Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of the Western Cape

Sudeshni Naidoo is Emeritus Professor at the University of the Western Cape. She is also the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health. She is involved mainly with post-graduate education and training and her research has included Infectious Diseases and Infection Control; Ethics, Bioethics and Research Ethics; Oral Health Quality of Life; Trauma and Child Abuse. She has written Ethics, Research Ethics, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B vaccination policies, published and presented on Ethics, Child Abuse, Cross infection, Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. She has successfully supervised and graduated over 50 Masters and 12 Doctoral students. Professor Naidoo has presented numerous scientific papers of her research findings at international conferences and has been an invited key note speaker, nationally and internationally on several occasions. She has been a member of the Medical and Dental Professional Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, Past President of the SA Division of the IADR and current President of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society.


  • –present
    Deputy Dean: Research, Facutly of Dentistry , University of the Western Cape