Congratulations to the School of Dentistry on a number of great achievements.

Congratulations to all of the following staff who have been successful in receiving the following accolades and awards:

Lisa Jamieson has been awarded a project grant in this year’s round of NH&MRC funding.
Other successes included Lisa Jamieson and Ratilal Lalloo being co-chief investigators on a grant with Prof Newell Johnson and co-workers (Griffith University) and Mark Bartold co-investigator with Prof Saso Ivanovski (Griffith University)

Loc Do, John Spencer, Diep Ha and Chin Wong have received an ADRF Community Oral Health Award for their project: “Explaining the links between mother’s and child’s oral health – prospective cohort study”

Ms Margie Steffens who recently received 1st place award at the Australian Society of Special needs in Dentistry (ASSCID) conference in Newcastle for her presentation: “Pilot study Community Outreach dental program in Nursing Homes-Inter professional care an obligation not an option”. This has been an extension of the community outreach dental program to enable our students during their rotation to experience working in different environments with other support agencies and health care professions.

In addition, Ms Margie Steffens received a service award from the National Dental Hygienists Association at their National Symposium held in Canberra on the 12 & 13 November, in recognition of service to the Association and Community.

DClinDent student Dr Nasr received 2nd place for her clinical case presentation, in the area of Special Needs, her clinical study presentation was “The management of radiotherapy-related nasal collapse in a patient with malignant melanoma”

A/Prof Janet Fuss for receiving the honour of Alumni Fellow for her services to the University

Dr Suzanna Mihailidis and Dr Jane Harford who have been awarded 2015 Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowships.

Dr Haiping Tan on her recent success on being awarded ACFF Community Grant for her project ‘Building a caries free community for the elderly’

Our L & T Group has won a Category 1 grant application, ‘Translating concept into practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches – have been awarded $225,000 over 2015. The project will be led by Sophie, Cathy and Tracey, but will involve a number of academics from U of A, Australian Catholic University and Uni of Tasmania – from health areas such as medicine, nursing, health sciences, speech pathology, physiotherapy, and sports exercise science.

This is a huge honour for our Dental School – congratulations to all involved. For the very first time our School and the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) Program has won an Australian Government Asia Bound Travel Grant. The project team Katrina Plastow, Diep Ha, Nimi Ashok and Rosie Cooper, were awarded $10,000 grant and an additional $5000 Beacon of Enlightenment Set-Up Grant for New Study Tours. The aims of the study tour are to develop cultural awareness, gain an overview of dental education and roles of dental professionals in Vietnam, identify key oral health issues in the Vietnamese population and learn about current health promotion strategies that have been implemented, and develop students’ practical/clinical experience.

ADRF Reginald and Pamela Hession Award 2014 has been awarded to Dr Danijela Menicanin, to assist with facilitating overseas or interstate travel to a dental research institute or laboratory of distinction for an arranged work period of not less than six weeks.

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When: 1.30pm, Friday 5 December 2014 for a 2pm start

Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide.


Phone: (08) 8313 5256

Contact the School to find out more.

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The Faculty of Health Sciences is hosting an information session aimed at providing a clear overview of the admission and application processes for Dental Surgery and Oral Health. Applicants for 2015 and their family members are the intended audience.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health Information Session


Tuesday 3 June – 6.30pm for 7.00pm start (1.5 hours)


Flentje Lecture Theatre, Barr Smith South, North Terrace Campus

Book here:

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Associate Professor James Dudley chose the world’s largest marathon for his first attempt at the ultimate challenge on Sunday 3 November. Completing the New York City Marathon course in 3 ½ hours, James joined more than 50,000 racers who travelled through five boroughs in New York City. The course started on Staten Island, travelled through […]

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Two senior lecturers in the University of Adelaide’s School of Dentistry have the brightest smiles today with the announcement they have won national recognition among Australia’s best university teachers. Sophie Karanicolas and Catherine Snelling together have won one of the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching. The $25,000 award was announced by Senator Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister […]

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When: 1.30pm, Friday 6 December 2013 for a 2pm start Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide. Email: Phone: (08) 8313 5256 Contact the School to find out more.

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This event honours and acknowledges achievements of long- standing staff members who have dedicated 25 years of service to the University. Attended by friends, family and colleagues, staff were presented with a certificate and gift in the Wine Centre Exhibition Hall. The School of Dentistry thanks the following for their commitment and service Mrs Silvana […]

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Plans are progressing for the School of Dentistry, including new clinical facilities, to be incorporated in the Integrated Clinical School – a new University building in the SA Health and Biomedical Precinct. The School has a long partnership with SA Health and the South Australian Dental Service (SADS) in the Adelaide Dental Hospital (ADH) and […]

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Poor diets, bottled water, low fluoride toothpastes and lack of education – these are just some of the reasons behind the deterioration of oral health in children and Indigenous Australians. To help tackle this major health problem, the University of Adelaide has launched two research initiatives. In 2011, the School of Dentistry’s Australian Research Centre […]

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On Friday 26 July Bachelor of Dental Surgery students attended a scholarship information evening that was hosted by the Pacific Smiles Group. Ms Tracy Haig and Ms Shari Wood, from Pacific Smiles provided valuable information about the scholarship, as well as general information about the working life of recent dental graduate. The Dean of Dentistry, Professor […]

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