Friday 5 June 2015 1:38pm
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) Professor Peter Crampton speaks at the Dental School Function yesterday afternoon, while Dental School Dean Professor Paul Brunton looks on. Photo: Sharron Bennett.
Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry took the opportunity to celebrate its recent good news stories with a function held at the Hunter Centre yesterday afternoon.
Not only were plans for a state-of-the-art new building unveiled recently, the School was also ranked 8th in the world in the 2015 QS World University Subject Rankings – the first subject taught at a New Zealand University to ever feature in the world’s top 10.
"The School is fortunate to have excellent staff who are world leaders in research and teaching."
Dental School Dean Professor Paul Brunton says the Dental School continues to excel in research, teaching and clinical service and plans “considerable development” over the next five years.
About 150 people attended yesterday’s function, including Dental and Health Sciences Divisional Office staff and key supporters from across the University.
Professor Brunton congratulated staff on their hard work and dedication.
“The School is fortunate to have excellent staff who are world leaders in research and teaching.”
Professor Brunton also took the opportunity to acknowledge the success of Senior Lecturer Dr Jonathan Broadbent, whose project Oral health from childhood to mid-life was one of the 18 new funding contracts from the HRC announced yesterday.
Work on the new Dental School building is scheduled to begin in November this year.