Dr Janet Wallace

Dr Janet Wallace

Senior Lecturer in Oral Health

School of Health Sciences (Oral Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Janet Wallace is a registered Oral Health Therapist with qualifications in dental therapy, dental hygiene, business management, tertiary teaching and a PhD in Oral Health. Janet has extensive clinical and oral health management experience in private and public dental practice and spent many years working for Northern Sydney, Central Coast, Area Health Service in various roles including; Manager Child Dental Services, Community Dental Health Programs Officer, Health Promotions Manager and Acting Director Community Dental Services. 

In 2008, Janet joined the University of Newcastle as a Conjoint Lecturer in Oral Health to develop and implement the 'Aged care oral health student placement program in residential aged care facilities'.  This was a new Australian initiative and the focus of her PhD.

In 2009, Janet was appointed to Lecturer in Oral Health and joined A/Professor Fiona Blinkhorn in writing the curriculum for the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy program.  In 2014, she was appointed as Program Convenor for the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy program seeing the final year of offering of this program. 

Janet was instrumental in identifying the need to redevelop the oral health program to include dental therapy and during 2014, Janet worked with Associate Professor Jane Taylor to write the curriculum for the new Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program.  This new program combined dental hygiene and dental therapy to offer a more relevant practitioner known as an 'Oral Health Therapist' with an adult scope of practice.  In September 2015, Janet was appointed as the Program Convenor for the new Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program.  

In 2014, Janet translated her PhD research into practice by developing the ‘Senior Smiles preventive oral health care program for older people living in residential aged care facilities’.  This pilot study was financed with a $100,000 grant from NSW, Medicare Local, Erina and placed a registered dental hygienist in five residential aged care facilities on the NSW, Central Coast.  The dental hygienist provided oral health risk assessments, oral health care plans, oral health education and developed referral pathways for residents who required more complex dental care.  This research has introduced a new model of oral hygiene care to residential aged care facilities and is changing the paradigm of oral health care in this environment. 

Janet is a committed advocate for preventive oral health care for the elderly, is a keen Twitter user, is regularly quoted in media and has featured in several industry publications including the September 2015 issue of the Bite Magazine. She regularly provides guidance for dentists, oral health therapists and dental hygienists who wish to implement “Senior Smiles’ in their local communities and is focused on ensuring that ultimately ‘Senior Smiles’ is delivered in all Residential Aged Care Facilities Australia wide. 

In 2016, Janet received a philanthropic grant of $540,000 from the ‘Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd’ to extend her ‘Senior Smiles’ research.  This significant grant will see an administrator appointed to manage the program and place qualified oral health therapists/dental hygienists in five major facilities on the NSW, Central Coast.  This takes the ‘Senior Smiles’ model to the next level providing oral health care for a period of three years.  This model will propose that at the completion of the three years, the participating facilities, will fund the program into the future and expand the service to all sister sites.  Janet is committed to ensuring that ultimately, this model, becomes part of core business, in all Aged Care Facilities, Australia wide.

Janet is published in national and international journals, has presented her research at national and international conferences and has received a 'Faculty Research Staff Excellence' award, a 'Work Integrated Learning' award and a 'Research Higher Degree' award.  She is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association, a peer reviewer for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, the Journal of Gerodontology and the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.  Janet is an appointed Board Member of the NSW, Dental Council, currently serving her second term.  

Janet is enthusiastic about providing oral health students with new learning experiences and in 2016 she implemented international student placements in Cambodia and Vanuatu.  In addition to the international placements, Janet has partnered with Ungooroo, Aboriginal Corporation Singleton, Poche Centre for Indigenous Oral Health and the Centre for Oral Health Strategy to re-locate the UON dental van to Singleton, establishing the UON Oral Health student placement program at Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation.

Research Expertise
Student placement in residential aged care, service -learning evaluation, oral health of older people living in residential aged care, nutrition and oral health, Paediatric Indigenous oral health, geriatric oral health student placements, clinical oral health therapy, oral health therapy teaching, Indigenous oral health, clinical pairing in oral health therapy teaching.

Teaching Expertise
Clinical oral health therapy, student experiential models of learning, service-learning evaluation, qualitative analysis methods, self-directed learning, on-line learning delivery, narrative research.

Administrative Expertise
Curriculum development, course development, program and course evaluation and accreditation development.

Collaborations
Dr Janet Wallace collaborates with other oral health practitioners in Australia and nationally.  Her most recent collaboration is with ‘Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd’, Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, Singleton, Poche Centre for Oral Health and Antipodeans international student placements.




Qualifications

  • PhD (Oral Health), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Frontline Management, NSW Health
  • Diploma of Dental Therapy, College of Dental Therapy (Westmead Hospital)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, NSW Health
  • Bachelor of Oral Health, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Clinical dental therapy teaching
  • Clinical pairing in BOHT teaching
  • Continuing education for OHTs & DTs
  • Experiential learning
  • Oral Health
  • Oral Health Therapy
  • Oral Health for Older People
  • Peadiatric dental therapy
  • Residential Aged Care Oral Health
  • Senior Smiles preventive oral health care
  • Service-learning
  • Visual teaching aids/ DVDs

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified 50
111702 Aged Health Care 25
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation 25

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2016 - 31/07/2020 Senior Lecturer UoN
Oral Health
Australia
1/09/2015 -  Program Convenor Bachelor Oral Health Therapy UON, Faculty Health and Medicine
Australia
1/01/2015 - 31/08/2015 Lecturer, Oral Health Therapy, Dental Therapy Lead, First Year Co-ordinator UON
Australia
1/05/2014 - 30/01/2015 Program Convenor, Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2009 Conjoint Lecturer Oral Health University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/02/2000 Acting Director NSW Health Central Coast Area Health Services, Community Dental Services
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2008 Oral Health Promotion Co-ordinator NSW Health Central Coast Area Health Services, Community Dental Services
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2004 Senior Dental Therapists NSW Health Central Coast Area Health Services, Community Dental Services
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/12/1998 Community Dental Health Programs Officer NSW Health
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/2002 Manager, Child Dental Services NSW Health
Australia

Awards

Nomination

Year Award
2017 Alumni Finalist 2017
UoN

Prize

Year Award
2014 Senior Smiles - Gerodontics & Special Needs Conference PhD student research project award
Private Dental Practice

Professional

Year Award
2017 Fellowship Academy of Dentistry International
Academy of Dentistry International

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Senior Smiles community engagement award
External Relations, UoN
2014 Senior Smiles Central Coast Friends Award
External Relations, UoN
2013 Work Integrated Learning Award
UON
2013 Research Higher Degree Award 2013
UON

Research Award

Year Award
2013 Faculty Research Award
UON

Invitations

Interviewee

Year Title / Rationale
2015 The age issue

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Oral health practitioners in aged care, the boundary spanners, the change agents, the future.
2014 Dental hygiene students in residential aged care - what;s the student experience?

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ORHL3103 Health promotion III
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
ORHL6004 Comprehensive Oral Healthcare
UoN
Course Coordinator 18/02/2010 - 19/12/2014
ORHL2107 Oral Health Clinical Skills IV
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 24/12/2016
ORHL2101 Oral Health Sciences II
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
ORHL2107 Oral Health Clinical Skills IV
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
ORHL2101 Oral Health Sciences II
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
ORHL1102 Introduction to the Clinical Environment
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 24/12/2016
ORHL1104 Oral Health Therapy Clinical Skills II
UoN
Lecturer 24/02/2015 - 24/12/2015
ORHL2107 Oral Health Clinical Skills IV
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 24/12/2016
ORHL1102 Introduction to the Clinical Environment
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2017 - 24/12/2017
ORHL2101 Oral Health Sciences II
UoN
Coourse Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 24/12/2016
ORH:6001 Restorative Dentistry
UoN
Lecturer, 18/01/2010 - 19/12/2014
ORHL2102 Oral Health Sciences III
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2015 - 24/12/2016
ORHL6003 Management of Acute Conditions in Oral Health
UoN
Lecturer 18/02/2010 - 19/12/2014
ORHL6002 Paeditaric Dentistry
UoN
Lecturer 18/02/2010 - 19/12/2014
ORHL1102 Introduction to the Clinical Environment
UoN
Course Coordinator 24/02/2015 - 24/12/2015
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Publications

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


Journal article (17 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, Jane Taylor
2017 Wallace JP, Blinkhorn AS, Blinkhorn FA, 'A qualitative study examining the preparedness of dental hygiene students for a service-learning placement in residential aged care', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 15 30-36 (2017) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Introduction: The aim of this qualitative study was to measure the effect of a specifically designed ... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Introduction: The aim of this qualitative study was to measure the effect of a specifically designed orientation re-enactment DVD used to facilitate dental hygiene students transition from the classroom to a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) service-learning placement with less personal anxiety and more confidence in their role during the placement. Methodology: Final year students (n¿=¿47) were randomly allocated to one of 17 RACFs on the NSW, Central Coast, Australia. All students were then randomly allocated to a two-group study with the active group assigned to view the DVD prior to their placement. Students who viewed the DVD were asked not to discuss the content with students who were assigned to the control group. Post-placement focus groups were organized, recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were collated, analysed and unitized into emergent themes. Representative quotes are presented in the results. The study was informed by 4¿years of previous quantitative and qualitative process evaluation of the RACF programme. Results: Focus group discussions identified that those students who had seen the DVD reported a shorter timeframe to successfully transition from the classroom to the RACF and stated that the DVD provided them with a realistic expectation of the RACF environment and their role in the placement experience. Conclusion: The orientation DVD reduced student anxiety and improved student confidence in their role during the placement by providing a realistic orientation of the RACF environment.

DOI 10.1111/idh.12157
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... [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, Jane Taylor
2016 Hayes MJ, Wallace JP, Coxon A, 'Attitudes and barriers to providing dietary advice: perceptions of dental hygienists and oral health therapists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 14 255-260 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/idh.12239
Co-authors Melanie Hayes
2016 Coxon A, Hayes M, Wallace J, 'Perceived barriers to dietary advice provision by medical, dental and nursing personnel: a review of the literature', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 1 18-21 (2016)
2015 Lewis A, Wallace J, Deutsch A, King P, 'Improving the oral health of frail and functionally dependent elderly', AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL, 60 95-105 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/adj.12288
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2015 Wallace JP, 'The development of a service-learning model of health promotion in the residential aged care environment for dental hygiene students', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 1 24-24 (2015) [O1]
2015 Wallace JP, 'Staff training alone won't close dental care gap', Australian Ageing, March 11 1-1 (2015) [C3]
2015 Higgins D, Smith L, Masoe AV, Wallace JP, 'The PhD journey: is it for you? Report of a Facilitated Panel Discussion and Conference Presentation', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy, 21-25 (2015) [C2]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Wallace JP, 'The great age debate - Encouraging a team approach', Dental Hygienist Association Australia Bulletin, 1 13-13 (2015) [O1]
2015 Trenoweth S, Wallace JP, 'The age issue - oral health', Bite Magazine, September 2015 (2015) [O1]
2014 Blinkhorn F, Wallace J, Smith L, Blinkhorn AS, 'Developing leaflets to give dental health advice to Aboriginal families with young children', INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL, 64 195-199 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/idj.12108
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Wallace JP, Blinkhorn FA, Blinkhorn AS, 'Dental hygiene students' views on a service-learning residential aged care placement program', American Journal of Dental Hygiene, 88 309-315 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Wallace J, Blinkhorn A, Blinkhorn F, 'An assessment of the educational value of service-learning community placements in residential aged care facilities', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, (2014) [C1]

Aims: The aim of this study was to determine whether dental hygiene students attending residential aged care facilities (RACFs) during a placement programme gained any knowledge a... [more]

Aims: The aim of this study was to determine whether dental hygiene students attending residential aged care facilities (RACFs) during a placement programme gained any knowledge about the oral care of elderly patients and the RACF environment. Location: Aged Care Facilities on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Methodology: Final year dental hygiene students undertook a 12-week placement, one day per week, in one of 17 residential aged care facilities on the NSW Central Coast. They were asked to complete pre-placement and post-placement questionnaires, which recorded their knowledge of medical, dental and environmental issues related to older people. The placement questionnaires used five point Likert scales, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree, pre- and post-mean scores were produced for each question and P values calculated using a paired t-test. Results: Thirty-three students attended the placement, 26 (79%) completed both the pre- and post-placement questionnaires. Post-placement mean scores as compared to pre-placement mean scores showed significant improvement in student knowledge of medical (P < 0.05) and dental (P < 0.05) conditions specific to the older person and improvement in knowledge (P < 0.05) about the residential aged care facility environment. Conclusion: The placement programme enhanced student knowledge across three subject categories; medical and dental conditions of the older person and the structure and services of the residential aged care environment. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

DOI 10.1111/idh.12080
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2013 Wallace JP, Blinkhorn AS, Blinkhorn FA, 'Reflective folios for dental hygiene students: what do they tell us about a residential aged care student placement experience?', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION, 17 236-240 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/eje.12044
Citations Scopus - 6Web 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 Jane Taylor
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 Linda Wallace, Jane Taylor, Deborah Cockrell
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Conference (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Wallace JP, 'Understanding your scope of practice' (2017)
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 Jane Taylor
2017 Wallace JP, Slieshman K, 'Senior Smiles and ResiDENTAL: A combined model of care for managing oral health in Residential Aged Care', Senior Smiles and ResiDENTAL: A combined model of care managing oral health in Residential Aged Care Facilities (2017)
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 Jane Taylor, Surinder Baines
2017 Wallace JP, 'Oral Health in Residential Aged Care Facilities' (2017)
2017 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles and partnerships for oral health in residential aged care facilities' (2017)
2017 Wallace JP, 'Oral hygiene care: Where do we start?' (2017)
2016 Miller J, Wallace JP, 'Scholarship and Research in Oral health' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Oral health student placement in geriatric rehabilitation wards: an opportunity to experience new learning environments' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles dental program' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Scope of practice, competence and your responsibilities' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Working together, unconquered opportunities' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Our Regulators, our responsibilities' (2016)
2016 Wallace JP, 'Education of providers, health literacy of carers and the next generation of partnerships' (2016)
2015 Wallace JP, 'Oral health practitioners in aged care, the boundary spanners, the change agent, the future', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy (2015) [E3]
2015 Wallace JP, 'Dental hygiene students in residential aged care facilities: What do the students gain from the placement?', Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Congress and Expo on Dental and Oral Health (2015) [E3]
2015 Wallace JP, 'Dental hygiene and referral', - (2015) [O1]
2015 Wallace JP, 'Senior smiles', - (2015) [O1]
2015 Wallace JP, 'Medical records and your responsibilities: Staying on the right side of the law.' (2015) [O1]
2015 Victoire A, Wallace JP, Pond D, 'Breaking down barriers: A community health day in a low socioeconomic status suburb shopping centre', International Poster (2015) [E3]
2014 Wallace JP, Higgins D, Masoe A, Smith L, 'The PhD journey: is it for you?' (2014)
2014 Wallace JP, 'Dental hygiene students in residential aged care - what's the student experience?', - (2014)
2014 Wallace JP, 'A new model of oral health care for older people living in residential aged care faciities', - (2014)
2013 Wallace JP, 'Aged care oral hygiene student placement', - (2013)
2013 Wallace JP, 'Student placements in residential aged care', - (2013)
2013 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles - oral health program for older people in residential aged care facilities', - (2013)
2012 Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Blinkhorn FA, ''The role of dental hygiene students in aged care facilities - the benefits'', Journal of Disability and Oral Health (2012) [E3]
2012 Wallace JP, 'The utilization of dental auxiliaries', - (2012)
2010 Wallace JP, Taylor JA, Wallace L, Cockrell DJ, ''A service-learning model of oral health promotion in residential aged care facilities for the elderly by dental hygiene students: a qualitative study'', International Journal of Dental Hygiene (2010) [E3]
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Other (46 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Wallace JP, 'Over view of the Bachelor of oral Health program for clinical supervisors in Western NSW Local Health District', (2017) [O1]
2017 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles and the Elderslee Foundation Australia grant', (2017) [O1]
2017 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles and the Elderslee Foundation grant', (2017) [O1]
2017 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles and the Elderslee Foundation grant for $540,000', (2017) [O1]
2017 Wallace JP, 'Senior Smiles, Oral health program gets funding boost, will expand to more facilities', (2017) [O1]
2017 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Class V Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition'', (2017)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2017 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Class V Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition'', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Extraction Techniques for the Primary Dentition', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Splints for Traumatised Permanent Incisors', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Exodontia Posture and Positioning', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Wallace JP, Franks K, Wallace L, Mohammadi J, McLaren L, '''Senior Smiles'' oral health program: a short documentary', (2016) [O1]
2016 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Extraction Instruments'', (2016)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Extraction Instruments'', (2016) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2016 Wallace JP, McLaren L, Franks K, Wallace L, Mohammadi J, ''Senior Smiles' a model of preventive oral health care in residential aged care facilities', ( issue.1) (2016)
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Restoring with Glass Ionomer Cement', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Minimal Class I Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Class VI Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Fissure Sealants', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Restoring with Composite Resin', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Class IV Cavity Preparation in the permanent Dentition', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Matrices and Celluloid Strips', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Finger Rests', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Class II MOD Cavity Preparation for Amalgam Restoration in the Permanent Dentition', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Hand Instruments for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Rubber Dam use for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Restoring with Glass Ionomer Cement'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Moisture Control'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Handpiece Use for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Oral Health Simulation Laboratory'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Rotary Burs for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Extensive Occlusal Cavity Preparation in the Permanenet Dentition'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Class III Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition'', (2015)
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Rubber Dam use for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program'', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Moisture Control'', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Oral Health Simulation Laboratory'', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Rotary Burs for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program'', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2015 Higgins D, Wallace JP, ''Extensive Occlusal Cavity Preparation in the Permanent Dentition'', (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
2013 Wallace JP, ''A residential aged care facility oral health student placement program: the student experience' Educational DVD for dental hygiene students', (2013)
2013 Wallace JP, Wallace L, VanEldik K, ''Introduction to periodontal instrumentation' Educational DVD for dental hygiene students', (2013)
2013 Wallace JP, Higgins D, ''Introduction to pulpotomy and stainless steel crown technique' Educational DVD for dental therapy students', (2013)
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Composite Resin Restorative Material', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Dispensing Dental Medicaments and Materials', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Glass Ionomer Cement', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Dental Amalgam', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Pulp Vitality Testing for the Permanent Dentition', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
Higgins D, Wallace JP, 'Linings and Bases for Clinical Practice in the BOHT Program', [O1]
Co-authors Denise Higgins
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Wallace JP, The Development of a Service-Learning Model of Health Promotion in the Residential Aged Care Environment for Dental Hygiene Students, University of Newcastle (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $885,313

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


Highlighted grants and funding

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, Doctor Linda Wallace
Scheme Philanthropic grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701230
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20175 grants / $667,900

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, Doctor Linda Wallace
Scheme Philanthropic grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701230
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Gladys M Brawn Fellowship $75,000

Gladys M Brawn Fellowship

Funding body: UON

Funding body UON
Project Team

Janet Wallace

Scheme UON Australia
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Nursing, Midwifery, Oral Health and Early Childhood and Primary Teaching Clinical Practice in Vanuatu$42,900

Nursing, Midwifery, Oral Health and Early Childhood and Primary Teaching, Clinical Practice in Vanuatu

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team

Associate Professor Sarah Jeong Dr Janet Wallace

Scheme Department of Education
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

College of Oral Health Academics Meeting 2017$5,000

Funding for International Academic Annual Meeting 

Funding body: Erskine Dental

Funding body Erskine Dental
Project Team

Denise Higgins, Dr Janet Wallace

Scheme Erskine Dental
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON N

College of Oral Health Academics Meeting 2017$5,000

Funding body: Colgate Palmolive

Funding body Colgate Palmolive
Project Team

Dr Janet Wallace A/Prof Jane Taylor Denise Higgins

Scheme Colgate Palmolive
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20166 grants / $80,198

Nursing, midwifery and oral health practice in Vanuatu$49,500

This is a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant to support student placement for nursing and oral health in Vanuatu in 2017

Funding body: UON

Funding body UON
Project Team

Sarah Jeong, Janet Wallace

Scheme Australian Government and UON New Colombo Plan Mobility Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Thomas International; Psychometric Testing and Assessments for Business and Education$17,500

Funding supports the use and analysis of TEIQue questionnaires used in the PhD study  ... Can the Introduction of an Emotional Intelligence and Leadership program into Oral Health Education Improve Global Trait Emotional Intelligence Scores?

Funding body: Thomas International: Psychometric Testing and Assessment for Business and Education

Funding body Thomas International: Psychometric Testing and Assessment for Business and Education
Project Team

Leonie De-Bellis Associate Professor Jane Taylor Dr Daphne James

Scheme Thomas International
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF Community Service Grant $7,858

Funding supports integrating Oral Health into Geriatric Rehabilitation Wards in local hospitals

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Project Team

Dr Janet Wallace Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

TRIP application support$2,300

This grant provides support to establish an application for a TRIP scholarship in 2017

Funding body: ECR MCR SHS Pilot Grant

Funding body ECR MCR SHS Pilot Grant
Project Team

Janet Wallace

Scheme ECR MCR SHS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Measuring food and nutrition in older Australians$2,050

This study would identify the link between diet and oral health for older people who require assistance with their daily care. It would add a clinical tool that could be used by individual support workers in the aged care industry to ensure early detection of nutritional and oral health conditions.

This study can also feed directly into course content for the Faculty of Health and Medicines newest program of Integrated Care in Ageing as a potential screening tool to be used by the students for use in their workplaces. 

Funding body: ECR MCR SHS Pilot Grant

Funding body ECR MCR SHS Pilot Grant
Project Team

Tracy Schumacher, Megan Rollo, Rebecca Williams, Linda Wallace, Janet Wallace

Scheme ECR MCR SHS
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Contribution grant to fund dental local anaesthetic prototype simulator$990

Contribution grant to fund dental local anaesthetic prototype simulator

Funding body: Mentone Educational

Funding body Mentone Educational
Project Team

Denise Higgins Jane Taylor Janet Wallace

Scheme Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20151 grants / $750

4th Asia Pacific Congress and Expo on Dental and Oral Health, Brisbane AUS, 27- 29 July 2015$750

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500523
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $6,000

Oral health community van initiative$6,000

Funding for dental products to be used for the local community in the oral health dental van.

Funding body: Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF

Funding body Wrigleys Company Foundation ADAF
Project Team

Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Scheme Wrigley Company Foundation ADAF
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20132 grants / $105,000

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, Doctor Linda Wallace, Associate Professor Fiona Blinkhorn
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301038
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Senior Smiles - portable dental chair$5,000

Funding for a portable dental chair to be used during the Senior Smiles oral health research study at 5 residential aged care facilities on the NSW Central Coast during 2014.

Funding body: UON, Faculty Health and Medicine

Funding body UON, Faculty Health and Medicine
Scheme Faculty Health and Medicine
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20123 grants / $25,465

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

Funding to produce a student orientation DVD for the oral health student placement program in residential aged care facilities on the NSW Central Coast

Funding body: NSW Health , Centre Oral Health Strategy

Funding body NSW Health , Centre Oral Health Strategy
Scheme NSW Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
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 Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

21st Congress-Internation Association for disability & oral health, 28-30 Oct 2012, Melbourne$700

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Janet Wallace
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201039
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Quality Control Audit of Dental Records Held at University of Newcastle Oral Health Clinic 2012 - 2016 Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
2017 Honours Workforce Outcomes for OHT's with Adult Scope of Practice Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Buteyko Breathing as a Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-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 Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours The Reverse Focus Tip Brush, Does it Improve Plaque and Debris Removal in the Lower Anterior Region of the Mouth Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Principal 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 Co-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 Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Indirect Vision Training for Oral Health Students PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-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 Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours The Relationship Between Childhood Obesity and Dental Caries Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Oral Hygiene Habits of a Group of Sydney Adolescents Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours The Benefits of Service-Learning: University of Newcastle Bachelor of Oral Health Students, a Perception of a Clinical Placement in Indonesia Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Dental Anxiety Related to Noise Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours An Assessment of Clinical Pairing During Oral Health Teaching: Are there Benefits to the Students? Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Percieved Barriers to Dietary Advice Provision by Medical, Dental and Nursing Personnel: a Review of the Literature Health Not Elswhere Classified, UoN Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Senior Smiles Preventive Oral Health Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities 2014 -

Senior Smiles Preventive Oral Health Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities is currently supported by a philanthropic grant of $540,000 from the Elderslee Foundation Australia Ltd.  This funding over 3 years will enable an administrator to manage the Senior Smiles program and will place a qualified Oral Health Therapist/Dental Hygienist in 5 major Residential Aged Care Facilities on the NSW Central Coast. 

This model of preventive oral health care is changing the way oral health is managed in Residential Aged Care Facilities by including oral health prevention in holistic care of the frail and elderly.  


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News

Senior smiles shine with spotlight on oral health

February 17, 2017

Oral health researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been successful in securing more than half a million dollars to advance a program dedicated to preventive oral health care for the elderly.

Dr Janet Wallace

Position

Senior Lecturer in Oral Health
Oral Health / Dental Therapy / Dental Hygiene
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Oral Health

Contact Details

Email janet.wallace@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 43494564
Mobile N/A
Fax 02) 43494538
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Office

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