Dr Loke Weiqiang graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery along with numerous academic awards (Dean’s List, Best Clinical Student, Distinction in Prosthodontics, Distinction in Clinical Dentistry, University Medal, Loh Fun Chee Gold Medal, F.A.C. Oehler’s Gold Medal, Hashim Yaacob Research Award). In 2009, he was awarded the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship, where he pursued his advanced specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, as part of his 5-year dual-speciality Master of Science residency program.
After completing his US Board Certifications in Prosthodontics and Periodontics in 2014, Dr Loke returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor at NUS. During his tenure, he received multiple educator and research awards (SEAADE-DENTSPLY Asia Research Award in Dental Education and Teaching Innovation, Exxon Mobil-NUS Research Fellowship Award). He was also a co-investigator in 2 National Medical Research Council (NMRC) research grants in Cardiosleep Medicine and the NUS BIGHEART grant. One of his research publications, entitled “Wirelessly operated bioelectronic sutures for the monitoring of deep surgical wounds”, was featured in NATURE Biomedical Engineering- a top-tier journal in Biomedicine.
Dr Loke is a dual-trained Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics, with a keen interest in Oral Implantology and Dental Sleep Medicine. A passionate and firm believer of education at heart after spending more than 11 years as a full-time academic at NUS, he continues to teach part-time at NUS and at study clubs locally and overseas. Dr Loke is currently in full-time private practice, and remains as a Visiting Consultant at the National University Center for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS). Outside of clinical practice, he serves as Vice-President of Prosthodontics Society Singapore, is a board member of Asian Board of Prosthodontics (Asian Academy of Prosthodontics) and a member of the NUS Medicine International Council. Apart from devoting his passion and time in caring for his patients, he enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures with his family (wife and 2 boys).