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Associate Professor Kaye Roberts-Thomson

Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry
Level 5, Oliphant Building, University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA, 5005
Tel: (08) 8303 4454
Fax: (08) 8303 4858


Adjunct Professor Kaye Roberts-Thomson is an oral health epidemiologist. Kaye was the former Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Dental Practice Education and Research Unit at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health.

Kaye’s research expertise lies in public health interventions, Aboriginal health, health promotion, inequality in oral health and access to dental care. She has been involved in the development of publications and published studies related to fluoridated water and its effects on oral health. Kaye has been a leader in national oral health surveys conducted in Vietnam, East Timor and Australia and has also trained examiners for national surveys in New Zealand. Since 2001, Kaye has been the recipient of National Health and Medical Research Council grants for research examining the effects of fluoride and fluoridated water on oral health.

Kaye is the Co-Chair of the Australian chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future, an organisation that aims to prevent the development and progression of tooth decay for all age groups. She is also a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Fluoride Reference Group.

Last updated: 29 June 2017
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