Moderator of Full Day Symposium: Towards the Post-Amalgam Era
Dr. Ngo has extensive experience in private practice, research and education. He was the principal of a dental practice located in the business district of Adelaide, with a staff of five, he delivered good dental care based on the philosophy of Minimal Intervention over a period of 20 years.
As an educator, he has published and lectured extensively internationally on the dental materials, minimal intervention dentistry and cariology. He serves on the editorial boards of several dental journals. Over the last 15 years, he has been very active as an international speaker and have contributed to numerous major international meetings, e.g. FDI, Chicago Mid-‐Winter, IDEM Singapore, ADA Congress, CDA. It is estimated that his courses have attracted over 30,000 participants.
In research, he is active in the areas of dental materials and cariology, he was appointed Visiting Research Fellow to the Adelaide University in 1998, Research Director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre, Adelaide University in 1999 and Research Consultant of the centre and Associate Professor to the University of Adelaide in 2003. In 2007, he joined the National University of Singapore as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Restorative Dentistry. He was invited to the University of Queensland as Professor and Chair of General Dental Practice in 2009. In 2012, he joined the University of Kuwait as Professor and Director of Comprehensive Dental Care. He initiated the setting up of the Department of General Dental Practice in 2013 and is its current Chairman. At present, his main focus in research revolves around the clinical management of caries, especially in the elderly and medically compromised patients and the interactions between the glass ionomers and the oral environment.
He has been a technical consultant to several dental organisations and was co-inventor of several dental products.