Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre Seminar Series

Experiential Learning in the Faculty of Dentistry


Date: 24 November 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: RR321, Run Run Shaw Buiding
Speaker: Professor Gary Cheung, Faculty of Dentistry, HKU

About the Seminar
This lunchtime seminar will present the experiential learning component in the course, International Capstone Experience (DENT 5031) in the Faculty of Dentistry. The course is offered to final year dental students to gain experience in outreach dental service to needy or rural overseas region. It is an integrative project that forms a capstone experience in the professional core of the curriculum in a global environment. With the support of the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund, eight students were sent to a dental school in India in Feb 2014 to learn about the dental outreach situation in India. Students were assessed on (1) quality of participation, communication and professionalism during organisation of the trip, actual visit and/or fieldwork; (2) professionalism and quality of clinical work during outreach dental service; (3) presentation of the project; (4) quality of documentation and self-reflection of learning in individual report; and (5) performance in oral examination.

About the Speaker
Professor Gary Cheung is a Clinical Professor in Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, HKU. His research areas include: (1) Endodontic root canal instruments and related materials science, (2) Survival analysis of endodontic therapies, (3) Bonding in root canal-treated teeth, (4) Endodontic materials and applications, and (5) Regenerative endodontics. He is current in charge of the BDS curriculum as the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) as well as a member of the Dental Council of Hong Kong.