Researcher Profile

Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott

Phone: +61 8 6457 7665

Research Expertise:
  • Assessment in dentistry
  • Bleaching of teeth
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Dental trauma
  • Diagnostic processes for pulp disease
  • Endodontic irrigants
  • Endodontic medicaments
  • Endodontics
  • Endodontic treatment outcome
  • Inflammatory root resorption
  • Interim tooth restorations
  • Invasive root resorption
  • Pulp and periapical diseases
  • Endodontic–periodontal diseases
  • Pain control during dental treatment
  • Tooth fractures and strength


Prof. Paul Abbott AO is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Head of the UWA School of Dentistry and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has lectured extensively in 42 countries, has published 138 articles in refereed journals and 20 textbook chapters. He has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Dental Traumatology from August 2015. He also serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 17 international journals. In 2004, he was awarded the University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Individual Teaching, and in 2015 the University awarded him the Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching. In 2016,he received an Excellence in Teaching Award for large group teaching. He has also been awarded by the UWA Student Guild for his teaching and recently received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement - WA Clinical Training Network Team. In June 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to clinical dentistry, teaching, research and professional societies.


Australian Dental Association; Australian Society of Endodontology; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists; International Federation of Endodontic Associations; Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation; American Association of Endodontists; New Zealand Society of Endodontics; International Association for Dental Research; Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; Pierre Fauchard Academy; Academy of Dentistry International; International College of Dentists; American College of Dentists; International Association of Dental Traumatology; Dental Study Group of WA; Sociedad de Endodoncia de Bogotá

Previous Positions

Head, School of Dentistry UWA; Director, Oral Health Centre of WA; Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research School of Dentistry UWA; Professorial Fellow, UWA; Senior Lecturer in Endodontics, UWA; Senior Lecturer in Endodontics University of Melbourne; Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne.






Undergraduate and postgraduate Endodontics.
Various other topics in dentistry - especially pain control; use of antibiotics, diagnosis, pulp testing, treatment planning.

ID: 94761

Highlighted content
  1. Clinical Evaluation, Examination and Diagnosis of Endodontic Conditions

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Prevalence of inter-appointment endodontic flare-ups and host-related factors

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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