Prof Mark Bartold

Professor Mark Bartold was Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre at the University of Adelaide from 1992 - 2017. Upon his retirement from the University of Adelaide he was appointed Emeritus Professor.  

Mark completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 1979 and also has Doctorates in Dental Science and Philosophy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the International College of Dentistry, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a Past President of the International Academy of Periodontology and ANZ Division of IADR among other international dental organisations. Professor Bartold is a member of the Editorial Boards of 10 international dental journals, and Editor of the Australian Dental Journal.  He has lectured nationally and internationally in over 30 countries.

He has received numerous awards for his contributions to periodontal education and research including: Membership of the Order of Australia (2004) for contribution to periodontal research and education,  Honorary Life Membership Australian Dental Association (2013); Honorary Life Membership American Academy of Periodontology (2014); IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease (2015) for contributions to dentistry of international significance.

Professor Bartold's clinical interests centre around how periodontal disease is related to other systemic conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.  He also has a special interest in the assessment and management of halitosis (bad breath). His outside dental interests include gardening, boating, travelling and spending time with his wife and three adult children and partners.