Dr Joseph Ryan

BMedSc (Usyd), BDSc (CSU), BSc (Hons) (CSU), MSc (Pain Medicine) (Usyd), Oral Medicine Registrar (UniMelb)

Senior Lecturer in Oral Pathology
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Dr Joseph Ryan is a dentist originally from Canberra. Joseph held the position of Senior Dentist for ACT Health working at The Canberra hospital, public clinics and in the Alexander Maconchie Correctional Centre. Joseph also worked in the private sector at Symmetry Dental with his father and brother.

Joseph graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medical Science Degree in 2009 and from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2014. Joseph completed a two year research honours in facial pain graduating with First Class Honours in 2016. Joseph was awarded winner of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Western Region Competition for 2015 on Pain Perception and Changes in Masseter Muscle Activity During Clenching Exercises With Isotonic and Hypertonic Bolus Injections. After winning this prize he was granted funding to present at the IADR conference in Seoul, South Korea in June 2016. Joseph was awarded the same prize again in 2016 for his work on the treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders Using Stabilizing Appliance Therapies in a General Dental Practice Setting, and was granted funding to present at the IADR conference in San Francisco, USA in March 2017. In 2019 Joseph published a paper titled Epidemiology of Temporomandibular Disorder in the general population: A systematic review.

Joseph recently completed a Masters of Pain Medicine at Sydney University and is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Oral Medicine at Melbourne University.

Joseph was a lecturer for the Melbourne University Dental School in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology

Joseph was an invited lecturer for the CSU Dental School in 2020 in Pain Management

Joseph is currently undertaking research in the prophylactic management for Oral Mucositis using photobiomodulation therapy.

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