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Associate Prof. Dr. Mas Suryalis Ahmad
Position:
Deputy Dean (Students Affairs & Alumni)
Address:
Faculty of Dentistry
UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus
Jalan Hospital
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan
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603 6126 6601
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603 6126 6103

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Person Profile

Academic Qualifications 2016: PhD (Special Needs Dentistry), The University of Melbourne, Australia.
2015: Specialist Certificate in Teaching, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
2014: Melbourne Teaching Certificate, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
2013: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry), The University of Melbourne, Australia.
2006: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
1999: A-levels, Woldingham School, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Expertise / Specialization
  • Special Needs Dentistry (Oral health care for people with disability and medically compromised individuals; hospital dentistry; gerodontology; dental public health/community dentistry).
  • Dental Education/ University Teaching.
  • Qualitative study.
Professional Affiliation/ Membership
  • International Association for Dental Research (Australia/ New Zealand & Asia Pacific divisions)- ordinary member.
  • Australia New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry (ANZASND)- student member.
  • International Association of Disability and Oral Health- ordinary member.
  • International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations- ordinary member.
  • Australian Dental Association- student member.
  • Malaysian Dental Association- ordinary member.
Research Interest
  • Special Needs Dentistry.
  • Dental Education; Interprofessional Education; Higher Education Teaching & learning.
  • Qualitative study.
  • Comprehensive Dentistry.
  • Community Dentistry.
Publications 2016:
Ahmad MS, Abuzar MA, Razak IA, Rahman SA, Borromeo GL. Educating medical students in oral health care: Current curriculum and future needs of institutions in Malaysia and Australia. European Journal of Dental Education 2016 [In press] (ISI/SCOPUS-cited publication).

2015:
Ahmad MS, Razak IA, Borromeo GL. Special Needs Dentistry: perception, attitudes and educational experience of Malaysian dental students. European Journal of Dental Education 2015; 19(1): 44-52 (ISI/SCOPUS-cited publication).

2014:
Ahmad MS, Razak IA, Borromeo GL. Undergraduate education in Special Needs Dentistry in Malaysian and Australian Dental Schools. Journal of Dental Education 2014; 78(8): 1154-61 (ISI/SCOPUS-cited publication).

2014:
Ahmad MS, Razak IA, Borromeo GL. Preparing Malaysian dental graduates to provide care for patients with special health care needs- how do we compare with Australia? Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 2014; 22: 98-101 (SCOPUS-cited publication).

2011:
Ahmad MS, Yusof MMM, Razak IA. Stress and its relief amongst undergraduate dental students in Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health July 2011; 42 (4): 996-1004 (ISI/SCOPUS-cited publication).
Awards/Achievements 2016:
Best oral presentation (First place), the 23rd Malaysian Dental Association Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition.

2016:
Best Student Table Clinic (2nd runner-up), the 6th Dental Students’ Scientific Symposium 2016, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (Principal supervisor).

2014:
The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) Young Lecturer Award 2014 finalist.

2013:
Outstanding oral presentation (2nd runner-up), the 24th South East Asian Association of Dental Education Scientific Meeting.

2013:
Outstanding poster presentation (1st runner-up), the 20th Malaysian Dental Association- Federation of Dentaire Internationale Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition.

2010:
Certificate in Malaysian Sign Language Communication (Basic & Level 1).

2009:
Best Lactation Demonstration Kit (first prize), Breastfeeding Initiative Support Group, University Malaya Medical Centre.

2005:
Best research (overall champion), the University of Malaya 7th Dental Students’ Scientific Conference.

2005:
Outstanding oral presentation (2nd runner-up), the University of Malaya 7th Dental Students’ Scientific Conference.

2004:
The 7th ASEAN University Network Young Speakers’ Contest finalist.

2004:
Vice President of International Relations & External Affairs, University of Malaya Students Representative Council.

2004:
Prize for Talent (Bronze medal), University of Malaya Faculty of Dentistry.

2004:
Miss Wanita-AVON 2004 (1st runner-up)

2003:
Miss Jelita 2003 (1st runner-up).

1999:
The Duke of Edinburgh Award (Silver medal).

1999:
The UK Senior Mathematical Challenge Award (Bronze Medal).

1998:
Prize for Hard Work, Woldingham School, England.

1996:
Hadiah Program Sri Aman Cemerlang (Sri Aman Excellence Award), SM(P) Sri Aman Petaling Jaya.
Experience Jan 2016- Present:
Clinical Specialist and Academic in Special Needs Dentistry, Comprehensive Care, General Dental Practice and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia.

Jan 2014- Dec 2015:
PhD Candidate & Casual Teaching Staff (Special Needs Dentistry)
-Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jan 2011- Dec 2013:
Specialist-in-Training (Special Needs Dentistry)
-    The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
-    Alfred Hospital
-    Peter MacCallum Cancer Research Institute
-    Royal Melbourne Hospital
-    Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne
-    Inner South Community Health Centre

Feb 2010- Jan 2011:
Trainee Lecturer
- Faculty of Dentistry,
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Aug 2006-Jan 2010:
Dental Officer,
Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Sarawak and Selangor (Dental Officer In-Charge: mid 2008 to mid 2009).
Consultancy 2016:
Reviewer, Malaysian Dental Journal.

2016:
Subject Coordinator, Special Needs Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Teknologi MARA.
Presentations ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

2016:
The 11th International Medical Education Conference 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ‘Educating future medical professionals for interprofessional oral health care: Present and future’.

2016:
The 23rd Malaysian Dental Association Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition: ‘Oral health and interprofessional education for medical and nursing students in Malaysia and Australia’- First place for best oral presentation.

2015:
The 29TH International Association of Dental Research (South East Asia Division) 2015, Bali, Indonesia: ‘Oral-medical health and interprofessional education in Malaysian medical schools’.

2015:
The 26th Annual Scientific Meeting, South East Asian Association for Dental Education, Bali, Indonesia: ‘Oral health and interprofessional education: Preparing nurses for multiple-disciplinary care’.

2014:
The 22nd Convocation of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), Gold Coast, Australia: ‘Preparing Malaysian dental graduates in oral health management of patients with special healthcare needs- How do we compare with Australia?’- Final nominee for the RACDS Young Lecturer Award.

2013:
The 24th South East Asia Association of Dental Education Scientific Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand: ‘Undergraduate Education in Special Needs Dentistry- Malaysia vs. Australia’- 2nd runner-up for outstanding oral presentation.

2013:
The 35th Asia Pacific Dental Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ‘Undergraduate Education in Special Needs Dentistry in Malaysian and Australian Dental Schools’.

2013:
The 3rd Malaysian Postgraduate Colloquium in Australia 2013, Sydney, Australia: ‘Preparing Malaysian Dental Graduates to Provide Care for Patients with Special Needs – How do we compare with Australia?’.

2013:
New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry Conference 2013, New Zealand: ‘Undergraduate Education in Special Needs Dentistry- Malaysia vs. Australia’.

2013:
Australia and New Zealand Academy for Special Needs Dentistry (ANZSND) 5th Annual Academy Meeting, New Zealand: ‘Undergraduate Education in Special Needs Dentistry- Malaysia vs. Australia’.

2011:
Australia and New Zealand Academy for Special Needs Dentistry (ANZSND) 3rd Annual Academy Meeting, Melbourne, Australia: ‘The oral health status of adolescents with first episode psychosis’.

2006:
University of Malaya 7th Dental Students’ Scientific Conference, University of Malaya, Malaysia: ‘Stress among dental undergraduates in University of Malaya’- 2nd runner up for best oral presentation.

2004:
The 7th ASEAN University Network Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest, Manila Philippines:  ‘ASEAN Commonalities; Harnessing the Power of 10’- finalist.


POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

2016:
The 23rd International Association for Disability and Oral Health Congress, Chicago, United States: ‘Educating medical students for interprofessional oral health care in patients with special health care needs’ (Proceeding).

2016:
The 23rd International Association for Disability and Oral Health Congress, Chicago, United States: ‘Nursing education in interprofessional oral health management of patients with special health care needs’ (Proceeding).

2013:
The 20th World Dental Federation/Malaysian Dental Association Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ‘Special Needs Dentistry Education in Malaysian and Australian Dental Schools’- 1st runner-up for outstanding poster presentation.

2012:
The 21st Congress of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health, Melbourne, Australia: ‘Undergraduate Education in Special Needs Dentistry in Malaysian Dental Schools’.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

2016:
Universiti Teknologi MARA’s Faculty of Dentistry Continuous Dental Conference (CDC)- A lady with multisystem autoimmune disorder, history of oral cancer and bisphosphonate therapy, physical disability and other comorbidities.

2015:
PhD completion seminar: Enhancing education for interprofessional oral health management of patients with special health care needs.

2015:
Continuous Professional Development seminar to nursing staff of Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia: ‘Oral hygiene care for patients with special health care needs’.

2014:
Continuous Professional Development seminar to dental officers of Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Seminar: Special Needs Dentistry- unlocking barriers: ‘Diet and nutrition for people with special needs’.

2013:
Continuous Professional Development seminar to academic staff of Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia: ‘Special Needs Dentistry’.

2013:
Seminar to faculty members of Malaysian dental schools: ‘Special Needs Dentistry’.

2010:
‘Taking care of your oral health’- A talk (in sign language) delivered during the Dental Health Day at YMCA Early Development Centre for Children with Hearing Impairment, Kuala Lumpur.

2009:
Kerjaya sebagai doktor gigi (A career as a dentist)- A talk given to primary school children in Ampang, Selangor during the school’s career day.
Contributions to the society 2016-2017:
Assistant Secretary, Sungai Buloh Country Resort Home Owners’ Association.

2016:
Clinical Supervisor,
Baktisiswa program at Kompleks Penyayang BAKTI, Bandar Sri Damansara, Selangor.

2013-2015:
Volunteer, Special Smiles program, Special Olympics Organization Australia.

2010:
Volunteer, Early Intervention Program for children with hearing/speech impairment, YMCA Kuala Lumpur.

2010:
Volunteer, MERCY Malaysia. Participated in these missions:
•    Medical and Humanitarian Assistance program in Kampung Sungai Tiang, Tasek Temenggor, Hulu Perak, Perak.
•    Medical and Humanitarian Assistance program in Pos Kemar, Hulu Perak.
•    Medical and Dental Health Day at Rumah Nur Salam, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.
•    School Preparedness Program for Education and Disaster Risk Reduction (School Watching Workshop & School Response Preparedness Training).