Dr Walter Lam 林宇恒
Dr. Walter Lam is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). As a clinician, he is a specialist in Prosthodontics and holds Fellowships from College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
As an educator, he has been involved extensively in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate specialist training. He is the year director of BDS year 3, deputy chief examiner of BDS year 4 as well as the course coordinator of the CAD/CAM dentistry and removable partial dentures. He is a Fellow in Advanced Higher Education (FHEA) and currently served as an FHEA mentor at HKU.
As a researcher, his research themes include Prosthodontics, Digital Dentistry, and Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals and holds 4 patents. His team received several prestigious research prizes including The Neal Garrett Clinical Research Prize at International Association for Dental Research. He is the pioneer in the development of virtual dental patients, and the application of artificial intelligence in dental disease detection and tooth replacement.
In the dental community, he served as the member of Science committee, World Dental Federation (FDI). He is also the Editorial Board Member, Digital Dentistry Section, Journal of Dentistry and BMC Oral Health (Both Q1 in dentistry), and the Secretary/Treasurer, Digital Dentistry Research Network, International Association of Dental Research (IADR). He is the founding member of the HKU Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science and represents Hong Kong in the ITU/WHO Focus Group on artificial intelligence for health (FG-AI4H) and Dental CAD/CAM Systems (TC 06/SC 9), International Standard Organization (ISO). He is an international dental advisor and examiner of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Secretary, Continue Medical Education Subcommittee, College of Dental Surgeon Hong Kong, and Secretary of the Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society. He has been invited to speak at many local and international organizations including a FDI speaker in The Global Continuing Dental Education Programme.
|2006||The University of Hong Kong||BDS|
|2011||The University of Hong Kong||MDS (Pros)|
|2013||The University of Hong Kong||AdvDipProsthodont|
|2010||The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons||FRACDS|
|2014||The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh||MFDS RCSEd|
|2014||The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh||MPros RCSEd|
|2015||The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow||MFDS RCPSG|
|2018||Hong Kong Academy of Medicine||FHKAM (Dental Surgery)|
|2018||College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong||FCDSHK (Pros)|
|2019||Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh||FDS RCSEd|
|2020||Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow||FDS RCPSG|
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
YON, Jun Yu
|2018-07-01||The Jonathan Ship Award (Do elderly from developed countries have better Oral health-related quality of life?): IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group||Research Achievement|
|2019-07-01||Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards - Faculty of Dentistry: Smiley action day: Empowering non-profit organisation & engaging community to enhance oral health with the utilization of mobile dental services: The University of Hong Kong||Others|
|2019-08-01||2nd Best Poster (Long term tooth wear status of post-radiotherapy nasopharygeal carcinoma survivors in Hong Kong): Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium||Research Achievement|
|2015-08-01||Oral Presentation, Best paper in Prosthodontics (A 15-year comparison of cantilevered and fixed-fixed resin bonded bridges): IADR SEA 29th Annual Scientific Meeting||Research Achievement|
|2021-01-01||Best Poster (A Novel Digital Three-Dimensional Method in Analysing the Quality of Crown Preparations: A Prospective Follow-Up): Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium||Research Achievement|
|2021-01-01||2nd Runner-up Poster (Trimming and Polishing of Zirconia: A Summary of Recent Works by HKU): Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium||Research Achievement|
|2021-12-01||2nd Runner-up Poster (Automatic Site-Specific Multiple Level Gum Disease Detection Based On Deep Neural Network): Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium||Research Achievement|
|2022-06-01||Neal Garrett Award in Prosthodontics (Accuracy of Artificial Intelligence designed Single-tooth Dental Prostheses: A feasibility Study): International Association Dental Research||Research Achievement|
|2022-06-01||1st Runner up, Hatton award competition (Senior category in Southeast Asian Division) (Accuracy of Artificial Intelligence designed Single-tooth Dental Prostheses: A feasibility Study): International Association Dental Association||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2019-now||Secretary and Chairman of the Scientific Committee||Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society|
|01/2018-now||International Dental Advisor and Examiner of the Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery||Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow|
|01/2019-now||Professional Education Committee||Hong Kong Dental Association|
|01/2017-now||Hong Kong Representative (observer) Dental CAD/CAM Systems (TC 06/SC 9)||International Standard Organization (ISO)|
|01/2018-now||Member of Information technology committee||College of Dental Surgeon Hong Kong|
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