Dr Archana Pradhan

BDS(Hons), PhD, DClinDent (Special Needs Dentistry) (The University of Adelaide) Fellow of Special Care Dentistry (USA)

Dr Pradhan is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland. She has been providing dental care to people with special needs since 2004. Her research projects include older adults, Special Olympics athletes, people with disabilities and their carers, and has reported her findings at several national and international conferences and journals. As the lead for People with Disabilities, Australia’s National Oral health Plan (2014 – 2023), the Vice-President of Australian Society for Special Care in Dentistry (ASSCID), and the National Clinical Director, Special Smiles, Special Olympics Australia, she has been a strong advocate for people with special needs and their carers.