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64 3 479 7114
Senior Lecturer
Department of Oral Sciences
Research summary
Oral health


My main research focus is on how we measure oral-health-related quality of life (QoL), and this was the topic of my Master of Public Health thesis, completed in 2017. I also have an interest in tooth development, and in particular the presence of dental defects of the enamel and/or dentine.


Beckett, D. M. (2024). Dental consequences of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and early infancy (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from Awarded Doctoral Degree

Pritchard, L., Keshoor, S., Eley, D., Beckett, D., Bromage, A., Knevel, R., … Stormon, N. (2024). Oral health students' perceptions of the learning environment in Australia and New Zealand: A DREEM study. European Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eje.13005 Journal - Research Article

Beckett, D. M., Vaz Viegas, S., Broadbent, J. M., Wheeler, B. J., Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., Drummond, B. K., Mahoney, E. K., & Loch, C. (2023). An exploration of mineral density, elemental and chemical composition of primary teeth in relation to cord-blood vitamin D, using laboratory analysis techniques. Journal of Bone & Mineral Research, 38(12), 1846-1855. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.4928 Journal - Research Article

Chai, X., Noh, G., Beckett, D. M., Broadbent, J. M., Schluter, P. J., & Carrington, S. D. (2023). Awareness and experience of dental care services among students enrolled at two New Zealand universities. New Zealand Dental Journal, 119(1), 49-56. Journal - Research Article

Beckett, D., Broadbent, J., Loch, C., Wheeler, B., Mahoney, E., Drummond, B., Miller, S., & Gordon, K. (2022). Dental consequences of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and early infancy. New Zealand Dental Journal, 118(4), (pp. 170-171). [Abstract] Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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