The second series of Syarahan Perdana Profesor in USIM with the title of “The unsung heroines: A tribute to dental nurse” was held on 18th May 2015 in Dewan Kuliah Utama, FPQS USIM. For the first time, it was conducted by the Faculty of Dentistry USIM in corporate with Stracommn, Penerbit USIM, and Bahagian Pengurusan Akademik. The glorious occasion started with welcoming speech by our beloved Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dr Musa Ahmad. Almost all the seats in the hall were packed with dental nurses, USIM’s lectures, specialist and dental students.
The Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr Haslinda Ramli introduced the speaker with multimedia presentation reflected the contribution and achievement by the speaker. The speaker was our founding dean of Faculty of Dentistry USIM, Prof. Dato’ Dr Wan Mohamad Nasir Wan Othman.
He joined USIM in October 2006 soon after retirement from Ministry of Health (MOH) which he served for 30 years. His last position in the MOH was the Director of Oral Health Division and Registrar of the Malaysian Dental Council. In his past career, he holds many important positions such as Vice-chairman, Public Health Section, World dental federation (FDI) from 2002 to 2006. Currently, he is a member of Malaysian Dental Council, member of dental Public Health Sub-Committee of the National Specialist Register and several other professional bodies.
The unsung heroines: A tribute to dental nurse was dedicated to honour the devotion work of dental nurse from all over the country. Unique to Malaysia and few other countries, dental nurse is an operating dental auxiliary and were equivalent to dental therapist. Their duties are simple and repetitive dental procedure confined to school children of less than 12 years old. Their contribution to the oral health care are outstanding and could be consider as an important key in the government school health services.
Congratulation to Prof Dato’ Dr Wan Mohamad Nasir!