Associate Professor James Dudley

Associate Professor James Dudley
 Position Associate Professor, Dentistry
 Org Unit Dental
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6546
 Location Floor/Room 10 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I am the Academic Lead, Postgraduate Learning and Teaching; Program Director of the Specialist Postgraduate Prosthodontics Program; Discipline Head of Fixed Prosthodontics; Discipline Head of Implantology; and Clinical Tutor at The University of Adelaide.

    My research focuses on implantology, fixed prosthodontics, dental education in prosthodontics, digital shade matching, temporo-mandibular joint disorders, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and machine learning.

    I serve on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and a Reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal.

    I have been awarded Fellowship of the International College of Dentists, Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Prosthodontics), serve on the Board of the International College of Prosthodontics, and am a member of the of the Education and Research Committee of the International College of Prosthodontists.  

    I am a Convener for the Australian Dental Council and maintain active membership of the International Team For Implantology and Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists. 


    Qualifications: BDS, MHSM, DClinDent(Pros), FPFA, FICD, MRACDS(Pros), FAANZP

  • Qualifications

    Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics), The University of Adelaide, 2008.

    Masters in Health Services Management, Monash University, Melbourne, 2005.

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Adelaide, 1996.

  • Teaching Interests


    Teaches and Coordinates Discipline of Fixed Prosthodontics for 3rd, 4th and 5th year Bachelor of Dental Surgery students.

    Teaches and Coordinates Discipline of Implantology for 5th year Bachelor of Dental Surgery students.



    Teaches and Coordinates Discipline of Implantology to Postgraduate Prosthodontics students.

    Program Director, Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics).


  • Research Interests

    Implant dentistry, implant materials, fixed prosthodontics, complex prosthodontics cases, prosthodontic education, dental scanners, artificial intellengence applications to dentistry and prosthodontics.
    Supervision of research for Honours Dentistry students and Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) students.

  • Publications

    For a completely up to date publication list, please see my Google Scholar profile here.

    Farook T, Dudley J. A comparison of a handheld minicomputer and external graphics processing unit in performing 3D intraoral scans. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2024 DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2024.03.028

    Dudley J, Xu J. The influence of different cement spaces on the marginal gap of lithium disilicate crowns constructed by two scanner and milling unit combinations. Australian Dental Journal 2024 DOI: 10.1111/adj.13014

    Farook T , Haq T, Dudley J. Dental Loop Signals: Image-to-signal processing for mandibular electromyography. Software Imapcts 2024 DOI:10.1016/j.simpa.2024.100631

    Farook T, Haq T, Ramees L, Dudley J. Deep learning and predictive modelling to extract normalised feature data directly from archival signal images of mandibular electromyography. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2024 DOI: 10.1007/s11517-024-03047-6

    Saad F, Ahmed S, Farook T, Zhao Z, Liao Z, Verjans J, Dudley J. Facial and mandibular landmark tracking with habitual head posture estimation sing linear and fiducial markers. Healthcare Technology Letters 2024 DOI: 10.1049/htl2.12076

    Farook T, Saad F, Ahmed S, Dudley J. Dental loop SnP: Speech and phonetic pattern recognition. SoftwareX 2023;24:101604

    Farook T, Saad F, Ahmed S, Dudley J. Clinical annotation and segmentation tool (CAST) implementation for dental diagnostics. Cureus 2023;15(11):e48734

    Farook T, Ahmed S, Giri J, Rashid F, Hughes T, Dudley J. Influence of intraoral scanners, operators, and data processing on dimensional accuracy of dental casts for unsupervised clinical machine leanrning: an in vitro comparative study. International Journal of Dentistry 2023 DOI:10.1155/2023/7542813

    Rashid, F, Farook T, Dudley J. Digital shade matching in dentsitry: a systematic review. Dentistry Journal 2023;11(11):250

    Arian S, Rakib T, Ali S, Ahmed S, Farook T, Mohanned N, Dudley J. Pseodo labelling workflow, margin losses, hard triplet mining, and PENViT backbone for explainable age and biological gender estimation using dental panoramic radiographs. SN Applied Sciences 2023;5(11):1-16

    Farook T, Saad F, Ahmed S, Dudley J. Dental Loop FLT: Facial landmark tracking. SoftwareX 2023;24:101531

    Farook T, Ahmed S, Talukder S, Dudley J. A 3D printed wearable device to generate vertical, horizontal and phono-articulatory jaw movements: a proof-of-concept study. PloS One 2023;18(9):e0290497

    Juri A, Song X-F, Nakanishi Y, Dudley J, Jamieson L, Yin L. Surface fractures in pre-crystallized and crystallized zirconia-containing lithium silicate glass-ceramics generated in ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2023;147:106132

    Farook T, Ahmed S, Zakir M, Jamayet N, Dudley J. Computer vision with smartphone microtopography for detection of carious lesions. Intelligence-based Medicine 2023;8:100105

    Dudley J. An 8-year retrospective study of fixed prosthodontics clinical unit completions in a postgraduate prosthodontics program. Health Science Reports 2023;6(6):e1331

    Farook T, Dudley J. Neuroendocrine influencers and associated factors that shape jaw movement and growth in temporomandibular joint disorders: a systematic review of clinical and radiographic evidence. Journal of Personalised Medicine 2023;13(5):840

    Dudley J, Pellew J, Jamayet NB. Prosthetic management of an ocular defect using a novel iris fabrication technique. Clinical Case Reports 2023;11:e7287. DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.7287

    Hasan M, Saad F, Ahmed S, Mohammed N, Farook T, Dudley J. Experimental validation of computer vision methods for the successful detection of endodontic treatment obturation and progression from noisy radiographs. Oral Radiology 2023 DOI: 10.1007/s11282-023-00685-8

    Tareq A, Faisal M, Islam M, Rafa N, Chowdhury T, Ahmed S, Farook T, Mohammed N, Dudley J. Visual diagnostics of dental caries through deep learning of non-standardised photographs using a Hybrid Ensembled YOLO and Transfer Learning Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2023;20(7):5351.

    Salahin S, Ullaa S, Ahmed S, Mohammed N, Farook T, Dudley J. One-stage methods of computer vision object detection to classify carious lesions from smartphone imaging. Oral 2023;3(2):176-190.

    Farook T, Dudley J. Automation and deep (machine) learning in temporormandibular joint disorder radiomics. A systematic review. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2023;50(6):501-521.

    Farook T, Ahmed S, Jamayet N, Rashid F, Barman A, Sidhu P, Patil P, Lisan AM, Dudley J, Daood U. Computer-aided design and 3-dimensional artificial/convolutional neural network for digital partial denture crown synthesis and validation. Scientific Reports 2023;13:1561.

    Farook T, Rashid F, Ahmed S, Dudley J. Clinical machine learning in parafunctional and altered functional occlusion: a systematic review. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2023 DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2023.01.013

    Farook T, Rashid F, Alam M, Dudley J. Variables influencing the device-dependent approaches in digitally analysing jaw movement - a systematic review. Clinical Oral Investigations 2022 DOI: 10.1007/s00784-022-04835-w

    Pellew J, Dudley J. A comparison of abutment screw loosening in 24-degree angulation correcting and straight implants: an in vitro study. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2022 (accepted for publication)

    Dudley J. Fixed prosthodontics clinical unit completions in an undergraduate curriculum: a 10-year retorspective study. European Journal of Dental Education 2022;27:520-526.

    Bamajboor A, Dudley J. The influence of ferrule on the marginal gap and fracture resistance of endocrowns. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2022;35(4):494-501.

    Dudley J. A comparative evaluation of student experience with artificial teeth used in pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics post-core undergraduate teaching programs. European Journal of Dental Education 2022:27(2):306-314.

    Tan K, Dudley J. The marginal gaps of sequentially milled lithium disilicate crowns using two different milling units. Australian Dental Journal 2022;67(3):239-248.

    Dudley J. Influence of a major pre-clinical program restructure on undergraduate student fixed prosthodontics clinical unit completions. European Journal of Dental Education 2022:27(1):181-186.

    Su S, Dudley J. The marginal gaps of lithium disilicate crowns constructed by different scanner and milling unit combinations. Australian Dental Journal 2022:67(2):125-131.

    Walipoor M, Dudley J. The influence of a composite resin adhesive on microleakage into the screw access chamber. Australian Dental Journal 2022;67(1):39-45.

    Dudley J, Bamajboor A, Walipoor M, Pellew J. Restorative complications of the single implant-retained crown: a review. Journal of International Oral Health 2021;13:549-554.

    Farook TH, Rashid F, Jamayet NB, Abdullah JY, Dudley J, Alam MK. A virtual analysis of the precision and accuracy of 3-dimensional ear casts generated from smartphone camera images. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.12.041

    Dudley J. The use of artificial teeth for post-core techniques in a pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics undergraduate teaching program: an evaluation of student experience. Journal of International Oral Health 2021;13(2):144-150.

    Dudley J. Restoration of converging implants: restorative complexity to facilitate retrievability. The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society 2020;20(4):436-442. 

    Barman A, Rashid F, Farook TH, Jayamet NB, Dudley J, Bin Yhaya MF, Alam MK. The influence of filler particles on the mechanical properties of maxillofacial prosthetic silicione elastomers - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Polymers 2020;12(7):1536.

    Beh YH, Farook TH, Jayamet NB, Dudley J, Rashid F, Barman A, Alam MK. Evaluation of the differences between conventional and digitally fabricated developed models used for prosthetic rehabilitation in a case of untreated palatal cleft. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal 2020. DOI: 10.1177/1055665620950074

    Dudley J, Mughal F. Clinical practice preferences of Australian and New Zealand practitioners in the implant management of the edentulous mandible. Saud Journal of Oral Science 2020;7(3). DOI: 10.4103/sjos.SJOralSci_9_20 

    Dudley J, Richards L, Mahmud. The use of a psychological testing instrument as an indicator of dissatisfaction with aesthetic dental treatment - a preliminary study. BMC Psychology 2020;8(1):24.

    Kwong B, Dudley J. A comparison of the marginal gaps of lithium disilicate crowns fabricated by two different intraoral scanners. Australian Dental Journal 2020;65(2):150-157.

    Zhang Y, Dudley J. The influence of different cement spaces on the marginal gap of CAD/CAM all-ceramic crowns. Australian Dental Journal 2019;64:167-174.

    Hotinski E, Dudley J. Abutment screw loosening in angulation correcting implants: an in vitro study. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2018;121(1):151-155.

    Dudley J. In vitro assessment of simulation teeth in a pre-clinical teaching program. Saudi Journal of Oral Science 2018;5:75-79.

    Dudley J. International prosthodontics: two decades of discussions. Scientific Dental Journal 2018;3:85-92.

    Duong A, Dudley J. Twenty-year analysis of implant treatment in an Australian public dental clinic. Australian Dental Journal 2018;63(2):177-186.

    Dudley J. Comparison of coronal tooth reductions with different preparations. Internatinal Journal of Prosthodontics 2018;31:142-144.

    Dudley J, Mughal F, Hotinski E, Mahmud M. Prosthodontic management of maxillofacial cases: a case series. Australian Dental Journal 2018;63:124-128.

    Guo Y, Dudley J, Logan R, Richards L. Implant dentistry in Australia: the present and the future. A survey of Australian dentists and specialists. Australian Dental Journal 2017;62:500-509.

    Tabesh R, Dudley J. A comparison of the marginal gap of all-ceramic crowns constructed from scanned impressions and scanned models. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2018;31:71-73.

    Badwal A, Dudley J. The accuracy of milled titanium frameworks constructed with splinted impression and direct scanning techniques. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2018;31(3):236-238.

    Tran J, Dudley J, Richards L. All-ceramic crown preparations - an alternative technique. Australian Dental Journal 2017;62:65-70.

    Dudley J. Implants for the ageing population. Australian Dental Journal  2015; 60 Suppl 1:28-43.

    Dudley J. The two implant maxillary overdenture: a clinical report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2014:112(2):104-7.

    Dudley J. Maxillary implant overdentures – current controversies. Australian Dental Journal 2013;58:420-423.

    Ivanovski S, Mattheos N, Scholz S, Heitz-Mayfield L. University postgraduate training in implant dentistry for the general dental practitioner. Australian Dental Journal 2010;55:339-345.

    Mattheos N, Ivanovski S, Heitz-Mayfield L, Klineberg I, Sambrook P. Implant dentistry in Australian undergraduate dental curricula: knowledge and competences for the graduating dentist. Australian Dental Journal 2010; 55: 333-338.

    Mattheos N, Ivanovski S, Heitz-Mayfield L, Klineberg I, Sambrook P, Scholz. University teaching of implant dentistry: guidelines for education of dental undergraduate students and general dental practitioners. An Australian consensus document. Australian Dental Journal 2010;55:329-332. 

    Richards L, Dudley J. ‘Standards of care’ and ‘clinical practice guidelines’ in removable prosthodontics. Dental Insights 2010 (April).

    Dudley J. Cement-retained implant crowns – the abutment / crown interface. Dental Insights 2008 (July). 

    Dudley J, Richards L, Abbott J. Retention of cast crown copings cemented to implant abutments. Australian Dental Journal 2008;53:332-339.

  • Professional Associations

    Fellow, International College of Dentists (since 2017)

    Member, Royal Australasian College of Dentists (Prosthodontics) (since 2017)

    Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy (since 2011)

    Board Member, International College of Prosthodontists

    Chair, International College of Prosthodontists Membership Committee 

    Chair, International College of Prosthodontists Education Grants Committee

    Board of Studies, International Islamic University, Malaysia

    Registered with the Dental Board of Australia as a Dental Practitioner in both the General Register (since 1997) and Specialist Prosthodontics Register (since 2009)

    Constituent Member (since 2011) and Member of the Education and Research Committee of the International College of Prosthodontists

    International Team For Implantology (since 2010)

    Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (since 2007)

    Australian Dental Association (since 1996)

    Examiner / Convenor for the Australian Dental Council


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