Susan Moffat

Dental Faculty, University of Otago

4 October 2019, 2.00pm

Building a responsive oral health workforce

 

Susan Moffat's field of research includes dental public health, dental therapy history, and the dental therapy/Oral Health workforce. Dental therapy is an academic discipline which has not (until recently) had a research tradition of its own, having relied traditionally on work undertaken in the disciplines of paediatric dentistry and dental public health. In that respect, Susan is one of the pioneers in dental therapy research, with her work laying some of the groundwork for an ongoing research foundation for the discipline.

In 2007, the University of Otago introduced a Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) degree. This has led to a new area of research into Oral Health education and workforce, and Susan also has a key role in that.