• 100% pass rate in the National Exit Exam in January 2020
  • Successful transition to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Almost all lecturers undertake UPOP and Google Meet training
  • UP hosts Unident course on Anklos implants
  • UP hosts course for Cambodian dentists on new National Cross Infection Control Guidelines during Covid 19 pandemic in conjunction with Cambodian Dental Council and MOH
  • UP lecturers present at the Cambodian Dental Association conference in January
  • UP sets up new Postgraduate Diploma of Implantology for 18 Cambodian dentists, with top lecturers and clinicians from Australia and Cambodia
  • UP welcomes visiting Japanese dentists from Denriche Asia
  • International lecturers (some on-line) included Professor Kack Kyun Kim (Korea), Dr Geoff Borlase (Australia), Assoc Prof John Payne (Australia), Assoc Prof Steve Cohn (Australia), Prof Niladri Maiti (Kurdistan), Dr Siddharth Dhanaraj, IMU, Malaysia), Assoc Prof Mas Suryalis Ahmad (UiTM, Malaysia), Dr Nur Aliana Hidayah Mohamed (UiTM, Malaysia), Dr Olivia Murdoch (NZ), Dr Patrick Tseng (Australia), Assoc Prof George Pal (Australia), Dr Hazmir Abdul Wahab (UiTM, Malaysia), Dr Michael Walker (Australia), Dr Cecilia So (Australia), Dr Po Lu (Australia), Dr Rohtan Rodrick (Australia), Assoc Prof Louise Brown (Australia), Assoc Prof Kent Yuen (Australia).
  • UP hosts international wisdom tooth course and orthodontics course under Dental Training Academy from Singapore
  • Two UP dental students travel to US on exchange program to UNE but get caught in early stages of Covid-19 pandemic
  • Two UP dental students travel to Australia for exchange program sponsored by AHHA
  • UP Faculty of Dentistry staff participate in regional meeting on oral cancer (APOCNET), the Southeast Asian Association of Dental Education (SEAADE) meeting, and the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) online meetings – presenting several papers.
  • UP Faculty of Dentistry Dean appointed to SEAADE Council
  • Students in year 3 get upgraded SIM lab sets of instruments and materials to enhance their learning
  • Senior students and staff get training on dental photography by Dr Peter Sheridan from Sydney University

  • UPDC adopts stringent cross infection control measures to prevent Covid infection
  • Donation of 4 Dentsply Sirona Rotary Endo machines for root canal treatment
  • UP hosts 18 Oral Health Therapy students and their tutors from Newcastle University in Australia for a week
  • Clinic and faculty staff attend First Aid training
  • UP builds new 2 chair orthodontic clinic
  • Appointment of 3 new general dental practice residents

  • Dental students participated in the Healthy Kids Cambodia project providing preventive dental treatment for school children in early 2020
  • Dental students continued to provide emergency dental services in the prisons for most of the year
  • Faculty of Dentistry hosts team from NYU in the US for field work at Chaktamok Primary School

  • UP dental faculty and students publish over 20 articles in international dental journals
  • UP staff present 3 papers at the International Association of Dental Research meeting
  • 24 students complete Thesis Defense – with no failures
  • UP students participate in clinical trial in Kampong Speu province on silver diamine fluoride
  • UP faculty appointed to the editorial boards of several international journals

  • UP played important part in the development of the National Cross Infection Control Guidelines for Dental Clinics During Covid-19 Pandemic
  • UP partners with Asia Pacific Dental Students Association in planning for their next international meeting in Cambodia
  • UP asked by the Southeast Asian Association of Dental Education to host their meeting in 2022
  • UP dental students help set up first ROTARACT club in Cambodia in partnership with Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Central and Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Capitol.
  • Joined several consultation meetings at the MOH
  • Organized part of “careers day” for graduating dental students