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Associate Professor Wong Mun Loke is currently the Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) in the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. He oversees the strategic planning, development, implementation and monitoring of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme.
Trained in Dental Public Health, A/P Wong is also the Co-Ordinator of the undergraduate Dental Public Health programme where he helms a significant part of the teaching. He also plans and delivers the Behavioural Science programme in the pre-clinical and clinical phases of the undergraduate training. He has an interest in inter-professional education to champion collaborative learning and practice across the healthcare professions and serves as a Co-Chair of the NUS Inter-Professional Education Steering Committee.
Apart from education, A/P Wong also engages in research in the fields of health promotion; geriatric dentistry; behavioural science; health services research and educational research. Prior to his full-time academic career, A/P Wong spent close to 15 years working in the Health Promotion Board, Singapore. During that time, he held a wide range of preventive health care portfolios and leadership roles in oral and general health promotion covering a broad spectrum of public health concerns including tobacco control, nutrition, obesity prevention, mental wellness, as well as senior management functions. In the earlier years of his career, he also assumed clinical roles in general paediatric dentistry.