Immediate Past President

A/Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam OAM

BSc, BDSc (UWA), MS, Cert Orofacial Pain (UKy), Cert Oral Medicine (UPenn), MRACDS (OralMed), ABOP, FDS RCPS(Glasg), FOMAA, FADI, FPFA, FICD

Ramesh Balasubramaniam is an Oral Medicine Specialist with expertise in temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. He has numerous peer reviewed publications, co-authored several chapters, and co-edited and co-authored two books notably “Contemporary Oral Medicine”. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Ramesh is associate professor and discipline lead in Oral Medicine at the University of Western Australia Dental School and is actively involved in teaching and research. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. For his ongoing contributions to dentistry, he has received a number of awards including fellowships in the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2021. Ramesh was president of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (2019-2022). He also has public appointments at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia and the Perth Children’s Hospital.