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BDSc (Hons) MDSc MPH FRACDS FICD
Kerrod graduated from
the University of Queensland with first class honours and after a period of
private general dental practice, completed a Master of Dental Science
(Paediatric Dentistry) in 1991.
Following teaching and research experience in the USA (Universities of
Minnesota and Texas at San Antonio) and interstate (University of Melbourne and
Royal Children's Hospital), he was appointed staff paediatric dentist at the
Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane in 1995. He completed a Master of Public
Health with a major in biostatistics in 1999. In addition, he has held
several other academic appointments including external examiner for the
University of Western Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Dental
Surgeons and Associate Professor, Griffith University School of Dentistry and
He has been actively
involved in continuing education programs within Queensland Health and has
lectured nationally at ANZSPD and ADA conferences and internationally at
paediatric dental congresses in Europe and the USA. He was awarded the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation Scientific Award in 1999 for
an oral presentation titled Early Childhood Caries and Infant Feeding Practice.
He has contributed to six textbooks on clinical paediatric dentistry and
authored publications in the epidemiology of early childhood caries, management
of children with special needs and clinical evaluation of dental materials.
His research interests include risk factors for early childhood caries,
medically compromised children and the clinical application of antimicrobial
agents to control dental caries in children.
Kerrod is currently
Director of Dentistry at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and Clinical
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne.
BDS, Dip Clin Dent, MDSc, FRACDS
Lochana Ramalingam graduated from the National
University of Singapore in 1997 with a BDS and began her Masters
degree in Paediatric Dentistry in 1999 at the University of
Melbourne. She completed her course in 2001 and worked as the
senior registrar at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne from
2002-2003. She completed her FRACDS (general stream) in 2002
and her Australian Dental Council exam in 2003. She worked as
a paediatric dentist in Singapore before moving to Melbourne to
work as a consultant paediatric dentist at the Royal Children's
Hospital in Melbourne and part-time clinical demontrator at the
University of Melbourne from 2005. Lochana Ramalingam most
recent qualification is her Royal Australasian College of
Dental Surgeons special stream Fellowship in paediatric dentistry
obtained in 2006.
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