Gary Slade is Professor of Oral Epidemiology at the University of Adelaide and director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Dental Statistics and Research Unit. He undertook dental
training at the University of Melbourne, Australia (BDSc, 1982) and
completed the Diploma in Dental Public Health at the University of
Toronto, Canada (DDPH, 1988). He obtained his PhD in dentistry at the
University of Adelaide and subsequently was recruited to the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was Assistant Professor and
later Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry.
returned to Australia in October 2002 as Professor of the newly-created
chair in Oral Epidemiology located within the Australian Research Centre
for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide.
principal research interests within ARCPOH centre on population
assessment of oral health related quality of life, epidemiological
studies of relationships between oral and systemic health, and public
health interventions to prevent oral disease. Professor Slade teaches
epidemiology and dental public health to undergraduates in the Faculty
of Health Sciences, and he supervises graduate students in PhD programs
at the University of Adelaide. He provides patient care to patients in
the South Australian Dental service.