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Michael McCullough is the Professor of Oral Medicine at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne. He is the convener of both the post-graduate and graduate courses in Oral Medicine, has published 128 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and was on the Expert Panel for both editions of the Therapeutic Guidelines book titled “Oral and Dental”. Michael is an Oral Medicine Clinical Consultant to the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Dental Clinic. Michael gained a Bachelor Degree in Dental Science in 1982, a Master Degree in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology and a PhD in 1995, all from Melbourne University. He spent several years as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in California during 1996 and 1997; followed by 3 years as a Lecturer in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Michael has 27 years’ experience in clinical and academic Oral Medicine, was an inaugural Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral Medicine (2005) by examination, and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (2012), the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2013), and the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (2012).  
Michael has supervised to completion 18 research higher degree students, and currently he is principal supervisor to 4 PhD students, and co-supervisor to 3 PhD and 6 MPhil students. Michael has published 128 clinical and scientific articles including 3 book chapters. His work is mostly published in ERA A*/A ranked journals in the highest-ranking journals in his specialty.

Michael is the current President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and the Inaugural Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Council of Dental Specialists. He was the Chairperson of the Dental Therapeutics Committee of the Australian Dental Association from 2006 to 2012 and an active member until 2016. He was on the Expert panel of the Therapeutic Guidelines book, “Oral and Dental” whose first edition was in 2007, and the revised 2nd edition being published in 2012. Michael has been a member of the Australian Dental Research Foundation's Research Advisory Committee since 2013, and in 2016 became the Chair of this Committee.