Paul Abbott

Winthrop Professor, BDSc W.Aust., MDS Adel., FRACDS(Endo), FPFA, FADI, FICD, FACD

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 2034 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
19942019
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Personal profile

Qualifications

BDSc W.Aust., MDS Adel., FRACDS(Endo), FPFA, FADI, FICD, FACD, FIADT

Biography

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 (over 1,000 lectures and courses) in 42 countries, has published over 172 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the international refereed journal "Dental Traumatology" since August 2015. He has served on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 17 other 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. In 2017 he received the University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Research Supervision.  This latest award meant that Prof. Abbott has been recognised as an excellent teacher in all categories of teaching within the University of WA. He was nominated by The University of WA for a Citation Award as part of the Australian Government's Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) in 2017. Prof. Abbott was awarded by the UWA Student Guild for his teaching in 2014 and in 2015 he received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement from the 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.

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.

Teaching overview

Graduate-entry (Doctor of Dental Medicine) Endodotnics and Dental Traumatology

Postgraduate (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) Endodontics and Dental Traumatology

Various other topics in dentistry - especially: tooth resorption, pain control, emergency management of oral and dental problems, use of antibiotics, use of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diagnosis, pulp testing, treatment planning.

Education/Academic qualification

Dentistry - Endodontics, MDS, University of Adelaide

Dentistry, BDSc, The University of Western Australia

Keywords

  • 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

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Research Output 1994 2019

An in vitro study of a novel quaternary ammonium silane endodontic irrigant

Daood, U., Parolia, A., Elkezza, A., Yiu, C. K., Abbott, P., Matinlinna, J. P. & Fawzy, A. S., 12 Jun 2019, In : Dental Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silanes
Endodontics
Ammonium Compounds
Dentin
Bacteria
Palatal Expansion Technique
Carbon Monoxide
Orthopedics
Tooth
Clinical Studies
Calcium Hydroxide
Dentin
Ointments
Powders
Tooth

An analysis of the timing and materials associated with pulp disease following restorative dental treatment

Yong, J., Sivarajan, S. & Abbott, P., Dec 2018, In : International Endodontic Journal. 51, 12, p. 1327-1335 9 p., iej.12955.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tooth
Tooth Diseases
Crowns
Glass Ionomer Cements
Therapeutics

A survey of patients' perceptions about, and their experiences of, root canal treatment

Chandraweera, L., Goh, K., Lai-Tong, J., Newby, J. & Abbott, P., 19 Oct 2018, In : Australian Endodontic Journal. 8 p., aej.12312.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dental Pulp Cavity
Pain
Therapeutics
Anxiety
Surveys and Questionnaires

Projects 2004 2016

Prizes

Excellence in Teaching - Individual Teaching

Paul Abbott (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

dentistry
health science
Teaching
medicine

Excellence in Teaching - Individual Teaching

Paul Abbott (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Other distinction

guild
Teaching
dentistry
health science
Teaching
medicine

Excellence in Teaching - Research Supervision

Paul Abbott (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

teaching research
dentistry
health science
supervision
medicine