Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Associate Professor of Oral Health

School of Health Sciences (Oral Health)

A Forensic Look at Dentistry

Visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience, but for Associate Professor Jane Taylor OAM, our teeth can provide critical information about us - you just need to know what you're looking for.

Jane Taylor 

As part of her role with the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology, Professor Jane Taylor has played a crucial function in victim identification in the 2002 Bali Bombing, the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand and the Victorian Bushfires of 2009.

Jane admits that the emotional toll is significant when working on multi-death disasters but acknowledges the positive and necessary role that her victim identification skills play.

"It is very challenging to wake up in the morning and know that I'm going to have to meet a lot of deceased people, but we do what is a necessary and helpful part of the process for those people and their family members," Jane discloses.

In recognition of her services, Jane was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia in 2003, an Overseas Humanitarian Service Award in 2007 and an Australian Police Operations Medal in 2009.

In the interest of justice

The practice of using teeth as a method of identification is not new. In fact - one of the earliest known examples of forensic odontology involved Agrippina, the mother of Emperor Nero who ordered the death of her rival Lollia Paulina. Agrippina wasn't convinced that Lollia Paulina was actually dead until she noticed her distinctive black front tooth.     

Today, however, forensic odontology is a far more rigorous and scientific process in which Jane is a world-leading expert.

"The bulk of our work involves identifying people that are deceased - whether that be in single issue circumstances, like a car accidents, or in disaster situations where many people lose their lives," Jane remarks.

"We're also able to age people by their teeth."

Jane also examines and identifies bite marks, from both humans and animals, given they can be present in both civil and criminal cases.

"Sadly, we see quite a few bite marks related to child abuse," she discloses.

"In some situations it is possible to identify the teeth that made the bite but it is a complex investigative area."

Going digital

Excited about the future directions of forensic dentistry research, Jane predicts new technologies will advance existing and emerging methods of victim identification and ageing.

"For example, CT machines may allow us to obtain enough information about a patient without having to do an official post-mortem," she suggests.

Clinical beginnings

Starting her career as a practicing dentist, Jane decided to pursue a long-held interest in forensic dentistry. She commenced working at the Dental School and Forensic Odontology Unit at the University of Adelaide in 1987, and moved to the University of Newcastle in 2004 to be part of the team that established the Bachelor of Oral Health program.

In conjunction with Central Coast Medicare Local, Jane was a part of the "Senior Smiles" program, initiated in 2014, which delivered oral hygiene to people in residential aged-care facilities.

The pilot study placed a dental hygienist into an aged-care facility who then provided dental examinations, oral hygiene care plans and oral health education to residents and carers.

"We know that when people get admitted to a nursing home that their oral health often rapidly deteriorates and it is well known that poor oral health is linked with decreasing general wellbeing and overall quality of life," Jane explains.

"Senior Smiles aimed at delivering oral healthcare to residents during the study period to assess whether this made an improvement in the health levels in their mouths, and yes it does".

Jane suggests that the resoundingly positive results of Senior Smiles show how valuable and critical access to dental healthcare is for those living in aged-care facilities.

"Our response now is to become advocates for nursing homes to increase the level of access of oral health and hygiene to their residents," Jane advises.

"Fantastically we've had a couple of local nursing homes either employing a dental hygienist or contemplating doing so in the future".

It is hoped that the positive results of the Senor Smiles program will lead to policy changes that instigates the access of dental hygienists in all nursing homes and aged-care facilities.

Meaningful and purposeful

Jane suggests that an area where forensic odontology will continue to play a crucial role is in the identification of refugees who come to Australia.

"A lot of people who are forced to flee their countries don't think to pick up their birth certificates so forensic dentistry can play an important role in ageing and identifying refugees," Jane says."With the advancement of new technologies, the practical applications for forensic dentistry are enormo

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Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Jane Taylor is a qualified dentist with specialist training in Forensic Odontology.  She has worked as a clinical dentist in Australia and the UK and teaching experience at the University of Adelaide and the University of Newcastle.  From 2000 - 2004 she was the Director of the Forensic Odontology Unit at the University of Adelaide.

She is currently the Head of Discipline of Oral Heath in the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, and Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Oral Health.  As discipline lead she heads the expanding research activities of this emerging discipline.

Her PhD was in the area of Forensic Odontology and she continues to work actively in this area.  Past forensic work experiences in this area have included the Bali Bombings, the Asian Tsunami and the Victorian bushfires.

Research Expertise
Forensic Odontology including identification techniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.

Teaching Expertise
Clinical general dentistry, in particular primary care, radiography and endodontics, and oral health (dental hygiene).

Administrative Expertise

Program management and curriculum development.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Oral Health), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science (Dentistry), University of Adelaide
  • Master of Science in Dentistry, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Dental
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Oral Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified 80
110509 Special Needs Dentistry 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor of Oral Health University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 -  Senior Lecturer

Oral Health

University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Deputy Chair - Scientific Australasian Disaster Victim Identification Committee
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2003 Director, Forensic Odontology Unit

Forensic Odontology

The University of Adelaide
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2001 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Dental School
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - ANZ Forensic Science Society Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2006 Overseas Humanitarian Service Award
Unknown
2002 Medal of the Order of Australia
Unknown
2001 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Taylor JA, Kieser JA, Forensic odontology: Principles and practice (2016)

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. Forensic odontology refers to the science and practice of dentistry which may be applied to help solve litigation in both... [more]

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. Forensic odontology refers to the science and practice of dentistry which may be applied to help solve litigation in both criminal and civil cases. It is a specialist branch of dentistry that assists the legal system in the handling, analysis and interpretation of dental evidence. Forensic Odontology: Principles and Practice pulls together the very latest research findings and advice on best practice and essential skills, including aspects of forensic science that provide a well-rounded educational experience for the reader. Chapters provide coverage of anatomy and morphology, mortuary techniques, physical anthropology, applied forensic sciences, child and elder abuse, and facial approximation. The text introduces the various topics and discusses underpinning philosophies without being an exhaustive historical treatise. Appropriate case studies are used to highlight issues, and references to current research are provided to stimulate further reading and research. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, this informative introductory text is invaluable to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as experienced dentists, wishing to gain experience or pursue a career in forensic odontology. This text will be a welcome addition to the forensic odontological libraries of all practicing forensic odontologists.

DOI 10.1002/9781118864418
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Taylor JA, Developing Protocols for Disaster Victim Identification: The Australian experience, Lambert Academic Publishing., Germany, 292 (2010) [A2]

Chapter (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Kieser JA, Taylor JA, Khouri Z, Churton M, 'Foundation knowledge in forensic odontology', Forensic Odontology: Principles and Practice 1-22 (2016)

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter introduces the discipline of forensic odontology and provides a brief overview of the history and developmen... [more]

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter introduces the discipline of forensic odontology and provides a brief overview of the history and development of the speciality both internationally and regionally in Australia and New Zealand.

DOI 10.1002/9781118864418.ch1
2016 Taylor JA, 'Preface', xviii-xix (2016)
2016 Bassed R, Graham J, Taylor JA, 'Age assessment', Forensic Odontology: Principles and Practice 209-227 (2016)

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. The ability to assign accurate age estimates to human remains and living individuals is an important element of forensic ... [more]

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. The ability to assign accurate age estimates to human remains and living individuals is an important element of forensic practice. Age estimation can contribute to a routine forensic dental identification, can be a vital component in the investigation of anthropological/archaeological specimens, and may be an integral part of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) process in mass fatality incidents. The reliability of age estimation varies depending on the age of the victim and the technique employed. Research into the techniques of age estimation has been prolific in recent years. This chapter will provide a summary of the development of age estimation research and discuss current methodologies.

DOI 10.1002/9781118864418.ch7
2016 Donlon D, Lain R, Taylor JA, 'Forensic anthropology', Forensic Odontology: Principles and Practice 336-354 (2016)

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter presents an overview of the fundamentals of forensic anthropology along with a discussion of the state of th... [more]

© 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter presents an overview of the fundamentals of forensic anthropology along with a discussion of the state of the art and a list of useful references. Anthropologists and odontologists share an interest in the identification of individuals, especially from the skull and dentition. We give an overview of the assessment of features important in the production of a biological profile, such as the assessment of ancestry, sex and age of skeletal remains. In addition we discuss the problem of confusion of non-human with human bones and teeth. In conclusion we cover the identification of historic indigenous and non-indigenous remains and remains from historical military conflicts.

DOI 10.1002/9781118864418.ch10
2014 Taylor J, O reilly W, Lain R, 'Dentistry and forensic odontology in Australia: A brief overview', Forensic and Legal Dentistry 83-88 (2014)

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. The legal matrix under which forensic odontologists practice in Australia is governed by the civil and criminal framework th... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. The legal matrix under which forensic odontologists practice in Australia is governed by the civil and criminal framework that affects all Australian citizens and therefore healthcare providers including dentists.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01330-5_13
2014 Taylor J, O reilly W, Lain R, 'History of forensic odontology and DVI in Australia', Forensic and Legal Dentistry 13-16 (2014)

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Forensic odontology played a vital and historical role in an Australian homicide in 1934. Known as the Albury Pyjama Girl Ca... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Forensic odontology played a vital and historical role in an Australian homicide in 1934. Known as the Albury Pyjama Girl Case, it attracted worldwide interest for many years and illustrated the potential and the importance of dental evidence in the identification process. On the 1st of September of that year, the partly burned and battered body of a young woman clad in pajamas was found in a roadside culvert near Albury, NSW. This discovery led to one of the longest investigations in the history of Australian crime. Two simple errors by a local dentist with no previous experience in forensic odontology, who was called in by the police to examine the teeth of the victim, resulted in a delay in identification for 10 years. When identification by dental comparison was finally achieved in 1944, the crime was quickly solved and the woman's husband was brought to trial for murder. The application of dental science for identification in those days was on an ad hoc basis, and individual dentists, usually with no experience or training in forensic matters, were expected to assist as needed. The Pyjama Girl Case vividly demonstrated the serious consequences of this practice (Brown 1984).

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01330-5_3
2011 James H, Taylor JA, 'Australasian and multinational disaster victim identification', Forensic Dental Evidence, Academic Press, San Diego 273-286 (2011) [B2]
DOI 10.1016/b978-0-12-382000-6.00014-7
Citations Scopus - 3
2010 Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Age evaluation and odontology in the living', Age Estimation in the Living: The Practitioner's Guide, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ 176-201 (2010) [B2]
Citations Scopus - 5
2008 Stephan CN, Taylor RG, Taylor JA, 'Methods of facial approximation and skull-face superimposition, with special consideration of method development in Australia', Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuse, Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Queensland 133-154 (2008) [B1]
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Journal article (54 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Franks K, Baines S, Wallace JP, Taylor JA, 'Entry knowledge of Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy students on diet, nutrition and preventive oral health care', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 6 12-16 (2017)
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Janet Wallace
2016 Nicholson SL, Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, 'Cultural competency education in academic dental institutions in Australia and New Zealand: A Survey Study', Journal of Dental Education, 80 966-974 (2016) [C1]

The aim of this study was to assess the status of cultural competency education in Australian and New Zealand dental, dental hygiene, and oral health therapy programs. The study s... [more]

The aim of this study was to assess the status of cultural competency education in Australian and New Zealand dental, dental hygiene, and oral health therapy programs. The study sought to explore the extent to which cultural competence is included in these programs' curricula, building on similar studies conducted in the United States and thus contributing to the international body of knowledge on this topic. A 12-item instrument was designed with questions in four areas (demographics, content of cultural competency education, organization of overall program curriculum, and educational methods used to teach cultural competence) and was sent to all Australian and New Zealand dental, dental hygiene, and oral health therapy educational programs. Of the total 24 programs, 15 responded for a response rate of 62.5%. The results showed that lectures were the most frequent teaching method used in cultural competency education; however, the variation in responses indicated inconsistencies across study participants, as discussions and self-directed learning also featured prominently in the responses. The majority of respondents reported that cultural competence was not taught as a specific course but rather integrated into their programs' existing curricula. The variations in methods may indicate the need for a standardized framework for cultural competency education in these countries. In addition, the notion of cultural competency education in academic dental institutions demands additional evaluation, and further research is required to develop a solid evidence base on which to develop cultural competency education, specifically regarding content, most effective pedagogies, and assessment of student preparedness.

Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2016 Taylor J, Diogo V, Wallace JP, 'Oral Hygiene Habits of a Group of Sydney Adolescents', ADOHTA, October 2016 12-16 (2016) [C1]
2016 Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Fall K, 'An assessment of clinical pairing during oral health teaching: Are there benefits to the students.', ADOHTA, October 2016 17-26 (2016) [C1]
2016 Chiam SL, Blenkin M, Taylor J, Te Moananui R, 'Validity of a modified Demirjian system based on an Australian dataset ¿ simple maturity score in age estimation', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 48 571-582 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. This pilot study is a validation of a modified Demirjian¿s System developed for the Australian population by Blenkin and Evans. T... [more]

© 2015 Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. This pilot study is a validation of a modified Demirjian¿s System developed for the Australian population by Blenkin and Evans. The study sample comprised orthopantomographs of 230 individuals aged 2.5 to 14.5¿years. Seven right mandibular teeth (excluding the wisdom tooth) were assessed and graded according to the Demirjian¿s stages of tooth development. Corresponding modified numeric scores for the stages were summed to form a simple maturity score from which age estimates were derived. The mean difference between the estimated and chronological age for girls was 0.02¿years, 95% CI [-0.13, 0.17]. Paired-sample t-test results found this difference not to be statistically significant p = 0.81, < 0.05. For boys, the method underestimated the age with a mean difference of ¿0.24¿years 95% CI [¿0.4, ¿0.08]. Paired t-test found this to be significantly different (p = 0.003). This study found that the modified Demirjian¿s System of Blenkin and Evans is valid for use in the Australian population.

DOI 10.1080/00450618.2015.1107133
2016 Wallace JP, Mohammadi J, Wallace LG, Taylor JA, 'Senior Smiles: preliminary results for a new model of oral health care utilizing the dental hygienist in residential aged care facilities', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 14 284-288 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether a qualified dental hygienist could improve oral he... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether a qualified dental hygienist could improve oral health outcomes for residents living in residential aged care facilities on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Methods: A qualified dental hygienist undertook a 24-week oral hygiene intervention in five residential aged care facilities to test the Senior Smiles, oral health model of care. The facilities were invited to take part in the research, which was funded by a grant from NSW Medicare Local, Erina. Residents were asked to consent to having oral health risk assessments, oral healthcare plans and to receiving referrals for treatment where needed. Pre- and post-intervention plaque scores were recorded for residents and P values calculated using a paired t-test. In addition, the number of residents examined, treated and referred for more complex dental care was recorded. Results: The statistical analysis program, SPSS, was used to conduct a paired t-test to compare pre- and post-intervention plaque scores on residents from the 5 RACFs. A statistically significant result of P < 0.0001 showed the intervention of the dental hygienist was effective in reducing plaque scores in residents across the 5 RACFs. Conclusion: The Senior Smiles model of care provided residents with preventive oral hygiene care, referral pathways for complex dental treatment needs and established a formal management programme for ongoing oral health care within the RACFs. The Senior Smiles model of care is successful and transportable.

DOI 10.1111/idh.12187
Co-authors Linda Wallace, Janet Wallace
2016 Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, Smith DR, 'Introducing loupes to clinical practice: dental hygienists experiences and opinions', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 14 226-230 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Objectives: Recent literature has identified a number of potential advantages in wearing loupes for dental h... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Objectives: Recent literature has identified a number of potential advantages in wearing loupes for dental hygienists, including improved quality of care and ergonomics. The aim of the study was to determine dental hygienists' opinions about wearing loupes. Methods: A short online survey was distributed to all dental hygienists who had recently participated in a study investigating the efficacy of loupes on musculoskeletal disorders; all had only worn loupes for a 6-month period, and prior to the study had not worn loupes. All of those invited completed the survey (n¿=¿12), achieving a 100% response rate. Results: The majority of respondents noted that the loupes were adaptable to wear; however, only one-quarter of hygienists surveyed were wearing them often following the study. Respondents identified that the biggest advantage to loupes was calculus removal (91.7%), and most indicated that they felt the quality of their work increased when wearing loupes (75%). The biggest disadvantage to wearing loupes was the adjustment period (50%), with limited depth of vision, headache, vertigo and infection control noted by at least one-third of respondents. Conclusions: This study revealed that hygienists identify both benefits and limitations to wearing loupes, and therefore, ongoing support may be required for hygienists adopting their use in clinical practice.

DOI 10.1111/idh.12128
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2016 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Preventive management plans recorded by dental therapists and oral health therapists using clinical vignettes for adolescents accessing public oral health services in New South Wales, Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 61 21-28 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Australian Dental Association. Background: The aim of this study was to investigate factors that influence dental therapists and oral health therapists (therapists) plan p... [more]

© 2015 Australian Dental Association. Background: The aim of this study was to investigate factors that influence dental therapists and oral health therapists (therapists) plan preventive oral health care for adolescents attending New South Wales public oral health services. Methods: A cross-sectional postal survey using two clinical vignettes was used to record the preventive care treatment plans offered by therapists working across 15 New South Wales local health districts. Data were tabulated and chi-square statistics used in the analysis. Results: One hundred and seventeen therapists returned questionnaires, giving a 64.6% response rate. The participants highlighted the importance of offering oral hygiene instruction (97.0%), dietary advice (95.0%) and topical fluoride applications (74.0%). Recommended home use products included fluoride toothpaste 5000 ppmF (59.0%) and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate plus fluoride (CPP-ACPF) paste (57.7%). Over 50% used fissure sealants. More respondents (88%) would utilize motivational interviewing strategies for a patient with dental caries concerns; however, only 63% would use this technique for a patient in pain (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Considerable variations were noted in therapists' recommendations for stabilizing and managing dental disease, suggesting a need for clinical directors to consider providing more advice to therapists on the scientific basis of preventing dental caries.

DOI 10.1111/adj.12336
2016 Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of loupes on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists', Work, 53 755-762 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 - IOS Press and the authors. BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders represent a significant occupational health issue in dental hygiene, with high prevalence rates document... [more]

© 2016 - IOS Press and the authors. BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders represent a significant occupational health issue in dental hygiene, with high prevalence rates documented. Despite this fact, there have been few advancements in the application of ergonomic principles in the dental hygiene profession. While the use of loupes is often promoted as an ergonomic solution, there is little published research to support this claim. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study, therefore, was to investigate the effect of the use of loupes on neck pain and disability in dental hygienists. METHODS: The study was conducted using an exploratory pre-test post-test design, comparing musculoskeletal measures in dental hygienists wearing loupes with final year dental hygiene students who do not wear loupes. Pre- and post-test measures included the Neck Pain and Disability Scale and a standardised physical assessment using previously validated measures. Statistical analysis was conducted as a series of mixed ANOVAs with time and treatment as the independent variables. RESULTS: While the analyses revealed no significant interactions between time and treatment (p < 0.05), there were general trends of improvement or deterioration for outcome measures. Improvements over time were noted in the treatment group for cervical range of motion and deep neck muscle endurance; however deteriorations were noted for forward head posture and cervical kinaesthetic sense. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, despite no statistically significant differences being detected, this study suggests that wearing loupes appears to have both positive and negative outcomes with regards to physical well-being. As such, further studies are required to more precisely determine the effects of loupes on MSD among dental hygienists, particularly long-term. Dental hygienists with existing neck pain exploring ergonomic equipment may reflect on the findings and consider the potential benefits and risks of wearing loupes.

DOI 10.3233/WOR-162253
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Melanie Hayes
2016 Hayes MJ, Franki J, Taylor JA, 'The Frequency of Dietary Advice Provision in a Dental Hygiene Clinic: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study', Journal of dental hygiene : JDH, 90 12-17 (2016)

Copyright © 2016 The American Dental Hygienists¿ Association. PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional study was to assess the frequency of dietary advice provisi... [more]

Copyright © 2016 The American Dental Hygienists¿ Association. PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional study was to assess the frequency of dietary advice provision by dental hygiene students. METHODS: Data was obtained from clinical records of third-year Bachelor of Oral Health students at the University of Newcastle. Frequency of dietary advice was recorded by students over a 12-month period. The study investigated associations between demographics, treatment provided and frequency of dietary advice. RESULTS: The results indicated dietary advice was provided infrequently by dental hygiene students, with only 6.48% of all patients seen during the 12-month period receiving dietary advice. A statistically significant correlation was observed between dietary advice and age, with children under the age of 18 being 2.5 times more likely than adults to receive dietary advice. Additionally, patients who received oral hygiene instruction were 2.5 times as likely to receive dietary advice. Strong correlations were also observed between topical and concentrated fluoride application and dietary advice. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate dietary advice is provided infrequently by dental hygiene students. Further research is required to strengthen the findings and to investigate barriers to dietary advice provision, as well as perceptions of dental practitioners regarding dietary advice.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2015 Masoe A, Blinkhorn A, Taylor J, Blinkhorn F, 'Assessment of the management factors that influence the development of preventive care in the New South Wales public dental service', Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 7 1-11 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.2147/JHL.S80011
2015 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'An assessment of preventive care offered to orthodontic patients by oral health therapists in NSW Australia', International Dental Journal, 65 196-202 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 FDI World Dental Federation. Objective The aim of this study was to record preventive oral health care planned by dental therapists and oral health therapists (therapists)... [more]

© 2015 FDI World Dental Federation. Objective The aim of this study was to record preventive oral health care planned by dental therapists and oral health therapists (therapists) for patients with poor oral hygiene undergoing orthodontic treatment. Materials and methods A cross-sectional survey, using a clinical vignette of a patient with poor oral hygiene undergoing therapy with a fixed appliance, was undertaken to record the preventive care offered to this individual by therapists working across 15 Local Health Districts (LHDs). This orthodontic vignette was inserted between two dental caries-related vignettes. Data were coded and descriptive statistics were used to report the findings. Results One-hundred and seventeen therapists returned questionnaires (giving a response rate of 64.6%), of whom 82.0% (n = 95) completed the orthodontic vignette. Adopting motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate communication with the patient and their parent was recommended by 88.4% (n = 84) respondents, 98.0% (n = 93) offered oral-hygiene instruction, 70.5% (n = 67) recorded plaque levels and used disclosing solution and 60.0% (n = 57) offered dietary advice. Products recommended for use at home included fluoride toothpaste [1,450 ppm F (80.0%; n = 76) and 5,000 ppm F (59.0%; n = 24)] and casein phosphopeptide amorphous phosphates plus fluoride (CPP-ACPF) paste (33.3%; n = 32). Less than 20% offered fissure sealants. Conclusion Preventive advice and care was offered inconsistently by therapists in this study. To ensure that all therapists adopt a scientifically based approach to prevention, LHD clinical directors should implement continuous professional education programmes for therapists to improve patient's health outcomes.

DOI 10.1111/idj.12169
2015 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Factors that influence the preventive care offered to adolescents accessing Public Oral Health Services, NSW, Australia.', Adolescent health, medicine and therapeutics, 6 101-113 (2015) [C1]
2015 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Colyvas K, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Reliability study of clinical electronic records with paper records in the NSW Public Oral Health Service.', Public health research & practice, 25 e2521519 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas
2015 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Mapping Professional Development Activities Involving Clinical Preventive Care for Adolescents by Oral Health Therapists Working in Public Oral Health Services NSW, Australia', Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 3 (2015) [C2]
DOI 10.4172/2375-4494.1000224
2014 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Preventive and clinical care provided to adolescents attending public oral health services New South Wales, Australia, a retrospective study.', BMC Oral Health, 14 142 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal Disorders in a 3 Year Longitudinal Cohort of Dental Hygiene Students', Journal of Dental Hygiene, 88 37-42 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2014 Masoe AV, Blinkhorn AS, Taylor J, Blinkhorn FA, 'Factors influencing provision of preventive oral health care to adolescents attending public oral health services in New South Wales, Australia.', Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2 1 (2014) [C1]
2014 Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders in a 3 year longitudinal cohort of dental hygiene students', Journal of dental hygiene : JDH, 88 36-41 (2014)

PURPOSE: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant occupational health issue for the dental hygiene profession. There is increasing evidence that these problems commence ... [more]

PURPOSE: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant occupational health issue for the dental hygiene profession. There is increasing evidence that these problems commence during undergraduate training; however, there is a surprising lack of studies investigating how MSD develops in student groups over the course of their study. The aim of this study was to determine the longitudinal MSD trends among a cohort of undergraduate dental hygiene students at an Australian university. METHODS: A previously validated self-reporting questionnaire was distributed to dental hygiene students in 3 consecutive years from 2008 to 2010. RESULTS: MSDs were most commonly reported in the neck (ranging from 66 to 68%) and lower back (ranging from 61 to 68%), with a marked increase in reported lower back pain by the final year of study. CONCLUSION: This study not only supports mounting evidence that MSDs are a common problem for dental hygiene students, but further demonstrates the magnitude of this occupational health issue across the training program. These findings are concerning for a group yet to embark on their professional careers, given that it raises some serious questions about career longevity and the efficacy of preventive measures.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2014 Franki J, Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, 'The provision of dietary advice by dental practitioners: a review of the literature', COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH, 31 9-14 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1922/CDH_3297Hayes06
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2014 Khamis MF, Taylor JA, Malik SN, Townsend GC, 'Odontometric sex variation in Malaysians with application to sex prediction', FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 234 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.019
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 3
2014 'Australian Dental Research Foundation Special Research Supplement 2014', Australian Dental Journal, 59 S1-S44 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/adj.12231
2014 Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of wearing loupes on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 12 174-179 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: It is well established that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a significant occupational health issue for dentists and hygienists. Despite this, there has been littl... [more]

Objectives: It is well established that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a significant occupational health issue for dentists and hygienists. Despite this, there has been little advancement in the application of ergonomic principles in the dental profession. While the use of loupes is often promoted as an ergonomic solution, there is little published research to robustly support this claim. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the use of loupes on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Methods: The study was conducted using an exploratory pretest and post-test design, comparing musculoskeletal measures in practising dental hygienists wearing loupes with final-year dental hygiene students who did not wear loupes. Pre- and post-test measures included valid self-reported and objective outcome measures and were measured at baseline and 6 months following the intervention. Statistical analysis was conducted as a series of mixed anovas with time and treatment as the independent variables. Results: The analysis revealed a significant interaction between time and treatment for the Disabilities of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand (DASH) scores (P < 0.04), indicating an improvement in symptoms for the treatment group but a reversed trend for the controls. There was also a significant mean increase in scapular position measures; however, this finding was evident in both groups, indicating that these were not a result of the intervention. Conclusions: Overall, this study suggests that wearing loupes appears to have both positive and negative effects on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Ongoing research is required to determine the long-term effects of loupes wear, over an extended period of time. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/idh.12048
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Melanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly
2013 Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-250
Citations Scopus - 12
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2013 Page M, Taylor J, Blenkin M, 'Expert Interpretation of Bitemark Injuries-A Contemporary Qualitative Study', JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 58 664-672 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1556-4029.12108
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
2012 Taylor JA, Hayes MJ, Wallace LG, 'Dental hygiene student experiences in external placements in Australia', Journal of Dental Education, 76 651-655 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Melanie Hayes, Linda Wallace
2012 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Commentary on: De Luca S, Bautista J, Aleman I, Cameriere R. Age-at-death estimation by pulp/tooth area ratio in canines: study of a 20th-century Mexican sample of prisoners to test Cameriere's method. J Forensic Sci 2011;56(5):1302-9', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 556 (2012) [C3]
2012 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Context effects and observer bias-implications for forensic odontology', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 108-112 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
2012 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Authors' Response', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 1143 (2012) [C3]
2012 Blenkin M, Taylor JA, 'Age estimation charts for a modern Australian population', Forensic Science International, 221 106-112 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
2012 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Reality bites: A ten-year retrospective analysis of bitemark casework in Australia', Forensic Science International, 216 82-87 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
2012 Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Blinkhorn FA, 'An assessment of a service-learning placement programme in residential aged care facilities for final year dental hygiene', Journal of Disability and Oral Health, 13 163-167 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.4483/JDOH_013Wallace05
Co-authors Janet Wallace
2012 Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, Smith DR, 'Predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 10 265-269 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2011 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Forensic identification science evidence since Daubert: Part II-judicial reasoning in decisions to exclude forensic identification evidence on grounds of reliability', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 913-917 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01776.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2011 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Forensic identification science evidence since Daubert: Part I-A quantitative analysis of the exclusion of forensic identification science evidence', Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 1180-1184 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2011 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'Uniqueness in the forensic identification sciences-Fact or fiction?', Forensic Science International, 206 12-18 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 22
2011 Lain R, Taylor JA, Croker S, Craig P, Graham J, 'Comparative dental anatomy in Disaster Victim Identification: Lessons from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires', Forensic Science International, 205 36-39 (2011) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 4
2010 Wallace LG, Cockrell DJ, Taylor JA, 'The University of Newcastle's first cohort of Bachelor of Oral Health students: A social profile', Australian Dental Journal, 55 436-440 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01266.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Linda Wallace, Deborah Cockrell
2010 Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Wallace LG, Cockrell DJ, 'Student focused oral health promotion in residential aged care facilities', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48 111-114 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Janet Wallace, Deborah Cockrell, Linda Wallace
2009 Taylor JA, 'A brief history of forensic odontology and disaster victim identification practices in Australia', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 27 64-74 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2009 Taylor JA, 'Development of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Disaster Victim Identification Forensic Odontology Guide', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 27 56-63 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2007 Kawai Y, Taylor JA, 'Effect of loading time on the success of complete mandibular titanium implant retained overdentures: A systematic review', Clinical Oral Implants Research, 18 399-408 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2007.01376.x
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 18
2006 Liversidge HM, Chaillet N, Momstad H, Nystrom M, Rowlings K, Taylor J, Willems G, 'Timing of Demirjian's tooth formation stages', Annals of Human Biology, 33 454-470 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03014460600802387
Citations Web of Science - 67
2006 Lin N-H, Ranjitkar S, MacDonald R, Hughes T, Taylor JA, Townsend GC, 'New growth references for assessment of stature and skeletal maturation in Australians', Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22 1-10 (2006) [C1]
2006 Ranjitkar S, Lin N-H, MacDonald R, Taylor JA, Townsend GC, 'Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades', Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22 47-58 (2006) [C1]
2003 Acharya AB, Taylor JA, 'Are a minimum number of concordant matches needed to establish identity in forensic odontology?', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 21 6-13 (2003) [C1]
2002 Ranjitkar S, Taylor J, Townsend GC, 'A radiographic assessment of the prevalence of pulp stones in Australians.', Australian Dental Journal, 47 36-40 (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 22
2002 McKenna CJ, James H, Taylor J, Townsend GC, 'Tooth development standards for South Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 47 223-227 (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 32
2002 James H, Acharya A, Taylor J, Freak MJ, 'A case of bitten bettongs', Journal of Forensic Odontostmatology, 20 10-12 (2002) [C1]
2001 Nambiar P, Carson G, Taylor JA, Brown KA, 'Identification from a bitemark in a wad of chewing gum', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 19 5-8 (2001)

A wad of used chewing gum recovered from the scene of a burglary contained impressions of human teeth. Casts of these impressions displayed unique morphological characteristics wh... [more]

A wad of used chewing gum recovered from the scene of a burglary contained impressions of human teeth. Casts of these impressions displayed unique morphological characteristics which were found to show concordance with corresponding features present on casts of the posterior teeth of a suspect.

Citations Scopus - 2
1999 McKenna CJ, Haron MI, Taylor JA, 'Evaluation of a bitemark using clear acrylic replicas of the suspect's dentition - A case report', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 17 40-43 (1999)

An assault occurred during which a bite was inflicted on the left ear of the victim, producing a laceration and severing a portion of tissue from the ear. During the course of the... [more]

An assault occurred during which a bite was inflicted on the left ear of the victim, producing a laceration and severing a portion of tissue from the ear. During the course of their investigation police recovered a lacerated fragment of tissue thought to be of a person's left ear. Impressions of a suspect's dentition were made and cast in dental stone. Positive replicas of the occlusal surfaces of the suspect's dentition were subsequently made using acrylic resin. The ear fragment displayed a lacerated border and a surface which exhibited indentations. When compared with the details of the suspect's lower anterior teeth, correspondence was visible between the shape of the indentations and characteristics of the suspect's dentition. The use of transparent acrylic replicas of the suspect's dentition facilitated the interpretation and comparison between the marks retained in the ear fragment and the features of the suspect's dentition.

Citations Scopus - 5
1998 Alexander PMV, Taylor JA, Szuster FSP, Brown KA, 'An assessment of attitudes to, and extent of, the practice of denture marking in South Australia', AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL, 43 337-341 (1998)
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00185.x
Citations Web of Science - 5
1994 Aboshi H, Taylor JA, Takei T, Brown KA, 'Comparison of bitemarks in foodstuffs by computer imaging: A case report', Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 12 41-44 (1994)

Police called to investigate a fire in a snackbar in Mount Gambler, South Australia, discovered four cakes with characteristic marks apparently produced by human teeth. These mark... [more]

Police called to investigate a fire in a snackbar in Mount Gambler, South Australia, discovered four cakes with characteristic marks apparently produced by human teeth. These marks were examined and compared with the teeth of a suspect arsonist. The comparison was made by computer imaging analysis and a remarkable similarity in arch shape was observed.

Citations Scopus - 13
1990 Taylor JA, 'Report of the strategic review of the Dental Practice Board, 1990¿2000', British Dental Journal, 169 136-138 (1990)

The Dental Practice Board has reviewed its strategy for the next 10 years. The review concludes that the DPB should continue with its current role and functions and to be managed ... [more]

The Dental Practice Board has reviewed its strategy for the next 10 years. The review concludes that the DPB should continue with its current role and functions and to be managed within the public sector. There should however, be increased effort to improve efficiency and increased emphasis on monitoring and information. The review, which was carried out by the management of the DPB with the help of Ernst and Young Management Consultants under the general guidance of a joint management and board member committee, was adopted as DPB policy at the April, 1990, Board Meeting. © 1990 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1038/sj.bdj.4807298
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Lain R, Taylor J, 'Legal Medicine and Dentistry (2013) [D1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-32338-6_74

Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Mohammadi J, Taylor J, Wallace J, Wright F, 'Prevalence of oral disease amongst residents living in nursing homes: A rural Australian perspective', International Association of Dental Research (2017)
Co-authors Janet Wallace
2017 Franks K, Wallace J, Baines S, Taylor J, 'Bachelor of oral health therapy students' entry knowledge of diet, nutrition and preventive oral health care', The British Society Dental Hygiene andTherapy Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health (2017)
Co-authors Janet Wallace, Surinder Baines
2015 TAYLOR J, Wallace LINDA, 'An overview of a volunteer student placement oral health promotion project: saving smiles in Soe' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Linda Wallace
2013 Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of surgical magnification (loupes) on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Melanie Hayes
2013 Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'Does the use of surgical magnification (loupes) effect upper extremity pain, and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Melanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly
2010 Wallace LG, Taylor JA, 'Saving smiles in Soe: Volunteer placement for dental hygiene students', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry 2010 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Linda Wallace
2010 Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'An Australian age estimation chart', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS) (2010) [E3]
2010 Lain R, Middleton A, Taylor JA, Griffiths C, 'A decade of odontology at the Department of Forensic Medicine', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book (2010) [E3]
2010 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'De-mystifying Daubert: Implications for forensic odontology', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book (2010) [E3]
2010 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'The uniqueness of the human dentition: Fact or fiction?', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book (2010) [E3]
2010 Page M, Taylor JA, Blenkin M, 'The exclusion of forensic identification science evidence since Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.', 20th International Symposium of the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Symposium Program and Abstract Book (2010) [E3]
2008 Taylor JA, 'Using the Delphi technique to develop the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Disaster Victim Identification Forensic Odontology Guide', 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences. Program and Abstracts (2008) [E3]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Franks K, Taylor J, Baines S, 'Entry knowledge of Bachelor of Oral Health students on diet, nutrtion and preventive oral health care', Entry knowledge of Bachelor of Oral Health students on diet, nutrtion and preventive oral health care. BSDHTUK Northern Ireland (2016)
Co-authors Surinder Baines
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 51
Total funding $3,342,112

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $39,600

New Colombo Plan$39,600

Funding body: New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government

Funding body New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government
Scheme New Colombo Plan Student Mobility
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20173 grants / $590,000

Senior Smiles preventive oral health program for older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities$540,000

Funding body: Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd

Funding body Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Mrs Denise Higgins, Mrs Linda Wallace
Scheme Philanthropic grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701230
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

College of Oral Health Academics Meeting 2017$5,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20166 grants / $92,990

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

New Colombo Plan$22,000

Supports Student placements in Soe, West Timor.

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme New Colombo Plan
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Thomas International$17,500

Funding supports TEIQue questionnaires’ and analysis for the PhD study: "Can the Introduction of an Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Program into Oral Health Improve Global Trait Emotional Intelligence Scores?"

Funding body: Thomas Interantional

Funding body Thomas Interantional
Project Team

Leonie DeBellis, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Dr Janet Wallace, Dr Daphne James

Scheme PhD study grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant$6,000

Funding supports integrating of Oral Hygiene into Geriatric Rehabilitation Wards in local hospitals.

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Faculty of Health and Medicine Travel Grant$1,500

Travel Grant to attend the IALMS Intersocietal Symposium, Venice Italy, 21-24 June 2016.

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Mentone Educational$990

Funding body: Mentone Educational

Funding body Mentone Educational
Scheme Mentone Educational
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20155 grants / $106,470

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Faculty of Health and Medicine Teaching and Learning Equipment Grant$28,970

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Student Mobility Funding$25,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Student Mobility Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant$6,000

To assist running of Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Scheme Wrigley Foundation ADAF
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

2015 Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Symposium, Darwin Australia, 5-7 November 2015$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500967
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20146 grants / $190,090

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$100,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$51,920

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

AsiaBound$25,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme AsiaBound
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant $6,000

Funding for Oral Health Van community project

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Project Team

Jane Taylor, Janet Wallace

Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Adelaide Australia, 31 August - 4 September 2014.$1,670

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400695
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $509,500

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$350,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Seniors Smiles - Oral health initiative for residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities$100,000

Funding body: Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited

Funding body Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Limited
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Mrs Linda Wallace, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301038
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Study Overseas Short Term Mobility Program$9,500

Supports staff and students to attend Clinical Placement in West Timor

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20127 grants / $134,704

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism $42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Evaluation of a training program in care of the elderly living in residential aged care facilities by final year dental hygiene students. A randomised controlled trial.$20,000

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn, Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Centre for Oral Health Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200686
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$16,300

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ClubGRANTS$5,000

Assistance for Oral Health Van

Funding body: Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS

Funding body Wyong Shire ClubGRANTS
Scheme ClubGRANTS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Digital and/or simulated learning modules for dental hygiene and dental therapy clinical practice$4,765

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace, Associate Professor Jane Taylor, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

21st International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 - 27 September 2012$1,639

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200589
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20114 grants / $324,558

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$236,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$45,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Australian Society of Forensic Odontology Darwin Symposium, Crowne Plaza Darwin, 13-16th October 2011$1,558

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100954
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $317,500

Centre for Oral Health Strategy$160,000

Funding body: Centre for Oral health Strategy

Funding body Centre for Oral health Strategy
Scheme Graduate diploma in Dental Therapy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Colgate Palmolive$115,500

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Profesionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20092 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20083 grants / $208,700

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ANZFSS Symposium 2008, Melbourne Convention Centre, 4/10/2008 - 11/10/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Jane Taylor
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189556
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20062 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20052 grants / $207,000

Colgate Palmolive$165,000

Funding to support all activities associated with delivery of the Bachelor of Oral Health

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Project Team

Associate Professor Debora

Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism$42,000

Funding body: Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc

Funding body Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Inc
Scheme ADANSW Senior Lecturer in Professionalism
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed18
Current12

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Workforce outcomes for OHT's with Adult Scope of Pracrice. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Honours Quality control audit of dental records held at University of Newcastle Oral Health Clinic 2012-1016. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Buteyko Breathing as a Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Seventy Years After the Holocaust: A Study of Oral Health in Holocaust Survivors. PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Alternate treatments for Obstructive Sleep Aponea
This project will investigate the use of the Buteyko breathing technique in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Alternate treatments for Obstructive Sleep Aponea
This project will investigate the use of the Buteyko breathing technique in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours The reverse focus tip brush, does it improve plaque and debris removal in the lower anterior region of the mouth. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours Effect of fixed or removable orthodontic appliances on oxidative stress and Salivary Total Antioxidant Capacity Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD An evaluation of common radiological methods of dental age estimation using 8-25 year old Sri Lankans for medico-legal application and accuracy. Forensic Science, University of Colombo Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Investigating the Utilisation of a Dental Hygienist in Residential Aged Care Facilities to Reduce the Oral Health Care Barriers Faced by Residents with Dementia PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Development of an Educational Package to Increase the Efficacy of Oral Health Therapists' Knowledge, Skills and Delivery of Dietary and Nutritional Advice to Service Consumers PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Indirect Vision Training for Oral Health Students PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Bachelor of Oral Health Students from the University of Newcastle: Investigating Social Demographics, Career Choice Influences, Employment Opportunities and Experiences, and Job Satisfaction PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours The relationship between childhood obesity and dental caries Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Patient satisfaction and oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) of edentulous people after mandibular denture relining with a soft liner material. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours The benefits of service-learning: University of Newcastle Bachelor of Oral Health students’ perceptions of a clinical placement in Indonesia Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD An Investigation into Clinical Preventive Care Provided to Adolescents Accessing Public Oral Health Services New South Wales, Australia PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours An assessment of clinical pairing during oral health teaching: Are there benefits to the students?. Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Oral Hygiene Habits of a Group of Sydney Adolescents Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours 10 years on; has the student profile changed? Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Oral health habits of first year undergraduate students in Australia Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Cultural competency education in Australin dental schools Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The Development of a Service-Learning Model of Health Promotion in the Residential Aged Care Environment for Dental Hygiene Students PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Australian Dental Hygiene Profession: Investigating Prevalence, Correlates and Interventions PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 Honours Provision of dietary advice by undergraduate students Dental Studs Not Elswr Classif, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD A Legal, Scientific and Phenomenological Enquiry into the Reliability of Bitemark Analysis PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Dental morphology and variation in Malaysian populations Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
2001 Honours Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
1999 Masters Age assessment of adolescents Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
1997 Honours Accuracy in the comparison of trabecualr bone patterns and other hard tissue features visible on digital dental radiographs in forensic dental identification Dentistry, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Position

Associate Professor of Oral Health
Oral Health
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Oral Health

Contact Details

Email jane.taylor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4349 4545
Fax (02) 4349 4567

Office

Room BE133
Building Health Precinct
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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