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 was the first Dean 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).

 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. Rusli is currently working at the Monash University Malaysia.

 

Rashid

1999-2005

Associate Professor Dr Hj Abdul Rashid Hj Ismail was the Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development) from November 1999 to October 2005. 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. He was appointed as the Acting Dean (Sept 2006-March 2007) and as the Dean (March 2007-March 2011), School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

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.

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