Dr Tilley practised as a general dentist until 1979, after which he began practising as a specialist endodontist in Tasmania and Victoria. He has more than 35 years’ clinical experience in the field, most recently in the overall management of complex cases.
He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he is involved in the specialist training program. He has lectured widely overseas and consults on an international committee for the development of endodontic instruments and materials.
Dr Chankhrit Sathorn DDS, Grad.Dip.Dent, DClinDent, PhD, MRACDS (Endo) is a registered specialist endodontist, senior lecturer in Endodontics, director of Undergraduate Endodontics and director of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry program at Melbourne Dental School.
Dr Sathorn holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, is a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the field of endodontics. His PhD findings have been published as a series of articles in major international endodontic journals. As a result, he was awarded the Ernest Joske Research Award for work that makes an important contribution to dental science research. Dr Sathorn is a reviewer for several international journals, including the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Australian Endodontic Journal, Journal of Dentistry, and European Journal of Dentistry.
Dr Artika Soma BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago) is registered as a specialist endodontist with the Dental Boards of Australia and New Zealand and is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the New Zealand Dental Association and the Australian Endodontic Society. As recipient of the prestigious Equity & Merit scholarship, she graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2004 and gained a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent), specialising in endodontics, from the same university five years later.
Dr Soma worked in the endodontic department at the Sydney Dental Hospital for two years, during which time she also taught in the Faculty of Dentistry and decided to specialise in endodontics. Dr Soma has been working at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital and in a private specialist endodontic practice since 2010.
Dr Aovana Timmerman BDSc (Melb), FRACDS, DClinDent (Endo) (Melb) is a registered specialist endodontist, and a member of Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Endodontology, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontics (ANZAE) JM Booth award to attend the IADT Trauma Congress in Istanbul.
As part of her specialist training, Aovana worked in emergency services at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and provided endodontic treatment for patients of Plenty Valley Community Clinic and Melbourne Dental Clinic up to 2016. Besides working in private specialist practice, Aovana demonstrates in Endodontics for dental students at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University and participates in the Membership (GDP) program, both as a mentor and examiner for RACDS. She has published papers in Journal of Endodontics and Australian Dental Journal and is a reviewer for the international journal Dental Traumatology.