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Students shine at annual awards ceremony

UQ’s School of Dentistry congratulates the 27 high-achieving students who were recognised for their academic achievements at the School’s annual Student Prizes Night last month. The st...

UQ appoints new School of Dentistry Head

The University of Queensland has appointed an internationally recognised academic as the new Head of the School of Dentistry.

Indigenous students get a solid taste for university

Over 150 Indigenous students came from across Brisbane on the 4th December to try out different careers on offer at the University of Queensland as part of the Solid Pathways Program.

2013 UQ Bachelor of Oral Health Graduates Shine

Twelve University of Queensland Bachelor of Oral Health (UQ BOralH) graduates were selected to participate in the 2014 inaugural Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program (OHTGYP). The program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, who are funding fifty recently graduated Oral Health Therapists (OHTs) to work within public oral health services around Australia.

UQ tooth fairies brighten hospitalised children

UQ tooth fairies have brightened smiles at the Mater Children's Hospital. Fourth year dental students Doo Li Lee, Lauren Taljaard and Anna Yi, delivered their oral health message over the hospital radio broadcast and visited the children’s wards, donning fairy wings and toothbrushes to add some ‘magic’ to the message.

UQ findings reduce child decay by more than 20%

The answer to early childhood tooth decay could be just a phone call away, thanks to new research by the University of Queensland and Queensland Health.

Support UQ Oral Health volunteers in Vanuatu

A team of ten oral health volunteers, including third year Bachelor of Oral Health students and staff from The University of Queensland's School of Dentistry, will once again head to Malekula Island, Vanuatu in June 2013. The team will collaborate with Vanuatu Health and not-for profit organisation, Smile Vanuatu, to provide much needed oral health promotion and clinical assistance to school children.

UQ Oral Health Centre featured on UQ News TV

UQ helps kids smile in Vanuatu

A School of Dentistry team head to Malekula, Vanuatu to treat children in need.

Ozdent Perio Gift

The School has received a generous donation of Periodontal simulation models from Columbia Dentoform and Ozdent, Dental Products Australia.

Homeless connect with oral health

UQ’s School of Dentistry assists Brisbane’s homeless to access oral health care through Homeless Connect, an event linking isolated members of the community with support services.

Oral cancers to be detected earlier thanks to govt grant

The University of Queensland School of Dentistry's Oral Oncology Research Program has secured major grant funding to support new research.

‘Life changing’: Students volunteer in Vanuatu

Bachelor of Oral Health students and staff from the University of Queensland’s School of Dentistry recently returned from volunteering in Vanuatu.

Dental Ball: 2012 Prize Night

The School of Dentistry recently celebrated its annual Dental Ball. The glamorous event was held at the Victoria Park Golf Club and attended by 300 students, staff and industry representatives.

'Outstanding' oral health lecturer awarded

Dr Annetta Tsang of the School of Dentistry has been awarded an Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Dr ...

Dentistry Heads share 2014 OHC vision

Professor Laurence Walsh, current UQ School of Dentistry Head, recently shared the developing Oral Health Centre (OHC) site with visiting Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, who will take over as Head in 2014.

Research Day winner fights orthodontic pain

UQ School of Dentistry Research Day recently awarded OralB Best Research Presentation to Jonathan Rooke for his engaging address on managing discomfort in orthodontic patients.

UQ School of Dentistry Annual Report

UQ School of Dentistry Annual Report 2012-2013 Financial Year

Homeless most at risk of poor oral health

Smile says it all: UQ volunteers make a difference in Vanuatu

A recent visit by staff and students from UQ's School of Dentistry brought smiles to the faces of many adults and children in Vanuatu.

Dental community celebrates 73 years at Turbot Street

Brisbane’s dental community celebrated 73 years of one of The University of Queensland’s most iconic buildings on Friday, July 4. 140 staff, students and alumni including an alumnus who graduated in 1954 gathered at the School of...

Compelling insight into the future of dental research

From advances in oral oncology to the effects of combinations of oral antiseptics and fluoride solutions on oral bacteria, the annual Research Day provided a compelling insight into research being conducted within UQ’s School of Dentistry.

Student research project awarded the best in Australia

A fifth year UQ Bachelor of Dental Science student has taken top honours in the Australian Dental Research Foundation’s annual national awards. Ms Xin Yi (Jovena) Chan was awarded the Leonard Hansen Dental Student Research Prize for he...

Curriculum review - a message from the Head of School

The School of Dentistry’s two undergraduate programs – the Bachelor of Dental Science and the Bachelor of Oral Health – have recently been reviewed by a committee that included amongst its membership two highly experienced and dist...

Promoting oral health to local children

  Armed with colourful puppets, bright pictures, free toothbrushes and an oversized dental mirror, three students from UQ's School of Dentistry visited Mater Childcare recently to teach young children about the importance of good oral h...

Wear your team's colours with pride - on your teeth

Dentistry PhD student and budding software developer Dr William Ha created the BraceMate app. Read more

Study shows benefits of fluoride to children

A study showing that tooth decay in Logan-Beaudesert children has dropped 19 per cent since the introduction of fluoridation has been backed by the Australian Dental Association of Queensland (ADAQ).

Dentistry Graduate contibutes to her culture

Kirrily Phillips is pursuing her passion to improve dental health outcomes of the Indigenous community. With her Aboriginal heritage, Kirrily gives insight into her experiences working with her culture in the dental health sector.

School of Dentistry Connects with Homeless

On the 20th of May 2015, 26 Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) and Bachelor ...

360 degree tour of UQ's Oral Health Centre

Dentistry students travel to The University of Hong Kong

UQ School of Dentistry 5th year students Bethany Fisher, Dayea Oh and Ashleigh Wong were re...

Brisbane Open House - UQ Oral Health Centre

Brisbane Open House is a free event held over the weekend of October 8-9 and provides visitors with the rare opportunity to discover a wealth of architecturally diverse, well designed and historic buildings in Brisbane City, South Bank, Fortitude Va...

Dentistry graduate shines with national award

UQ appoints Australia's first woman head of dentistry

Research Day 2017


Teamwork tackles autism

Every year the University of Queensland Health Sciences faculty hosts Teamwork in Action (TIA), designed to introduce first year health science students to interdisciplinary communication and teamwork; the skills necessary for ideal patient outcomes in the real world. The first years are divided into teams, made up of a range of different health fields including medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy and speech therapy, with the goal to collaborate and contribute to a community organisation. As a fourth year dentistry student, Ellen Rogers mentored a team, helping to guide the team towards their goal of raising awareness for Autism.

Watch 3MT Dental Research Finalist

Watch Kathryn Plonka - 2012 3MT UQ Finalist from the School of Dentistry compete in the September final. She presented on 'Preventive Strategies for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) from Antenatal to Age 36 Months'

Dentistry researcher wins faculty 'Three Minute Thesis'

School of Dentistry PhD student, Kathryn Plonka has won the Three Minute Thesis UQ Health Sciences Final held this month, for her presentation: Preventive Strategies for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) from Antenatal to Age 36 Months.

School Cone Beam: ‘Australian first’

3D dental imaging equipment exclusive to School thanks to Alumni support

Dental leader contrasts old with new

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