Professorship Stewart Harding graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1982 and is currently a Professor at BPP University and Dean of The City of London Dental School. Since qualifying, he has held various full and part-time hospital appointments and introduced osseointegrated implants into his restorative and orthodontic practice in 1985. He has successfully placed and restored thousands of implants.
He pioneered postgraduate education for general practitioners wishing to attain recognized training in the area of implant dentistry. He was instrumental in designing and instigating several postgraduate degree programmers in the field. Stewart began delivering implant training programmes in 1992 since he has helped many dentists towards their ultimate goal of introducing implants to their practices. This lead to the development of Masters programmes in 2003 with the The University of Warwick, culminating in recognizing the MSc in Implant Dentistry by the General Dental Council as an additional professional qualification.
In 2010 Stewart founded the City of London Dental school and formed a collaboration in 2011 with BPP University to deliver high quality postgraduate dental education. He wrote 6 MClinDent degree courses covering all the leading dental specialties approved by the University in 2012. These courses have recruited over 200 post students making it the largest and most successful program in the UK. The school offers various levels of postgraduate education from CPD to degree level. He has also helped set up similar postgraduate programmes in Singapore, Dubai, Sudan and Ghana with plans to expand into India and Pakistan.
Stewart has been an Expert witness since 2010 and manages between 50 to 70 cases a year. In particular, he has experience in handling claims against the dentist.
Established in 1990, the Osteo-Ti dental implant system is the largest independently owned British dental implant system. The method continues to evolve, and the company is collaborating with several manufacturers to develop digitally-driven prosthetic protocols.
He is involved in several research projects into the response of bone to substitute bone materials. He authored numerous articles on the subject of implantology, lecturing extensively in Europe, West Indies, India, and Middle and the Far East. Stewart is the developer and inventor of a dental implant system, the most widely used British implant in the UK and has patented several implant applications.
In 2019 the University of Bolton validated 6 MSc (Clin) programmes in various fields of dentistry, which can be attended both full and part-time. These programmes were written and devised by Stewart Harding and are delivered by the City of London Dental School, a private provider of postgraduate dental education.