The Dental Head Start Podcast

The Dental Head Start Podcast

#63 – Advocating for the Dental Profession with A/ Prof Matthew Hopcraft

August 15, 2021

When we graduate from dental school, most of us think our only path in dentistry is to become a clinical dentist working out of a dental clinic. A/Prof Matthew (Matt is preferred) Hopcraft has chosen a different avenue of practicing dentistry, as he is making a huge impact on communities in Australia because of it.

Matt is a recognised leader and expert in dental public health and advocacy and has been instrumental in not only advocating on behalf of the dental profession, but also relaying information to dentists themselves since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt shares some great stories about his experiences of working in the army, becoming CEO of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch, and taking part in the hit series Masterchef Australia.

Enjoy this fun episode as we talk to Matt about all the great things he has been doing in his extensive career.