Mun Loke Wong1, Teresa Woon Oi Lee2, Patrick Finbarr Allen3, Kelvin Weng Chiong Foong4

Disciplines of 1Primary Dental Care & Population Oral Health; 2Oral Sciences; 3Endodontics, Operative Dentistry & Prosthodontics; 4Orthodontics & Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Abstract

In 2019, the Faculty of Dentistry celebrated its 90th anniversary. Since its beginning, the Faculty has grown from strength to strength and its efforts at nurturing generations of oral healthcare professionals have evolved. Such growth and evolution ensure that the Faculty’s mission of education remains contemporaneous, effective and relevant to future-proof its graduates to play an instrumental role in helping the population achieve good oral health. This article documents the Faculty’s early years; highlights its journey and educational endeavours which have transformed teaching and learning in dentistry. It also sheds light on key drivers of change which will shape the way the Faculty seeks to transform dental education for the future.

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