Associate Professor James Dudley

 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit Adelaide Dental School
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6546
 Location Floor/Room WS10074.15 ,  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 a keen research interest in implantology, fixed prosthodontics and dental education in prosthodontics and maintains a part time specialist private practice limited to Prosthodontics.

  • 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

    Zhang Y, Dudley J. The influence of different cement spaces on the marginal gap of CAD/CAM all-ceramic crowns. Aust Dent J 2019 doi:10.1111/adj.12688.

    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

    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 Educaiton 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)


    Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy (since 2011)


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


    Fellow, International College of Dentists (since 2017)


    Australian Dental Association (since 1996)


    Examiner / Convenor for the Australian Dental Council


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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

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