Wednesday, 2 September 2020
The New Zealand Dental Association and Ministry of Health (MoH) are key supporters of our cutting-edge dental and oral health research, through the NZ Dental Research Foundation (NZDRF) and MoH Oral Health Research funding rounds. In the 2020 NZDRF funding round, a total of $158,296 in funding has been awarded for research projects led by our staff, PhD and DClinDent students. SJWRI researchers are also lead investigators on projects awarded $47,402 in targeted Ministry of Health Oral Health Research funding. As always, we thank the NZ Dental Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health for their continued support.
Monday, 24 August 2020
Better dental care for Kiwi kids could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology being developed at the University of Otago.
Friday, 21 August 2020
It is impossible for Emeritus Professor John Broughton to select his proudest achievement from his time at Otago; 47 years simply cannot be condensed to one moment.
Thursday, 20 August 2020
This year, the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual Clinical Excellence Day and Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Day are being combined and run online as a series of evening seminar sessions through September 2020. Our Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series will feature clinical cases and research presentations from our staff, postgraduate students and invited speakers.
Monday, 15 June 2020
A short documentary film ‘The Dental Reunion’, featuring Otago dental graduates from the class of 1950, received its world premiere on 12 June at the Documentary Edge Festival 2020.
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Just a few weeks since it was launched, the University of Otago student financial relief fund Pūtea Tautoko has provided NZD$659,156 in grants to support students facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, 29 May 2020
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Friday, 15 May 2020
New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 2 means many Otago University health clinics will now be open to the public.
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Following advice from the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council (New Zealand), all non-essential and elective dental services at University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry clinics, including those provided at the Dunedin School of Dentistry, the University of Otago Auckland Dental Facility and the Te Kaika Niho Taniwhā Dental Clinic, are being cancelled until further notice.
Monday, 6 April 2020
Deep inside a locked-down Dunedin building, a dedicated team of Otago University dentists is operating in high-risk conditions to provide emergency dental care.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Fillings in your teeth? If both local and global trends are anything to go by, soon they won’t have anything to do with mercury.
Friday, 14 February 2020
Two young University of Otago dentistry lecturers have won prestigious international emerging leaders awards.
Friday, 20 December 2019
For the first time University of Otago pharmacy and dentistry students have collaborated within a clinic setting to improve their training and improve patient care.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Monday, 9 December 2019
A University of Otago dental student who has organised a free community dental clinic for low socio-economic patients has been amazed at the life-changing effect the service has had on the patients.
Friday, 6 December 2019
When Oripa Waqa returns to Fiji after graduation she will be the first female oral surgeon specialist in not only Fiji but in the wider Pacific Islands.
Friday, 6 December 2019
A swathe of the University of Otago Division of Health Science’s finest staff have been promoted to Associate Professor.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Professor Paul Cooper began his role as University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry Professor of Oral Biology this month.
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Early Career Award for Distinction in Research, 2019 winner, Dr Carolina Loch, Department of Oral Sciences
Friday, 4 October 2019
All academic staff in the Division of Health Sciences are eligible to apply for the Translational Research Grant.