus repair of defective restorations in adults: Resin composite (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD005971. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005971.pub3

Hyde, T. P., Craddock, H. L., Gray, J. C., Pavitt, S. H., Hulme, C., Godfrey, M., … Brunton, P. A. (2014). A randomised controlled trial of complete denture impression materials. Journal of Dentistry, 42(8), 895-901. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.02.005

Keeling, A. J., Brunton, P. A., & Holt, R. J. (2014). An in vitro study into the accuracy of a novel method for recording the mandibular transverse horizontal axis. Journal of Dentistry, 42(2), 122-128. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.11.019

Sharif, M. O., Merry, A., Catleugh, M., Tickle, M., Brunton, P., Dunne, S. M., … Chong, L. Y. (2014). Replacement versus repair of defective restorations in adults: Amalgam (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD005970. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005970.pub3

Lynch, C. D., Opdam, N. J., Hickel, R., Brunton, P. A., Gurgan, S., Kakaboura, A., … Wilson, N. H. F. (2014). Guidance on posterior resin composites: Academy of Operative Dentistry: European Section. Journal of Dentistry, 42(4), 377-383. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.01.009

Shelley, A. M., Glenny, A.-M., Goodwin, M., Brunton, P., & Horner, K. (2014). Conventional radiography and cross-sectional imaging when planning dental implants in the anterior edentulous mandible to support an overdenture: A systematic review. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 43(2), 20130321. doi: 10.1259/dmfr.20130321

Ali, R., Okechukwu, N. C., Brunton, P., & Nattress, B. (2013). An overview of electronic apex locators: Part 2. British Dental Journal, 214(5), 227-231. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.215

Ali, R., Okechukwu, N. C., Brunton, P., & Nattress, B. (2013). An overview of electronic apex locators: Part 1. British Dental Journal, 214(4), 155-158. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.161

Brunton, P. (2013). Effectively managing dental caries: Prevention and disease ownership. Primary Dental Journal, 2(3), 26-29. doi: 10.1308/205016813807440056

Brunton, P. A., Davies, R. P. W., Burke, J. L., Smith, A., Aggeli, A., Brookes, S. J., & Kirkham, J. (2013). Treatment of early caries lesions using biomimetic self-assembling peptides: A clinical safety trial. British Dental Journal, 215(4), E6. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.741

Gibson, M., Sharif, M. O., Smith, A., Saini, P., & Brunton, P. A. (2013). A practice-based randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of three interventions to reduce dentinal hypersensitivity. Journal of Dentistry, 41(8), 668-674. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.06.003

Gillam, D., Chesters, R., Attrill, D., Brunton, P., Slater, M., Strand, P., … Bartlett, D. (2013). Dentine hypersensitivity: Guidelines for the management of a common oral health problem. Dental Update, 40(7), 514-524.

Nutter, B. J., Sharif, M. O., Smith, A. B., & Brunton, P. A. (2013). A clinical study comparing the efficacy of light activated in-surgery whitening versus in-surgery whitening without light activation. Journal of Dentistry, 41(Suppl. 5), e3-e7.

Sharif, M. O., Iram, S., & Brunton, P. A. (2013). Effectiveness of arginine-containing toothpastes in treating dentine hypersensitivity: A systematic review. Journal of Dentistry, 41(6), 483-492. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.01.009

Shelley, A. M., Wardle, L., Goodwin, M., Brunton, P., & Horner, K. (2013). A questionnaire study to investigate custom and practice of imaging methods for the anterior region of the mandible prior to dental implant placement. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 42(3), 20120179. doi: 10.1259/dmfr.20120179

Bachoo, I. K., Seymour, D., & Brunton, P. (2013). A biocompatible and bioactive replacement for dentine: Is this a reality? The properties and uses of a novel calcium-based cement. British Dental Journal, 214(2), E5. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.57

Brunton, P. A., Sharif, M. O., Creanor, S., Burke, F. J. T., & Wilson, N. H. F. (2012). Contemporary dental practice in the UK in 2008: Indirect restorations and fixed prosthodontics. British Dental Journal, 212(3), 115-119. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.92

Dixon, B., Sharif, M. O., Ahmed, F., Smith, A. B., Seymour, D., & Brunton, P. A. (2012). Evaluation of the basic erosive wear examination (BEWE) for use in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 213(3), E4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.670

Brunton, P. A., Burke, T., Sharif, M. O., Muirhead, E. K., Creanor, S., & Wilson, N. H. F. (2012). Contemporary dental practice in the UK: Demographic details and practising arrangements in 2008. British Dental Journal, 212(1), 11-15. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.1098

Shelley, A. M., Brunton, P., & Horner, K. (2012). Questionnaire surveys of dentists on radiology. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 41(4), 267-275. doi: 10.1259/dmfr/58627082

Brunton, P. A., Burke, F. J. T., Sharif, M. O., Creanor, S., Hosey, M. T., Mannocci, F., & Wilson, N. H. F. (2012). Contemporary dental practice in the UK in 2008: Aspects of direct restorations, endodontics and bleaching. British Dental Journal, 212(2), 63-67. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.46

Shelley, A. M., Brunton, P., & Horner, K. (2011). Subjective image quality assessment of cross sectional imaging methods for the symphyseal region of the mandible prior to dental implant placement. Journal of Dentistry, 39(11), 764-770.

Dawson, P. F. L., Sharif, M. O., Smith, A. B., & Brunton, P. A. (2011). A clinical study comparing the efficacy and sensitivity of home vs combined whitening. Operative Dentistry, 36(5), 460-466.

Rodgers, G. D., Sharif, M. O., Smith, A. B., Kellett, M., & Brunton, P. A. (2011). Making the grade? Modification of dental radiograph quality ratings. Primary Dental Care, 18(3), 119-124.

Sharif, M. O., Fedorowicz, Z., Tickle, M., & Brunton, P. A. (2010). Repair or replacement of restorations: Do we accept built in obsolescence or do we improve the evidence? British Dental Journal, 209(4), 171-174.

Al-Diwani, H., Hyde, T. P., Gregory, P., & Brunton, P. (2010). Providing support for the pontic of natural tooth adhesive bridges: A clinical report. European Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 18(3), 128-131.

Franklin, P., McLelland, R., & Brunton, P. (2010). An investigation of the ability of computerized axiography to reproduce occlusal contacts. European Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 18(1), 17-22.

Hyde, T. P., Craddock, H. L., Blance, A., & Brunton, P. A. (2010). A cross-over Randomised Controlled Trial of selective pressure impressions for lower complete dentures. Journal of Dentistry, 38(11), 853-858. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2010.07.003

Al Ansary, M. A. D., Day, P. F., Duggal, M. S., & Brunton, P. A. (2009). Interventions for treating traumatized necrotic immature permanent anterior teeth: Inducing a calcific barrier & root strengthening. Dental Traumatology, 25(4), 367-379. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2009.00797.x

Wood, I. D., Kassir, A. S. A., & Brunton, P. A. (2009). Effect of lateral excursive movements on the progression of abfraction lesions. Operative Dentistry, 34(3), 273-279. doi: 10.2341/08-100

Ferrier, S., Sekhon, B. S., & Brunton, P. A. (2008). A study of the fracture resistance of nyyar cores of three restorative materials. Operative Dentistry, 33(3), 305-311. doi: 10.2341/07-90

Issa, Y., Brunton, P., Waters, C. M., & Watts, D. C. (2008). Cytotoxicity of metal ions to human oligodendroglial cells and human gingival fibroblasts assessed by mitochondrial dehydrogenase activity. Dental Materials, 24(2), 281-287. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2007.09.010

Mohan, N., Westland, S., Brunton, P., Ellwood, R., Pretty, I. A., & Luo, W. (2008). A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of a novel tray based tooth whitening system. Journal of Dentistry, 36(1), 21-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2007.10.002

Wood, I., Jawad, Z., Paisley, C., & Brunton, P. (2008). Non-carious cervical tooth surface loss: A literature review. Journal of Dentistry, 36(10), 759-766. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2008.06.004

Robinson, S., & Brunton, P. A. (2008). Endodontic length determination: What lengths should we go to? Dental Update, 35(10), 678-680, 682-683.

Hyde, T. P., Craddock, H., & Brunton, P. (2008). The effect of seating velocity on pressure within impressions. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 100(5), 384-389. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(08)60241-3

Barnfather, K. D. P., & Brunton, P. A. (2007). Restoration of the upper dental arch using Lava™ all-ceramic crown and bridgework. British Dental Journal, 202(12), 731-735. doi: 10.1038/BDJ.2007.534

Luo, W., Westland, S., Brunton, P., Ellwood, R., Pretty, I. A., & Mohan, N. (2007). Comparison of the ability of different colour indices to assess changes in tooth whiteness. Journal of Dentistry, 35(2), 109-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2006.06.006

Pretty, I., Brunton, P. A., Aminian, A., Davies, R. M., & Ellwood, R. P. (2006). Vital tooth bleaching in dental practice: 3. Biological, dental and legal issues. Dental Update, 33(7), P422.

Pretty, I. A., Ellwood, R. P., Brunton, P. A., & Aminian, A. (2006). Vital tooth bleaching in dental practice: 1. Professional bleaching. Dental Update, 33(5), P288.

Brunton, P. A., Aminian, A., & Pretty, I. A. (2006). Vital tooth bleaching in dental practice: 2. Novel bleaching systems. Dental Update, 33(6), P357.

Wilson, N. H. F., Gordan, V. V., Brunton, P. A., Wilson, M. A., Crisp, R. J., & Mjör, I. A. (2006). Two-centre evaluation of a resin composite/self-etching restorative system: Three-year findings. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 8(1), 47-51. doi: 10.3290/j.jad.a10899

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Journal - Research Other

Lee, R., Aminian, A., & Brunton, P. (2017). Dental complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: Guidance for physicians. Internal Medicine Journal, 47(6), 619-623. doi: 10.1111/imj.13249

Swinburn, B., Vandevijvere, S., on behalf of submitting health professors, including Hornblow, A., Taylor, B., Drummond, B., Murdoch, D., Mangin, D., Sarfati, D., Sellman, D., Sopoaga, F., Thomson, G., Abel, G., Hoek, J., Connor, J., Krebs, J., Mann, J., McCall, J., Broughton, J., Toop, L., Signal, L., Beckert, L., Farella, M., Baker, M., Keall, M., Skeaff, M., Thomson, M., Wilson, N., Chandler, N., Priest, P., Brunton, P., Crampton, P., Gendall, P., Howden-Chapman, P., Taylor, R., Edwards, R., Gauld, R., McGee, R., Mulder, R., Derrett, S., Hales, S., Pullon, S., & Blakely, T. (2017). Proposed new industry code on unhealthy food marketing to children and young people: Will it make a difference? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 94-101. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Brunton, P. (2015). Care pathways in dentistry: A personal view. Faculty Dental Journal, 6(2), 54-56. doi: 10.1308/204268515X14174408395885

Bachoo, I. K., Seymour, D., & Brunton, P. (2013). Clinical case reports using a novel calcium-based cement. British Dental Journal, 214(2), 61-64. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.53

Zarrow, M., Paisley, C. S., Krumpinski, J., & Brunton, P. A. (2010). Fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prostheses: Two clinical reports [Case report]. Quintessence International, 41(6), 471-477.

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