Dr Benedicta Wong
Benedicta Wong BDS (Otago), DCD (Melbourne)
Benedicta completed her BDS in New Zealand in 2005 and was the recipient of the Ivoclar Student Research Elective Award, the New Zealand Endodontic Society Prize, as well as the Robert Lewis Cultural Cup. She went on to work in Mackay for Queensland Health and then moved to practice in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia. While there, she was an active member of the Malaysian Dental Association and served on several branch committees. She returned back to Australia in 2011 to complete her training as a periodontist and was then involved as a clinical demonstrator for the dental undergraduate program. In 2013, she completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in the specialty of periodontics. She was awarded the Australia New Zealand Academy of Periodontists’ Medallion prize for her research thesis, which examined the association between haemolytic bacteria and periodontitis. Outside of dentistry, Benedicta enjoys jewellery making and music, and has obtained her Licentiate and Associate in Piano Performance from Trinity College of London (LTCL, ATCL) and her Associate in Musical Theory, Criticism and Literature (AMusTCL). She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), International Team for Implantology (ITI), Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).