Dept. of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics



Current Head of Department

Associate Professor Dr. Siti Adibah Othman
Specialist in Orthodontics

History of Department

Previous Head of Department:

Associate Professor Dr.Halimah Awang
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry



Overview

The Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in University of Malaya treats those who require specialist consultation in Paediatric dental care and specialist Orthodontic treatment. Treatment under general anaesthesia for paediatric patient is also available. Paediatric Dentistry focuses on the treatment of dental and oral diseases occurring in childhood. Meanwhile, Orthodontics specialty focuses on those children and adults with moderate to severe malocclusions or craniofacial anomalies.

Special Care Dentistry specialty is also part of this department. The specialty focuses on the oral health management and care for special need patients aged 16 years and above with moderate to severe disabilities and medical conditions. The dental treatments provided for this population may not differ from the general population, however it may be complicated by the complexity of patients with these problems including physical, intellectual, psychiatric problems, complex medical conditions, or more often a combination of these factors.

The aim of the Department is to familiarise the dental undergraduate students in the field of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. This training will provide them with knowledge on how to evaluate, improve and maintain the oral health of patient of young patients and exposure to some basic orthodontic interventions. Further education and training in these fields is offered to our postgraduate residents.

Head Of Disciplines


Head Of Disciplines Paediatric Dentistry
Dr. Lily Azura Shoaib


Head Of Disciplines Orthodontics
Associate Professor Dr.Siti Adibah Othman






Department Contact Details:

Address:

Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics,
Faculty of Dentistry,University of Malaya,50603 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Tel. No: 03-79674802
Fax. No: 03-79674530
Official email: ketuaorthochild@um.edu.my