Winners of the 2014 ANZSPD Essay Competitions

Winners of the 2014 ANZSPD Louise Brearley Messer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Essay Competition

It gives me very great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 ANZSPD Louise Brearley Messer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Essay Competition.

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. The judges commented on the difficulty in choosing the winners due to the high standard of the entries received. I would like to thank all students who participated in the competition, their supervisors and especially the judges.

The results are as follows: 

Postgraduate Essay:  Dr Rana Yawary

University of WA Post Graduate Student (Paediatric Dentistry)

"Discuss the management of the oral biofilm in paediatric dental patients".

Supervisors:  Professor Nigel King and Associate Professor Robert Anthonappa

Undergraduate Essay: Mr Kenneth KOH Shou Bin

University of Adelaide Undergraduate Student

"There is an emerging trend on the use of probiotics and organic diets. Discuss the effects of these supplements and diets on the oral environment of a child".

Supervisor: Dr Wendy Cheung

The winning essays will be published in future editions of Synopses.


May I also take this opportunity to wish you all the Compliments of the Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015.

Peter Gregory

Federal Secretary/Manager ANZSPD (Inc)