Our Impact

ARCPOH has an established international reputation as a leader in population oral health research.

We are known for:

  • fostering an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration and extensive partnerships
  • providing distinctive learning experience of high quality for research students, and
  • contributing to the improvement of oral health and fairer access to dental services

Key achievements

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ARCPOH top in the world in oral epidemiology

The League of Scholars' world ranking recognised the University of Adelaide as top in the field of oral epidemiology in terms of critical mass in cognate research areas (as published in The Australian 14 March 2018). 

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ARCPOH academics among most productive researchers

Three of ARCPOH’s academics in the top ten most productive researchers in Public Health Dentistry in the world in the last half century, as published in the Journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 2016.

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ARCPOH researchers recognised as distinguished scientists

The International Association for Dental Research confers a special award for Distinguished Scientists. Since 1960, Australian researchers received this award 8 times, 5 of them from the Adelaide Dental School - 3 of them were from ARCPOH.