Dr. Marhazlinda Jamaludin
Dr. Marhazlinda Jamaludin
(Head of Department)
This department started as one of six pioneer teaching departments of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya when it opened in 1971. Its name has evolved over the years from being the Department of Preventive Dentistry (1971-1994); Department of Community Dentistry (1995-2012) and is currently known as the Department of Community Oral Health and Clinical Prevention (2013 onwards). The department’s current name is meant to better reflect its role as a centre of excellence and a catalyst in providing a high standard of teaching, training and research in the field of oral health promotion and prevention (including clinical prevention)
The Department of Community Oral Health & Clinical Prevention is one of the five departments in the Faculty of Dentistry. It serves as a link between academia and the community. The Department strives towards optimal oral health for all the people in Malaysia through the excellent undergraduate and post graduate training programmes in Community Oral Health.
The strengths of this department is evident in the experienced members of academic staff ranging from senior professors, associate professors and senior lecturers who, as a team, are committed to achieving the vision and mission of the department through the teaching of various themes of dental public health within the required scope of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are being offered. In doing so, it is the department’s prime objective to produce responsible graduates who are competent in the practice of oral health promotion and prevention and who are able to carry out their duties professionally, with good attributes and be sensitive and able to adapt to the changing oral health needs of the population.
To be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in research, innovation, publication and teaching in the prevention of oral diseases & the promotion of oral health.
To maintain its position as a centre of excellence in oral health sciences, education and research and serves as a catalyst to promote learning and research in the field of dental public health
To advance knowledge & learning through quality education and research in the prevention of oral diseases & the promotion of oral health.
To maintain its position in producing high standards of training and research to produce dental public health professionals who are concerned about population well being and adopt a holistic approach in patient management
Noor Hafizah Bt Zakaria
Norhayati nafisah Ibrahim
Che Nurul Hana Che Ismail
Md Azman Bin Md Nor
Dr. Marhazlinda Jamaludin
Prof Dr. Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof
Prof Dr. Jennifer Geraldine Doss
Prof Dr. Norintan Ab Murat
Prof Madya Nor Azlida Mohd Nor
Dr. Ainol Haniza Kherul Anuwar
PG Academic Program
1. Regional Conference on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics 8 – 10 August 2016.
Chairman : Profesor Dr. Norsiah Yunus.
2. ICDAS workshop 28 – 29 Julai 2015 by Dr. Chew Hooi Pin.
3. 2nd Dental Specialty Education Committee (DemtSEdC) workshop 3 – 4 August 2015.
Chairman: Professor Mohammad Ibrahim.
4. Department workshop Penyediaan Dokumen untuk pengajaran Ijazah Dasar di Armada Hotel, 5 August 2015.
Chairman Associate Professor Dr. Hadijah Abdullah.
5. Department SOP workshop 13 August 2015 by Associate Professor Dr. Hadijah Abdullah.
6. Periodontal Mucogingival Surgery and Sinus Lift Workshop 3 September 2015
by Associate Professor Dr. V. Rathna Devi a/p A. Vaithilingam.
7. Lecture by Professor Esmonde Francis Corbet, University of Hong Kong 5 August 2014.
Title: Perio-Endo Interelationships.
8. Lecture by Professor Mark Thomason, University Newcatle UK, 10 Julai 2014.
Title: Implant Overdenture as the Minimal Standard of Care in the Edentulous.
9. DclinDent Workshop 9 Dec 2015,
Chairman: Associate Professor Dr. Hadijah Abdullah.
10. Dental Congregation 13 August 2016 by Professor Dr. Paul A. Brunton.
Chairman Dr. Zubaidah Zanul Abidin.
11. Coltene Lecture and Hans-on 1 st Julai 2015 by Dr. Noor Azlin.
1. Zumba every Friday (lunch time)
2. Gotong royong perdana tingkat 5
3. Mencantikkan ruang pejabat
4. Membuat dekorasi ruang pejabat Jabatan Pergigian Restoratif
5. Pembentangan selepas menghadiri kursus bagi staf sokongan.
6. Mengumpul derma untuk membeli peralatan surau tingkat 5.
7. Mencantikkan surau tingkat 5
8. Sambutan harijadi untuk semua staf sokongan dan akademik setiap 3 bulan sekali
This newly formed deparment is the result of the amalgamation of two former departments and one division. They were the Department of Conservative Dentistry, the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and the Periodontology division of the former Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Peridontology. As a result, this academic department oversees the specialty related to conservative dentistry, prosthetic dentistry and periodontology, collectively known as Restorative Dentistry. Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by restoration of teeth (by fiillings, root canal treatment and/or crown) and/or replacement of the missing structures with removable or fix prostheses and the use of dental implants.
Conservative dentistry encompasses the disciplines of operative dentistry, endodontics and fixed prosthodontics while prosthetic dentistry encompasses mainly removable prosthodontics. Periodontology completes the picture by focusing on the structures that support the dentition. It is the aim of this department to ensure that students gain the appropriate knowledge, attitudes, communication skills and understanding of scientific and clinical principles to enable them provide comprehensive oral rehabilitation in an integrated clinical, academic and research environment.
This department is responsible for the teaching of Dental Materials and Dental Technology throughout the Year 2 of the Bachelor of Dentistry programme. We practise research-led learning where we incorporate the latest findings and perspectives related to restorative dentistry. Learning is facilitated through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, clinical case studies, problem-based learning and conducting research. Additionally, there are opportunities to develop practical skills and abilities in creative and critical enquiry. Research techniques, practices and principles represent fundamental components of the training programme. Continuing dental education programmes organized by the department as well as other specialties compliments the already integrated programme.
We are committed to attract staff and students of talent, ensure high quality of all our programmes and produce graduates and postgraduates who meet the present and future global health-care needs.
Department of Community Oral Health & Clinical Prevention,
Last Update: 24/07/2023