Restorative Dentistry

Research Overview

The Restorative Section conducts research in

  • clinical and laboratory aspects of dental materials
  • adhesion
  • tooth and bone mechanics
  • endodontic techniques, protocols and materials
  • implant dentistry


The Restorative Dentistry Section is responsible for teaching of dental materials science, pre-clinical operative dentistry, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, general practice, integrated dental practice, implant dentistry and occlusion in the Doctor of Dental Surgery course.


Restorative Dentistry staff have responsibility for postgraduate programs in prosthodontics and in endodontics, leading to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) and specialist registration with Dental Board of Australia . Section staff are also responsible for administration and teaching in the Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry curently offered in Implant Dentistry.


Professor Martin Tyas, AM, Professorial Fellow
Prof Michael Burrow, Professor
A/Prof Menaka Abuzar, Senior Lecturer
A/Prof Roy Judge, Senior Lecturer
A/Prof Joseph Palamara, Senior Lecturer
Dr Jaafar Abduo, Senior Lecturer
Dr Chankrit Sathorn, Senior Lecturer
Dr Rebecca Wong, Senior Lecturer
Dr Kenny Chong,  Lecturer
Dr Anu Polster, Lecturer
Dr Felicity Crombie, Lecturer

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Oral Infection and Immunity, Dental Materials, Clinical Research

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Head of Research Group Associate Professor Peter Parashos

Department / Centre

Melbourne Dental School

Unit / Centre

Restorative Dentistry Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre

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