Concurrent 2D: Melissa Warren – Managing Paediatric Dental Trauma




Dr Melissa Warren is a specialist Paediatric Dentist, having obtained both her Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry and Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours, from the University of Sydney. She is a Visiting Dental Officer at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Hospital, and maintains a role as Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Melissa is passionate about patient and carer education, particularly surrounding dental trauma in children. Her interests are in public health, dental trauma, and clinical hypnosis for children. The latter is a skill she has enjoyed using with her own three children!

Melissa has been a regular volunteer at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She has also enjoyed her involvement with Special Olympics International, having been the National Volunteer Coordinator for the Special Smiles program. Melissa has lectured the medical and dental professions in both Cambodia and Australia, and has had her research on traumatic dental injuries in children published in the Australian Dental Journal.