Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dental decay is a preventable disease.
The burden of poor oral health is greatest on the disadvantaged and socially marginalised.
These realities guide my academic and research focus on preventive, person-centred care. Applying the principles of adult education, I facilitate the transformation of learners into highly effective clinicians; equipped with the knowledge, clinical skills and professionalism that are vital to deliver quality person-centred care.
Online professionalism; a dental students’ perspective
Immediate compliance with the code of conduct as determined by the Dental Board of Australia, faces all enrolling dental students in Australian Universities. Preceding formal teaching of expectations and limited opportunities for socialisation, these legal and ethical precedents present immediate challenges to dental students navigating the complex construct of professionalism. The online preservation of professional values presents a unique challenge and potential opportunity for exposure in this cohort.
The rapid development of online platforms and changing societal expectations challenge the dental profession, where online interactions blur the boundaries of professional and private life and progress continues around developing the appropriate parameters of what may be an appropriate relationship between social media and health.
This research aims to explore the student perspective around online professionalism, the project will be a qualitative analysis of focus group interview data. It is anticipated that the proposed research will progress and assist the development of educational tools designed to assist students navigating dental professionalism online.
Project available for Honours
Date Position Institution name 2021 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2014 - 2020 Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2010 - 2014 Associate Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Fellowship Fellow of Pierre Frauchard Academy Pierre Frauchard Academy Australia — 2013 Fellowship Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons General Dental Practice Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Australia — 2011 Distinction Commendation in the Primary Examination Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Australia — 2009 Award Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Academic Prize Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2020 Flinders University Australia Master of Clinical Education 2005 - 2009 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Date Title Institution Country 2017 - 2020 Master of Clinical Education Flinders University Australia 2013 Fellowship General Dental Practice The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Australia
Date Title Institution name Country 2020 Epigeum: Supervising Doctoral Studies program The University of Adelaide —
Year Citation 2018 Kaidonis, J. A., Anastassiadis, P. M., Lekkas, D., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G. C., & Amaechi, B. T. (2018). Prevention and control of dental erosion by professionally applied treatment. Clinical Dentistry Reviewed, 2(1).
2015 Anastassiadis, P., Hall, C., Marino, V., & Bartold, P. (2015). Surface scratch assessment of titanium implant abutments and cementum following instrumentation with metal curettes. Clinical Oral Investigations, 19(2), 545-551.
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Year Citation 2015 Kaidonis, J., Anastassiadis, P., Lekkas, D., Ranjitkar, S., Amaechi, B., & Townsend, G. (2015). Prevention and control of dental erosion: Professional clinic care. In B. Amaechi (Ed.), Dental Erosion and Its Clinical Management (pp. 151-168). Switzerland: Springer.
* Bachelor of Dental Surgery
2nd Year Co-coordinator
2nd Year Simulation Clinic Coordinator
Minimum Intervention Dentistry Lecturer
* Bachelor of Oral Health
Minimum Intervention Dentistry Lecturer
* Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2019 - 2019 Board Member Adelaide Dental School Program Board The University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - ongoing Council Council Australian Dental Association South Australia Branch Australian Dental Association South Australia Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Employed Dentist Working Party Australian Dental Association Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2020 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators Australia 2020 - ongoing Member Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education Australia 2017 - ongoing Member e-Learning Community of Practice Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Craniofacial Biology and Dental Education Group Australia 2009 - ongoing Member Australian Dental Association Australia
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Reviewer: Focus on Health Professional Education Scientific Community Engagement Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-professional Journal — 2017 - ongoing ADA Federal Continuing Professional Development Reviewer Scientific Community Engagement Australian Dental Association —
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