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Prof Albert Leung
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
123 Gray's Inn Road
  • 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 on the UCL Academic Board and is Programme Director for the MSc in Restorative Dental Practice (RDP) at the Eastman Dental Institute.

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 to help facilitate high quality 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 an Examiner since 2004. At UCL Eastman Dental Institute, he examines the MSc and the Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Dental Aesthetics. He has successfully supervised 54 Masters' Dissertations to-date.

Professor Leung is Dean Elect of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, having served as Vice Dean for 2 years. He is a member of the Faculty Board and serves 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, examining and curriculum development profile in the UK, Ireland, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Qatar and Sweden.

Professor Leung is a recipient of the 2017 Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career Educator Award.  

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 being a Presiding Examiner for 4 years.


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Academic Background
2009 FGDSRCSI Fellowship in General Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2009 FHEA Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
2007 MA Master of Arts – Education - Postgraduate King's College London
2006 PGDip AP Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice King's College London
2002 FFGDP Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practioners – Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of England
2001 Teaching Certificate Certificate of Teaching in Medical and Dental Education King's College London
1999 LLM Master of Laws – Medical Law University of Wales, College of Cardiff
1996 MGDSRCSI Membership in General Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1995 MFGDP (UK) Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice Royal College of Surgeons of England
1985 BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Dentistry University of Dundee
1979 LRSM Licenciate of the Royal Schools of Music – Music Performance  
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