Dr Mihiri Silva is a specialist paediatric dentist and senior lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Dr Silva completed a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2004, Master of Dental Science in 2012, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2013, all at the University of Melbourne.
In 2019, she completed a PhD through University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute investigating early life risk factors for common dental conditions like tooth decay and enamel defects. Dr Silva has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented at both local and international conferences, and serves on various committees including the Australian Dental Association and International Association of Dental Research. Mihiri’s current research involves life course research in large longitudinal cohort studies, with a focus on the interaction between oral health and broader health and well-being, starting from pregnancy.
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Child tooth decay is on the rise, but few are brushing their teeth enough or seeing the de..
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A twin study of body mass index and dental caries in childhood.
MJ Silva, NM Kilpatrick, JM Craig, DJ Manton, P Leong, H Ho, R Saffery, DP Burgner, KJ Scurrah
Journal article | 2020 | Scientific Reports
Sub-optimal nutrition and dental caries are both common with significant short and long-term implications for child health and dev..
Oral habits--part 1: the dental effects and management of nutritive and non-nutritive sucking.
Mihiri Silva, David Manton
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Dentistry for Children
Nutritive sucking and non-nutritive sucking are among the most commonly reported oral habits in children. These habits generally c..
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