Louise Brearley-Messer Postgraduate Essay Competition

Prize: Award


This essay competition has been named in recognition of the great contribution made by Professor Louise Brearley Messer AM in Teaching, Research and Administration in Paediatric Dentistry. This essay competition is conducted by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZSPD) every year and is open to all postgraduate students in Paediatric dentistry from Australia and New Zealand who are currently enrolled in a Doctorate, Masters or a Post-graduate Clinical Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry programme.

The topic for 2018 was “A new class of anticoagulant drugs, the new oral anticoagulants or NOAC's, have begun to play a role in the management of thrombotic diseases. Discuss: (1) Thrombotic disease in children and whether there may be a place for NOAC's in the management of these children, and (2) The dental management of patients on anticoagulants and how this would need to be altered for any children taking NOAC's.”
Granting OrganisationsAustralian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry