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Associate Professor Janet Wallace from the University of Newcastle, Australia, is the Acting Head of Discipline, Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program and the Architect and Chief Investigator of the research program, Senior Smiles, a preventive oral health care program for older people living in residential aged care facilities.
 
Associate Professor Wallace has extensive clinical and managerial experience in the public and private sector, working for many years as a clinician, before joining the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2009.  Since then, she has co-written undergraduate and post graduate oral health programs, including the post graduate diploma in dental therapy and the current bachelor of oral health therapy program.  She has designed and written numerous continuing professional education courses and her PhD focused on a service -learning model of delivery for final year students in Residential Aged Care Facilities.     
 
Associate Professor Wallace has numerous publications and grants totalling over nine hundred thousand dollars, she is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and a lobbyist for improving the oral health of older people living in residential aged care.        
 
Janet was induced as a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International in 2017, she is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), an Honorary Member of the Dental Hygiene Association Australia (DHAA), an Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Dental Council, a member of the University of Newcastle,  Faculty of Health and Medicine, Research committee, a Peer Reviewer for national and international journals, an executive member of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), and an Appointed Board member of the Dental Council of New South Wales, currently serving her third term of office. 
 
Janet was a finalist in the 2017 University of Newcastle, Alumni Awards for Exceptional Community Service and is the recipient of the 2017 Gladys M Brawn Memorial Fellowship.



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