David John Manton


Prof. David John Manton BDSc MDSc PhD FRACDS FICD FADI FPFA.

Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health

Chair, Postgraduate Research and Education Committee

Head, Growth and Development Section

Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.


Dr. David has spent 30 years in private practice and academia, and is currently the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health and a visiting consultant at RCH. He is involved in several collaborative and postgraduate research projects in both paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. He is on the editorial boards of the European Archives on Paediatric Dentistry and the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, and the advisory panel (board) of the European Caries Research Association (ORCA).

Over the past 15 years David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging experience in laboratory and clinical trials of CPP-ACP, Minimum Intervention Dentistry, the detection of carious lesions, dentine sensitivity, developmental defects of enamel and the use of calcium silicates in endodontics. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has been cited more than 2000 times since 2013.