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Dr

Samantha Byrne

Senior Lecturer Oral Biology
Melbourne Dental School
misinformation
periodontitis
Oral microbiome
aetiology
Periodontitis
Dental caries
Teaching and Learning
Flipped classroom
Pre-class learning
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Dr

Samantha Byrne

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Oral microbiome
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Dr

Samantha Byrne

 

Samantha Byrne is a senior lecturer in Oral Biology, and Divisional Lead Oral Education and Innovation at the Melbourne Dental School. Samantha has been awarded multiple times for her teaching of Oral Microbiology to Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students.

She has a keen interest in learning and teaching, particularly the incorporation of practices which enhance student engagement and active learning. Samantha completed her PhD in 2006 where she explored the microbial composition of dental plaque associated with periodontal disease progression. This work was recognised by the Australian and New Zealand division of the International Association of Dental Research with the Oral Biology Award in 2010. She maintains a research interest in the microbial aetiology of chronic periodontitis and dental caries and supervises Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Bachelor of Science Honours students. Her current research interests also include the use of social media as a platform for the dissemination of oral health information. Samantha is also currently studying for a Doctor of Education with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education examining pre-class learning on the flipped classroom.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

WM and AV Eggleston Trust Excellence in Teaching Award

Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne

2013

WM and AV Eggleston Trust Excellence in Teaching Award

Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne

2011

IJ Marks and TC Adamson Prize for the most significant contribution to the advancement of dental education

Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne

2010

IADR-ANZ Division Colgate Award in Oral Biology

International Association for Dental Research ANZ division

2006

IADR/Unilever Hatton Award Senior (student) category, clinical research

International Association for Dental Research

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer Oral Biology

Melbourne Dental School

Education


Graduate Certificate of University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SCIENCE

The University of Queensland