Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide. Formerly Professor of Periodontics and Director, Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre, University of Adelaide (2002 – 2017). Half time private specialist periodontics practice in Adelaide.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1979; Bachelor of Science in Dentistry with First Class Honours 1980; Doctor of Philosophy 1983. He qualified for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Periodontics in 1991; Doctor of Dental Science 1996. Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Past President of International Academy of Periodontology, ANZ Division of the IADR, and Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology.
Editorial board member of 10 international dental journals, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research, Periodontology 2000 and Clinical & Experimental Dental Research and Editor of the Australian Dental Journal.
Research: use of periodontal stem cells for periodontal regeneration, and periodontal / systemic health interrelationships. Authored 285 scientific papers.
Awards: Membership of the Order of Australia (2004) for contribution to periodontal research and education, Honorary Life Membership Australian Dental Association (2013); Honorary Life Membership American Academy of Periodontology (2014); Straumann/IADR Award for Periodontal Regenerative Medicine (2015); IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease (2015); Elmer S Best Award 2016 (Pierre Fauchard Academy) for contributions to dentistry of international significance.
Personalized/Precision Periodontics – A medical model for the management of periodontitis | Thursday 21 March, 11.30am
Over the past 20 years there have been some exceptional advances made in the field of Periodontology. This presentation will look at some of the major changes which have occurred in periodontics in recent times and how they have led to significant changes in our thinking and approach to periodontal therapy.
Topics to be covered will include:
• Types of periodontal disease
• Role of inflammation and bacteria in periodontitis
• Multifactorial nature of periodontitis
• Host modulation therapy
• Diagnostically driven and patient centered periodontal care
• Personalized periodontics
The implications of these developments will be considered in the context of future patient centred management.