Dr Stephen Cox
Head of Discipline of Oral Surgery
C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
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Dr Stephen Cox is Head of the Discipline of Oral Surgery at the University of Sydney . He completed his dental training, a Masters and a PhD at Sydney. He has worked in the UK and also in Nepal where he was involved in surgical training programs and the surgical management of trauma and plastic surgery patients especially those that relate to cleft lip and palate. He has a strong interest in the provision of services and appropriate training in remote and regional areas. He now regularly visits Cambodia where he is a member of an international cooperation to deliver post-graduate training
- His interest in scar tissue started with the challenges associated with the treatment and management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis which he first came across during his time in Nepal. Presently he is engaged in projects that explore the mechanisms of scar tissue formation.
- Oral Surgery training both in Australia and overseas.
- He established an Evidence-based practice program as a foundational element in the training of final year students.
- Pericytes in wound healing and fibrotic conditions.
- Bone regeneration – control of pericyte – osteocyte transformation in vitro.
- Development of an accredited Oral Surgery Training program
- Australian Dental Association
- British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
- International Association of Oral Pathologists
- British Association of Oral Surgeons
- Oral Surgery Society of NSW
Awards and honours
- Order of Australia Medal (OAM) – for work amongst the people of Nepal – 1999
- Excellence in Teaching Award – 2000
- Professor Roland Bryant Award for ‘Innovation and Excellence in Teaching’ – 2012
- Fellowship from the Pierre Fauchard Academy - 2002
- Fellowship from the International College of Dentists - 2004
- Fellowship from the Academy of Dentists International - 2006
Oral Surgery; Submucous Fibrosis
Dr Callum Durwood, Executive Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
International collaboration with WHO, UK, Malaysia & Japan on the development of a Masters in Oral & Faciomaxillary Surgery
- Microarray analysis of the response of endothelium to arecoline; Ullah M, Kelly E, Cox S, Zoellner H, Kelly L; Australian Dental Association Inc/Research Support.
- The Endothelial response to arecoline; Cox S, Ullah M, Zoellner H; Dental Board of NSW/Research Support.
- The risk of exposure to inorganic toxins from chewing tobacco and areca nut products; Hampton K, Arora M, Cox S; Australian Dental Association Inc/Research Support.
- Dietary nutrients and inflammatory cytokines in Head and Neck Cancer; Arora A, Zoellner H, Arora M, Cox S; Australian Dental Association Inc/Research Support.
- Evaluation of the carcinogenic initiator and promotor activity in areca nut salivary preparations; Cox S, Kelly E, Zoellner H, Kelly L; Australian Dental Association Inc/Research Support.
- Inorganic toxins in chewing tobacco and areca nut products; Cox S, Hampton K, Arora M; Dental Board of NSW/Research Support.
- Dietary nutrients and inflammatory cytokines in Head and Neck Cancer; Cox S, Arora M, Arora A; Dental Board of NSW/Research Support.
- Effect of arecoline on endothelial cells and fibroblasts; Cox S; Dental Board of NSW/Research Grants.
- The response of endothelial cells and firo blasts to arecoline stimulation - an examination of the cytokine profile; Cox S; Dental Board of NSW/Research Grants.
- Effect of arecoline on endothelial cells and fibroblasts; Cox S; Australian Dental Association Inc/Research Grants.
- Significance of TGF-beta and CTGF-receptors in the development of oral fibrotic conditions.; Cox S; Dental Board of NSW/Research Grants.