Associate Professor Alex Moule

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Associate Professor Alex Moule is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and was the co-chair of the 2016 World Congress on Dental Traumatology. He is a specialist endodontist with over 25 years’ experience in full-time endodontic practice. He is currently a full-time Associate Professor and Discipline Lead in endodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland and has also taught dentistry in many universities worldwide. From 2012 to 2016 Alex was an Associate Professor at Kuwait University.

Alex has supervised numerous research theses and has published sixteen book chapters and over 50 peer-reviewed publications, as well as two books on the diagnosis of orofacial pain, the latest one Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain – a Clinical Manual was published by Wiley Blackwell in 2016. He is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists and has been a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology for over 40 years. He is registered as a specialist endodontist in Australia and in the United Kingdom. He serves on several editorial boards and scientific review committees and is a member of the FRACDS Board of studies for Endodontics.

His standing in the dental community has been recognised by the award of several International Fellowships, including the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Society and the International Association of Dental Traumatology.

His special fields of interest are pain diagnosis dental traumatology, and endodontic diagnosis. Alex is married is to Judy-Ann and has two sons, Christopher and Richard, both dentists, and a daughter, Elizabeth, who is a geologist.

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis of Orofacial Pain
    Particular interest in how patients describe orofacial pain both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Cracked Molar Teeth
    Particular interest in the mechanism of cracking in molar teeth

Research Impacts

Th observational studies carried out over moe than 20 years and published recently in Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain, A Clinical Manual. Moule, A.J and Hicks, M.L. (eds). Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK. will be of invaluable assistance to practitioners in the assessment of patients in pain.

Research work carried out on the reactions between root canal irrigating solutions has lead to an understanding that irrigants are sometimes rendered ineffective when admixed with another solution.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Dental Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Alkhalifah, Shaymaa, Alkandari, Halimah, Sharma, Prem N. and Moule, Alex J. (2017) Treatment of cracked teeth. Journal of Endodontics, 43 9: 1579-1586. doi:10.1016/j.joen.2017.03.029

  • Krishnan, Unni, Saji, Sreeja, Clarkson, Roger, Lalloo, Ratilal and Moule, Alex J. (2017) Free active chlorine in sodium hypochlorite solutions admixed with octenidine, SmearOFF, chlorhexidine, and EDTA. Journal of Endodontics, 43 8: 1354-1359. doi:10.1016/j.joen.2017.03.034

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing pain descriptions – factors influencing the pain. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 50-52) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch10

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Supervision

  • (2003) Master Dental Science

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing pain descriptions – factors influencing the pain. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 50-52) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch10

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing pain descriptions – pain on biting or eating and other considerations. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 41-45) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch8

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing pain descriptions – time analysis and the diagnosis of orofacial pain. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 46-49) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch9

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing patients in pain – associations with cold and heat. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 36-40) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch7

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Analyzing patients in pain – describing pain and the importance of descriptors. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 19-22) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch5

  • Moule, Alex J. and Tareq Al Ali (2017). Analyzing patients in pain – observing patients in pain. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 23-35) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch6

  • Aggarwal, Vishal R., Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Causes of pain in the orofacial region. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 6-15) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch3

  • Moule, Alex J. (2017). Diagnosing cracked (crown fractured) teeth. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 68-78) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch13

  • Moule, Alex J. and Krishnan, Unni (2017). Diagnosing dental pain. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 61-67) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch12

  • Vickers, E. Russell and Moule, Alexander J. (2017). Diagnosing neuropathic orofacial pain. In Moule, Alexander J. and Hicks, M. Lumar (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 123-129) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch22

  • Krishnan, Unni and Moule, Alex J. (2017). Diagnosing pain from sinuses. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 96-102) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch16

  • Cook, Scott and Moule, Alexander J. (2017). Diagnosing pain referral from neck and shoulders. In Moule, Alexander J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 89-95) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch15

  • Moule, Alex J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (2017). Gathering information for an accurate pain diagnosis. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 16-18) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch4

  • Vickers, E. Russell and Moule, Alexander J. (2017). Referral strategies for orofacial pain cases. In Moule, Alexander J. and Hicks, M. Lamar (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 130-132) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch23

  • Moule, Alex J. and Krishnan, Unni (2017). Tests and testing. In Alex J. Moule and M. Lamar Hicks (Ed.), Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual (pp. 53-60) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119155218.ch11

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2003) Master Dental Science — Associate Advisor