Concurrent 5C: Peter Readman, Mark Foster – Sports Dental Injuries


Peter Readman and Mark Foster – “Sports Dental Injuries”



Sports Dental Injuries

Dr Peter Readman is a specialist Paediatric Dentist in Perth, Western Australia. He completed both his undergraduate training in Dentistry (BDSc Hons) in 1994 and specialist training (MDSc) in 2000 at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Peter then took up a position to complete advanced training at Westmead Dental Hospital and the New Children’s Hospital in Sydney in 2001, working as a Senior Registrar.

He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2002 and was awarded the College Medal.

Peter returned to Perth in 2002 and commenced Private Specialist Paediatric Dental Practice. He lectures to dental undergraduate students at UWA, is a clinical demonstrator to Post-Graduate students and visits Princess Margaret Hospital for Children as a Dental Consultant. Peter enjoys all aspects of clinical Paediatric Dentistry with special interest in complex restorative management, Sports dentistry, Special Needs dentistry and dental trauma management.

Peter has lectured in these areas widely within Australia and Internationally.

Mark Foster is a general dental practitioner with his practice limited to the treatment of children, special needs patients and adults who have a dental phobia. He is also a consultant dentist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Western Australia.

Mark has been the dental advisor to Sports Medicine Australia since 1992 and is a past board member. He has been the dentist “on duty” for numerous sporting teams and events including World Championships and past Olympic games. He is currently the dentist for the Western Force and a member of the match day medical team for Australian Rugby Union. Mark has lectured locally, interstate and Internationally on this topic and is the author and co-author of a number of articles on sports dentistry and dental trauma.

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