Community Service for the Needy, Chow Kit Road

On Thursday, 26th January 2017, a number of representatives from Faculty of Dentistry USIM had joined a community service for the homeless at Chow Kit Road, Kuala Lumpur. The community service was conducted by Islamic Dental Association of Malaysia (IDAM). This program was participated by dentists from the government sectors and also private clinic, and 10 students from Faculty of Dentistry USIM. The goal for the participation of our students to this program was to enhance the ability of students to handle different types of patients, as well as to expose the students with challenge that might rise from the homeless. 

The programme started around 8.00 pm. After unloading all of the dental apparatus, instruments and equipment, a quick briefing was given as to smooth up the flow of the program by the director of the program. The students were assigned with specific tasks accordingly. The clinical students assisted their dentists in the dental check-up, whereas the preclinical students were assigned to handle the registration part and also to give oral hygiene instructions. The main objective was to enlighten the public on the education programmes offered bythe Faculty of Dentistry USIM.

Roughly, a number 50 homeless, who included kids and adults, went for the dental check-up performed by the dedicated dentists. In conjunction with 1st Anniversary of the program, representative media coverage from Media Prima was made as an appreciation to the whole team. The programme finished around 10.00 pm.

 

Community Service at Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

On Saturday, 22nd January 2017, the Dental Faculty of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia had conducted a community service at Laman Dillenia, Nilai Impian. The community service was participated by a total of 10 dental students, two dentists, as well as 4 staff members of the faculty. This supplementary curricular activity has been organised in order to ameliorate personal development and to come up with a well-rounded education among students. The goal of this programme is to enlighten students in a non-academic curriculum, which is equally crucial in developing a well-balanced personality of a dentist. 

The programme started around 9.00 a.m. The whole crew departed from the university campus in Pandan Indah heading to Nilai Impian at 7.30 a.m. by the faculty bus. The students were assigned with specific tasks accordingly. The clinical students conduct the dental check-up and giving dental consultation to the residents whereas the preclinical students were assigned to handle the registration part and promote the faculty to the public. The main objective was to enlighten the public on the education programmes offered by the Faculty of Dentistry USIM.

 

Roughly, a number of 60 people and above, who included adults and children went for the dental check-up performed by the clinical students. Each of the participants were given toothpaste for free and a consultation on oral health by the clinical students.

          

At 1.30 p.m., the service ended. Even though the service was quite tiring and hectic, we were satisfied with the number of people who went for the dental check-up. It can be said that most of the objectives of the programme were achieved as each of the team members had given their best to make the service a success.

National Dental Students' Scientific Conference (NDSSC) 2017

National Dental Students’ Scientific conference (NDSSC) is an annual conference conducted by students, for students with the aim of encouraging students to interact, compete and build fellowship with peers from other dental schools in Malaysia. This year,  NDSSC was organised by Penang International Dental College (PIDC) which was held on the 6th and 7th of May 2017 in Butterworth, Penang at The Light Hotel. The theme of the conference this year is “Inspire, Integrate, Innovate”. This theme presents the students an opportunity to be inspired by the distinguished speakers and will give a platform to interact and integrate with peers from other dental schools as well as learn to “think out of the box” with innovation in mind.

 

The USIM Team with Dr Ahmad Dzulfikar and Dr Siti Adnalizawati.

USIM had participated in several competitions; oral presentation (Zalina Baharudin – year 5), poster presentation (Zaid Ahmad Shariffudin – yr 5), table clinic (Ammar Yasser Abdul Hakim and Nabilah Nuairy – yr 5), soap carving (Ammar Yaseer Abdul Hakim- yr 5), calligraphy (Aisyah Abdul Aziz - yr 1), Quiz (Nabilah Nuairy, Zaid Ahmad Shariffudin, Ahmad Salman Mohd Jan – yr 5), video competition (Muhammad Anas Bukhari Abu Hanifah – yr 4) and wire bending (Abdullah Ayub - yr 4).

 

We managed to secure silver medal for table clinic competition and bronze medal for video competition. The overall winner of the conference was MAHSA. 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners and participants!