Director Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Jennifer Gray is a member of the academic staff in the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide. She came to the University from a career as a dental
practitioner in the public sector for child oral health, and a dental educator and manager in the South Australian Dental Service, at a time when the University took up the challenge of offering a new degree-based programme in Oral Health to educate future oral health therapists. Jennifer accepted an appointment as Senior Lecturer. Jennifer has contributed to bodies such as the Oral Health Advisory Committee, College of Oral Health Academics, the Dental Board of South Australia and the Australian Dental Council. Jenny teaches in the areas of health promotion and population health. She has recently established the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science (Adult Therapy). In 2016, Jennifer was appointed Director of the National Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse.
Appointed as Program coordinator and Senior lecturer in 2003.
Main research programs include population health, service delivery and policy development; child oral health and identification of health promotion and effective preventive strategies.
Has refereed for a range of journals including Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Public Health, ANZJ Dental and Oral Health Therapy.
Recipient of the Colgate Travel Award (2011).
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Director, Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2015 - ongoing Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2002 - 2016 Coordinator, Bachelor of Oral Health University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia BEd University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia AssDip Health Admin
Date Title Institution name Country — Cert Dental Therapy SA Gov Australia
Year Citation 2021 Kempster, C., Gray, J., & Burman, K. (2021). Student-driven partnerships enhancing oral health literacy.. Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 32(S1), 98-103.
2019 Amarasena, N., Gnanamanickam, E. S., & Miller, J. (2019). Effects of interdental cleaning devices in preventing dental caries and periodontal diseases: a scoping review.. Australian dental journal, 64(4), 327-337.
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2014 Do, L., Miller, J., Phelan, C., Sivaneswaran, S., Spencer, A., & Wright, C. (2014). Dental caries and fluorosis experience of 8-12-year-old children by early-life exposure to fluoride. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 42(6), 553-562.
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2014 O'Keefe, M., Wade, V., McAllister, S., Stupans, I., Miller, J., Burgess, T., . . . Starr, L. (2014). Rethinking attitudes to student clinical supervision and patient care: a change management success story. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), 1-8.
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2013 Satur, J. G., Gussy, M. G., Miller, J. L., Tane, H., Jones, B., Short, L., & Jabbour, C. (2013). The oral health therapist graduate year program curriculum.. Department of Health and Ageing. 2012 Miller, J. L., Budden, T., Vo, T., & Steffens, M. (2012). The use and efficacy of chlorhexidine in clinical dentistry: a review of the literature.. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 2(2), 10-15. 2012 Hua, H., Lu, D., Steffens, M., & Miller, J. L. (2012). Access to oral health care for homeless persons: are attitudes of the dental and oral health students a barrier?. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 2(2), 23-29. 2012 Watts, N., Preece, M., Gardner, S., & Miller, J. L. (2012). Non-surgical mechanical therapies and the treatment and healing of chronic periodontal disease. A review of the literature.. Australian Dental and Oral Health therapist’s Association Journal, 2(2), 23-29. 2011 Roberts-Thomson, K. (2011). Oral health messages for the Australian public. Findings of a national consensus workshop. Australian Dental Journal, 56(3), 331-335.
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2010 Miller, J. L., Cao, J., Harrer, S., & Maslo, J. (2010). Halistosis – Relevance to Oral Health.. Australian Dental and Oral Health therapist’s Association Journal, 11-16. 2009 O'Keefe, M., Le Couteur, A., Miller, J., & McGowan, U. (2009). The Colleague Development Program: A multidisciplinary program of peer observation partnerships. Medical Teacher, 31(12), 1060-1065.
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Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2013 Miller, J. L., & Chrisopoulos, S. (2013). Oral Health Therapist Practice Activity Report.
|Winning T, Miller J, Townsend G||ADRF||Analysis of problem based learning and assessment in a new BOH program||$5000||2003|
|Miller J||University of Adelaide||Selection factors related to graduate outcomes in a new BOH program||$10,000||2004|
|Miller J, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson K||ADRF||Social gradient in oral health status in NSW children||$7,500||2008|
|Miller J, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson K, Do L||University of Adelaide||Pattern of caries, fluoride intake and parents'perception of child oral health||$9,000||2008|
|Brennan D, Miller J||University of Adelaide||Choice of dental treatment in BDS and BOH students||$5,000||2008|
Jenny Miller is a member of the academic staff on the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide. She has qualifications in Dental Therapy, Health Care Management and Adult Education and completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2016. She came to the University from a career as a dental educator and manager in the South Australian Dental Service at a time when the University took up the challenge of offering a new degree-based program in Oral Health to educate future dental therapists and dental hygienists. Jenny accepted an appointment as Senior Lecturer and the role of Bachelor of Oral Health Coordinator and has led the team that has planned and implemented this programme, as well as undertaking the role of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2005-2007 and acting in the position in 2011.
In 2015 she has taken on the role of Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science where she was responsible for program development, including content and assessment development, for the program. She have been involved in a number of accreditation teams assessing BOH programs across Australia and New Zealand and was also part of the curriculum development team for the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - ongoing Director Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse University of Adelaide Australia 2013 - ongoing Council Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2010 - ongoing Board Member Australia and New Zealand Journal Dental and Oral Health Therapy Australia
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