Prof. Michael Burrow
Professor and Chair in Biomaterials
Telephone: +61 3 9341 1555
- BDS (Adel),
- MDS (Adel),
- PhD (Tokyo Med & Dent),
- DDSc (Adel),
- MEd (Melb),
- MRACDS (Pros),
- August 2014 – present: Professor and Chair, Biomaterials, Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
- August 9, 2010 – August 8, 2014: Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong.
- July 1 2007 –July 31, 2010: Professor and Clinical Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
- 2002- June 30 2007: Associate Professor and Clinical Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
- 2002-2008: Preceptor for visiting students from the Dental School at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- 1999-2002: Senior Lecture in Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
- 1995-1998: Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
- Oct 1989- Mar 1990: Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Visiting Researcher
- 1986-1989: Clinical Tutor, The University of Adelaide, Department of Dentistry
Is currently on the Editorial Boards of four international journals and published over 175 refereed papers in ISI journals and has maintained registration in Australia as a Prosthodontist.
- Adhesion of glass-ionomer cements and resin-based restorative materials to the enamel and dentine surfaces of teeth including hypomineralised enamel, caries-affected tooth structure and sclerotic dentine,
- Development and evaluation of bond test methods,
- Long-term durability of the adhesion of resin-based and glass ionomer cements to tooth structure and dental ceramics.
- The interaction of lasers for ablation of tooth tissue and the effects on adhesion of glass ionomer cements and resin-based biomaterials,
- The clinical evaluation of adhesive biomaterials,
- The incorporation of Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (CPP-ACP: Recaldent™) into dental materials to enhance anticariogenic properties of biomaterials.
- Fracture toughness methodologies for testing dental materials,
- Evaluation of the degradation of the surface of tooth-coloured restorative biomaterials,
- Biofilm growth on dental biomaterials,
- Haptic simulation and relationship to learning methods,
- Evaluation of teaching methods and assessment of course materials.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Incorporation of CPP-ACP into dental biomaterials to enhance anti-cariogenic/remineralisation properties*
- Long-term adhesion to ‘normal’ and caries-affected enamel and dentine*
- Biofilm growth on dental biomaterials*
- Adhesion to ceramic materials*
- Effects of antibacterial agents in disinfection of dentine*
- Effects on tooth structure due to resin-polymerization*
- Aspects of skill acquisition through simulation training*
- Processes of learning in preclinical and clinical teaching*
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LINKS WITH INDUSTRY/CONSULTANCIES
Consultant to various dental materials manufacturing companies: GC Corporation Japan, Kuraray-Noritake Japan, SDI Australia
- International Association for Dental Research
- Academy of Dental Materials
- Hong Kong Dental Association
- Australian Dental Association
- Problem-based learning
- Learning in simulation
- Dental Biomaterials
- Conservative Dentistry
- Fixed Prosthodontics