Oral Health: Thusheka Uthayakumar
Thusheka Uthayakumar graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne. She has since returned, to work as a clinical demonstrator at the Melbourne Dental School and to undertake an Honours research project.
Oral Health: Janet Chuanon
Janet Chuanon graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne and also holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. Passionate about both Oral Health and Pharmacy, Janet has now returned to study a Master of Philosophy (Dental Science) in order to combine her two fields of knowledge.
Dentistry: Associate Professor Mina Borromeo
Dental students at Melbourne taking art appreciation as part of special needs dentistry training.
Dentistry: Dr Matthew Hopcraft
Dr Matthew Hopcraft (BDSc 1994, MDSc 2000, PhD 2010) is CEO of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch.
The University of Melbourne offers a wide range of coursework and short course programs for graduates interested in undertaking further study.
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Bachelor of Oral Health: 25 Year Anniversary
This year we celebrate 20 years of Oral Health graduates at the University of Melbourne.
To mark this special occasion, we held a reunion for all graduates, staff and friends of Oral Health on Friday 25 August at University House at the Woodward.
Melbourne Dental School Mentoring Program
Mentoring is a relationship in which an experienced mentor provides guidance and support to a current student. Mentoring is a mutually beneficial partnership in which both individuals grow and develop through the process of sharing and listening.
The Melbourne Dental School Mentoring Program is a one-year, semi-structured program that fosters relationships between experienced practitioners and students in the final year of their Doctor of Dental Surgery or Bachelor of Oral Health studies, enhancing their transition from dental school into the professional workforce.
There are many ways to support the research, students and academics of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
If you wish to support the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences please go to the Faculty’s online giving form.
Donations of AU $2.00 or more are tax deductible.
MDHS Scholarship Fund
Scholarships and bursaries provided by the Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Scholarships Fund are awarded on the basis of financial need, disadvantage and/or prior academic achievement. They provide life-transforming, equitable access to education.
A message from the Head of School
Over the almost 30 years that I have been at the University of Melbourne, I have seen a series of constants within our graduates. While the faces change, and the life experiences are more varied than ever before, the requisite skills, knowledge and attributes of our graduates remain industry-leading.
Mentoring program successfully expanded in its second year
The Melbourne Dental School mentoring program has had a successful second year in 2018.
Student cultural exchange trip
Just after mid-year exams, seven Doctor of Dental Surgery students undertook a nine-day cultural exchange program in Japan, accompanied by Dr James Fernando, Dr Luan Ngo and Dr Cindy Nguyen. This was a golden opportunity to expand our horizons in the international dental community and strengthen the relationships Melbourne Dental School (MDS) has with dental schools in Japan.
Unique clinical experiences for dental and oral health students
The Melbourne Dental Clinic (MDC) provides world-class training to Melbourne Dental School students in their final year of study.
How your support makes a difference
Thank you to all the MDS alumni who have contributed to student scholarships this year. Your support means the world to recipients who are able to pursue their studies unencumbered by financial disadvantage.
Dent-AL is produced twice per year, in print and online. Please contact the MDHS Alumni Team to have a print copy sent to you, or download the current version. You can also browse our archive of past editions.