Ms Katrina Plastow

Ms Katrina Plastow
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Adelaide Dental School
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8068
 Location Floor/Room WS10055.06 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Katrina is a member of the academic staff of the Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide. She obtained her dental therapy qualification through the South Australian Dental Service, has worked in country and metropolitan clinics, and gained additional experience in management and clinical leadership. She is committed to the profession and ethical practice, and is the Dental Therapist representative on the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal.

    Katrina has completed a degree in Adult Education at Uni SA and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), The University of Adelaide. Katrina’s research interests include child oral health and dental education. Her current project examines the consumption of sugars, exposure to fluorides and dental caries in Australian children.

    As an educator, Katrina has taught in both the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) programmes for over fifteen years. She is an inaugural member of the Adelaide Education Academy for education specialists at the University of Adelaide, and has an interest in developing and utilising engaging, student-centred teaching and learning initiatives including blending on-line learning and direct instruction, small group discovery, and clinical simulation. Katrina co-developed the Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science programme, coordinates two courses in the BOH programme and is also final year coordinator. She is an active member of the School’s Programs Board as staff representative. Katrina has been a SET member for the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for new programme accreditation. She was also an author and reviewer for the Oral Health Therapy Graduate Year Programme (OHTGYP). 

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Entry last updated: Friday, 15 Mar 2019

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