Dr. Lyndie Foster
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Associate Professor Lyndie Foster Page
BSc, BDS, DipClinDent, MComDent, PhD (Otago)
Department of Oral Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
Now a dental epidemiologist and dental public health specialist, Lyndie commenced her career in general dental practice in New Zealand, before working for 5 years in dental public health in NZ. She began her research career at the University of Otago (in 2008). Her epidemiological and clinical research encompasses a wide range of oral conditions, problems and settings, most notably in the fields of adolescent oral health and dental caries. Her particular interest is in improving oral health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, and she has fostered links with both primary care and industry to reach these goals. She has lead the teaching of the Cariology program at the Faculty of Otago and am involved with research into caries management strategies in the community. She is the New Zealand representative of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future and have published widely in the field of dental public health.