Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ADAVB announces new President, Dr Kevin Morris

The ADAVB congratulates and welcomes new ADAVB President, Dr Kevin Morris. Kevin graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1993 and worked in both private and public sectors before joining the Australian Regular Army as a dental officer for four years until 2001. He joined ADAVB Council in 2014.

In his early years of involvement with the ADAVB, Kevin served on the Recent Graduates Committee as a member and later as Chair. He has been a casual clinical demonstrator, as well as examiner, for the general dentist program for The University of Melbourne since 1994.

Kevin served on the Defence Advisory Committee, Deputy Chair for the Finance Risk and Audit Committee and member of the Executive, before becoming President. He is a periodontist and practises both in the private and public sectors. He is looking forward to the challenges of his new leadership role, addressing the issues affecting the profession, and encourages members to get involved to ensure the ADAVB is a strong united voice on important advocacy issues.

We also welcome Dr Gitika Sanghvi, as Vice President. Gitika graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2006 and was elected to ADAVB Council in 2013. She completed the ADAVB Health Sector Leadership Course in 2012.

Gitika was Chair of the Recent Graduate and Students Committee in 2010/11 (and member since 2004), ADC Graduate Support Ad Hoc Committee in 2017/18, and has been a member of multiple other ADAVB Committees, including the Oral Health and the Sports/Social Committees. She currently serves on the Constitution and Policy Committee. Gitika was a clinical demonstrator for the final year dental students at Goulburn Valley Health. She runs a private practice in the city and has worked in public and private general practice, both rurally and around Melbourne.

We thank Dr Susan Wise, immediate past President, for her insightful leadership contributions, for her understanding of our diverse profession, and her commitment to addressing not only the issues affecting members, but also the oral health of the community.

Pictured above: Dr Susan Wise and Dr Kevin Morris