Graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. David is currently the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health and heads the section of Growth and Development at The University of Melbourne and is involved in several collaborative and postgraduate research projects in both paediatric dentistry and orthodontics.
David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging experience in laboratory and clinical trials of CPP-ACP, Minimal Intervention Dentistry and the detection of caries. His interests are in all aspects of paediatric dentistry, enamel de- and remineralisation, teledentistry, and molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH).