University of Western Australia
Winthrop Professor Nigel M King
BDS Hons (Lond), MSc Hons (Lond), PhD (HKU),
LDS RCS (Eng), MRACDS (Paed Dent), FHKAM (Dental Surgery), FCDSHK (Paed Dent), FDS RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng)
Nigel M King, who is Winthrop Professor of Dentistry at
the University of Western Australia, is a specialist
paediatric dentist who holds BDS and MSc degrees
with Honours from the University of London. His PhD,
from the University of Hong Kong, was on
developmental defects of enamel. He is a Member of
the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a
Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
(Dental Surgery), the College of Dental Surgeons of
Hong Kong, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College
of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Previously, he worked at the Eastman Institute of Dental Surgery in London, the
London Hospital Medical and Dental College, and the Prince Philip Dental
Hospital in Hong Kong where was for a time Associate Dean for Facilities and
Educational Resources and Director of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. For
many years he was Director of Postgraduate Studies in Paediatric Dentistry in
the University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is developing a new DClinDent
programme in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Western Australia and is
Past-President of the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.
Winthrop Professor King was for many years the Chairman of the Board of
Examiners for the Dental Council of Hong Kong Licensing Examination. He has
examined extensively in Australia, Asia and the Gulf region.
His research interests have been in developmental defects and anomalies of
the dentition and other defects and anomalies of the oro-facial structures.
Other facets of his research include dental adhesives and dental age
assessment. Over his long academic career he has supervised numerous PhD
and MPhil and MDS students in Paediatric Dentistry. He is still actively working
with five more PhD students at the present time and he is a member of the
Research Advisory Committee of the ADRF.