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Ms Suzanne Hanlin

PositionSenior Lecturer / Prosthodontist and Joint Associate Dean (Clinical Services)
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsBDS MDS PGDipHealInf RACDS MRACDS(Pros)
Research summaryPBRNs, learning outcomes in prosthodontics, patient care, health informatics
Teaching

Range and level of teaching:

  • DENT 461 Dentist and the Patient 3 Level 400 Paper coordinator
  • DENT 561 General Practice Dentistry Level 500 Clinical supervision
  • DENT 562 Contemporary Dentistry Level 500 Paper coordinator
  • CLDN 920 Clinical Practice- Research Evidence DClinDent
  • GDPR 711 PGDipClinDent clinical supervision
  • OTDE2 Overseas trained Dentists Clinical Practice Refresher Programme for Dentists
  • Teaching administration and leadership, quality assurance, evaluation
  • DENT 461 Dentist and the Patient 3 Paper co-ordination
  • DENT 461 Dentist and the Patient 3 Module co-ordinatior
  • DENT 551 Module contributor
  • DENT 553 Professional Development Module co-ordinatior
  • DENT 562 Contemporary Dentistry (Hons) Paper co-ordinatior
Memberships

Professional affiliations / memberships:

  • New Zealand Dental Association 2011–2014
  • New Zealand Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists 2011–2014
  • Fellow Academy of Dentistry International 2007–2014
  • Fellow Academy of Dentistry International (FADI) 2007–2014
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) 2007–2014
  • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA) 2005–2014
  • Member, International Team for Implantology (ITI) 2005–2014
  • Member, International College of Prosthodontists 1999–2014
  • Member Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists 1992–2014, past Hon. Secretary / Treasurer
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 1992–2014, Member of the Board of Studies in Prosthodontics—current, past Hon Treasurer, Board Member, Victorian Regional Chair, New Zealand Regional Committee Member—current
  • Member Australian Dental Association 1990–2013, Past Victorian Branch President and Treasurer
Clinical

Consultant registered specialist Prosthodontist with clinical expertise in fixed and removable prosthodontics and implantology.

Research

I have three main fields of research that support and inform dental clinical practice and teaching in New Zealand (NZ).

  1. Clinical Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) – retrospective practice assay and mixed method translational research that informs health care policy, patient care and improved oral health outcomes in the New Zealand (NZ) population. I chair the board of the ARCH (Applied research through clinicians hands) – dental PBRN. My research themes are related to practitioner understanding of clinical and research ethics of NZ dentists, patient outcomes around dental implants therapy and vital pulp therapy.
  2. Dental Education – mixed method research on curriculum development in prosthodontics and cariology, evaluation of learning outcomes, assessment, translation of knowledge and development of critical thinking, and development and evaluation of blended learning modalities in research ethics.
  3. Health informatics in dentistry – the use of dental health data to inform health delivery and improve patient outcomes.

Additional details

  • 2013 New Zealand Dental Association Nelson Branch 'Prosthodontics in the digital age' and '30 tips in 60 minutes'. November (half day program). Nelson. (Invited speaker)
  • 2013 Inaugral scientific meeting of ARCH-Practice Based Research Network 'When Practice meets research – a future full of possibilities'. June. Dunedin. (Invited speaker)
  • 2012 Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Convocation 'Interdisciplinary management of the mutilated dentition'. March. Queenstown. Abstract published. (Invited speaker)
  • 2012 Session Chair, Faculty of Dentistry Clinical Excellence Day. May. Dunedin.
  • 2012 Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) Conference 'Evidence base in implant treatment planning'. September. Melbourne, Australia. (Invited speaker)

Publications

Thomson, W. M., Ibrahim, H., Lyons, K. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Hanlin, S. M. (2019). Personality, xerostomia and OHRQoL among 35-54-year-olds. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 77(2), 114-118. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1510138

Falland-Cheung, L., Piccione, N., Zhao, T., Lazarjan, M. S., Hanlin, S., Jermy, M., & Waddell, J. N. (2016). Investigation of dental alginate and agar impression materials as a brain simulant for ballistic testing. Forensic Science International, 263, 169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.04.005

Beumer, III, J., Faulkner, R. F., Lyons, K., Ma, S., Hanlin, S. M., & Okabe, H. (2015). Restoration of edentulous mandibles with overdentures. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & P. K. Moy (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry: Prosthodontic principles (Vol. 1). (pp. 39-74). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence.

Hanlin, S. M., Burbridge, L. A. L., & Drummond, B. K. (2015). Restorative management of permanent teeth enamel defects in children and adolescents. In B. K. Drummond & N. Kilpatrick (Eds.), Planning and care for children and adolescents with dental enamel defects: Etiology, research and contemporary management. (pp. 139-155). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44800-7_10

Friedlander, L., McElroy, K., Daniel, B., Cullinan, M., & Hanlin, S. (2015). Direct pulp capping of permanent teeth in New Zealand general dental practice: A practice based research study. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(2), 58-64.

Chapter in Book - Research

Beumer, III, J., Faulkner, R. F., Lyons, K., Ma, S., Hanlin, S. M., & Okabe, H. (2015). Restoration of edentulous mandibles with overdentures. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & P. K. Moy (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry: Prosthodontic principles (Vol. 1). (pp. 39-74). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence.

Hanlin, S. M., Burbridge, L. A. L., & Drummond, B. K. (2015). Restorative management of permanent teeth enamel defects in children and adolescents. In B. K. Drummond & N. Kilpatrick (Eds.), Planning and care for children and adolescents with dental enamel defects: Etiology, research and contemporary management. (pp. 139-155). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44800-7_10

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Journal - Research Article

Thomson, W. M., Ibrahim, H., Lyons, K. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Hanlin, S. M. (2019). Personality, xerostomia and OHRQoL among 35-54-year-olds. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 77(2), 114-118. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1510138

Falland-Cheung, L., Piccione, N., Zhao, T., Lazarjan, M. S., Hanlin, S., Jermy, M., & Waddell, J. N. (2016). Investigation of dental alginate and agar impression materials as a brain simulant for ballistic testing. Forensic Science International, 263, 169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.04.005

Friedlander, L., McElroy, K., Daniel, B., Cullinan, M., & Hanlin, S. (2015). Direct pulp capping of permanent teeth in New Zealand general dental practice: A practice based research study. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(2), 58-64.

Lau, A., Bennani, V., Chandler, N., Hanlin, S., & Lowe, B. (2014). Effect of air moisture content on adhesion to dentine: A comparison of dental air/water syringe tips. European Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 22(3), 137-141. doi: 10.1922/EJPRD_1337Bennani05

Kardos, T. B., Hunter, A. R., Hanlin, S. M., & Kirk, E. E. J. (1998). Odontoblast differentiation: A response to environmental calcium? Endodontics & Dental Traumatology, 14, 105-111.

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Journal - Research Other

Hanlin, S. M. (2012). [Review of the book Flapless implantology]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(2), 76. [Book Review].

Hanlin, S. M. (2012). [Review of the book Atlas of oral implantology]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(2), 76. [Book Review].

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