Researcher biography

I am the Clinical Stream Lead General and Preventive Dentistry, a conjoint UQ and MNOHS appointment. Having returned to an academic appointment after 27 years of specialist periodontal private practice I have extensive experience in clinical periodontal practice with particular interests in the outcomes of non-surgical periodontal therapy and implant placement. Current research interests are in the areas of adjunctive use of antibiotics in non-surgical periodontal therapy, use of salivary biomarkers to classify disease and allow for targeted treatment approaches, periodontal regeneration, placement of implants and therapies aimed at treatment of infections around dental implants.