RCSI Faculty of Dentistry announces Dean-Elect and Vice Dean
Prof Albert Leung
The Faculty of Dentistry is delighted to announce that Professor Albert Leung has been named Dean-Elect of the Faculty. He will assume the office of Dean in February 2020.
Albert has a long-standing involvement with the Faculty of Dentistry, including providing senior leadership in various roles such as Vice Dean, Chair of the FGDS/MGDS Examinations Committee and Chair of the MFD/Diploma Examinations Committee. He has led the development of several examinations/qualifications within the Faculty, as well as supporting the Faculty’s CPD programmes for Irish Dentists.
A graduate of the Dundee University, Albert holds Fellowships from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (Royal College of Surgeons of England) and the Faculty of Dentistry (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). Albert is a recipient of the 2017 Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career Educator Award.
Albert is Professor of Dental Education and Head of the Department of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Eastman Dental Institute, London. He is Programme Director for the MSc in Restorative Dental Practice (RDP) at the Eastman Dental Institute. Albert 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).
Commenting on Albert’s election, the current Dean, Dr John Marley, said “ The Board and I are confident that under his leadership, the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI will continue to go from strength to strength in our work on behalf of our Diplomats, Members and Fellows and the patients they manage.”
The Faculty of Dentistry is delighted to announce that Professor Chris Lynch has been elected Vice Dean of the Faculty.
Chris is a longstanding elected Member of the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry RCSI. He was the Faculty’s Editor for 6 years and is a senior member of the Education and Examinations team, and chairs the MFD1/Diploma Examinations Committee.
Chris is Professor and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at University College Cork. Prior to his current appointment, Chris was Professor in Restorative Dentistry & Dental Education/ Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University, where he held a number of senior leadership roles including Head of Clinical Dentistry teaching, and Head of the Learning & Scholarship Department.
Chris has published widely, including over 170 research papers. He has a special interest in minimally invasive dentistry, in particular, in the use of posterior composites, and has published a textbook “Successful Posterior Composites” as part of the Quintessentials series
Chris is a recipient of the 2014 Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career Educator Award. Chris serves as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dentistry. He holds Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), the Academy of Dental Materials and the American College of Dentists.
Chris has delivered invited lectures and examined internationally. Amongst others, Chris is currently External Examiner for Final BDS at Hong Kong University.