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Prof Albert Leung
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street
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  • Professor of Dental Education and Head of Continuing Professional Development
  • EDI Continuing Professional Develop.
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor Leung is Professor of Dental Education and Head of the Department of Continuing Professional Development(CPD) at University College London Eastman Dental Institute (UCLEDI).

He is Programme Director for the MSc in Restorative Dental Practice (RDP) at the Eastman Dental Institute and is on the UCL Academic Board. 

Professor Leung’s areas of expertise are in integrated restorative based total patient care and innovations in dental education. His main pedagogic research are in novel teaching techniques and assessment methodologies, and the development of effective feedback tools to help facilitate high quality teaching and learning in dentistry.

Professor Leung is the Academic Lead and Chief Examiner in Clinical Skills (Dental Manikin) for the Overseas Registrations Examination (ORE) for the UK General Dental Council (GDC), having been Academic Lead since 2016 and an Examiner since 2004. At UCL Eastman Dental Institute, he examines the MSc and the Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice, the MSc in Sports Dentistry and the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Dental Aesthetics. He has successfully supervised over 80 Masters'  Dissertations to-date.

Professor Leung is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), having served as Vice Dean. He is on the RCSI Surgical and Postgraduate Faculties Board. He is a member of the Faculty of Dentistry Board and serves as an Executive on the education, finance and scientific committees. He was Chairman of the FDGS/MGDS Examinations for 12 years, and chaired the MFD/Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry Examinations for 3 years. He has an extensive postgraduate teaching, assessment and curriculum development profile in the UK, Ireland, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Qatar and Sweden.

Professor Leung has an extensive & successful innovation, and change management leadership portfolio in Dentistry.

Professor Leung is a recipient of the 2017 Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career Educator Award. He has been co-chairman of the ADEE Special Interests Group (SIG) on Feedback Practices and Assessments in Dental Education since 2018.  

Prior to joining UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Professor Leung was an under-graduate and post-graduate clinical teacher at King’s College London Dental Institute for 15 years, including 6 years as Deputy Director of the Maurice Wohl Dental Practice Centre at the Department of Primary Dental Care. He was an Examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses for 18 years, including serving as a Presiding Examiner for 4 years. 

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Academic Background
2009 FHEA Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
2009 FGDSRCSI Fellowship in General Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2007 MA Master of Arts King's College London
2006   Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice King's College London
2002 FFGDP Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practioners Royal College of Surgeons of England
2001   Certificate of Teaching in Medical and Dental Education King's College London
1999 LLM Master of Laws University of Cardiff
1995 MFGDP (UK) Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice Royal College of Surgeons of England
1979 LRSM Licenciate of the Royal Schools of Music Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  FDS Fellowship in Dental Surgery – Clinical dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Portsmouth
  FDS Fellowship in Dental Surgery – Clinical dentistry Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
1996 MGDSRCSI Membership in General Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1985 BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery University of Dundee
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