Dr. Jake Ball is a registered specialist periodontist with the Dental Board of Australia, he holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Periodontics and is the Academic Lead in Periodontics at the School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences, Charles Sturt University.
Jake graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from Charles Sturt University receiving several awards for academic excellence. Following graduation, he worked as a general dentist, clinical tutor and Adjunct Associate Lecturer at Charles Sturt University Dental and Oral Health Clinic. During this time, he successfully completed the Primary Examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons receiving commendations for his achievements. Jake completed his speciality training at the University of Melbourne graduating with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics, after gaining extensive experience in periodontics and implant dentistry, research and teaching. During this time he received an Australian Dental Research Foundation Grant for his clinical research in metabolomics and held the position of the University of Melbourne ITI Study Club Director. Currently, Jake splits his time between specialist private practice and academia.