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

    James is the Program Director of the Specialist Postgraduate Prosthodontics Program at The University of Adelaide where he is also the Discipline Head of Fixed Prosthodontics, Discipline Head of Implantology, Clinical Tutor, and Restorative Dentistry Group Leader.


    He has 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), serves on the Board of the International College of Prosthodontics, and is a member of the of the Education and Research Committee of the International College of Prosthodontists. 


    James has published extensively in implantology, fixed prosthodontics and dental education in prosthodontics and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and a Reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal.


    He maintains a part time specialist private practice limited to Prosthodontics.


    James is a Convener for the Australian Dental Council and maintains active membership of the International Team For Implantology and Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists.

  • 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.
    Supervision of research for Honours Dentistry students and Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) students.

  • Publications

    Dudley J. Fixed prosthodontics clinical unit completions in an undergraduate curriculum: a 10-year retorspective study. European Journal of Dental Education 2022 DOI: 10.1111/eje.12836

    Bamajboor A, Dudley J. The influence of ferrule on the marginal gap and fracture resistance of endocrowns. International Journal of Prosthodontics 2022 DOI: 10.11607/ijp.8060

    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 DOI: 10.1111/eje.12805

    Tan K, Dudley J. The marginal gaps of sequentially milled lithium disilicate crowns using two different milling units. Australian Dental Journal 2022 DOI: 10.1111/adj.12909

    Dudley J. Influence of a major pre-clinical program restructure on undergraduate student fixed prosthodontics clinical unit completions. European Journal of Dental Education 2022 DOI: 10.1111/eje.12791

    Su S, Dudley J. The marginal gaps of lithium disilicate crowns constructed by different scanner and milling unit combinations. Australian Dental Journal 2021 DOI: 10.1111/adj.12891

    Walipoor M, Dudley J. The influence of a composite resin adhesive on microleakage into the screw access chamber. Australian Dental Journal 2021;67:39-45

    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. J Prosthet Dent 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 Craniofac J 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 J Oral Sci 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. Aust Dent J 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. Aust Dent J 2019;64:167-174.

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

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

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

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

    Dudley J. Comparison of coronal tooth reductions with different preparations. Int J Prosthodont 2018;31:142-144.

    Dudley J, Mughal F, Hotinski E, Mahmud M. Prosthodontic management of maxillofacial cases: a case series. Aust Dent J 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. Aust Dent J 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. Int J Prosthodont 2018;31:71-73.

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

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

    Dudley J. Implants for the ageing population. Aust Dent J 2015; 60 Suppl 1:28-43.

    Dudley J. The two implant maxillary overdenture: a clinical report J Prosthet Dent 2014:112(2):104-7.

    Dudley J. Maxillary implant overdentures – current controversies. Aust Dent J 2013;58:420-423.

    Ivanovski S, Mattheos N, Scholz S, Heitz-Mayfield L. University postgraduate training in implant dentistry for the general dental practitioner. Aust Dent J 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. Aust Dent J 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. Aust Dent J 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. Aust Dent J 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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Entry last updated: Monday, 1 Aug 2022

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