Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Pro Dean for Sydney Faculty of Dentistry

Recently welcomed as Pro Dean in the Sydney Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Heiko Spallek has “hit the ground running” in his specialty of dental informatics.

Sydney Dental School
Pro Dean Sydney Faculty of Dentistry Prof Spallek (Photo credit: University of Sydney)
On March 19, Heiko co-organised with researchers from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and the Sydney Dental School, the AADR-sponsored conference “Toward a Diagnosis Driven Profession 2016” to discuss the adoption of standardised diagnostic terminologies (DxTMs) by dental professionals to improve oral health.

More than 120 people attended the conference, including stakeholders from the dental insurance industry, dental research, electronic health record manufacturers, professional organisations including the American Dental Association and the funding agency NIH.

Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine

The Sydney DMD is a graduate-entry program that has been purposefully designed to adhere to the well-rounded course structure of the North American postgraduate model, but has also maintained the sophisticated clinical training for which the university has come to be renowned, giving students an applicable knowledge of dental health from the community to the laboratory.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was July 6, 2015


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