We won again at 3M-ESPE Fixed Prosthodontics Intervarsity Competition!!

On 15th May 2016, one of the final year dental students, Nurul Ehsan Haji Omar was selected to represent Faculty of Dentistry, USIM in 8th 3M –Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics Intervarsity Prosthodontic Competition that has been held at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), NIlai, Negeri Sembilan. In this competition, the participant was required to present her clinical case that was suitable with the theme proposed by the organizer; ‘Bridge the Gap’.

 

 

            This competition was participated by students from dental faculties of universities in Malaysia. The participant from USIM presented her clinical case which was supervised by Dr Nusima Mohamed and Dr Wan Nor Syariza Wan Ali. The clinical case managed to get the third place in overall following the second place won by participant from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and the first place from Asia Institute of Medical, Science and Technology (AIMST) University.

 

 

            In conclusion, we hoped that this success will motivate other students to work hard in clinical practices even though they might encounter hardship along the way. We can be a successful by contemplating and pondering upon one of the verses of Al-Quran (94:5-6):

“ With every hardship there is ease. ”

 

Congratulations Ms Nurul Ehsan!!

Final Year Students from Faculty of Dentistry USIM Won Second Place at IADR Korea

From 22nd until 25th June 2016, , Mohd Nazrin Mohd Isa and Khaliesah Abdul Rahim, final year students from Faculty of Dentistry, USIM had represented Malaysia in 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Academic Dental Research (IADR) that took place in COEX Convention Centre, Seoul, Korea. They appeared as the first runner up in the 2016 Student Clinician Program which was organized by Dentsply International and SCADA (Student Clinician American Dental Association).

FPg students and their product display

The competition was participated by several countries from Southeast Asia like Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia. Each participant had to present their research in the form of table clinic and poster. Delegates from Malaysia presented their research ‘Duplo Box: Copy Denture Made Easy’ supervised by Dr Norlela Yacob, Dr Faizah Abdul Fatah and Dr Nor Azura Tarmidzi. The grand prize winner was from Indonesia, she will represent Southeast Asia region in a competition that will take place at Georgia, United States of America in this upcoming October. Grand prize and first runner up recieved USD500 and a trophy while third place received USD250 and trophy.

The winners of the contest

Duplo Box: Copy Denture Made Easy’ was about an invention of a box that aimed to ease the process of denture construction using copy denture technique. The technique was used to facilitate elderly people adapting their new denture.

 

Previously, the research team had won several competitions such as i-INOVA 2015 (gold medal), ITEX 2016 (bronze medal) and had won ‘Best Research Award’ in 2nd Dental Student USIM Colloquium.

The students and the supervising lecturer, Dr Norlela

 

We hoped this victory will inspired other students to move forward and be more ambitious in exploring science and foster a culture of critical and creative thought as encouraged in Islamic teachings. The eighteenth principle by Hassan Al-Banna explained about Islam regarding contemplation of the mind:

“Islam liberates the mind, urges contemplation of the universe, honours science and scientists, and welcomes all that is good and beneficial to mankind. And, ‘Wisdom is the missing goal of the believer, so wherever he finds it, he becomes the most worthy of it’.”

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The wise saying is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it then he has a right to it.”

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2687

Congratulations FPg!

 

National Dental Students' Scientific Conference (NDSSC) 2016

The National Dental Students' Scientific Conference is the only and the most prestigious annual conference organised for dental students in Malaysia. The conference is participated by all thirteen dental schools in Malaysia every year. 2016 marked the 8th NDSSC in Malaysia and USIM was selected to be the host for the conference. 

The 8th NDSSC was organised on the 14th - 15th May 2016 in Dewan Tuanku Canselor, USIM Nilai. The ceremony was officiated by Dr Noor Aliyah bt Ismail, Pengarah Kesihatan Pergigian Malaysia. The main objectives of this event is for the students to exchange ideas and nurturing their minds towards dental research. The event will also act as the platform for networking opportunities among the students and academicians.

The conference includes plenary sessions by well known speakers - Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr Wan Mohamad Nasir with his talk entitled "Gold Dentist vs Silver Dentist" and Dr Kalaiarasu Periasamy, a Paediatric Dental Specialist from Sungai Buloh Hospital with his talk entitled "Future Challenges in Dentistry". Oral and poster presentations by participating students were the highlights of the conference. A few students' activities were also organised for the accompanying students to the conference which includes Dental Quiz, Creative Calligraphy and Creative Soap Carving. Students were also encouraged to join an Online Photography Contest via Facebook and instagram, just by uploading photos using the hashtag #ndssc2016 throughout the whole month of April-May. 

Hall preparation for oral presentation 

Poster presentation was conducted in a form of an e-posters, while the printed posters were displayed in the main hall.

Poster presentation

Soap carvings were displayed in the main hall

 

Gala Night Dinner was also organised in Dewan Tuanku Canselor that night. The theme for the dinner was 'Pastel Hues'. During the dinner, awards were given to the winners of Oral and Poster presentation as well as a special award from IADR South East Asia Division.

Performance by the first year FPG students

 

 The winners of NDSSC 2016 are as follows:

Oral Presentation :

FIRST PRIZE

IIUM

THE DIAGNOSIS AND DETERMINATION OF C-SHAPED CANAL IN MANDIBULAR SECOND MOLAR IN MALAY POPULATION

LIYANA SYAFIQAH AB RAZAK, SITI NOORNADIYANA MOHD NOOR

SECOND PRIZE

USM

PREVALENCE OF STRESS AND COPING STRATEGIES AMONG DENTAL SUPPORT STAFF, HOSPITAL UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

YANG SORAYA MIOR AZLI, WAN NUR SHAZWANI WAN ROSSLY

THIRD PRIZE

UM

A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN XEROGRAPHIC AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED BITE MARK ANALYSES

MENG WEI TAI, ZHEN FENG CHONG

BEST PRESENTER

MANIPAL

THE INFLUENCE OF SURFACE TEXTURE OF PALATAL PLATES ON TASTE IDENTIFICATION – A RANDOMIZED, CROSS-OVER TRIAL.

LIM BOON CHYE GABRIEL ,  CHIA PEI GEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation :

FIRST PRIZE

MANIPAL

PP9 – CORRELATION OF THE CURVED DISTANCE (CD) BETWEEN THE DISTAL SURFACES OF MAXILLARY CANINES AND THE COMBINED WIDTH (CW) OF THE SIX MAXILLARY ANTERIOR TEETH WHEN SELECTING ARTIFICIAL TEETH FOR MALAY, CHINESE AND INDIAN ETHNICS IN MALAYSIA.

HENG LIN YONG, GERALDINE WAN PING LIM

SECOND PRIZE

IMU

PP1- SALIVARY ALPHA AMYLASE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH BODY WEIGHT STATUS AND PERCEIVED STRESS AMONG ADOLESCENTS.

NG KAI LING, LIM WEI GIN

THIRD PRIZE

IIUM

PP11- EVALUATION OF DISSOLVING EFFECT OF CHLOROFORM ON THREE ROOT CANAL SEALERS: AN IN VITRO STUDY

AZAH ZAINAL ABIDIN, AZMIERA A. RAHMAN

 

Winners for students' activities:

SOAP CARVING

 

 

1ST

PIDC

HING CHIA CHYI

2ND

UKM

NURUL ATIKAH ABDULLAH

3RD

IIUM

MUHAMMAD ASRI MOHD ABD GHANI

 

 

 

DENTAL QUIZ

 

 

1ST

UITM

 

2ND

PIDC

 

3RD

UKM

 

 

 

 

CALLIGRAPHY

 

 

1ST

PIDC

GOH WEI HORNG

2ND

IIUM

FAKHIRA ATHIRAHSAHIRA ZULKIFLI

3RD

UKM

NUR FARAH IZZATI ZAINORDIN

 

 

 

PHOTO CONTEST

 

 

1ST

PIDC

CHAN YIN YIN

2ND

USM

NG KING HUA

3RD

MAHSA

UMA YUGANISHA RAVENDRAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to thank all participants for their support and  hope that all participants enjoyed their time in NDSSC 2016 and particularly in USIM. To the organising committees, well done for the great job, and may Allah the Almighty repay all the hardwork!

The NDSSC 2016 organising committees

Till we meet again at the 9th NDSSC in PIDC Penang!