Professor Kim Seow

Professor

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
k.seow@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58061

Overview

Kim Seow graduated BDS from The University of Adelaide and received her MDSc, PhD and DDSc from The University of Queensland. She is the inaugural director of the School of Dentistry’s Centre for Paediatric Dentistry and coordinator of the School’s undergraduate and clinical specialty training program in Paediatric Dentistry. She is also Director for Research and RHD coordinator at the School of Dentistry. She is the author of over 180 original scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, the Children’s Hospital, Boston and the University of Minnesota.

Her current research interests include the oral colonisation of cariogenic bacteria in children, prevention of early childhood caries, use of sealants for preventive dentistry and developmental dental abnormalities.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Dental Science, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Dental Science, The University of Queensland
  • Fellow, Royal Aust College of Dental Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, The University of Adelaide

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ngo, Hien and Seow, W. Kim (2012). Dental sealants. In Hardy Limeback (Ed.), Comprehensive preventive dentistry (pp. 283-297) Ames, Iowa, U.S.: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118703762.ch17

  • Townsend, Grant, Bockmann, Michelle, Hughes, Toby, Mihailidis, Suzanna, Seow, W. Kim and Brook, Alan (2012). New approaches to dental anthropology based on the study of twins. In Townsend, Grant, Kanazawa, Eisaku and Takayama, Hiroshi (Ed.), New directions in dental anthropology: Paradigms, methodologies and outcomes (pp. 10-21) Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide Press.

  • Seow, W. Kim and Taji, Sue (2011). Diagnosis and management of toothwear in children. In F. Khan and W. G. Young (Ed.), Toothwear: The ABC of the worn dentition (pp. 16-33) Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: John Wiley and Sons.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Strand, Linn Beate, Barnett, Adrian, Plonka, Kathryn, Seow, Kim, Wilson, Lee-Ann and Hansen, Craig (2011). Exposure to traffic and its influence on birth outcomes using a prospective cohort. In: 2010 Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. 2010 Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seoul, Republic of Korea, (S197-S197). 28 August - 1 September 2011. doi:10.1097/01.ede.0000392286.73239.fb

  • Townsend, G. C., Hughes, T., Mihailidis, S., Bockmann, M., Richards, L., Gully, N., Gotjamanos, T. and Seow, Wan K. (2009). Primary tooth emergence in Australian singletons and twins. In: Roesing, F. W., Henneberg, M. and Ulijaszek, S., HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology. Meeting of Australasian Society for Human Biology, Dunedin, New Zealand, (289-290). 2007. doi:10.1016/j.jchb.2009.02.079

  • Battistutta, D., Clifford, H., Holcombe, T., Morawska, A. and Seow, Wan K. (2008). A case-control study of risk factors of early childhood caries. In: 86th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, Toronto, Canada, (0217). July 2008.

  • Mihailidis, L., Woodroffe, S., Hughes, T., Gotjamanos, T., Seow, Wan K., Bockmann, M., Gully, N. and Townsend, G. C. (2008). Asymmetry in primary tooth emergence in Australian Twins. In: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth, Australia, (113197). October 2008.

  • Plonka, Kathryn A., Seow, Wan K., Barnett, Adrian, Walsh, Laurence J., Pukallus, Margaret and Holcombe, Trevor (2008). Effects of education on plaque acid and mutans streptococci. In: 86th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, Toronto, Canada, (0607). July 2008.

  • Mistry, Sonali, Seow, Wan K. and Holcombe, Trevor (2008). Evaluation of mineral trioxide aggregate pulpotomy in primary molars. In: 86th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, Toronto, Canada, (2258). July 2008.

  • Bockmann, M., Hughes, T., Gotjamanos, T., Seow, Wan K., Gully, N. and Townsend, G. C. (2008). Genetic determinants of primary tooth emergence in Australian twins. In: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth, Australia, (113612). October 2008.

  • Hughes, T., Bockmann, M., Seow, Wan K., Gotjamanos, T., Gully, N. and Townsend, G. C. (2008). Genetic relationships between primary tooth emergence and Mutans streptococci colonisation. In: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth, Australia, (113606). October 2008.

  • Gully, N., Bockmann, M., Hughes, T., Townsend, G. C., Seow, Wan K. and Gotjamanos, T. (2008). Mutans streptococci colonisation in Australian twin families. In: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth, Australia, (113203). October 2008.

  • Townsend, G. C., Woodroffe, S., Hughes, T., Gotjamanos, T., Seow, Wan K., Mihailidis, L., Bockmann, M., Richards, L. and Gully, N. (2008). Primary tooth emergence in Australian Twins. In: 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Perth, Australia, (113133). October 2008.

  • Wan, A., Seow, W. K., Purdie, D. M., Walsh, L. J., Bird, P. S. and Tudehope, D. I. (2003). A controlled study of the oral colonization of Streptococcus mutans in pre-term infants. In: Australian Dental Journal. Australian Dental Association Annual Meeting 2003, Sydney, (S15-S15). 2003.

  • Hart, P. S., Hart, T. C., Seow, W. K., Aldred, M. J., Crawford, P. J. M. and Wright, J. T. (2002). Identification of novel mutations in two amelogenesis imperfecta families. In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 52nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, (552-552). 15-19 October, 2002.

  • Wan, A. K. L., Seow, W. K., Walsh, L. J. and Bird, P. S. (2000). Comparisons of five selective media for enumeration of Streptococcus mutans. In: Journal of Dental Research. 78th General Session of IADR, Washington DA, (465-465). 5-8 April 2000.

  • Hart, P. S., Zhang, Y., Firatli, E., Uygur, C., Lotfazar, M., Michalec, M. D., Marks, J. J., Lu, X., Coates, B. J., Seow, W. K., Marshall, R. I., Williams, D., Reed, J. B., Wright, J. and Hart, T. C. (2000). Identification of cathepsin C mutations in ethnically diverse PLS patients. In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Philadelphia, (1634-1634). 3-7 October 2000.

  • Zhang, Y., Hart, P. S., Firatli, E., Uygur, C., Lotfazar, M., Michalec, M. D., Marks, J. J., Lu, X., Coates, B. J., Seow, W. K., Marshall, R., Williams, D., Wright, J. T. and Hart, T. C. (2000). Identification of cathepsin C mutations in ethnically diverse PLS patients. In: ASHG Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (296-296). 3-7 October 2000.

  • Seow, W. K., Amaratunge, A., Sim, R. and Wan, A. (1999). Early childhood caries in Australian Aboriginal children in Brisbane: prevalence and aetiological factors. In: Australian & New Zealand Division 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, (952-952). 27-29 September 1998.

  • Seow, W. K., Amarantunge, A., Sim, R. and Wan, A. K. L. (1999). Early childhood caries in Australian aboriginal children in Brisbane: Prevalence and aetiology factors. In: Mark C Herzberg, Journal of Dental Research. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of ANZ Division of IADR, Brisbane, (952). 27-29 September 1998.

  • Seow, W. K., Amarantunge, A., Sim, R. and Wan, A. K. L. (1999). Prevalence of dental caries in Australian Aboriginal children. In: Mark C Herzberg, Journal of Dental Research. 77th General Session of IADR, Vancouver, (442). 10-13 March 1999.

  • Seow, W. K. (1998). Biological mechanisms of early childhood caries. In: Conference on Early Childhood Caries, Bethesda MD, U.S.A., (8-27). October 1997.

  • Seow, W. K. (1995). Development of the permanent dentition in prematurely-born children: a controlled study. In: IADR Meeting, -, (536-536). 1995.

  • Seow, W. K., Humphrys, C. and Tudehope, D. (1988). A Controlled Study Of Enamel Hypoplasia In Low Birth Weight Prematurely-Born Children. In: Australia and New Zealand Division: 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, (629-629). 16-19 August 1987.

  • Seow, W. K., Vuddhakul, V., McCormack, J. G. and Thong, Y. H. (1988). Development of a Microassay Technique for Candida albicans Adherence. In: Australia and New Zealand Division: 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, (633-633). 16-19 August 1987.

  • Seow, W. K. and Thong, Y. H. (1986). Effects of pulpotomy medicaments on polymorhonuclear leukocyte adherence. In: Australian and New Zealand Division: 25th Annual Meeting, Brisbane Australia, (474-474). 25-27 August 1985.

  • Seow, W. K., Seymour, G. J. and Thong, Y. H. (1986). Modulatory Effects of Periodontopathic Bacteria on Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Adherence. In: Australian and New Zealand Division: 25th Annual Meeting, Brisbane Australia, (476-476). 25-27 August 1985.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision