Prestigious award for Oral Health CRC Senior Researcher

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Associate Professor Julie Satur, Senior Researcher with the Oral Health CRC, was awarded one of the three Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Public Oral Healthcare Awards for her care and commitment to public dental services.

The awards, presented annually by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), are given to dental professionals who go above and beyond their duty in providing dental care to disadvantaged Victorians.

DHSV CEO, Dr Deborah Cole, said the awards pay tribute to the often unacknowledged work being done by public dental professionals.

“The awards give us the opportunity to formally acknowledge the unsung heroes working in the public dental sector in Victoria."

“The judging panel were overwhelmed by the calibre of the nominees who included dental assistants, specialist dentists, oral health therapists, clinic managers and academics. All of them have dedicated their careers to improving people’s oral health,” said Dr Cole.

The winners received funding of $5,000 for their professional development and a trophy designed by Philip Stokes Gallery.

Associate Professor Satur leads the Bachelor of Oral Health program and Oral Health Therapy research, and is active in the health promotion and oral health workforce research areas. More information about Professor Satur is available here