BDS, FRACDS (SND), FICD, Grad Cert Health Sci (DD)

Clinical Associate Lecturer (USyd), Member of ADA, Registered Special Needs Dentist (Dental Board of Australia), RACDS examiner


Clinical Associate Lecturer (University of Sydney).


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Special Needs Dentistry), Australian Dental Association, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentists.


Emma has been passionate about dentistry for persons with special needs, dental phobia, neurodegenerative disorders and those who are medically compromised for the past 19 years. She has a Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Developmental disability) 2013, where she did additional study in autism spectrum disorders and mental illness.

Emma has co-ordinated the largest restorative general anaesthetic waiting list for adults with special needs in NSW from 2000-11, liasing with anaesthetists and other medical specialists. She was privileged to be part of the only Oral Motor Function Therapy (saliva control and feeding issues for children) and Rett syndrome multi-disciplinary management teams in NSW, from 2000 to 2007.

Dr Jay assisted in the establishment of co-ordinated dietitian and oral health appointments to reduce travel time for patients during her appointment as Staff Specialist at Sydney Dental Hospital from 2012 to 2015.

Emma is the principle author of a prospective study using pre-set criteria, in the Journal of Disability and Oral Health (2008). She won best clinical research paper (for a person under 36) about the pilot study on treatment planning for persons with special needs (2002). Emma co-authored a chapter on Special Needs Dentistry in the Manual of Dental Assisting (2007 edition).

Outside of dentistry, Emma is loving motherhood with her 13 year old son and enjoys making videos (documentary and drama). Emma has a Graduate Certificate in Film and Video from UTS (2006), and had a short film featured in the 2004 Sydney Film Festival.