Dr Mark Cronshaw trained at Guys Hospital in London. He graduated in 1981 with a degree in biomedical sciences before completing his dental studies in 1984.
Dr Cronshaw has used lasers in his daily clinical practice since 2005 and he maintains a busy private general practice in Cowes, UK. He was appointed a Professor a.c. at the University of Genoa in 2014-2020 where he taught the Advanced Masters Degree course in oral laser applications and he lectures on oral laser applications Worldwide.
In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship award of the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics. Dr Cronshaw is on the editorial peer review panel of the journals Lasers in Medical Science and Photochemistry and Photobiology and also is a Board member of Laser Education International. His clinical interests are in phototherapy, aesthetic dentistry, holistic dental care, minimally invasive dentistry as well as the application of laser therapy as an adjunct to tissue regeneration and pain management in periodontics and surgery. In collaboration with his co-Director Professor Steven Parker he runs a highly active laser training academy offering a variety of dedicated oral laser training programmes.
Dr Cronshaw has written over 20 peer reviewed scientific papers on the clinical applications of lasers in dentistry and he is actively involved in continued research. Dr Cronshaw is a contributory author and provided a chapter on orthodontics in the best-selling textbook “Lasers in Dentistry: Current Concepts”, editors Steven Parker and Don Coluzzi, published by Springer in October 2017.
Dr Cronshaw is actively involved in clinical research into laser tissue interaction in regards to clinical phototherapy and is currently studying for a doctorate at Birmingham University. As a researcher and active clinician Dr Cronshaw has studied the literature on the application of photobiomodulation therapies for very many clinical applications including sports physiotherapy, CNS disorders, peripheral neuropathic syndromes and the management of failed wound healing.
Most recently he presented to the World Federation of Laser Dentistry on aspects of dosimetry in photobiomodulation therapies. His current research involves trans- national collaboration with groups involved in oncology in France and Poland.
During the recent Covid-19 crisis he founded a UK national think tank Pandora Dental Training and Guidance Ltd. This has been influential in formulating a practical response to the challenges in general dental practice to the disruption caused by Covid-19. In recognition of his work he was given a UK National award earlier this year.