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Professor Nick Chandler's Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Serendipity and the measurement of teeth

The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2017

Professor Nick Chandler IPL promo photo

Professor Nick Chandler
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
Faculty of Dentistry
Division of Health Sciences

Professor Chandler is an endodontic specialist at the Faculty of Dentistry. His discipline is concerned with diseases of the dental pulp and their treatment, often involving root canal fillings, a central aspect of his research.

The use of root canal posts made of metals, carbon fibres or tooth-coloured materials to rebuild extensively damaged teeth has been an enduring interest. As well, earlier work on pulp infections, root canal sealers and detecting root ends using radiographs and electronics has been widely cited. Experiments using instruments with cutting tips as small as 0.06 mm produced unique publications.

Professor Chander's current research uses ultrasound for the diagnosis of dental disease. His PhD considered the laser Doppler blood flow method, proving that pulsatile flow could be detected in diseased molar teeth to give a non-invasive and accurate assessment of pulp health. His work on clinical simulation has led to new models and concepts while investigating student perceptions of teaching, learning, and confidence.

This is a free public lecture to celebrate Professor Chandler's promotion. All welcome.

Livestream link (the livestream will be available just after 5.30pm Thursday, 13 July 2017)

Date Thursday, 13 July 2017
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentOral Rehabilitation
LocationArchway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact Emailhs.mktadmin@otago.ac.nz

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