Professor Roland Bryant

Professor of Dentistry
Building 1006 Room 234

After graduating in Dentistry in 1966, Professor Bryant became a full time tutor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1966 and since this time his teaching positions have included lecturing for several years at University of Birmingham, UK, and undertaking research as a Research Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor at Portland, Oregon in USA.

After several years in general practice dentistry in UK, he returned to Univ Sydney as Lecturer in 1974.  He subsequently held positions of Senior Lecturer and A/Professor. Since 1992 Professor Bryant has been a full time Professor of Conservative Dentistry, Head of Department of Operative Dentistry (1989 to 1993), Head of the Discipline of Tooth Conservation until 2009, Sub-Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Acting Head of Discipline of Endodontics and Acting Head of Discipline of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney.

In addition, Professor Bryant continues to work part-time in a general dental practice in Sydney. He is widely published and been awarded with many teaching and professional accolades.

Professor Bryant's principal field of teaching and responsibility has been in the field of Restorative Dentistry (also referred to as Tooth Conservation and Operative Dentistry).  This field includes a wide range of clinical activities centred on general practice dentistry --- from placement of fissure sealants to complex tooth coloured and metallic restorations, from management of dental caries (in a preventive and a restorative environment) to conservative management of the dental pulp.

He currently leads many courses at CSU and Univ Sydney to Year 2, 3, 4 students in simple Restorative Dentistry and in more advanced areas of tooth coloured restorations for anterior and posterior teeth.
Since retiring from full-time academic work in 2009, Professor Bryant has confined his teaching to many simple and advanced courses in Restorative Dentistry that are carried out in a "Simulation Clinic" environment.

Over many years, he has also been active in teaching in preclinical Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics.

He continues to give approximately 70 lectures each year (combined total from CSU and Univ Sydney) in the field of simple Restorative Dentistry.

Upon retiring from full-time academic work in 2009, Professor Bryant concluded his direct research career, spanning 40+ years in the field of restorative materials --- clinical and laboratory studies.

Professional Memberships

Professor Bryant is currently an active fellow or member of:

  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • International College of Dentists
  • Australian Dental Association (Hon Life member, NSW branch)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy (Hon Life fellow)
  • Australian Prosthodontic Society
  • Australian Society of Endodontology (Hon Life member, NSW branch)

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