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Senior Lecturer / Specialist Prosthodontist
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
BDS MDS GradDipHealInf (Otago) MRACDS(Pros) FRACDS
Research summary
Learning outcomes in prosthodontics, patient care, health informatics, PBRNs

Range and level of teaching:

  • BDS3 Level 300 Papers - Year Chair
  • DENT 461 Dentist and the Patient 3 Level 400 Paper coordinator
  • DENT 551/561 General Practice Dentistry Level 500 Clinical supervision
  • CLDN 920 Clinical Practice - Research Evidence DClinDent – Postgraduate clinical supervision
  • GDPR 711 PGDipClinDent clinical supervision
  • Teaching administration and leadership, quality assurance, and evaluation
  • DENT 461 Dentist and the Patient 3 Module co-ordinator - Fixed Prosthodontics and Cariology
  • DENT 361/461 Professional Development Module co-ordinator

Professional affiliations / memberships:

  • New Zealand Dental Association 2011 to present
  • New Zealand Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists 2011 to present
  • Academy of Dentistry International 2007 to present
  • Fellow Academy of Dentistry International (FADI) 2007 to present
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) 2007 to present
  • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA) 2005 to present
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI) 2005–2019
  • International College of Prosthodontists 1999 to present
  • The Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists 1992–2019
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 1992 to present
  • Australian Dental Association 1990–2013


  • Current Prosthodontic board member RACDS, Committee member of a multidisciplinary guidline team – Clinical guidelines for the provision of dental implant treatment using NH&MRC; 2011 guidelines, University of Melbourne 2018–2019
  • Ministry of Health Electronic Oral Health record Design Group 2016–2018
  • Development of collaboration of ARCH-PBRN (Practice based research network) between the Sir John Walsh Research Institute clinical research group and eviDent PBRN University of Melbourne / Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch / Oral Health CRC 2013–2019
  • Collaboration with HEDC re PBRN and development of e Learning module on Ethics in Research 2013–2016

Specialist prosthodontist with clinical commitments in consultation and the provision of complex prosthodontic care for external and internal referred patients within the Faculty of Dentistry and consultation and representational roles in prosthodontics with external stakeholders.


Leadership skills in research into patient outcomes, data collection, analysis and communication.

Leadership in research into areas of health informatics in dentistry and into teaching in prosthodontics.

Evaluation of learning outcomes in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics.

Leadership in establishment of collaborative research in area of practice-based research.

Evaluation of implant outcomes in clinical practice in New Zealand.

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)


Friedlander, L. T., Wallace, W. D. A., Broadbent, J. M., Hanlin, S. M., Lyons, K. M., Cannon, R. D., & Cooper, P. R. (2023). Preparedness and competency of New Zealand graduates for general dental practice: Perceptions from the workforce. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12981 Journal - Research Article

Beumer, III, J., Faulkner, R. F., Lyons, K. M., Ma, S., Hanlin, S. M., & Orellana, D. (2022). Restoration of edentulous mandibles with overdentures. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & B. M. Wu (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry (Vol. 1): Prosthodontic principles. (2nd ed.) (pp. 123-158). Batavia, IL: Quintessence Publishing. Chapter in Book - Research

Jansen van Vuuren, W., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Aarts, J., Hanlin, S., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Mechanical properties of denture base resin materials: CAD/CAM versus traditional heat-cure. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(3), 81-89. 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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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