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Dr Amar A Sholapurkar

BDS, MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)

General Dentist
AUSTRALIA

Dr Amar Sholapurkar, is a full time academician, lecturer and department lead of the Oral Radiology section at College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns. Australia. He is also appointed as "Radiation safety officer" and "Possession licensee" of the JCU dental clinics. Cairns. He has more than a decade of teaching (for both undergraduates and postgraduates) and research experience till date. Dr Sholapurkar is presently doing a part-time PhD at JCU, Cairns Campus.

He has completed his Masters in Oral Medicine and Radiology at the prestigious Manipal University, India. His career started in Manipal University as an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) followed by Reader where he served as a specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. He also worked as Assistant Professor at University in the Middle East for couple of years. What makes his specialty unique is that it combines both Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology which in turn bridges the gap between Dentistry and General Medicine.

Over the past few years, he has received accreditation (from the Queensland Radiation health) and running the below Dental Radiology licensing courses - 1) Cone beam Computed tomography licensing course 2) Postgraduate Extraoral Radiography licensing course and 3) Extraoral Radiography licensing course for the undergraduate students at JCU.

He has published more than 30 articles in reputed peer reviewed dental journals; have contributed 11 chapters in book and has extensive conference presentations. He has published (edited) a book titled – “Publish And Flourish – Practical Guide for effective scientific writing” and selected in the editorial board/peer review committee of about 6 Dental Journals. Furthermore, he has also delivered Guest lectures/keynote lectures in Dental conventions/Speciality Conferences/Continuing Professional Development activities in Australia and abroad.

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