Professor Laurence Walsh

Professor

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

Overview

Professor Laurence J. Walsh AO 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 immunopathology. 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 and at Harvard University.

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. In January 2018 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to dentistry, and to dental science education, as an academic and author, to improved health and safety standards, and through roles with professional associations.

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

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Walsh, Laurence J. (2012). ADA guidelines for infection Control. 2nd ed. St. Leonards, NSW., Australia: Australian Dental Association.

  • Walsh, Laurence J. (2011). Microbiology. 7th ed. Sydney, Australia: Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

  • Walsh, Laurence J (2009). Microbiology. 6th ed. Sydney: Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

  • Walsh, Laurence J. (2008). Workplace health and safety in contemporary dental practice. 2nd ed. Perth, Australia: Australian Dental Association, WA Branch.

Book Chapter

  • Shakibaie, Fardad and Walsh, Laurence J. (2019). Optical diagnostics to improve periodontal diagnosis and treatment. Periodontology and dental implantology. (pp. 73-86) edited by Jane Manakil. Osijek, Croatia: Intech. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.76888

  • George, Roy and Walsh, Laurence J. (2017). Laser-assisted endodontics. Lasers in Dentistry — Current Concepts. (pp. 191-210) edited by Donald J. Coluzzi and Steven P. A. Parker. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51944-9_9

  • Wright, Patricia P. and Walsh, Laurence J. (2017). Optimizing antimicrobial agents in endodontics. Antibacterial agents. (pp. 87-108) edited by Ranjith Kumavath. Osijek, Croatia: InTech. doi: 10.5772/677111

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

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

  • Walsh, L. J. and Ford, P. J. (2016). Lifestyle impacts on oral health. Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure. (pp. 83-109) edited by Graham J. Mount, Wyatt R. Hume, Hien Ngo and Mark S. Wolff. 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. Microbial biofilms - importance and applications. (pp. 463-486) edited by Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran and Nooruddin Thajuddin. Osijek, Croatia: InTech. doi: 10.5772/62803

  • Walsh, Laurence J. (2012). Strategies for remineralization. Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry. (pp. 298-312) edited by Hardy Limeback. 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. Oral Health Therapy Programs in Australia and New Zealand: Emergence and Development. (pp. 309-317) edited by A.K.L.Tsang. Varsity Lakes, Queensland: Knowledge Books and Software.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Forrest, A. and Walsh, L. J. (2001). Assessable damage. Problem-Based Learning. Case Studies, Experience and Practice. (pp. 156-162) edited by Peter Schwartz, Stewart Mennin and Graham Webb. London: Kogan Page Ltd. doi: 10.4324/9781315042541-29

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision