About Louise

Dentomaxillofacial Radiologist, Teledent

Louise is recognised as one of Australia’s most highly qualified and experienced specialist clinical dentist. She is the only triple registered specialist in Australia - in the fields of dento-maxillofacial radiology, periodontics and public health dentistry. She completed her undergraduate dental degree (BDSc) at the University of Melbourne in 1983, receiving awards and scholarships along the way. After working in private general practice, she returned to the University of Melbourne to undertake specialty training in Periodontics (MDSc – 1988). Following this, she moved to Adelaide to undertake a PhD. In 1990, she was awarded the prestigious NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship enabling her to combine her research with further study overseas. She completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. Louise returned to Melbourne in 1993 and took up an academic position at the University of Melbourne, eventually convening the specialist periodontal training at the school. She worked with other private periodontal practices part time and in 1996, she established her own full time specialist periodontal practice in Ivanhoe. She moved the practice to Kew in 2001, where she practised until she sold the busy practice in 2012. Seeking a new challenge, she undertook the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology at the University of Queensland from 2013-2015. As well as reporting for many dental practices throughout Australia, she also is engaged to report for private radiology practices. She is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP). She holds the positions of Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. She has published over 17 papers in refereed journals, supervises postgraduate students research and is regularly called upon as a reviewer for a number of dental journals. She is frequently invited to lecture to professional groups and conferences, both nationally and internationally, presenting over 150 lectures. Louise established Teledent (www.teledent.com.au) which provides online comprehensive radiology reports for dental practices who take in house OPG and CBCT images, as well as for a number of radiology practices. She has been running highly regarded CBCT and Extraoral Licencing courses and examinations, as well as Masterclasses in dental radiology interpretation, since 2016.