Michael McCullough

Michael McCullough
Michael McCullough is the Professor in Oral Medicine and Director of Teaching and
Learning at the Melbourne Dental School, the University of Melbourne. He is the convener
of both the post-graduate and undergraduate courses in Oral Medicine, has published over
80 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, was on the Expert Panel for both editions of
the Therapeutic Guidelines book titled “Oral and Dental”, is on the ADA’s Therapeutics
Committee. Michael is an Oral Medicine Clinical Consultant to the Royal Dental Hospital of
Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Frankston Integrated Health.
Lecture 1: Geriatric Oral Medicine
The oral cavity is subject to age related processes such as cellular aging and
immunosenescence. In this presentation will discuss the susceptibility to mucosal disorders
of the aging population and the increased prevalence of Potentially Malignant Disorders
(PMD) and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) as well Dermatoses including Oral
Lichen Planus (OLP) and Immunobullous conditions. Lastly, this presentation will describe
Orofacial Pain Conditions which more likely encountered in an older population.
Lecture 2: Therapeutics in Dentistry
This lunch and learn session will be focused on medications used in dentistry, their
indications, interactions, and adverse reactions. Recent controversies and common problems
in prescribing will be discussed.