Iain Chapple is professor of periodontology and head of the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham (UK). He is a former scientific editor of the British Dental Journal, former associate editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research, and associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. He also edits volumes of Periodontology 2000 and has written seven textbooks and 20 book chapters.
At the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), Prof Chapple has been treasurer (2007-2013), founding chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee and editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016), and secretary general (2016-2019). He also co-organises the federation’s Perio Workshops.
At the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Prof Chapple was president of the Periodontal Research Group (2006-07), group programme chair (2008-2015), and council representative (2016). He also served as president of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) in 2014-2015.
Prof Chapple was awarded the Charles Tomes medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011-12 and the Rizzo Research Award of the IADR Periodontal Research Group in 2001. In 2018, he was awarded the IADR’s Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research.
Iain leads the University of Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, which is part of Birmingham’s MRC Centre for Immune Regulation. Prof Chapple has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature. He is director of research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He runs a regional clinical NHS service for a population base of six million people and a national oral-care service for adult patients with Epidermolysis bullosa.