Philip Preshaw is Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University, UK. He received his Dental Degree from the University of Newcastle in 1991 and his PhD in 1997. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, salivary diagnostics, and the links between diabetes and periodontal disease. Professor Preshaw lectures frequently, and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.