Stefan Serban

Stefan Serban
University of Leeds · School of Dentistry

DMD, MPH, PhD

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Introduction
Specialist Registrar and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Dental Public Health. Interested in the associations between oral and systemic health.
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March 2017 - present
University of Leeds
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (18)
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There is increasing evidence supporting an association between periodontal disease (PD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), both mechanistically and clinically. Trials have shown that treating PD in people with RA may improve RA disease activity. Patients with musculoskeletal symptoms without arthritis, who test positive for cyclic-citrullinated protein...
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Background In 2020/21, as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response and for the first time in England, newly qualified foundation dentists (FDs) were trained to participate in flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes to offer additional workforce capacity. The largest of these efforts was in Yorkshire and the Humber where 106 FDs were trained and ready...
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Objectives: A multicentre survey was designed to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on dental practice worldwide, estimate the COVID-19 related symptoms/signs, work attitudes and behaviour and the routine use of protective measures and personal protective equipment (PPE). Methods: A global survey using a standardized questionnaire with res...
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Introduction Influenza is regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “serious global health threat” and is responsible for a significant number of deaths worldwide (1, 2). Influenza vaccines are usually delivered in primary care physician practices as well as in pharmacy settings. Dental practices are generally not seen as routine provide...
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The coronavirus pandemic has had significant effects on individuals, healthcare systems and governments. In the UK, whilst routine dentistry was suspended, an urgent dental care system was required to support urgent patient need. Using an adapted model of Donabedians’ framework, a critical evaluation of the services developed and implemented is pro...
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Multimorbidity (the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions) is common, is likely to be on the increase and has a major impact on quality of life, increased risk of mortality, and significant financial costs to the health and social care system. Multimorbidity is strongly associated with increasing age and is also directly linked to socioecon...
Presentation
Objectives: The associations between oral and systemic conditions are becoming increasingly important for clinicians, policy makers and patients. Periodontitis has been associated with several chronic inflammatory conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Most studies to date have focused on clinical outco...
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Objective: A qualitative exploration of the barriers and facilitators for people experiencing homelessness achieving good oral health. Participants: Adults using two homeless centres in Leeds. Methods: Focus group discussions were convened with homeless people using support services. Both an inductive and deductive approach to data analysis wa...
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INTRODUCTION: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) present a higher incidence and severity of periodontitis than the general population. Our study, Outcomes of Periodontal Treatment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (OPERA), was a randomized waiting-list controlled trial using mixed methods. Patients randomized to the intervention arm receiv...
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Objectives: Studies that demonstrate an association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and dysbiotic oral microbiomes are often confounded by the presence of extensive periodontitis in these individuals. Therefore, the present investigation sought to investigate the role of RA in modulating the periodontal microbiome by comparing periodontally heal...
Conference Paper
Objective: To assess reliability and validity of periodontal diagnosis based on routine dental radiographs in an epidemiological study of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method: From a national cohort of 1316 RA patients, 756 completed a follow-up questionnaire about their RA status and oral health. Their general dental practitioners (GDP) w...

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Evaluation of the FD flu programme