2011 News archive

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December 2011
Cambodia Appeal - Student Contribution   View Summary
5 December 2011
Cambodia_thumbnailBDent 4 students raised $300 at their Graduation Ball towards the cost of sending dental chairs to Cambodia.
November 2011
Praising the Calibre of our Dentistry Graduates   View Summary
24 November 2011
schloarship_smallFormer Associate Dean (Curriculum) & Head of the USYDMP, DR Tessa Ho , praises the calibre of our Dentistry Graduates.
21 November 2011
Pavinee_thumbnailPlease join the Dean in congratulating Dr Pavinee Padipatvuthikul in being awarded the very prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship to commence in March 2012 in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.
Marianna Doumanis - Outstanding success in the Sydney University Shield.   View Summary
17 November 2011
Marianna_ThumbnailOn the 26th November Marianna Doumanis 1st Year BOH will receive a Sydney University Blue.
A tribute to Associate Professor Robin Woods   View Summary
16 November 2011
Robin_Woods_thumbnailThe following comments are written as a small recognition for the service, expert advice and teaching that Professor Robin Woods has provided to the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Sydney.
Visit of a very special friend of Sydney Dentistry   View Summary
10 November 2011
Jenny_Parramore_thumbnailLast Fridaythe Dean hosted a very special visitor to the Sydney Dental Hospital. Mrs Jenny Parramore, accompanied by family members, came to meet and chat to the first Waterman scholarship recipients at an informal gathering.
ARC Outcome   View Summary
8 November 2011
Prof_M_Swain_thumbnailProfessor Mike Swain, Dr Luiz Bertassoni, and A/Professor Chris Little were successful in the recently announced Australian Research Council Discovery Projects for their project: Nano-mechanical and nano-structural investigation of dentine.
NH&MRC Grant awarded to Dr Amit Arora   View Summary
8 November 2011
Dr_Arora_thumbnailDr Amit Arora was awarded the highly prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council grant for his work on early childhood behaviours and dental caries in preschool children.
NH&MRC Grant awarded to Prof A. Blinkhorn   View Summary
8 November 2011
ABlinkhorn_thumbnailProfessor Blinkhorn was awarded a NH&MRC grant for his study, `A Phase Two Clinical Trial of a Program delivered by Aboriginal Health: Workers to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in Aboriginal Children.'
October 2011
International Program Development Fund (IPDF) grant to Dr Rahena Akhter   View Summary
13 October 2011
Rahena ThumbnailWe proudly announce the award of a 2012 International Program Development Fund (IPDF) grant to Dr Rahena Akhter for her project 'Jaw muscle pain and jaw motor function'
6 October 2011
Angus_NT_ThumbnailWhile the mesage remains that dental caries is a preventable disease, the problems for indigenous children are similar to those facing all children in remote communities throughout Australia and revolve around an appropriate diet and access to dental care.
Dr Tanapon Sornsuwan receives the Joan Chong Award at the IADR in Melbourne   View Summary
2 October 2011
Dr Tanapon thumbnailCongratulations to Dr Tanapon Sornsuwan, recipient of the Joan Chong Award announced at the recent IADR conference in Melbourne.
September 2011
Dental Outreach to Orange Base Hospital   View Summary
27 September 2011
Orange_thumbnailPostgraduate Prosthodontics students visit Orange Base Hospital
A united effort to raise awareness of Oral Health & support Oxfam   View Summary
23 September 2011
Oxfam_Trailwalk_ThumbnailFaculty of Dentistry / Australian Dental Association (NSW) in a united effort to raise awareness of Oral Health and Oxfam in support of the Disadvantaged.
Interfaculty game of Rugby   View Summary
21 September 2011
Interfac_Rugby_thumbnailFriday the 16th of September saw the 3rd Interfaculty game of Rugby at the St.John's Oval at The University of Sydney.
An invitation from Sydney University Dental Association    View Summary
21 September 2011
SUDA_Cocktail_thumbnailSUDA would like to extend an invitation to all members of the Sydney University Dentistry Faculty to attend the annual SUDA Cocktail Ball. We feel it is a great way for the staff to interact with the students outside of clinic in a more social setting.
Faculty Research Day - An open invitation to all Faculty of Dentistry alumni    View Summary
13 September 2011
Research Day 2011 thumbnailWe are proud to host the Faculty of Dentistry Research Day at the Westmead Hospital Education and Conference Centre on Thursday 22nd September, 2011, and invite you to meet and listen to the brightest and keenest young minds as they share their latest research endeavours through both oral and poster presentations.
August 2011
New travelling Scholarship for General Staff   View Summary
30 August 2011
40_year_reunion_thumbnailThe University has launched a 'General Staff Travelling Scholarship' to provide eligible general staff with learning and professional development opportunities in an international environment.
Dental Task Force   View Summary
30 August 2011
Dean Chris PeckThe Dean of the Faculty, Professor Chris Peck, has been appointed to Chair the Dental Health Taskforce and is joined with colleague, Associate Professor Hans Zoellner on this 7-member team.
Sydney University Dentistry students tackle City2Surf   View Summary
30 August 2011
Students in running gearOn Sunday 14th August 2011 85,000 people participated in the annual Sun Herald City2Surf, Sydney raising more than $3.4 million for charity! A group of 21 University of Sydney, Dentistry students thought that this would be a great opportunity to have some fun, get into shape and raise some money for charity.
Colgate Oral Care and University of Sydney Partnership   View Summary
13 August 2011
signing_thumbnailThe University of Sydney and Colgate Oral Care have renewed their partnership for a further 5 years. Colgate concentrates support on promoting preventive dentistry and community oral health. Colgate has partnered with the University since 2006 supporting the Colgate Professor of Preventive Dentistry currently held by Associate Professor Wendell Evans.
40 year Reunion   View Summary
13 August 2011
40_year_reunion_thumbnailOn the occasion of the 40-year reunion of the graduating class of '71 Dr Brett Dorney reminisces on their time as students of the Faculty of Dentistry and the twists and turns of ensuing decades.
The 18th ICDMFR Congress Hiroshima May 2011   View Summary
3 August 2011
ICDMFR_thumbnailThe 18th International Congress of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (ICDMFR) Congress in Hiroshima "Peace and Radiation" was attended by three Australian representatives, Mr Bruce Waters (WCOH), Dr Antonia Scott and Dr Malcolm Coombs (Faculty of Dentistry).
2nd Asian Academic Congress for Temporomandibular Joint   View Summary
3 August 2011
Temporomandibular Joint meeting thumbnailThe Faculty was very well represented at the recent 2nd Asian Academic Congress for Temporomandibular Joint meeting held in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 23rd July 2011.
ORCA meeting - Young Investigator Award   View Summary
2 August 2011
Nattida ThumbnailIt is with immense pride that we learnt of Faculty of Dentistry Alumna, Dr Nattida Charadram's international success at the 58th European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Rural Placement in Albury - Student Report   View Summary
2 August 2011
Albury_ThumbnailOur rural placement at the Albury Community Dental Clinic was very enjoyable and enabled us to gain a wide range of clinical experiences, which included extractions and suturing, treating dry socket, restorative dentistry and endodontics.
July 2011
The Smith Family University Experience Day   View Summary
26 July 2011
Smith Family day thumbnailOn June 30th, members of the Faculty of Dentistry participated in The Smith Family University Experience Day at the University of Sydney.
University of Airlangga   View Summary
24 July 2011
Airlangga thumbnailAn enduring friendship was established between Thalca Hamid and Zephie Comino Cerny during their postgraduate days at The University of Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry. Their friendship was rekindled in June when they visited Surabaya.
European Orthodontic Society (EOS) 2011   View Summary
18 July 2011
Dr_Karadeniz_thumbnailDr. Ersan Karadeniz was one of the three finalists for the WJB Houston Research Award in the 87th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS) meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey on 19-23 June 2011
OBITUARY - Emeritus Professor Campbell Harry Graham   View Summary
12 July 2011
Prof_Graham_ThumbnailEmeritus Professor Campbell Harry "Cam" Graham BDS, DDS (Northwestern), MDS, FACD, FACDS - A Scholar and a Gentleman
DASUS AGM and Alumni Cocktail   View Summary
10 July 2011
DASUS_ThumbnailThe Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney (DASUS) held its annual general meeting on Thursday June 16 where members of the Society's committee were elected.
Talk by Prof Ronald Ettinger 15th July, 12.30-13.30   View Summary
5 July 2011
Audience thumbnailProf Ronald Ettinger, Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa, and alumnus of the Faculty, will present a talk on gerodontics on Friday, 15th of July 12.30 - 13.30
4 July 2011
Manish Arora thumbnailPlease join the Dean in the Faculty in applauding our colleague in the Faculty of Dentistry and alumni of the University of Sydney Dr. Manish Arora, on being awarded a highly coveted and prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) grant, for his work on the environment and oral health.
AAPD NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award   View Summary
4 July 2011
Susan_Hsieh_thumbnailDr. Susan Hsieh, has been honoured with the prestigious international award - the AAPD/NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award.
Australian Leadership Award (ALA) Fellowship   View Summary
4 July 2011
Letitia_Suner_thumbnailThe Faculty had the pleasure of hosting a Visiting Research Fellow, Dr. Leticia Salcedo Suner, from the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico.
June 2011
Rural Placement Experience in Ballina   View Summary
21 June 2011
Ballina Clinic thumbnailOn May 2nd, 2011, six BDent4 students from the University of Sydney participated in a month-long rural placement at the newly-expanded Ballina clinic
6 June 2011
cocktail reception thumbnailIf you are an Alumni of this Faculty please join Professor to renew connections, strengthen and form new bonds with your old colleagues and peers at the upcoming DASUS Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th June and follow-up cocktail (where your partner may also join the cocktail) To register please follow the link on the main news item.
The ADA Roland Bryant Cup   View Summary
1 June 2011
RB Cup thumbnailThe ADA Roland Bryant Cup
May 2011
Congratulations to Dr Rahena Akhter   View Summary
31 May 2011
Rahena thumbnailCongratulations to Dr Rahena Akhter who received the IADR Neuroscience Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Young Investigator Research Award.
University of Sydney Compass Day - 29 March 2011   View Summary
13 May 2011
Compass Day thumbnailDentistry Inspiring Young Students to Higher Education
April 2011
Voluntary Dental Work in a Transylvanian Orphanage   View Summary
28 April 2011
Kalotay thumbnailVoluntary Dental Work in a Transylvanian Orphanage
Graduation 2011   View Summary
18 April 2011
Graduation 2011 thumbnailGraduation Ceremony 2011
Excellence in Teaching   View Summary
18 April 2011
Excelence in Teaching thumbnailExcellence in Teaching
International College of Dentists   View Summary
17 April 2011
FICD thumbnailCongratulations to Faculty staff who were recently inducted as Fellows into the International College of Dentists.
Prize Giving 2011   View Summary
17 April 2011
Prize Giving 2011 thumbnailPrize Giving 2011
The Rural Placement Program   View Summary
14 April 2011
Rural ProgramIn 2008-2009, the Faculty implemented a scheme to provide dental undergraduates an experience of providing clinical care in rural clinics, as a way of encouraging them to join country dental practices once they had qualified.
March 2011
The Waterman Scholarship   View Summary
31 March 2011
scholarshipThe Waterman Scholarship
An interview with the Dean   View Summary
11 March 2011
Dean ThumbnailAn interview with the Dean