Janice Kan

Dr, BDSc W.Aust, DClinDent(Pros) Melb.

  • The University of Western Australia (M512), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


DR JANICE KAN is an Australian board-certified prosthodontist, with special interests in the prosthodontic management of worn dentition, aesthetic challenges, dental implant reconstructions, and complex multidisciplinary cases.


She was awarded the Wyn Needham Memorial Prize for being the most outstanding student when she graduated from her Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) degree at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2001. In 2007, she received commendations with the completion of the Primary Examinations of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). Upon her graduation from the 3-year full time Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) degree at the University of Melbourne, Dr Kan founded the Centre for Prosthodontics, formerly known as Perth Prosthodontics in 2011. Joined by her team of esteemed prosthodontists, Centre for Prosthodontics has now expanded to offer treatment in multiple practice locations.


Dr Kan is a

  • Fellow and Registered Lecturer of the International Team of Implantology (ITI)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI)
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
  • Founder and Past President of the Women in Dentistry Society WA
  • Founder of Centre for Prosthodontics Education
  • Past President of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP)
  • Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer (UWA)
  • Guest Lecturer for the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP)
  • Member and Guest Lecturer - International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), Australian Prosthodontic Society (APS), Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS), Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia (DSSWA)
  • Member of the Royal Australiasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)


With keen interest in dental implant biomechanics, Dr Kan has widely lectured on her clinical cases and academic research at various local, national and international dental events. In addition to being appointed an Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer (UWA) focusing on prosthodontic programs, she has founded Centre for Prosthodontics Education, through which she has provided continuing professional development for dentists over the past decade. She has published in respected international dental journal and clinical textbook, including the Clinical Oral Implants Research and ITI Treatment Guide. Dr Kan is hoping to undertake a PhD on Implant Dentistry Biomechanics in the future.

Roles and responsibilities

As a prosthodontist, Dr Janice kan is a specialist in reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry, who is devoted to the rehabilitation and maintenance of oral health, function and aesthetics through the restoration of compromised teeth and the replacement of missing teeth and oral maxillofacial tissues.

With specialist expertise and a good comprehension of the latest evidence based dental literature on treatment material and techniques, Dr Janice Kan can provide the highest possible quality of dental care for her patients.

Scope of dental treatment offered include - reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry through
- ceramic veneers, inlays / onlays
- conventional tooth supported and implant supported crown and bridgework
- conventional complete / partial dentures
- implant supported / retained overdentures
- management of worn dentition

Future research

PhD Proposal : Wireless Strain Gauge for Implant Dentistry: Towards the Bionic Bone Sensor
• An outcome from collaboration with the Melbourne Dental School, Melbourne Materials Institute, School of Physicals and Engineering of the University of Melbourne

Funding overview

- Recipient of the Interdisciplinary Seeding Fund Grant from the University of Melbourne

- Recipient of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Research Fund, the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Research Fund, Sponsorship from Institut Straumann AG)

Teaching overview

Besides private specialist practice, she remains active in academic teaching including:

  • Presenter for Australian Dental Association (WA, VIC) Continuing Professional Development Education Programs 
  • Fellow and Registered Speaker for the International Team for Implantology (ITI)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI) 
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
  • Director of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) - Perth ITI Study Club
  • Director of the Perth Prosthodontics Study Clubs for Experienced and Undergraduate Dentists
  • Lecturer at Universities (University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne) - For Undergraduate Dental Students
  • Referee for Research Grant Application - Australian Dental Research Foundation Inc.
  • Examiner for Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) Research Thesis for the University Of Melbourne
  • Guest Presenter for South West Dental Convocation, Australian Society of Orthodontists, Australasian Osseointegration Society


Doctor of Clinical Dentistry DCD Thesis Title: In Vitro Bone Strain Analysis of Implant Occlusal Overload (2011)

With keen interest in dental implant biomechanics, she has presented her research at various conferences and has published in the respected international dental journal and clinical textbook.

Conferences Presented In
The International Team of Implantology ITI Education Day 2012 (Adelaide, Australia)
International College of Prosthodontists (ICP) Conference 2011 (Hawaii, USA)
International Quintessence Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2010 (Sydney, Australia)
The Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) Biennial Conference 2010 (Melbourne, Australia)

Previous positions

Principal Specialist Prosthodontist - Perth Prosthodontics
President of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP)
Founder and Immediate Past President of Women in Dentistry Society
Fellow and Registered Speaker for the International Team of Implantology



Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) , The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

External positions

Principle Prosthodontist of Centre for Prosthodontics

2011 → …


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