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  • Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation & Industry-Community Engagement)

    azlina ahmad 

    Associate Professor Dr. Azlina Ahmad was appointed as the Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation & Industry-Community Engagement) since January 2016. She graduated from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 1998 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Cell and Molecular Biology. She then continued her study in the same institution and obtained her M.Sc. (Biochemistry) in 2002. She spent her first three months of her working life at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment (MOSTE) before joining the School of Dental Sciences, USM as a Science Officer. In 2006, she was awarded the Monbukagaku-sho Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan to pursue her study at the Tokushima University.

    In 2010, she was granted a Ph.D. in the field of Dental Sciences (Molecular Oral Physiology). As a Ph.D. candidate, she received the 16th Takada Juu Dentistry Basic Medical Encouragement Award, which is awarded by the university. Upon graduation, Dr Azlina was appointed as a lecturer, teaching biochemistry and molecular biology. Her main research interest is stem cell and tissue engineering, particularly in regenerative endodontic treatment. Currently, she is investigating the pathways for epithelial differentiation, angiogenesis, and odonto-osteogenesis. Moreover, she is also involved in research areas that utilize her expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology, namely the identification and development of herbal products for dental use, regulatory pathways for salivary secretion (which is a continuation of her Ph.D. study), mechanism of inflammatory oral diseases, and oral cancer.

    Email : azlinakb [at] usm.my
    Phone : +609 767 5700 / 5770
    Fax : +609 767 5505

    Secretary

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    Ms Haizan Hassan
    Email : hhaizan [at] usm.my
    Phone : +609 767 5770
    Fax : +609 767 5505

    Chief Science Officer (C52)

    Ms Noor Salwah S Omar 
    Email : salwah [at] usm.my
    Phone : +609 767 5721
    Fax : +609 767 5727 

     

     

  • 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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