Professor Ajesh George


Professor of Interprofessional Oral Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Director, Australian Centre for Integration of Oral Health


Dr Ajesh George (BDS, MPH, PhD) is a Professor of Interprofessional Oral Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University (WSU) and Honorary Professor in the School of Dentistry at The University of Sydney. He is a dentist with extensive experience in integrated oral health and is a leading expert in Australia in providing oral health training to non-dental professionals and translating oral health guidelines into their practice. Dr George is also the Director and Co-founder of the "Australian Centre for Integration of Oral Health" (ACIOH) which is a leading national research centre led by WSU in collaboration with various partners including universities, health services and professional organisations- Over the last decade Dr George has been leading multidisciplinary teams in implementing effective and sustainable models of care across the lifespan and his work has been recognised by key bodies including the World Health Organisation. He has also been instrumental in training nurses and midwives to promote oral health by integrating oral health into undergraduate midwifery and nursing courses at Western Sydney University as well as developing nationally recognised oral health professional development training programs. Prof George has over $5.4M in funding including NHMRC grants, more than 120 publications (89% Q1/Q2 journals), 140 conference presentations (37 international), 18 research awards and a H-index of 28 with 2867 citations. He has 7 PhD completions and currently supervises 11 HDR students (PhD and Masters) most of whom have received scholarships to undertake studies around integrated oral health care. In 2021 Prof George was recognised as one of the top 2% scientist worldwide.


  • Oral health and Systematic diseases
  • Oral health education for non-dental professionals
  • Translation into practice
  • Interprofessional oral health competencies
  • Guideline development


  • NHMRC Research Translation Faculty (2013)
  • Australasian Society of Public Health Dentistry (2014)


  • Dental Health Services Victoria
  • Sydney Local health District
  • South Western Sydney Local health District
  • Western Sydney University
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research


  • PhD Western Sydney University
  • MPH Western Sydney University
  • BDS Bangalore University, India


  • NSW Health Awards Finalist 2011 in two categories: Collaboration-working as a team; Director General 2011-12-31
  • Winner 2015 South Western Sydney Local health District Quality Awards 2015-10-06
  • Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research Early Career Researcher Award 2013-12-17
  • Winner of 2013 South Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards 2013-10-14
  • NSW Health Awards Finalist 2013 2013-08-13
  • Winner of 2011 South Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards 2011-12-31
  • Best Poster Award, Sydney South West Area Health Service Research Showcase Conference 2008 2008-12-31
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) Scholarship 2005, University of Western Sydney 2005-12-31
  • Baxter Health Award 2002, South Western Sydney Area Health Service 2002-12-31
  • Awarded distinction in Master of Public Health, University of Western Sydney, 2002 2002-12-31
  • University of Western Sydney, Summer Research Award 2001/2002 Wentworth Area Health Service 2001-12-31

Research and Publications

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