Dr. Jane Francis Manakil is an academic and a clinician in the School of Dentistry at Griffith University, Australia. She holds a PhD, a Grad. Cert in Clinical Dentistry from University of Queensland, Australia and is a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr. Manakil completed her specialty in the field of Periodontology (1989) and BDS in 1985. She has three decades of clinical experience, with skills covering all aspects of general dentistry, her main focus being in Periodontology and Radiology. Her clinical and research interests include learning and teaching, practice in the field of periodontics, preventative applications and relationship between periodontitis and systemic disorders. She has edited books in various aspect of dentistry, reviewed articles and has publications in peer reviewed journals with multiple citations.