Our Dental Clinical Service at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia commenced in September 2000. In the beginning of the service, it was located at the A&E Unit Hospital USM, mainly to give basic clinical services to the staff of Health Campus and their family members. This Clinical Dental Service is one of the services provided by the Hospital USM. This service began with 2 dental chairs and treatment was given to nearly 20 patients per day.
Due to huge flow of demands of services and number of patients we moved to the new building in December 2002. We offer a full range of dental services given by the Dental Specialists, Dental Officer, Dental Students and Dental Nurses. The service is supported by the Dental Technologists, Radiologist, and Dental surgery Assistant (DSA) and Medical Attendants. The number of patients seen currently is estimated at 90-200 patients per day.
The Maxillofacial Operations Theater (OT) began its operation on the 26th December 2007 with 4 cases done under local anesthesia. Now we also have complex cases conducted under General Anesthesia (GA) done in our OT, attended by Medical Anesthetists.
Satellite Dental Clinic has been established in Complex IPPT (Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju) and began its operation in August 2011. The clinic is equipped with 24 dental chairs and is now used by Postgraduate dental students to conduct their clinical sessions.
We are also looking forward to having a dental clinic in the currently-under-construction Trauma Centre which completion expected to be in the mid- 2013. With this additional new facility, it is hoped that, our dental clinic can accommodate more patients as well as delivering a better service to those in need.
Assoc. Prof Dr. Shaifulizan Ab Rahman
E-Mail: shaiful [at] usm.my
Phone:+609 767 5821