Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Sydney
Attended: 
SDL-4 (2010)

Professor Chris Peck is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Sydney. He completed his dental training, a Masters in occlusion and a Graduate Diploma in Pain Management at Sydney and completed a PhD on structure-function relationships of the human masticatory system at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

His current research and teaching interests are in the assessment and management of oral and facial pain and he maintains clinical practice in orofacial pain management.  He has published widely in the field and with Professor Greg Murray has developed a model to explain the interaction between pain and movement in humans.

He is currently President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain and Sydney Councillor for the Australian and New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research.  He has recently been appointed as Chair of the NSW Ministerial taskforce on Dental Health.

Two recommendations for those interested in entering the dental profession:

A commitment to improving health through best-practice evidence-based oral health care
A commitment to life-long learning