Dedication and Service

5 March 2009

An outstanding service to the community


Dr Bettine Webb
Dr Bettine Webb

Dr Bettine Webb, treasurer of Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry, has spent a lifetime in the profession of Dentistry. At first she treated only children as Senior Dental Officer in the School Dental Service of NSW. Later, she lectured and supervised at the College of Dental Therapy, Westmead and obtained her MHP (1984) at UNSW whilst at the College.

During her retirement she found time to obtain a MDS (1987) at Sydney University on the School Dental Service, a PhD (1997) at Sydney University on Candida-associated denture stomatitis and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at UTS (2000). Each time Bettine says "she was blessed with wonderful supervisors from whom she learnt everything".

Currently her main interest is in research into the aged population particularly at the Aged Care Facilities. Bettine and her colleague Professor CJ Thomas spent two years researching denture stomatitis in these Facilities and as a result feel quite passionately about the older people. Previously a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, Bettine holds the positions of Senior Clinical Associate in the Faculty and Honorary Research Associate at the IDR, Westmead. Bettine is the author/co-author of ten dental articles, both locally and overseas. She also reviews new ADA library books and acts as a referee for various International dental journals.

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