Emilija Jensen

Emilija Jensen

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Research focus and research interests

Dr Emilija Jensen is a Specialist Paediatric Dentist at the Dental Department of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and concurrent Bachelor of Dental Science awarded with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide in 2012, working with the Craniofacial Biology research group. She then completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Adelaide in 2020. She has a research interest in craniofacial biology and paediatric dentistry. She is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, South Australian and Northern Territory Branch. Emilija has commenced a PhD through ARCPOH, University of Adelaide in the area of cleft lip and palate through the Cleft and Craniofacial SA unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Senior Registrar Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    2021 Visiting Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2020 Observership Program University of Toronto
    2018 Clinical Tutor University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2020 Registrar Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    2010 - 2012 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award Kenneth J.G. Sutherland Prize Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, General Dental Practice Australia
    2021 Award Richard Manning King Award Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, General Dental Practice Australia
    2020 Award American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics Poster Competition American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry United States Minor Outlying Islands
    2019 Nomination Nomination for the ADA/PFA National Emerging Young Lecturer Competition The Pierre Fauchard Academy, Australian Dental Congress, Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Postgraduate Presentation, Winner of “People’s Choice Award” Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Australia
    2018 Award Colgate Competition, Winner University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (candidate)
    2018 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry (DClinDent, Paediatric Dentistry)
    2011 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (BSciDent, Honours)
    2008 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2021 Fellowship (General Dental Practice) Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, General Dental Practice (FRACDS, GDP)
    2020 SOS4TOTS and Laser Surgery Academy of Laser Dentistry United States
    2017 Graduate Diploma (Orthodontics) International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE) Fellowship
    2016 Primary Examination Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
    2013 Vocational Dental Graduate Year Program (VDGYP) Oral Health Services, Tasmania
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Jensen, E., Allen, G., Bednarz, J., Couper, J., & Peña, A. (2021). Periodontal risk markers in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews, 37(1), 1-8.
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    2021 Jensen, E. D., Selway, C. A., Allen, G., Bednarz, J., Weyrich, L. S., Gue, S., . . . Couper, J. (2021). Early markers of periodontal disease and altered oral microbiota are associated with glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 22(3), 474-481.
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    2021 Jensen, S. W., Jensen, E. D., Sampson, W., & Dreyer, C. (2021). Torque requirements and the influence of pilot holes on orthodontic miniscrew microdamage. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(8), 9 pages.
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    2020 Jensen, S. W., Jensen, E. D., Sampson, W. J., & Dreyer, C. W. (2020). Assessment of microdamage caused by orthodontic miniscrew pilot holes. Australasian Orthodontic Journal, 36(2), 146-152.
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 GRANTS

Eustace International Travel Award

AUD$2 500

2020 University of Adelaide

University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry Research Day 2020

 

The YPG Professional Development Grants Program

AUD$500

The Young Professionals Group Development Grant Program

Preparation for Fellowship Success

 

Colgate Travel Award

AUD$1 800

International Association of Dental Research, Asia/Pacific Region

Dental caries and periodontal disease experience in children with type I diabetes mellitus

 

WCH Foundation Research Project Grant

AUD$75 000

Does periodontal disease treatment improve vascular health in children with type 1 diabetes?

 

WCH Foundation MS McLeod Department Research Grant

AUD$10 000

Does periodontal disease treatment improve vascular health in children with type 1 diabetes?

 

Australian Dental Research Foundation Research Grant

AUD$3 000

Colin Cormie Grant

Changes in nanomechanical properties of eroded enamel after treatment with remineralization agents

 

Dentsply Australia Research Grant

AUD$5 000

Dentsply Australia Pty Ltd. New South Wales, Australia

Determination of chemical compositions of incipient and eroded enamel

 

Australian Dental Research Foundation Research Grant

AUD$3 000

Undergraduate Research Grant

The effect of erosive demineralisation and remineralisation on nanohardness of human enamel

 

Australian Dental Research Foundation Research Grant

AUD$1 500

Summer Research Grant

Change in nanomechanical properties of enamel after demineralisation

 

 

 

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Association of glycaemic control with dental caries and oral microbiota for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes compared to healthy controls The University of Adelaide Postdoctorate Dr Isaac He
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor A 10 year retrospective audit of the demographic and management of non-traumatic dental emergency presentations not requiring admission to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital The University of Adelaide Honours Dr Ali Musa
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing President Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Australia
    2017 - 2019 Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Australia
    2015 - 2017 Member Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip ties Australia
    2015 - 2017 Member Australian Society of Endodontology Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member International Association for Dental Research Australia
    2010 - 2011 Member Australian Society of Periodontology Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian Dental Association Australia

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