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Dr Ellie Knight

PositionProfessional Practice Fellow / Periodontist
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsBDS PGDipClinDent DClinDent
Research summaryPeridontal epidemiology and qualitative research
TeachingEllie is involved in Postgraduate clinical teaching in the Discipline of Periodontology
Memberships
  • Registered with Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ)
  • Member of New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
  • Dunedin branch member of NZDA
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontics (ANZAP)
  • Member of New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (NZACD)
  • Member of New Zealand Society of Sedation in Dentistry (NZSSD)
ClinicalEllie is a private practicing periodontist. Her main clinical interest is in aesthetic soft tissue surgical procedures (gingival augmentation and root coverage)

Research

Ellie's main research area has been in the field of periodontal epidemiology, which began with her doctoral thesis 'Investigating the association between diabetes / smoking and periodontitis in the NZ adult population'.

She has continued with involvement in research by supervising postgraduate doctoral students. As a young researcher, she would like to broaden her horizons and experience different areas of periodontal research.

Her latest interest has been in qualitative research; specifically, how periodontal disease affects those receiving diagnosis, treatment and maintenance care. Having periodontal disease has a profound negative impact but treatment and stabilisation of the disease can empower and significantly improve one's quality of life.

Publications

Morelli, E. L., Broadbent, J. M., Knight, E. T., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Does having children affect women's oral health? A longitudinal study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12466

Horne, P. E., Foster Page, L. A., Leichter, J. W., Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Psychosocial aspects of periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 47, 941-951. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13309

Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). A public health perspective on personalized periodontics. Periodontology 2000, 78(1), 195-200. doi: 10.1111/prd.12228

Smith, M. M., Knight, E. T., Al-Harthi, L., & Leichter, J. W. (2017). Chronic periodontitis and implant dentistry. Periodontology 2000, 74(1), 63-73. doi: 10.1111/prd.12190

Knight, E. T., Liu, J., Seymour, G. J., Faggion, Jr, C. M., & Cullinan, M. P. (2016). Risk factors that may modify the innate and adapative immune responses in periodontal diseases. Periodontology 2000, 71(1), 22-51. doi: 10.1111/prd.12110

Morelli, E. L., Broadbent, J. M., Knight, E. T., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Does having children affect women's oral health? A longitudinal study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12466

Journal - Research Article

Horne, P. E., Foster Page, L. A., Leichter, J. W., Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Psychosocial aspects of periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 47, 941-951. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13309

Journal - Research Article

Smith, M. M., Knight, E. T., Al-Harthi, L., & Leichter, J. W. (2017). Chronic periodontitis and implant dentistry. Periodontology 2000, 74(1), 63-73. doi: 10.1111/prd.12190

Journal - Research Article

Knight, E. T., Liu, J., Seymour, G. J., Faggion, Jr, C. M., & Cullinan, M. P. (2016). Risk factors that may modify the innate and adapative immune responses in periodontal diseases. Periodontology 2000, 71(1), 22-51. doi: 10.1111/prd.12110

Journal - Research Article

Knight, E. T., Leichter, J. W., Tawse-Smith, A., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Quantifying the association between self-reported diabetes and periodontitis in the New Zealand population. Journal of Periodontology, 86(8), 945-954. doi: 10.1902/jop.2015.150048

Journal - Research Article

Murray, C. M., Knight, E. T., Russell, A. A., Tawse-Smith, A., & Leichter, J. W. (2013). Peri-implant disease: Current understanding and future direction. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(2), 55-62.

Journal - Research Article

Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). A public health perspective on personalized periodontics. Periodontology 2000, 78(1), 195-200. doi: 10.1111/prd.12228

Journal - Research Other

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