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My vision is to promote high quality best practice clinical dentistry, improve equitable and affordable access to oral health services, particularly for high-risk population groups, and develop the research evidence to inform healthy public policy.

About Me

Academic Expertise

Public dental health, health economics, clinical education, minimal intervention dentistry, public policy, oral health promotion, health services research

Professional Affiliations

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education

Australasian College of Health Service Management

College of Oral Health Academics

eviDent Foundation

Higher Education Academy

International Association for Dental Research

Public Health Association of Australia

National Oral Health Alliance

National Pharmacy and Oral Health Alliance

Royal Society for Public Health


Master of Science (Clinical Education) | 2013-2016

The University of Edinburgh

Certificate of Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) | 2015

The University of Melbourne

Master of Public Health | 2013-2015​

The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Oral Health | 2006-2008

The University of Melbourne


Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award | 2016

Services for Rural and Remote Allied Health

Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship | 2013-2014

49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the IADR ANZ Division

Colgate Travel Award | 2008

Wrigley Foundation and Australian Dental Association Foundation  | 2016


'Children's Dental Program - Expanded Project'

Alliance for a Cavity Free Future | 2017


'Integrating evidence-based dentistry within a public dental program for children'

'Preventive model of care - Pilot'

Bellarine Community Health Ltd Health and Wellbeing Fund | 2017


Research Grants

Dental Health Services Victoria Research and Innovations Grant  | 2013


'Children's Dental Program - Pilot'


Nguyen, T.M., Jones, D., Ngo, K.L., Hayes, M.J. (2017) Developing Professionalism in Dentistry: A Systematic Review. MedEdPublish. 6(2). doi: 10.15694/mep.2017.000085


Nguyen, T.M. (2017) Is the current model of public dental care promoting the oral health of young children in Australia? Deeble Institute Issue Brief. Canberra (AU): Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.

Nguyen, T.M., Hsueh, Y.-S., Morgan, M., Mariño, R., & Koshy, S. (2017) Economic Evaluation of the pilot Children's Dental Program. Journal of Dental Research, Clinical and Translational Research. 2(3):214-222. doi: 0.1177/2380084417708549

Nguyen, T.M., Morgan, M., Koshy, S., Mathew, S., & Lew, S. (2015) Revisiting the value of school dental check-up programs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Oral Health Therapy. (2):5-8. 2015.

Nguyen, T.M. (2015) Improving Child Oral Health with School Dental Check-up Programs. Australian & New Zealand Journal Of Dental and Oral Health Therapy. (1):5.

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