Radiologist: Dr Bernard Koong

Radiologist: Clin Prof Bernard Koong

BDSc(W.Aust), MSc(OMR)(Toronto), FICD, FADI, FPFA
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

Bernard is a highly experienced and internationally respected oral and maxillofacial radiologist. He is author of the Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2017), published by one of the world’s most respected medical, scientific and scholarly publishers, Wiley-Blackwell.

He holds a Clinical Professor appointment at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and has a long history of teaching radiology at various universities, including UWA, The University of Sydney, The University of Hong Kong and Griffith University. It included the provision of the radiology course for the Masters Degree programme in implantology developed by Prof Klaus Lang. He also contributes to training the Western Australian radiology registrars of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

The only North American qualified oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Australia, Bernard completed his specialist training with the world renowned Professor Michael Pharoah at the University of Toronto, where he was the first oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMR) registrar to win the prestigious Harron Award and Scholarship. It included training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.

As an invited speaker, Bernard has presented more than 100 lectures to the dental and medical professions across Australia and also in the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong (SAR, China) and New Zealand. He was Vice Chairman and member of the Scientific Committee of the 33rd ADA Congress.

Bernard is also author of the radiology chapter of the 6th edition of Lindhe and Lang’s Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). He is a contributing author for the Glossary of Preventive Dentistry and Periodontology (Quintessence Publishing), writing the radiological definitions. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Clinical Oral Implant Research journal.

Bernard is specialist assessor for the Australian Dental Council (2016) and is a member of the equivalence assessment panel of the Dental Board of Australia at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).