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Dr Peter Norton BDS (Adel)

Dr Norton graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004 where he was admitted to the Dean’s List and received academic prizes in Prosthodontics and Dental Clinical Practice.

Peter currently divides his time between rural and metropolitan practices,  He is a regular host, interviewer and moderator for digital CPD events and is a clinical media advisor to the Australian Dental Association.  When not practicing dentistry – Peter enjoys social tennis and volleyball.

Dr Rahena Akhter Senior Lecturer, Discipline Head of Cariology

Dr. Rahena Akhter serves as Senior Lecturer and Discipline Head of Cariology at the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Dr Rahena Akhter served as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, Charles Sturt University where she led as Year 2 coordinator and subject coordinator for Dental Clinical Practice 2. Dr Akhter received her PhD in the field of Preventive Dentistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan where she received prestigious Japan Government Monbusho scholarship for 4 years. Dr. Akhter was appointed as a faculty (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Preventive Dentistry, Okayama University, Japan where she continued (2007-2009) her academic career. In 2009, Dr Akhter earned the prestigious Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Jaw Function and Orofacial Pain Research Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Sydney, Australia and promoted to lecturer in 2011.

Dr Emily Calton Grad Dip Diet, BSc(Nutr), BSc(Nutr)(Hon)(Curtin), APD

Dr Emily Calton is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Nutritionist. Emily completed her PhD in Public Health investigating the role of vitamin D in the immune system  and the impact on energy metabolism and body composition. Emily is a recipient of the prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and was the co-recipient of the internationally distinguished David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award award in 2014. Emily has authored 18 peer-reviewed articles and 1 book chapter. Emily consults as a dietitian in private practice and lectures and supervises students in the Undergraduate Nutrition degree and Masters of Dietetics at Curtin University. Emily is passionate about enriching the student learning experience through student engagement and utilises her industry and research experience in her teaching practices.