George Tsakos is Professor in Dental Public Health at UCL and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health with the National Health Service (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust) and with the Department of Health and Social Care (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities).

He was President of the European Association of Dental Public Health and is currently Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe and President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Behavioral Epidemiological and Health Services Research group. The UCL Dental Public Health Group is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre of Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health, and George contributes to the development of oral health indicators for WHO.

He was a member of the Oral Health Working Group of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) and is involved in World Dental Federation (FDI) programmes.

His research is on:

  • Oral health inequalities and the social determinants of health
  • Subjective outcomes of oral health and quality of life
  • Oral health and healthy ageing
  • Associations between oral and general health.

He is part of the consortium for the national dental health surveys in the UK and currently leads NIHR funded research on the feasibility of the NICE guideline for oral health in older people in care homes.