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  • Dean's Office

    fadhli2017Associate Professor Dr. Mohd  Fadhli bin Khamis has been appointed as the Dean since 1 January 2019.  He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1994 with a BDS. After working with the Ministry of Health for six years, he pursued postgraduate studies and obtained PhD (Dentistry) from the University of Adelaide in 2006. Currently, he is also coordinating forensic dentistry teaching in the School of Dental Sciences and School of Health Sciences. His research interests included the area of Dental Anatomy and Anthropology, and Forensic Odontology. He previously serves as the member of USM Animal Ethics Committee providing statistical advice.

    Email : fadhli [at] usm.my
    Phone : +609 767 5500/5555

    Secretary

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    Ms Norleha Mohd Noor
    Email : dental [at] usm.my, norleha [at] usm.my
    Phone : +609 767 5500
    Fax : +609 767 5557

     

     

  • Greetings From the Dean

    fadhli khamis

    I am indeed very honoured to take this opportunity to introduce the School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. It was established in 1998 in the North Eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia within the Health Campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Health Campus is located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan while the Main Campus of the university is in Pulau Pinang. The Health Campus also houses the School of Medical Sciences and School of Health Sciences.

    The set up of this school is a continuous commitment of the university and academicians from the health campus to excel in health education. The success of the School of Medical Sciences in producing medical doctors for the country through its community-based undergraduate curriculum as its main teaching philosophy had greatly influenced the design of the dental curriculum used in this school. Realizing that the training of dentists is parallel to medicine, the School of Dental Sciences had opted to utilize part of the medical curriculum. The basic sciences, preclinical training and oral health is considered as an integral part of general health in a holistic perspective.

    The undergraduate curriculum is innovative, taking into consideration the current trend in dental education and oral related ill-health. The multi-professional approach in dental education is the key element in teaching-learning activities. This would enable professionalism, leadership qualities and clinical skills are attained to the highest level.

    The dental school aspires to produce oral physicians who are fully equipped with knowledge, caring attitude and skills of the highest standard. The training includes a thorough understanding of general and oral health problems with emphasis on clinical community dentistry. The dental school offers the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) via its integrated problem-based teaching methodology. The first intake of students in May 1999 graduated in August 2004 upon completion of the five-year programme.

    The school offers postgraduate clinical courses in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health (Dental Public Health). Postgraduate training through research mode in all discipline of dentistry is also available. Initial plans are on the way to introduce other clinical specialty training such as orthodontics. Current research activities cover a broad spectrum of nine niche areas that are biomaterial sciences, oral health management, craniofacial sciences, oral tissue engineering, oral cancer, implants, natural products, oral immunology and medical imaging . The school is proud of its international reputation for research, clinical and academic excellence from a team of staff who are at the leading edge of their profession.

    Many internationally renowned scholars have either chosen to spend part of their leave period undertaking research in our premises or accepted invitations under the auspicion of Professional Development Committee of the school. It is the mission of the School of Dental Sciences to offer conducive environment for postgraduate training and education. It is my sincere hope that you will join our dynamic and stimulating academic community and I look forward to welcoming you.

    Regards,

    Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Fadhli Khamis
    Dean

     

  • Hall of Fame

    The School of Dental Sciences Hall of Fame was conceived to recognize and honour our past Dean and Deputy Deans for their contributions to the development of the school.

    Deans

    deanery rani 

     1998-2006

    Professor Datuk Ab Rani Samsudin is the founding Dean for School of Dental Sciences, USM. His tenure was from November 1998 to August 2006. Ab Rani was born in Melaka in 1960 and had his formal education at the Royal Military College. He continued his studies at the College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq and graduated with a BDS in 1983. From 1983 till 1990, Ab Rani served in the Ministry of Health Malaysia at several dental clinics in Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur.

    Dr Ab Rani joined the School of Medical Sciences, USM in 1991 and pursued his postgraduate studies in the field of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in Glasgow. He obtained an FDSRCS in 1992 and set up the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Unit in HUSM. He was promoted to Associate Professor in February, 2000 and to Professor in November, 2003. He is currently the Dean of the University of Sharjah's College of Dentistry, UAE. Prof Ab Rani has been awarded the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM), which carries the title ‘Datuk’, on 11 October 2009.

    Rashid 

    2006-2011

    Associate Professor Dr. Hj. Abdul Rashid Hj Ismail was appointed as the Dean from March 2007 to March 2011. Abdul Rashid was born in Alor Setar, Kedah in 1960. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1985 with a BDS. From 1985 till 1999, he worked with the Ministry of Health at several dental clinics such as Bukit Ibam, Kuantan and Penang. In Penang, he was a lecturer and Programme Chairman at the Dental Training School.

    Dr. Abdul Rashid pursued his studies and obtained a DDPHRCS and MSc from the Royal College of Surgeons, England and University of London, respectively. He joined USM as a lecturer in 1999. Later, he was appointed as Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development) from November 1999 to October 2005 and as the Acting Dean (Sept 2006-March 2007).

     adam husein

    2011-2018 

    Professor Dr. Adam Husein has been appointed as the Dean for School of Dental Sciences from April 2011 to 31 December 2018. He has graduated with BDS from University of Adelaide, Australia in 1996 and returned to work in the Malaysian Ministry of Health (1996-1999), before joining Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2000 as a trainee lecturer. 

    From 2000 until 2004, he continued his study in University of Adelaide and successfully obtained Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, Doctor in Clinical Dentistry and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS).

    Previously, he was appointed as Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Development) from 2005 till December 2009. He is also a senior lecturer in the Restorative Unit (Prosthodontics) in School of Dental Sciences, USM. Currently, Professor Adam is the Deputy Campus Director of USM Health Campus.

     


     

    Deputy Deans 

    res rusli   2002-2007 

    Professor Rusli Nordin was the Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies), School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus from January 2002 to July 2007. He was born in Banting, Selangor in 1955. He graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1980 with an MBBS and joined USM in 1982 as a trainee lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences.

    He then obtained a MPH (Public Health) degree from the University of Malaya in 1984 and a PhD in Occupational Health from Tokyo University in 2000. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and to a Professor in 2000.

     Prof Zul  2007-2012

    Professor Hj. Zulkifli Ahmad was the Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies), School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus from 2007 to 2012. Professor Zulkifli was born in Sungai Petani, Kedah in 1954. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1979 and worked with the Ministry of Health at several hospitals in Johor and Kedah. In 1982, he joined USM as Trainee Lecturer at the Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences. 

    He then obtained a MPH (Public Health) degree from the University of Sydney and PhD from the University of Malaya. Professor Zulkifli was appointed as a professor in 2006. After years of excellent services in School of Medical Sciences, he was then appointed as the Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) in the School of Dental Sciences until his retirement in 2012.

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