Heiko Spallek, PhD, DMD, MSBA

+61 2 88214364
Professor, Pro-Dean Faculty of Dentistry
Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney

Stein CD, Eisenberg ES, O'Donnell JA, Spallek H. What dental educators need to understand about emerging technologies to incorporate them effectively into the educational process. J Dent Educ. 2014 Apr;78(4):520-9. PubMed PMID: 24706681

Song MO’Donnell JABekhuis TSpallek H, Are dentists interested in the oral-systemic disease connection? A qualitative study of an online community of 450 practitioners.BMC Oral Health. 2013 Nov 21;13:65. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-13-65.

Bekhuis TKreinacke MSpallek HSong MO’Donnell JA. Using natural language processing to enable in-depth analysis of clinical messages posted to an Internet mailing list: a feasibility study. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Nov 23;13(4):e98. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1799.

Dr. Spallek serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the School of Dental Medicine, and as Executive Director of the Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research. Dr. Spallek is Associate Professor of Dental Public Health in the School of Dental Medicine. His research has as its focus the development of educational resources for dental professionals and the creation of online communities. His projects have a foundation in the fields of education, usability engineering, medical and dental informatics, and computer science. He led an NLM-funded research team for the development of the Dental Informatics Online Community—an open, worldwide community for dental informatics research. He currently serves as PI with Brad Rindal, HealthPartners, for a National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) supported project titled "Computer Assisted Tobacco Intervention for Dental Providers” He co-authored the book "The Global Village of Dentistry" which was published in Germany and the United States. Dr. Spallek is an elected board member of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics (COHRI).


Twitter: @heikospallek

Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research

Dental Informatics Online Community:  http://www.dentalinformatics.org/ 
The Virtual, Global Community for Dental Informaticians