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Biographical entry Cannon, Robert (Bob) (1923 - 2001)

OAM

Born
26 April 1923
Died
9 July 2001
Occupation
Dentist

Summary

Robert (Bob) Cannon was a pioneer of improved dentistry standards throughout the world. He travelled the globe for twenty years giving up to ten lectures each year and introduced modern equipment and treatment techniques to the Australian dental industry. He received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1991 for his services to the dental profession. In 1959 Cannon won an RSL travelling fellowship and set off to Canada to complete his doctorate. He then worked and travelled in the USA, UK, Europe and Hong Kong. Along the way he picked up clients like Kirk Douglas and Howard Hughes.

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Events

c. 1939 - c. 1945
Career position - Kitty Hawk fighter pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force
c. 1946 - c. 1948
Education - Studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne
1950s
Education - Masters in Dentistry completed at the University of Melbourne
1959
Education - Doctorate studies in Toronto, Canada
1960 - 1964
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Oral Rehabilitation
1991
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

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