Report of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health

Membership of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health

The National Advisory Council on Dental Health (the Council) was established as a time-limited group to provide strategic, independent advice on dental health issues, as requested by Minister for Health and Ageing, to the Government. The Council’s priority task was to provide advice on dental policy options and priorities for consideration in the 2012-13 Budget.

Page last updated: 03 September 2012

      The following table lists the members of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health.


      Position held

      Ms Mary Murnane


      Professor John Spencer

      Deputy Chair, Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide

      Ms Julie Barker

      President, Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association

      Dr Tessa Boyd–Caine

      Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Social Service

      Professor Johann de Vries

      Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide

      Dr Martin Dooland

      Executive Director, Statewide Services, South Australia

      Dr Shane Fryer

      President, Australian Dental Association

      Mr Adam Longshaw

      Head of Business Risk and Wellness Services, BUPA Australia

      Dr Jenny May

      Immediate Past Chair, National Rural Health Alliance

      Mr Tony McBride

      Chair of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance

      Ms Prue Power

      Executive Director, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

      Professor Hal Swerissen

      Executive Dean, Health Sciences, La Trobe University