Loc Do

Professor Loc Do

Professor

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Loc Giang Do, Professor
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide.

Professor Loc Do is a dentist and an oral epidemiologist with special interest in social and clinical oral epidemiology. He has a wide range of research interest.

Currently, he is the Chief Investigator A of a population-based birth cohort study investigating impact of socioeconomic inequality on child oral health, and a longitudinal study investigating effect of early life exposure to fluoride. Both studies are funded by NHMRC Project Grants.

Other responsibilities:
◾Associate Editor of BMC Oral Health
◾Member of various committees of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).

Qualifications:
BDS, MScDent, PhD

Research Interests:
Oral epidemiological measurement of dental diseases
Quantitative analysis of oral epidemiological data including multilevel analysis
Risk and benefit trade-off in the use of fluorides in children
Natural history of dental fluorosis
Socio-economic inequality in oral health
Oral health-related quality of life
Smoking as a risk factor for periodontal diseases
Effectiveness and safety of water fluoridation in children

  • Oral epidemiological measurement of dental diseases
  • Quantitative analysis of oral epidemiological data including multilevel analysis
  • Risk and benefit trade-off in the use of fluorides in children
  • Natural history of dental fluorosis
  • Socio-economic inequality in oral health
  • Oral health-related quality of life
  • Smoking as a risk factor for periodontal diseases
  • Effectiveness and safety of water fluoridation in children
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Professor University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2018 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2008 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award The International Association for Dental Research EW Borrow Memorial Award The International Association for Dental Research United States
    2005 Research Award The International Association for Dental Research Lion Award The International Association for Dental Research United States
    2004 Research Award The International Association for Dental Research Colgate Research in Prevention Award The International Association for Dental Research United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Vietnamese Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1985 - 1990 Alma-Ata Medical University Kazakhstan Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    PhD University of Adelaide Australia
    Master of Science in Dentistry University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

CI-A

2019-2021

NHMRC

Project Grant

Do LG
Sawyer A

Jones A
Ha DH

Leary S
Spencer AJ

Early exposure to fluoridated water and child psychological and intellectual development

$828,756

CI-A

2018-2022

NHMRC

Project Grant

Do LG
Golley R
Ha DH
Leary S
Manton D
Thomson WM
Scott  J
Spencer AJ

Determinants of inequality in child oral health at school age–A prospective cohort study

$1,229,852

CI-A

2013-2016

NHMRC

Project Grant

Do LG
Spencer AJ
Thomson WM
Scott  J
Ha DH

Common risk factor approaches to address socioeconomic inequality in child oral health

$773,033

CI-B

2016-2019

NHMRC
Partnership Grant

Peres M
Do LG
Brennan D
Spencer AJ
Karnon J
Roberts-Thomson KF
Peres K
Thomson WM
Luzzi L
Harford JE

Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral

diseases in Australia

$1,056,521

CI-A

2012-2015

NHMRC

Career Development Fellowship

Do LG

Understanding influences on child oral health

$391,076

CI-B

2012-2016

NHMRC

Centre of Research Excellence

Brennan D
Do LG
Roberts-Thomson KF
Spencer AJ

Dental health services research for improved oral health outcomes

$2,464,677

CI-B

2011-2014

NHMRC

Partnership Grant

Spencer AJ
Do LG
Brennan D
Roberts-Thomson KF

Impact of health policy on the delivery of dental services and child oral health outcomes

$1,259,000

CI-B

2011-2014

NHMRC

Project Grant

Roberts-Thomson KF
Do LG

Is silver fluoride effective in managing deciduous caries in Indigenous children?

$662,066

CI-A

2009-2012

NHMRC

Project Grant

Do LG

Spencer AJ

Natural history and longterm impact of dental fluorosis.

$310,150

CI-B

2011-2014

Cancer Aust

Project Grant

Farah C

Do LG

Screening for oral cancer.

$512,276

CI-A

2007-2009

NHMRC

Project Grant

Do LG

Liu P

Socioeconomic gradients in children's oral health.

$72,500

CI-B

2009-2010

NHMRC

Project Grant

Spencer AJ

Do LG

Effect of fluoridation on initiation of caries.

$193,375.

 

I am a co-coordinator of Evidence-based Practice I for BDS and BOH students.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Impact of Malocclusion on Daily Events Among Australian Adolescents Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) Master Full Time Miss Snehaja Jujjavarapu
    2017 Principal Supervisor Analysis of data from the national Child Oral health Study to Identify and Quantify Factors Associated with Child Dental Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Michael Anthony Foley
    2015 Principal Supervisor Measurement of QALY for Common Dental Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rahul Nair
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Socioeconomic Position and Periodontal Disease: A Life-course Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Helena Silveira Schuch
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Root caries over the generations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Ninuk Hariyani
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Association Between School Environment and Children's General Health and Oral Health Outcomes in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Katie Beckwith
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss and Daily Life in Older Adults in South Australia: A Longitudinal Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Xiangqun Ju
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor RISK INDICATORS FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND TOOTH LOSS AMONG TWO RURAL COMMUNITIES IN INDIA Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Meghashyam Bhat
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Non-Surgical Periodontal Intervention on Pulse Wave Velocity: A Marker of Arterial Stiffness and Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kostas Kapellas
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133964
  • Email: loc.do@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3070
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9102.01
  • Org Unit: ARCPOH

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