Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Dental Deans and representatives from the Adams School of Dentistry (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences (King’s College London); the Melbourne Dental School (University of Melbourne); and the Faculty of Dentistry (National University of Singapore) came together to present the DentAlliance achievements and plans at an online symposium held on Tuesday, 18 October 2022.
The session provided participants the opportunity to learn more about the various Working Groups within the DentAlliance and find out how they could build collaborations by taking part in upcoming projects and activities.
Participants also gained the opportunity to post questions to representatives from the four dental schools during a panel discussion before NUS Faculty of Dentistry Acting Dean Professor Wong Mun Loke concluded the webinar by highlighting how public health issues has evolved and how the DentAlliance strives to work together to transform the field of dentistry amidst rapid changes.
“Over the last two years, we have been faced with a myriad of changes – changes in population demographics, emergence of public health threats as we have seen through the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution of new innovations in education or clinical care, the advancement of technology, the use of big data to manage health and more… Amidst these changes, we need to rethink, reimage and reposition dentistry for the future whether it is in terms of education, research or clinical care… The power of collaboration, as exhibited through DentAlliance, cannot be underestimated and this network which we are all a part of will allow us to tap on the various areas of excellence that we each possess and transform these into meaningful partnerships that will make a difference in dentistry,” said Prof Wong.
The event attracted more than 100 participants.
Watch the full webinar here: