Professor Mike Morgan
BDSc (Otago) MDSc, Graduate Diploma Epidemiology, PhD (Melb)
Professor Mike Morgan has been involved in dental education and research both in Australasia and internationally, primarily within Asia and the Middle East. He is Head of the Melbourne Dental School at The University of Melbourne and holds the Colgate Chair of Population Oral Health, University of Melbourne. He is a registered specialist dentist with a Masters degree and PhD in the areas of dental public health and epidemiology.
Professor Morgan is a Program Leader in the Oral Health CRC based at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne. He is currently a member of the Australian Dental Council Executive and Chairs the Australian Dental Council Accreditation Committee. In 2011, Mike was appointed to the Board of Vic Health. He is a past member of the Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch Council, a past member of the Dental Practice Board of Victoria and a past president of the International Association of Dental Research (ANZ Division).
Professor Morgan’s principal teaching responsibility is in population oral health, focusing on oral disease causation in relation to common risk factors and disease prevention at a population level - with an emphasis on community water fluoridation. He has a strong research background and interest in the causes and prevention of oral disease, oral health informatics and clinical trials of dental caries preventive agents.
Mike has published widely in public dental health journals over his career. He has been a consultant to the Victorian Government in areas such as the Auditor General’s review into public dental services and the recent Victorian Government’s expansion of community water fluoridation in Victoria.
Mike brings expertise on issues related to oral health and the prevention of oral disease – at both the individual and population level. His joint role with The University of Melbourne and Dental Health Services Victoria provide him with a broad understanding of existing barriers to community dental service access and the increasing evidence identifying the strong links between oral and general health.