Dental Hygienist |
Gloria Silcock is a registered dental hygienist, clinical supervisor and seasoned educator in oral health.
With more than 40 years of experience as a dental hygienist working across Australia, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas, Gloria shall bring her depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to the DHAA local anaesthetic workshop in the state-of-the-art simulation lab at James Cook University.
Gloria is currently the lead oral hygiene clinical and supervision instructor at James Cook University. Prior to this, she worked as a lecturer and clinical supervisor in oral health at the University of Queensland’s School of Dentistry. In 2006 she successfully completed training in the administration of local anaesthesia and was approved by the Dental Board to deliver local anaesthetic in dental hygiene practice.
Gloria brings unparalleled practical experience to James Cook University, providing clinical supervision for undergraduate students at JCU Dental, whilst also supporting post-graduate students on the Graduate Diploma’s of Implantology and Orthodontics. Having been previously appointed Sharps Ambassador at the University of Queensland, she has a great depth of knowledge on the promotion of safe handling of the local anaesthetic armamentarium.
Gloria’s dedication to oral health in under-resourced communities has earned her the University of Queensland Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Internationalisation, for her volunteer work in the South Pacific. She has also volunteered in Vietnam with the AVVRG project at Long Tan Dental Clinic and in Vanuatu, working with World Vision on the remote island of Pentecost. Here she liaised with village chiefs, church elders, school teachers and local health care workers, to provide holistic oral health care and education. She now brings this unique insight to her appointment at James Cook University, by supporting students with their community projects in Queensland and furthering education in oral health and local anaesthetic.
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