Professor Laurence Walsh

Professor

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
l.walsh@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58160

Overview

Laurence Walsh is Professor of Dental Science in the School of Dentistry at The University of Queensland. He is a registered specialist in special needs dentistry.

Laurence received his undergraduate education in dentistry at UQ and then undertook a PhD in pathology. He started his postdoctoral education at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and undertook his executive education at the Stanford University Graduate School of Management.

His research interests are in advanced technologies such as lasers and biomaterials, and in dental microbiology.

Research Interests

  • Lasers
    lasers for diagnosis and treatment, laser safety, optical fiber systems, laser fluorescence
  • Clinical microbiology
    Dental biofilms, biofilm ecology, biocides, confocal imaging, waterline biofilms, clinical infection control
  • Materials science
    Nanomaterials, alkaline dental cements, CPP-ACP, MTA, GIC, calcium hydroxide

Research Impacts

Laurence developed a range of clinical systems and technologies which are in global use, including saliva profiling for oral diseases, and assessment of dental plaque maturity and metabolism to assess dental caries risk. He developed clinical protocols for the use of CPP-ACP nanomaterials to treat and reverse white spot lesions on teeth, and specific protocols for laser procedures including laser-induced analgesia, and laser activation of fluids in endodontics. As a leading expert in both laser safety and in infection control in dentistry, he has contributed to the development of standards, guidelines and procotols for clinical practice. He serves as an advisor to a range of bodies including ACSQHC, CDNA and Standards Australia.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, Faculty of Oral Pathology, Royal College o
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Dental Science, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Dental Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Fontana, M., Walsh, L. J., Amaechi, B. T. and Ngo, H. C. (2016). Aids to remineralization. In Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien C. Ngo and Mark S. Wolff (Ed.), Preservation and restoration of tooth structure Third edition ed. (pp. 67-80) Chichester, West Sussex , United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Mount, G. J., Walsh, L. J. and Brostek, A. M. (2016). Instruments used in cavity preparation. In Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien C. Ngo and Mark S. Wolff (Ed.), Preservation and restoration of tooth structure Third edition ed. (pp. 117-138) Chichester, West Sussex , United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Walsh, L. J. and Ford, P. J. (2016). Lifestyle impacts on oral health. In Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S. Wolff (Ed.), Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 3rd ed. (pp. 83-109) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley &​ Sons.

  • Tran, Carol and Walsh, Laurence J. (2016). Novel models to manage biofilms on microtextured dental implant surfaces. In Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran and Nooruddin Thajuddin (Ed.), Microbial biofilms - importance and applications (pp. 463-486) Osijek, Croatia: InTech. doi:10.5772/62803

  • Walsh, Laurence J. (2012). Strategies for remineralization. In Hardy Limeback (Ed.), Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry (pp. 298-312) Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.: Wiley Blackwell Publishers Limited. doi:10.1002/9781118703762.ch18

  • Tsang, Annetta, Moffat, Susan, Kardos, Rosemary, Meldrum, Alison and Walsh, Laurence J. (2010). Looking to the future: directions and innovations. In A.K.L.Tsang (Ed.), Oral Health Therapy Programs in Australia and New Zealand: Emergence and Development (pp. 309-317) Varsity Lakes, Queensland: Knowledge Books and Software.

  • Tsang, Annetta, Lynette McAllan, Smyth, Jennifer M. and Walsh, Laurence J. (2010). The University of Queensland. In A.K.L. Tsang (Ed.), Oral Health Therapy Programs in Australia and New Zealand: Emergence and Development (pp. 37-73) Varsity Lakes, QLD, Australia: Knowledge Books and Software.

  • Verheyen,, Walsh, L. J., Wernisch,, Schoop, and Moritz, (2006). Bleaching - Zahnaufhellung mit Laser. In R. Blum, C. Maiorana, A. Peschek, G. Romanos and F. Schwarz (Ed.), Orale Lasertherapie (pp. 407-448) Germany: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin.

  • Verheyen,, Blum, R., Goharkhay, K and Walsh, L. J. (2006). Luchtaktivierte Desinfizierung (PAD). In R. Blum, C. Maiorana, A. Peschek, G. Romanos and F. Schwarz (Ed.), Orale Lasertherapie (pp. 507-523) Germany: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin.

  • Verheyen,, Moritz, and Walsh, L. J. (2006). Photopolymerisation. In R. Blum, C. Maiorana, a. Peschek, G. Romanos and F. Schwarz (Ed.), Orale Lasertherapie (pp. 139-192) Germany: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH, Berlin.

  • Walsh, L. J., Goharkhay, K, Verheyen, and Moritz, (2006). Therapie Mit Niedrig Energetischen Lasern (LLLT). In R. Blum, C. Maiorana, A. Peschek, G. Romanos and F. Schwarz (Ed.), Orale Lasertherapie (pp. 525-543) Germany: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH.

  • Reynolds, E. and Walsh, L. J. (2005). Additional aids to the remineralisation of tooth structure. In Graham Mount and Rory Hume (Ed.), Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 2 ed. (pp. 110-118) Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software.

  • Mount, G. J., Walsh, L. and Brostek, A. (2005). Instruments used in cavity preparation. In Graham Mount and Rory Hume (Ed.), Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 2 ed. (pp. 119-143) Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software.

  • Walsh, L. J. (2005). Lifestyle impacts on oral health. In Graham Mount and Rory Hume (Ed.), Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure 2 ed. (pp. 83-109) Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software.

  • Forrest, A. and Walsh, L. J. (2001). Assessable damage. In Peter Schwartz, Stewart Mennin and Graham Webb (Ed.), Problem-Based Learning. Case Studies, Experience and Practice (pp. 156-162) London: Kogan Page Ltd.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision