Melbourne Dental School awards for staff and students

17 November 2014

At the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Divisional Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Meeting held in Brisbane at the start of October, Melbourne Dental School Professor Michael Burrow was awarded the prestigious Alan Docking IADR Science Award. The award recognises Michael’s sustained contribution and excellence in oral health research.

University of Melbourne Dental School
Melbourne DDS student Scott Buckley, who applied to Melbourne Dental School through OzTREKK

The award is made on the basis of outstanding scientific achievement in the field of dental research over a period of time. The assessment is based on published work and was created to acknowledge distinguished research in dentistry. The Award honours the late Alan Robert Docking in view of his achievements in dental research.
Michelle Mun, a third-year Doctor of Dental Surgery student, was awarded an IADR travel award to attend the Boston IADR in March 2015. The award was made on the basis of her outstanding research into the carriage rates of candida. Michelle is being supervised by Professor Michael McCullough.
Gianni Bramante, a fourth-year Melbourne DDS student, won the best presentation by a dental student presenter at the New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry conference in Taupo, New Zealand, in July 2014.

About the Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: February 2016
Duration: 4 years
Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.
Students will spend their entire final year in clinical settings including the planned Melbourne Dental School private dental clinic, community health centres and rural community clinics which will include provision of oral health care to the aboriginal community. Students will also learn how to run a private practice based on a small-business model.

Would you like more information about the Melbourne DDS and about studying dentistry in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).