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Gary Slade



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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.

Professor Slade 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.

His 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.