Dr Michelle Heffernan

Head of Discipline of Endodontics

C12 - United Dental Hospital
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Dr. Michelle Heffernandental career started at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA, where she obtained a degree in dental hygiene and then her dental degree. She obtained her Masters Degree in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Prior to relocating to Sydney, Dr. Heffernan practiced in a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Dr. Heffernan is the Head of Discipline of Endodontics at the University of Sydney. She also provides surgical and non-surgical endodontic treatment for her patients in her private practice, BMA House Endodontists.

Research interests

Clinical applications in Endodontics

Teaching and supervision

Head of Discipline of Endodontics

Associations

Current President of the Eastern Suburbs Dental Group

Member of ADA (Australian Dental Association)

Member of AAE (American Association of Endodontists)

Awards and honours

Dr. Heffernan is a prominent lecturer and clinical educator. Dr. Heffernan has introduced rotary endodontics and microscopes to the student clinics at the University of Sydney. She has received multiple awards for her teaching. She started the endodontic teaching and curriculum at Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW. Dr. Heffernan has given numerous lectures in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Ilia, E., Metcalfe, K., Heffernan, M. (2014). Prevalence of dental trauma and use of mouthguards in rugby union players. Australian Dental Journal, 59(4), 473-481. [More Information]

2014

  • Ilia, E., Metcalfe, K., Heffernan, M. (2014). Prevalence of dental trauma and use of mouthguards in rugby union players. Australian Dental Journal, 59(4), 473-481. [More Information]

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