Hall, Roger OAM

  • Roger Hall

    Associate Professor HALL, Roger Kingsley OAM

    Date and place of birth

    18thAugust 1934, St George’s Hospital, Kew, Victoria, Australia

    Schools attended

    Primary: Carey Grammar and East Kew Central

    Secondary: Melbourne Church of England Grammar (on Entrance Scholarship)

    University attended

    The University of Melbourne

    Academic qualifications


    Graduated 1956 with  Honours and awarded the Edward Joske Memorial prize for Dux of Dental College.

    1959 - 1960 Post graduate training in Paediatrric Dentistry and Paediatric Oral Surgery (on the recommendation of Lady Elizabeth Murdoch and Dr John Perry of Royal Childrens Hospital.

    ·       Eastman Dental Hospital, London University

    ·       Royal free Hospital

    ·       Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

    ·       The Royal College of Surgeons of England

    ·       Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton, England

    Position held at The Royal Children's Hospital

    ·       1960 - 1964 Full-time Paediatric Dental Surgeon and Paediatric Oral Surgeon

    ·       1964 - 1998 Chief Dental Officer and Director of Dentistry

    ·       1998 - present - Emeritus Dental Surgeon.

    Positions held outside the RCH

    ·       Honorary Paediatric Dental Surgeon Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit from foundation to its closure

    ·       1958 - present - The University of Melbourne

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Strasbourg, France

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Paris VII

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Dublin

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Helsinki

    ·       Visiting Professor Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Sarajevo

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Hong Kong

    ·       Visiting Professor University of Sydney

    ·       Principal Fellow (Honorary) Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, 'Hubbard Proteomics Research Laboratory' Faculty of Medicine,Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne. 

    Current appointment

    The University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

    ·       Principal Fellow (Hon) Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry (Post Graduate DClin.D students)

    Clinical interests 

    ·       Paediatric oral surgery including traumatology – maxillofacial surgery

    ·       Paediatric oral medicine specializing in rare disorders and syndromes of the head and neck

    ·       "Developmental Defects of the Dentition - number of teeth, tooth form (and primarily Enamel and Dentine formation)" 

    Research and publications

    ·       Developmental defects of tooth enamel, small animal laboratory research and clinical research at the RCH

    ·       Traumatic injuries of the head and neck in children - clinical research at the RCH outpatients and inpatients admissions

    ·       Publication of an Unique sole – author full colour textbook "Paediatric Orofacial Medicine and Pathology", 1994

    ·       Over 50 peer reviewed journal publications

    ·       Preparation of 2nd edition of Paediatric Orofacial Medicine and Pathology for Wiley

    ·       2022 IADR InternationaL "Docking" Research Award to the Melbourne University - Hubbard Proteomics Laboratory team of the Department of Pharmacology (of which I am a member) for our research paper entitled "A Breakthrough Paper by the D3 Group on Developmental Defects of Teeth"

    Career highlights/memorable moments

    ·       1954 Member of Melbourne University Regiment Royal Household Guard, mounted at Government House, Melbourne, during Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s first visit to Melbourne  and Australia

    ·       1960 Initial appointment to the RCH staff from outset and later senior medical staff. (Initially the RCH was the only hospital in Australia to have dental staff included as  medical staff)

    ·       1967 Organiser of the first clinical meeting at the RCH, of dentists working with children in Australia and in New Zealand

    ·       1967 Development of dental clinic into a full department with all specialist areas of dentistry represented by top young clinicians and with active teaching of undergraduate, then postgraduate, dental students and medical student lectures. There was an active clinical and laboratory research programme.

    ·       1983 Chairman of 9th Congress of the International Association of Dentistry for Children held in Melbourne and election as President –Elect of International Association of  Dentistry for Children.

    ·       1985 Election as President of (now named) International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (1985-87)

    ·       Invited  Lecturer at over 60 International meetings

    ·       Chairman of major Sessions at 30 International meetings

    ·       1994 Publication of sole-authored textbook, 'Paediatric Orofacial Medicine and Pathology' by Chapman and Hall, London. This textbook is used world-wide by specialists in all disciplines of dentistry and by postgraduate students.

    ·       1996 Awarded Order of Australia for services to Paediatric Dentistry in Australia and Internationally

    Career achievements

    Foundation President of

    ·       1972 - 1973 Victorian Society of Dentistry for Children, now Victorian Branch of the Australian Society of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       1973 - 1976 Australian Society of Dentistry for Children, now Australian and Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       1989 - 1995 Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry 

    International Council Member

               International Association of Dentistry for the Handicapped 1976 – 1990

    Life Member of

    ·       International Association for Dental Research

    ·       International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       International Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

    ·       European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

    ·       European Association of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       Australian and New Zealand Academy of Paediatric Dentistry

    Outside the RCH

    ·       1998 to 2020 Rotary Club of Melbourne and 2005 - 2007 Chair of International Services committee and Captain of Kew Group 1999 - 2004

    ·       Member of Melbourne Cricket Club and MCC Long Room Wine and Food Society

    ·       Victorian Committee of Goodenough House, London  Australian Alumni

    ·       Victorian Committee of Cambodian Children’s trust

    Honours and awards

    Invited membership of

    ·       1988 International College of Dentists

    ·       Academy of Dentistry International (only Dental Honour Society)

    Honorary life membership 

    ·       1989 Hellenic Society of Dentistry for Children

    ·       1990 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

    ·       1993 International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       1996 Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry

    ·       2000 Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry    

    1997 establishment of the Biennial "R.K.Hall Visiting International Lecturer" by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Dentistry in recognition of Service to the Association

    Australian Dental Association Distinguished Service Award in 1999

    Medal of the City of Paris for services to la Société Françase d'Odontologie Pédiatrique. and University of Paris VII, in 2001

    Honorary Fellow Genetic Health Services Victoria for a valued contribution in promoting Genetic Health and building our joint services 2003

    IADR InternationaL "Docking" Research Award 2022

    National Honour

    1996 Medal of the Order of Australia