Jilen Patel

Dr, PhD, DClinDent (Paed Dent), BDSc (Hons), MRACDS, FADI, FICD, FPFA, SFHEA

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Jilen Patel is a specialist paediatric dentist, senior lecturer in clinical dentistry at the UWA Dental School and a consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. Dr Patel is passionate about translational research and completed his specialist training at UWA and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

His journey began as an intern, volunteering as part of the Kimberley Dental Team providing dental services to remote communities across the Kimberley region. Since then, he has continued to play an active role in developing oral health policy and practice for underserved communities.

His research interests cover the areas of dental public health, paediatric dentistry, cariology and rural and remote oral health. More recently, Dr Patel has been involved with creating an integrated, multidisciplinary oral health education and prevention program for refugee children. His work has led to the implementation of an Australian-first, randomised controlled clinical trial aiming to arrest dental caries among refugee children. As part of the cleft and craniofacial department at Perth Children's Hospital, he has also pioneered the use of optical scanning and digitial design to inform the care of neonates with cleft lip and palate.

Research

Paediatric Dentistry; Cariology; Remineralising agents; Dental Public Health; Rural and Remote Oral health

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Dentistry, BDSc (Hons), Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours

Paediatric Dentistry, DClinDent, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - Paediatric Dentistry

External positions

President, International Association for Dental Research IADR ANZ

Director, Kimberley Dental Team

Consultant, Perth Children’s Hospital

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