Dra. Arosha Weerakoon

– Dr Arosha Weerakoon is a lecturer and PhD candidate from the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia.

– In 2002, Arosha was awarded the Pierre Fouchard Academy’s Undergraduate Award of Merit and won the Australia-New Zealand International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Colgate Pre-doctoral research award. 

– In 2015, Arosha was nominated to compete in the Emerging Young Lecturer’s Award Competition at the Australian Dental Association National Congress and placed second in the 2018 3MT competition held in IADR London, UK.

– In 2019, she was awarded the top prize, The Vice Chancellor’s Award, for her research pitch titled,  ‘It’s about bonding with fillings hosted by Universities Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s Universities.

– Her current research focus is on the effect of patient age, cavity depth and site on dentine collagen and mineral, and how these changes affect the bond to different white adhesive restorative materials.

Could patient age, cavity depth & site affect dentine adhesion?

Restorative interventions in aged dentitions challenge dental practitioners who frequently use tooth-coloured adhesive materials (TCAMs).   However, TCAMs placed in posterior teeth fail earlier, compared with traditional restorations. In this talk, she will explore our current understanding and introduce some new findings related to age and site-related changes to dentine structure and the potential effects of these changes on adhesion.

Dra. Arosha Weerakoon

– Dr Arosha Weerakoon is a lecturer and PhD candidate from the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia.

– In 2002, Arosha was awarded the Pierre Fouchard Academy’s Undergraduate Award of Merit and won the Australia-New Zealand International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Colgate Pre-doctoral research award.

– In 2015, Arosha was nominated to compete in the Emerging Young Lecturer’s Award Competition at the Australian Dental Association National Congress and placed second in the 2018 3MT competition held in IADR London, UK.

– In 2019, she was awarded the top prize, The Vice Chancellor’s Award, for her research pitch titled,  It’s about bonding with fillings’ hosted by Universities Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s Universities.

– Her current research focus is on the effect of patient age, cavity depth and site on dentine collagen and mineral, and how these changes affect the bond to different white adhesive restorative materials.

Could patient age, cavity depth & site affect dentine adhesion?

Restorative interventions in aged dentitions challenge dental practitioners who frequently use tooth-coloured adhesive materials (TCAMs).   However, TCAMs placed in posterior teeth fail earlier, compared with traditional restorations. In this talk, she will explore our current understanding and introduce some new findings related to age and site-related changes to dentine structure and the potential effects of these changes on adhesion.