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Professor John Abbott discusses Fluoride

Professor John Abbott, Director of Clinical Dentistry at James Cook University, discusses the benefits of fluoride in the water supply. “When I see a perfect set of teeth in the clinic,” he says, “I ask whether that person was born in Cairns. The answer is always no. It’s sometimes Sydney, or elsewhere in NSW or…



Clive Skarott appointed Chair of Ergon Energy

JCU Dental wished to congratulate our Chair, Clive Skarott, on his appointment as Chair of the multi-billion dollar electricity provider Ergon Energy. His appointment was announced­ by acting Premier Curtis Pitt. Mr Skarott replaces Gary Humphrys, who was acting Ergon chairman and remains a director. Mr Skarott was chief executive of ECU (Electricity Credit Union) Australia…



Patient 21,000

by Kimberly Vlasic, Cairns Post, 28 May 2014 GREAT DENTISTRY’S ROOTS IN JCU CLINIC JCU School of Dentistry has given Jim Sherman plenty to smile about. While most people dread a trip to the dentist, the Malanda pensioner is prepared to drive an hour-and-a-half for his weekly treatment and will soon have a brand new…



Patients, dentists needed

Cairns Sun, 29th February 2012 James Cook University can now boast among the best facilities in the world for teaching dentistry but it wants patients and more dentists to teach its students. JCU Dental has opened the doors of its new $25 million student dental clinic at Smithfield  and is quickly working its way through…



New building opens in February 2012

Cairns Post, 1st February 2012 Demand for affordable dental care in the Far North is so strong that 2000 patients have been waiting more than six months to receive treatment at a new student clinic to open this month. Prof Andrew Sandham, the head of James Cook University’s discipline of Dentistry, said the high volume…