Dr Jennifer Gray

Dr Jennifer Gray
 Position Director Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse
 Org Unit Dental School Administration
 Email jennifer.gray@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 7113
 Location Floor/Room 10 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr JenniferGray is a member of the academic staff in the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide.

    She came to the University from a career as a dental practitioner in the public sector for child oral health, and a dental educator and manager in the South Australian Dental Service, at a time when the University took up the challenge of offering a new degree-based programme in Oral Health to educate future oral health therapists. Jenny accepted an appointment as Senior Lecturer and the role of Bachelor of Oral Health Coordinator, as well as undertaking the role of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2005-2007. 

    She has contributed to bodies such as the Oral Health Advisory Committee, College of Oral Health Academics, the Dental Board of South Australia and the Australian Dental Council. Jenny teaches in the areas of health promotion and population health. She has recently established the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science (Adult Therapy).


  • Qualifications

    Certificate in Dental Therapy (now recognised as Diploma in Dental Therapy), SA Government

    Assoc. Diploma in Health Administration, University SA

    Bachelor of Adult Education, University SA 

    Doctor of Philosophy, University Adelaide

  • Awards & Achievements

    Awarded the Helen Boundy Memorial Prize (most outstanding student)- Certificate in Dental Therapy (now recognised as Diploma in Dental Therapy)

     Awarded the C J Rankine Prize (most outstanding student) - Assoc. Diploma in Health Administration

    Awarded Deans Merit 2000-2003, Golden Key Society recipient - Bachelor of Adult Education

    Recipient of Colgate Travel Award

  • Research Interests



    The area of research is social variation in oral health and the relationship with service provision. Other research interests include: child oral health, health promotion and educational research.  

    Referee for journals including: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Public Health, ANZJ Dental and Oral Health Therapy and is a member of the Editorial Board of the ANZJ Dental and Oral Health Therapy.



  • Publications

    Do LG, Miller J, Phelan C, Sivaneswaran S, Spencer AJ, Wright C. Dental caries and fluorosis experience of 8–12-year-old children by early-life exposure to fluoride. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2014; 42(6): 553-562.

    Maree O’Keefe M, Wade V, Mcallister S, Stupans I, Miller J, Burgess T, Lecouteur A, Starr L. Rethinking attitudes to student clinical supervision and patient care: a change management success story BMC Medical Education 2014, 14: 182. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-182

    Satur, JG, Gussy MG, Miller J, Short L, Tane H, Jones B, Jabbour C.  The oral health therapist graduate year program curriculum. Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 2013.

    Miller J, Chrisopoulos S. Oral Health Therapist Practice Activity Report for HWA. Canberra, Health Workforce Australia, 2013.

    Miller J, Budden T, Vo T, Steffens M.  The use and efficacy of chlorhexidine in clinical dentistry: a review of the literature. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy 2012; 2(2): 10-15.

    Hua H, Lu D, Steffens M, Miller J. Access to oral health care for homeless persons: are attitudes of the dental and oral health students a barrier? The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy 2012; 2(2): 23-29.

    Miller J (contributer) Age of first visit in oral health messages for the Australian public. Findings of a National consensus Workshop. Australian Dental Journal 2011, 56: 331-335.

    Watts N, Preece M, Gardner S, Miller J. Non-surgical mechanical therapies and the treatment and healing of chronic periodontal disease. a review of the literature. Australian Dental and Oral Health therapist’s Association Journal 2011; 1: 12-16

    Miller J 2010 Chapter 6  University of Adelaide  in Tsang AKL(Ed) Oral Health Therapy Programs in Australia and New Zealand  Gold Coast, Knowledge Books and Software

    Cao J, Harrer S, Maslo J, Miller JL  2010  Halistosis – Relevance to Oral Health. Australian Dental and Oral Health therapist’s Association Journal  November issue  pp11-16

  • Media Expertise

    ExpertiseCurriculum development; dental hygiene; dental therapy
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