Associate Professor Lara Friedlander, BDS MDS(Endo) PhD(Otago) FRACDS FICD completed her BDS in 1992, has a Masters in Endodontics and received a PhD from the University of Otago. She is an Associate Professor of Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry where she is Convenor of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree and co-ordinates postgraduate clinical teaching in Endodontics. Lara is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and is a NZ Dental Research Foundation Board Member. She has lectured internationally with publications and broad research interests in endodontic education, clinical research and oral immunopathology.
Most recently Lara has had key involvements in the establishment of New Zealand’s first Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) known as ARCH (Applied Research through Clinicians’ Hands) which aims to translate research from general practice into clinically useful initiatives that improve patient treatment outcomes in NZ. She regularly shares her knowledge, provides hands-on courses and clinical tips with dentists in NZ and internationally.