University of Western Australia

Nigel King-2Winthrop 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.