Silver Medal: Melaka International Intellectual Exposition 2016

Securefit team, from Faculty of Dentistry USIM has represents University Sains Islam Malaysia to the Melaka International Intellectual Exposition 2016 on 7th to 8th December 2016. This exposition was held and organized at the University Technology Malaysia (UiTM), Melaka. The participant competing in this exposition includes IPTA, IPTS and secondary school from Malaysia. The team members are the year 5 students : Ammar Yaseer bin And Hakim and Nurul Amirah bt Yusof and is supervised by Dr Nor Azlina Ismail.

 

The Securefit group has presented their invention called Hydrooshooter. Hydroshooter acts as a distracter to reduce anxiety of paediatric patient when seeing the needle syringe. It also provides protection from needle prick injury as it is auto-recap. Besides, this product has its own special creation where it is lightweight, user friendly and cheap. Hydroshooter has been tried as an instrument to cover needle during local anaesthetic procedures in Paediatric Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry USIM that has been approved to be effective to reduce patient anxiety level during local anaesthetic procedures and as protection form needle prick injury. 

The team members and their innovation.

 

This project has been credited with silver medal during the Closing Ceremony. 

 

 

Well done & Congratulations Securefit team!!

3RD i-DENT 2016 SEMINAR “DENTISTRY: CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE NEW MILLENIUM”

The Faculty of Dentistry USIM, in collaboration with the Islamic Dental Association of Malaysia or IDAM had successfully organized the 3rd i-Dent 2016 Seminar from 11th to 14th of August 2016. Consisted of a two-day pre-seminar workshops and two-day seminar, the main target audience were the dental officers.

The workshops had received an overwhelming response. The participants for the seminar however, was a liitle bit under the expectation despite having renowned speakers for the seminar. The seminar managed to attract only 40 participants.

The implant workshop sponsored by Straumann kick started the first day of pre-seminar, with an implant talk in the morning. Later in the afternoon, participants had a hands-on session on the implant. Questions were raised and answered during the hands on.

Live surgery was carried out on the second day of the workshop. Implants and flaps were done on three patients using three different systems. Some participants were lucky enough to get a chance to assist the surgeons. Some participants chose to observe the procedure in the clinics. Others watched the live surgery on the screen provided, while helping themselves to some biscuits and tea.

 

Another workshop sponsored by Dentsply, was also held on the second day. Participants were given an RM800 worth kit for them to have a feel and practice on the rotary instruments. Both workshops took place in Fakulti Pergigian USIM, Pandan Indah. 

On the 3rd and 4th day, seminars took place at the Rajah Brooke Ballroom, in Nilai Spring Resort, Negeri Sembilan. In line with the theme of the seminar, the lectures started by an inspiring talk from the celebrity surgeon, Dr Firdaus Hariri who brought back the bitter sweet memories and challenges he had to go through to be what he is today. The subsequent lectures get more informative with talk on current practice by the Paeds expert, Dr Nazatul and the updates on the latest high technology surgery planning, by Mr Nazimi. Late in the evening, talks on implant were given by Dr Eshamsul and Dr Tetsuro Shinoda, but from different perspectives. 

 

We decided to start it light on the second day, with Dr Shamsul Anuar’s talk on the choices of technology available to ease the treatment planning and time. After the morning break, the participants were uplifted by an energizing talk and sajak from the Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr Hashim Yaacob. A periodontal lecture was also given by Dr Shahida. Towards the evening, the two famous panelists, Dr Zamri Radzi and Dr Elise, have handled the hot topics of fake braces and medicolegal issues.

 

Despite of some hiccups during the planning, the seminars overall, ran well. The supports from the sponsors were really a big help. Applause for the directors and the committee to be able to held such an event. 

Kumpulan Inovatif & Kreatif (Melati) won gold at ipta kik convensyen

The Kumpulan Inovatif dan Kreatif (KIK), MELATI, from Faculty of Dentistry USIM has represents University Sains Islam Malaysia to the Konvensyen Kumpulan Inovatif dan Kreatif IPTA on 2 to 4 August 2016 under technical category.  This convention was held at the University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Kuala Terengganu and was organised by the Jawatankuasa Latihan Universiti-Universiti Malaysia (JALUMA) and UMT. There were 28 IPTAs and 5 private agencies competing in this convention where 14 of the IPTAs competed with MELATI under technical category. The MELATI group has presented their first project in KIK which entitle ‘Kualiti Udara Yang Rendah Semasa Proses Pemangkasan Aplian Pergigian’. This project explained about the process of how an innovation product was created to solve the problem. They invented a box called X-Dent Box which acts as the dust collector who collect the dust that were produced during the trimming and polishing process of the dental appliances. Thus, the innovation has reduced the index reading of the indoor air quality in the dental laboratory, USIM up to 73% of reduction. Besides, this product has its own special creation where it is foldable, lightweight, user friendly, cheap and save area of storage as it is foldable. This project has been credited with gold standard of KIK project in this convention during the Opening and Closing Ceremony by Prof Dr Asma Ismail, the Director of High Education Minister.

Besides this achievement, MELATI group has also won two other competitions before that which is silver medal in ITEX 2016 and bronze medal in i-INOVA USIM 2015. These achievements have discovered new hidden talent in innovation among the staffs in the faculty. Furthermore, we hope this environment of innovation can always be improved to bring up the name of Faculty of Dentistry USIM.

Written by,

Siti Jamiyah Binti Makhtar and Dr Nusima Mohamed