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A/Prof. Tino Mercado

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(DocMedDent, GCClinDent, MDSc, Phd, MRACDS, FPFA, FICD, FITI)

University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Australia, Otago University

Tino is the President of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP 2024-2026). He was awarded the 2021 Australian Dental Association (ADA) Service Medallion Award for “his contribution to clinical periodontics, clinical periodontal research and dedication to teaching”. He is the founding President of the Filipino-Australian Dental Association (FADA), a group that supports Filipinos and promotes Filipino culture in Australia. FADA also organize dental symposiums and charity missions to remote areas of Australia and the Philippines. He is also the Chair of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)-NSW/ACT Regional Committee.

Tino has a private practice in Penrith NSW, providing periodontal and implant services to Western Sydney and Greater Blue Mountains in the last 25 years. Tino holds an Associate Professor position at the Periodontal Post-Graduate Department at the University of Sydney, University of Queensland and Otago University. His publications dealt with periodontal prognostication, Periodontal Medicine (correlating Periodontitis to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Mellitus, and other systemic inflammation), mucogingival surgical techniques and bone regeneration. His Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) topic was on regenerative management of peri-implantitis and management of recession around teeth and implants using autogenous and alternative tissues with biologically active products. His clinical research on maxillary anterior ridge preservation won Best Clinical Research at the 2021 Osteology World Symposium.