Dr Stephen Cox

Head of Discipline of Oral Surgery
Senior Lecturer

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9845 7405
Fax +61 2 9893 8671

Biographical details

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

Research interests

  • 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.

Current projects

  • Pericytes in wound healing and fibrotic conditions.
  • Bone regeneration – control of pericyte – osteocyte transformation in vitro.
  • Development of an accredited Oral Surgery Training program

Associations

  • 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

Keywords

Oral Surgery; Submucous Fibrosis

International links

Cambodia

(International University) 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

Selected grants

2010

  • The Endothelial response to arecoline; Cox S, Ullah M, Zoellner H; Dental Board of NSW/Research Support.
  • Microarray analysis of the response of endothelium to arecoline; Ullah M, Kelly E, Cox S, Zoellner H, Kelly L; Australian Dental Research Foundation/Research Support.

2009

  • Dietary nutrients and inflammatory cytokines in Head and Neck Cancer; Cox S, Arora M, Arora A; Dental Board of NSW/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 Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • The risk of exposure to inorganic toxins from chewing tobacco and areca nut products; Hampton K, Arora M, Cox S; Australian Dental Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Dietary nutrients and inflammatory cytokines in Head and Neck Cancer; Arora A, Zoellner H, Arora M, Cox S; Australian Dental Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Inorganic toxins in chewing tobacco and areca nut products; Cox S, Hampton K, Arora M; Dental Board of NSW/Research Support.

2007

  • 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 Research Foundation/Research Grants.
  • Effect of arecoline on endothelial cells and fibroblasts; Cox S; Dental Board of NSW/Research Grants.

2000

  • Significance of TGF-beta and CTGF-receptors in the development of oral fibrotic conditions.; Cox S; Dental Board of NSW/Research Grants.

Selected publications

Download citations: PDF RTF Endnote

Journals

  • Ullah, M., Cox, S., Kelly, E., Boadle, R., Zoellner, H. (2014). Arecoline is cytotoxic for human endothelial cells. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 43(10), 761-769. [More Information]
  • Sukumar, S., Coleman, H., Cox, S. (2012). Areca nut chewing in an expatriate population in Sydney: report of two cases. Australian Dental Journal, 57(3), 373-378. [More Information]
  • Cox, S., Vickers, E., Ghu, S., Zoellner, H. (2010). Salivary arecoline levels during areca nut chewing in human volunteers. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 39(6), 465-469. [More Information]
  • Cox, S., Zoellner, H. (2009). Physiotherapeutic treatment improves oral opening in oral submucous fibrosis. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 38, 220-226.
  • Cox, S., Zoellner, H. (2008). Physiotherapeutic treatment improves oral opening in oral submucous fibrosis. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 38, 220-226. [More Information]
  • Cox, S., Piatkov, I., Vickers, E., Ma, G. (2004). High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Determination Of Arecoline In Human Saliva. Journal of Chromatography A, 1032 (1-2), 93-95.

2014

  • Ullah, M., Cox, S., Kelly, E., Boadle, R., Zoellner, H. (2014). Arecoline is cytotoxic for human endothelial cells. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 43(10), 761-769. [More Information]

2012

  • Sukumar, S., Coleman, H., Cox, S. (2012). Areca nut chewing in an expatriate population in Sydney: report of two cases. Australian Dental Journal, 57(3), 373-378. [More Information]

2010

  • Cox, S., Vickers, E., Ghu, S., Zoellner, H. (2010). Salivary arecoline levels during areca nut chewing in human volunteers. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 39(6), 465-469. [More Information]

2009

  • Cox, S., Zoellner, H. (2009). Physiotherapeutic treatment improves oral opening in oral submucous fibrosis. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 38, 220-226.

2008

  • Cox, S., Zoellner, H. (2008). Physiotherapeutic treatment improves oral opening in oral submucous fibrosis. Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 38, 220-226. [More Information]

2004

  • Cox, S., Piatkov, I., Vickers, E., Ma, G. (2004). High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Determination Of Arecoline In Human Saliva. Journal of Chromatography A, 1032 (1-2), 93-95.

For support on your academic profile contact .