Professor Heitz-Mayfield received a Masters in Periodontology (1996) and Odont Dr (1998) from Lund University, Sweden. She received a scholarship at the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden, and was awarded an ITI scholarship at the University of Berne, Switzerland where she became Head of the Oral Microbiology Research Laboratory, from 1999-2003. Received the André Schroeder Research Prize in Implant Dentistry.
Professor Heitz-Mayfield is active in research in implant dentistry and periodontology and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. She has more than 48 publications in peer reviewed international journals and is author of the Peri-implant infection chapter of the latest edition of the Jan Lindhe Textbook: Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Current positions include Adjunct Professor at the International Research Collaborative, The University of Western Australia, Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, and at The University of Hong Kong. Chair of the ITI Research Committee, and member of the ITI Board of Directors. Maintains a specialist periodontal practice in Perth, Western Australia.
Qualifications: BDS (Adel) MDSc (Lund) Odont Dr (Lund)