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 and the Journal of Periodontal Research and is currently associate editor of the Journal Clinical Periodontology and Periodontology 2000. He has written seven textbooks and 16 book chapters.
Prof Chapple was president of the IADR Periodontal Research Group (2006-07), group programme chair (2008-2015) and council representative (2016).
At the EFP, he was treasurer (2007-2013), co-organiser of the Perio Workshops, chairman of the scientific advisory committee and editor of the JCP Digest (2014-2016). Currently, he is the EFP secretary-general.
In addition, Prof Chapple was president of the British Society of Periodontology in 2014-2015. He was awarded the Charles Tomes medal by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and the Rizzo Research Award of the IADR Periodontal Research Group in 2001.
He leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, which is part of Birmingham’s MRC Centre for Immune Regulation. Prof Chapple has published over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts of international scientific literature. He is director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He runs a regional clinical NHS service for a population base of six million and also a national oral service for adults patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.