Dr Amar Sholapurkar is a full time academician, Senior lecturer (Clinical Dentistry and Oral Radiology) & discipline lead of Oral Radiology at College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns. Australia. He has more than a decade of teaching (for both undergraduates and postgraduates) and research experience till date. Dr Sholapurkar is presently doing a part-time PhD at JCU, Cairns Campus. He has completed his Masters in Oral Medicine and Radiology at the prestigious Manipal University, India. His career started in Manipal University as an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) followed by Reader where he served as a specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. He also worked as Assistant Professor at University in the Middle East for couple of years.
Over the past few years, he has received approval (from various state Radiation health authorities including VIC, QLD, NSW, TAS and WA) and running the Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) licensing course and OPG/Lat Ceph licensing course across Australia. He is also actively involved in conducting two highly interactive Dental Radiology lectures titled “Interpretation of CBCT – What a dental practitioner should know”? and “Tips for Interpreting and diagnosing everyday problems from dental radiographs” across Australia and NZ. Permission to conduct all the above courses have been received from AHPRA. He has published more than 50 articles in reputed peer reviewed dental journals; have contributed 11 chapters in book and has extensive conference presentations. He has published (edited) a book titled : “Publish and Flourish – Practical Guide for effective scientific writing” and selected in the editorial board/peer review committee of about 5 Dental Journals. He has delivered Guest lectures/keynote lectures in Dental conventions/ specialty conferences/CPD activities in Australia and abroad. Recently Dr Amar has received the JCU Dean's learning & teaching award for his outstanding teaching at JCU.