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Qualifications

M.Phil, BDS, MFGDP.

Experience

General Dental Practice.
Dental Public Health.

Publications

Richards W (1993) Who are our competetors – itdepends on One’s Viewpoint BDJ 175, 233

Richards W (1993) look at if From Where I’m Sitting – I’m a Patient. The Probe 35:5.

Richards W (1993) Swansea Dentists Joins 7000 at the FDI in Sweden and Launches the 1994
Prevention in Practice Award. The Probe 35:12.

Richards W (1995) Shifting the Focus in Dental Care. In Riley et al Releasing Resources to Achieve Health Gain. Radcliffe Press Oxford & New York.

Richards W, Scourfield S (1996) Oral lll Health in a General Dental Practicein S Wales Primary Dental Care 3(1) 14-22.

Richards W (1997) When Hard Work Pays Off. The Probe – June.

Higgs G Richards W (2002) The use of Geographical Information Systems in Examining Variations in Sociodemographic Profiles of Dental Practice Catchments: A Case Study of a Swansea Practice. Primary Dental Care 9(1) 63-69.

Richards W (2002) Oral lll -health and Deprivation Among Patients of a General Dental Practice in South Wales Primary Dental Care. 9(3) 102-112.

Richards W Ameen J (2002) The impact of attendance pattern on oral health in a general dental practice. BDJ 192:697-702.

Richards W (2003) The influence of consumerism on clinical prescription. Bdj 192.

Richards W (2003) Patients’ role in treatment decision-making. BDJ 194.

Richards W (2003) Parental Responsibility. BDJ 194.

Richards W (2003) Beyond the Spin Getting the Real Oral Health CAre in Wales Inaugral Lecture University of Glamorgan.

Richards W (2003) Registration Confusion British Dental Journal. 195,422-423.

Toy A Richards W (2004) A Specialism of Primary Dental Care? Primary Dental Care 11(1) 5-7

Richards W (2004) Oral Health Care British Dental Journal 196 (5) 247-248.

Richards W (2004) Needs and Priorities in Dental Care British Journal of Health Care Management. 10(6) 178-181.

Richards W, Ameen J, Salisbury AM, Higgs G (2005) Reasons For Tooth Extraction in Four General Dental Practices in South Wales British Dental Journal. 198(5) 275-278.

Richards W (2005) Managing Change British Dental Journal 198 6 321.

Richards W (2005) A win win scenario British Dental Journal 198 12 729.

Richards W (2005) Insufficient Incentives British Dental Journal. 199, 515-51

Richards W (2005) NHS: private ratio British Dental Journal. 199, 694-694.

Richards W Ameen J Coll AM (2005) The Community General Dental Practitioner British Journal of Health Care Management (11) 308-312.

Richards W, Evans L (2006) From Rhetoric to Reality: PPI in general dental practice British Care of Health Care Management (12) 50-54.

Richards W (2006) To fill or not to fill British Dental Journal 200, 506-506.

Richards W (2006) Letter to the editor Community Dental Health 23, 124-125.

Richards W Toy A (2007) Improving oral health with the new dental contract British Dental Journal 203:453-455

Marshall K Richards W (2007) There’s no escape! Vital Winter Ed.

Richards W Gear T (2008) Changes in the Balances between Dentist, Patients and Funders in the NHS and their Consequences Primary Dental Care 15(1):145-148

Richards W Ameen J Higgs G (2008) Adapting to change: dental prescriptions British Journal of Health Care Management 14 (11) 500-504

Richards W (2008) Prevention in practice British Dental Journal 205 (3):111

Richards W Harris C Gear T (2009) Oral health-related quality of life British Journal of Health Care Management 15(4) 181-187

Richards W (2009) Moving Goal Posts British Dental Journal 206(5) 237

Richards W Keauffling J (2009) Homeless who accessed a healthy living centre in Swansea, South Wales: an assessment of oral ill-health Primary Dental Care 16(3):94-98

Richards W Razzaq K Higgs G (2009) An audit of Dental General Anaesthetic Referral from a General Dental Practice in South Wales Primary Dental Care 16(4):143-147

Richards W (2009) In search of quality Br Dent J 207(5):189

Richards W Higgs G (2010) An audit of smoking behaviours among patients attending two general dental practices in South Wales: An awareness-raising exercise for the dental team and patients Primary Dental Care 17(2):79-82

Richards W (2010) Dental Care Considerations for Homeless People Dental Nursing 6(6):314-317

Richards W (2010) Change and the Dental Profession British Journal of Health Care Management (in press)

Humphreys R E Richards W Gill P (2010) Perceptions of first year Foundation Dentists on Oral Health Education and its role in General Dental Practice Br Dent J (in press)

Richards W (2010) Commissioning on Evidence Br Dent J editorial (in press)

Richards W Higgs G (2010) letter Br Dent J (in press)

Memberships

FDI, BDA, BDHF, NEBDN, ADVISORY BOARD BDJ.

Research

Percapital Prescription need in General Dental Practice.
Collective inquiry into GDP.
Attitude regarding role change.

Research Interests

Reducing Oral Health Inequalities in Communities.
Oral Health Related Quality of life Measurement.

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