Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Katrina is a member of the academic staff of the Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide. She obtained her dental therapy qualification through the South Australian Dental Service, has worked in country and metropolitan clinics, and gained additional experience in management and clinical leadership. She is committed to the profession and ethical practice, and is an Assessor of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (formerly SA Health Practitioners Tribunal).
Katrina has completed a degree in Adult Education at Uni SA and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), The University of Adelaide. Katrina’s research interests include child oral health and dental education. Her current project examines the consumption of sugars, exposure to fluorides and dental caries in Australian children.
As an educator, Katrina has taught in both the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) programmes for over fifteen years. She is an inaugural member of the Adelaide Education Academy for education specialists at the University of Adelaide, and has an interest in developing and utilising engaging, student-centred teaching and learning initiatives including blending on-line learning and direct instruction, small group discovery, and clinical simulation. Katrina co-developed the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science programme, coordinates two courses in the BOH programme and is also Year 3 coordinator. She is an active member of the School’s Programs Board as staff representative. Katrina has been a SET member for the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for new programme accreditation. She was also an author and reviewer for the Oral Health Therapy Graduate Year Programme (OHTGYP).
Katrina’s broad research interests include child oral health and dental education.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Assessor SACAT 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2016 Education Specialist, Adelaide Education Academy University of Adelaide 2014 ADC Accreditation Monitoring & Site Evaluation Team Member Australian Dental Council 2009 - 2018 Dental therapist representative SA Health Practitioners Tribunal of the SA Dental Board 2002 - 2017 Lecturer University of Adelaide 1996 - 2001 Clinical tutor University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (First Class Honours) — University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Education (Adult and Vocational)
Date Title Institution name Country 0 Diploma in Dental Therapy University of Adelaide —
Research InterestsCommunity Child Health Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development Dental Materials and Equipment Dentistry Developmental & Child Psychology Education Assessment and Evaluation Health and Community Services Health Promotion Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy Odontology Paedodontics Population Health Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health
Year Citation 2013 Barbetti, K., Newsham, C., & Plastow, K. L. (2013). Non-nutritive sucking – habit with a consequence?. ANZJDent&OHT, 1, 10-14. 2013 Armfield, J., Spencer, A., Roberts-Thomson, K., & Plastow, K. (2013). Water fluoridation and the association of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and dental caries in Australian children. American Journal of Public Health, 103(3), 494-500.
DOI Scopus60 WoS57 Europe PMC40
Year Citation 2018 Plastow, K., & Gardner, S. (2018). Flipping and drawing to enhance student engagement and learning in Dental Anatomy (Work in progress),. In ICEL 2018 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on e-Learning Vol. 2018-July (pp. 567-569). Online: Curran Associates, Inc.. 2018 Plastow, K. L., Gardner, S. P., & Watson, M. (2018). Flip and Draw! Enhancing Student Engagement and Learning in Dental Anatomy. In The ADOHTA 5th International Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia,. Hobart Tas. 2017 Plastow, K., Karanicolas, S., Snelling, C., & Cooper, R. (2017). STUDENT AS PARTNERS: SUPPORTING WORK READY GRADUATES THROUGH CO-CREATION. In L. Chova, A. Martinez, & I. Torres (Eds.), 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (EDULEARN17) (pp. 5434-5438). Barcelona, SPAIN: IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT. 2016 Plastow, K., & Cooper, R. (2016). Healthy Kids Cambodia: A peer mentoring approach to an overseas clinical placement.. In College of Oral Health Academics (COHA) CPD Event, Adelaide.. 2012 Miller, J., Plastow, K. L., & Barrow, S. -Y. (2012). Critical appraisal of research for clinical application.. In ADOHTA International conference, Canberra, Australia.
Year Citation 2014 Plastow, K. L. (2014). Consumption of sugars, exposure to fluorides and dental caries in Australian children. Thesis submitted for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours).
Year Citation 2014 De Anselmo Peres, M., Harford, J., Plastow, K. L., & Miller, J. (2014). Submission from Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health to World Health Organisation in response to the Draft guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children..
Learning & Teaching Advancement grants
2019 - $5000 L & T Advancement grant
2018 - $7950 L & T Advancement grant
2017 - $9700 L & T Advancement grant
2016 - $9500 L & T Advancement grant
Faculty e-learning grant
2016 - $4500 Faculty e-learning grant
New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant 2018
2017 - $39,600 NCP Mobility Program funding for 2018 round – Health Smiles Cambodia
Asia-Bound Short Term Study Mobility Grant 2014
2014 - $10,000 Asia-Bound Short Term Study Mobility Grant
As an educator, Katrina has taught in both the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) programmes for nearly twenty years. She jointly developed the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Therapy, and is an inaugural member of the Adelaide Education Academy for education specialists at the University of Adelaide. Katrina has an interest in developing and utilising engaging, student-centred teaching and learning initiatives including blending on-line learning and direct instruction, small group discovery, and clinical simulation.
Year Coordinator | BOH year 3
Course coordinator | Dental & Health Science IOH, Dental & Health Science IIIOH
Educator/Clinical tutor | Clinical Practice IOH, Clinical Practice IIOH, Clinical Practice IIIOH, Dental Science & Practice I, Dental Clinical Practice I, Evidence-based Dentistry I/IOH
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Assessor Peer Review South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) — 2014 - ongoing Accreditation Monitoring & Site Evaluation Team Member Peer Review Australian Dental Council — 2007 - 2018 Dental therapist representative Peer Review SA Health Practitioners Tribunal —
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