Carol Tran

National Vice-President

Governance, Management, Policy and Advocacy portfolios

Carol is an Oral Health Therapist with more than nine years of clinical experience that ranges from private practice, across Victoria and Queensland, to university teaching and managing a variety of research projects.  She has extensive experience in teaching within the professional environment, including; lecturing in caries management, periodontology, and general dentistry.  Prior to this she served as a coordinator for dental pre-clinic/simulation clinics for five years. 

During her time as a lecturer at the University of Queensland, she was involved in the curriculum review as the chair of the Year 1 committee. She also was heavily involved in project management, policy development, and strategic integration across the BDSc and BOralH programs. Her research focus is oriented around projects with a direct clinical relevance. This research encompasses periodontology, implant dentistry, microbiology and cariology. She submitted her PhD thesis in 2017. 

Carol has served on DHAA boards and committees since 2010. First as a newsletter editor for the DHAA Vic, then as a CPD member for DHAAQ and as a research reviewer for DHAA national.