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Webinar series shares our research and clinical excellence with the world

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Thursday, 17 December 2020

This September, the SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry held a month-long Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series in place of our traditional Clinical Excellence Day and SJWRI Research Day events, enabling our final-year doctoral postgraduates to share their research and clinical achievements with the Faculty and the dental profession. On 12 December, at the Faculty Prize-Giving for students, awards were presented for the best clinical and research presentations by postgraduate students within the CaRE Series.

Otago research supported by 2020 NZ Dental Research Foundation and Ministry of Health oral health funding

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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.

Emeritus title humbling for Broughton

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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.

Registrations now open for Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series

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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.

1950 Dental Reunion topic of bittersweet film


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.

Dental clinics closed except for emergency services


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.