Head of Paediatric Dentistry, Sydney Children's Hospital Network
SDL-6 (2012)

Prof Richard Widmer

Richard Widmer received his Master's Degree in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia. The majority of his paediatric clinical practice over the last 30 years has been at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health [WCOH] and The Children's Hospital at Westmead [CHW]. Richard is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in Paediatric Dentistry, The University of Sydney, and Director of the Dental Department at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is a very active clinician and lecturer, presenting to students and graduates in all branches of the Health Sciences as well as being invited to present at Conferences, both locally and internationally. Richard is a Past President of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, as well as both the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Richard has co-edited the very popular "Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry", now in its third edition and in seven languages. Recently Richard, with his Canadian colleague Gerry Wright, has released “Paediatric Dentistry, dental care for children. A guide for parents“. Richard is partnered in life by Fiona, an Endodontist and they have three adult offspring. The biggest challenge of all!