Prof Ivan Darby, Australia
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Professor Ivan Darby is head of periodontics at Melbourne University and previous convener of the postgraduate periodontics program for 15 years. He also works in part-time private specialist practice. Ivan qualified as a dentist in 1991 from the University of Glasgow, worked for 10 years in general practice in the UK. He finished his specialist training in 2000 before moving to Melbourne. Prof Darby has published over 100 papers in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. More recently his research interests have investigated working more closely with medical practitioners for improved management of the oral health in patients with diabetes. Prof Darby is a past president of the International Association of Dental Research the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy and editor of the Australian Dental Journal.