About Us

Leanne Teoh
General Dentist (BDSc. Hons, PhD MELB)
B.Pharm (Hons MONASH)

Dr Leanne Teoh is a practising pharmacist and dentist, Lecturer of dental therapeutics and a National Health and Medical Council Early Career researcher at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. Her research interest is on various aspects of medicine use in dentistry and dental prescribing practices, with a focus on dental antibiotic and opioid stewardship. She is a lecturer and coordinator for the dental therapeutics program for the Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Hygiene courses at the University of Melbourne.

She co-authored the Australian national dental prescribing guidelines, Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 2, is on the editorial board for the journal BMC Oral Health, and is Vice President of the Australian Dental Association Therapeutics Committee.

As an invited speaker, Leanne has presented both locally and internationally in various forums, including the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration, FDI World Dental Federation and International Association for Dental Research. She has also been a guest on the “Dental Central” and “Purple Pen” podcasts, highlighting the use of therapeutics and pharmacology in dental practice.

Leanne has received several awards and scholarships, including the Rowden White Scholarship, International College of Dentists Community Oral Health Award for 2018, and the Ernest Joske Award in 2020 at Melbourne Dental School for research impact and publications. She is a founding member of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Dental Network for the FDI World Dental Federation.

Michael McCullough
BDSc MDSc (Oral Med, Oral Path) FRACDS (Oral Med) PhD

Michael McCullough is the Professor in Oral Medicine at the Melbourne Dental School, the University of Melbourne. The convener of the graduate course in Oral Medicine Melbourne Dental School since 2001, has published over 200 articles, was on the Expert Panel for the first and second editions of Therapeutic Guidelines, Oral and Dental, and Editor on the comprehensive text book Contemporary Oral Medicine, authoring several chapters. Michael is an Oral Medicine Clinical Consultant to the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.