PROF David Manton

PROF David Manton


  • Cariology, MIH, QLF, Dental Erosion, CPP-ACP



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


Member of

  • European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. Associate member 2007 -
  • European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA). Full member 2007 -
  • Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. Full Member 1992 -
  • ANZSPD (VIC). Full member, Vice President (Vic) 1991 -
  • IADR (ANZ). Full 1991 -
  • International Association of Paediatric Dentistry. Full member 1991 -
  • Australian Dental Association. Full member, CPD Committee (Vic), OHC Committee (Fed) 1984 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MDSc, University of Melbourne 1994
  • BDSc, University of Melbourne 1984

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2017
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, 2013
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists, 2009
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry Award, International Association of Dental Research (ANZ division), 2009
  • KG Sutherland Medal, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons, 2007
  • Australian Dental Industry Award, Australian Dental Research Award, 2004



Available for supervision

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