Linda Slack-Smith

Professor, BSc W.Aust., GradDipMedTech MSc Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 834 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Linda Slack-Smith is a Professor in the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, at the University of Western Australia. With her research collaborators and team she has undertaken a substantial research program investigating social public health issues, oral health issues in disadvantaged groups and Indigenous health. She has been a chief investigator on over $5.3 million dollars of competitive grants and has over 122 citations in Scopus.


Oral Health and Dental Services
Geriatric Oral Health
Child Health
Social Determinants of Health


  • Child oral health
  • Epidemiology
  • Dental care in disadvantaged groups
  • Dental services research
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dental education
  • Qualitative research
  • Smoking
  • Indigenous health
  • Child health/care

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Research Output 1998 2019

Interventions with pregnant women, new mothers and other primary caregivers for preventing early childhood caries

Riggs, E., Kilpatrick, N., Slack-Smith, L., Chadwick, B., Yelland, J., Muthu, M. S. & Gomersall, J. C., 20 Nov 2019, In : The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 11

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

DMF Index
Pregnant Women
Deciduous Tooth
Western Australia
Oral Health
Mental Disorders
Mental Health
192 Downloads (Pure)

An investigation into the epidemiology and aetiology of Morton's neuroma

Naraghi, R. N., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Nerve Compression Syndromes

Building oral health capacity in a women's health service

Durey, A., Lee, S. K., Adebayo, B. & Slack-Smith, L., 17 Jul 2018, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 24, 5, p. 417-421

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health Services
Oral Health
Domestic Violence
Health Resources
1 Citation (Scopus)
Oral Health
Mental Health
Mental Disorders
Delivery of Health Care
Western Australia

Projects 1999 2020


Dental Research
Behavioral Sciences
Translational Medical Research
Qualitative Research
Oral Health