Professor Dato' Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Abu Hassan
Founding Dean
Faculty of Dentistry
UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus
Jalan Hospital
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan
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Qualifications BDS (Malaya), MDSc (Leeds), PhD (Bristol)
Expertise Restorative Dentistry, Dental Materials
Experience More than 20 years of teaching Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Dental Materials and Fixed Prosthodontics in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Research Interest Dental Materials, Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education
Area of Expertise/ Specialization
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Education
Research Interest
  • Physical properties of dental materials
  • Dental ceramics
  • Stress on dental implants
Ongoing Research
  • Physicals Properteis of A New Porcelain : Turkomcera
  • Physicals properties of mini implant


  • An Investigation Into The Porosity of Investment Materials; University of Leeds, 1988 (M.D.Sc.)
  • An Investigation, Including The Effect of Cavity Design, Into The Strength of Porcelain, University of Bristol, 1998 (PhD.)


M.I. Abu-Hassan, J.C. Glyn Jones and A. S. Hallsworth. Porosity determination of cast investments by wax-infiltration technique. Journal of Dentistry, 1989, 17 : 195-198.

• M.Z.A. Mohd Sulong, M.I. Abu-Hassan, A.A.A Razak and A. Embong. "The Incidence of Pain After Biomechanical Preparation." A Review of 302 Cases Treated by Dental Student. Singapore Dental Journal, 1996, Vol 21 (1) 31-35.

• M.I. Abu-Hassan, O.A. Abu-Hammad and A. Harrison. Strains and Tensile Stress Distribution in Loaded Disc-shaped Ceramic Specimens. An FEA Study. J Oral Rehabilitation, 1998, 25 : 490-495.

• M.I. Abu-Hassan, O.A. Abu-Hammad and A. Harrison. Stress Distribution Associated with Loaded Ceramic Onlay Restorations with Different Designs of Marginal Preparation. An FEA Study. J Oral Rehab. 2000, 27, 294-298.

• G.Shika, M.I. Abu-Hassan. Effect of surface treatments on the shear bond strength of porcelain. Asian J. Aesthet Dent, 2000, 8, 29-33.

• N.Yunus, AA Rashid, LL Azmi, MI Abu-Hassan. Some flexural properties of a nylon base denture base polymers, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 2005, 32, 65-71.

• ZHA Rahim, MI Abu Hassan, Mohamed, N, Azila NMA. Challenges and rewards in establishing Problem-based Learning in A Hybrid Dental curriculum, J. of Medical Education, .2005, 9 (2) 189-196

• NH Mohamed, M Abu Hassan, S Sahabudin. Wear Resistance of Nanofill Restorative Materials After Cyclic Loading; Annual Scientific Meeting of International Association for Dental Research SEA Division 2005. IADR J Dent Res. Abs. IP-069.

• IAA Rahman, N Yunus, MI Abu Hassan. "Hardness and color changes of denture resins after disinfection and long-term water immersion". Journal of Dent Research, Special Issue B, 2006; Vol 85, No 1680.

• Bandar M.A. AL-Makramani, Abdul A.A. Razak, Mohamed I. Abu-Hassan. Evaluation of load at fracture of Procera AllCeram copings using different luting cements, Journal of Prosthodontics, In-press


• M.I. Abu–Hassan. Dental Ceramics : Facts & Evidence, 7th MDA-FDI Scientific Convention, The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 9-12 March 2000

• M.I. Abu-Hassan.. The effect of of overglazing of the flexural strength of ceramic Annual Scientific Meeting of Faculty of Odontology, University of Medical Sciences, Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam, 4-7 April 2000

• M.I. Abu–Hassan. 7th. Singapore International Dental Exhibition & Conference (SIDEC) : Current concept of Minimal Intervention in Restorative Dentistry, Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, 6-9 Julai 2000.

• Yunus N,. Abu-Hassan MI. Surface roughness and water absorption of denture base materials. 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Internatioal Association for Dental Research, Malaysian Section & 11th Annual Meeting of SEAADE, 25-26hb. September 2001, The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

• R. Abdul-Kadir, MD-Dom TN, Khoo SP, Abu-Hassan, MI, Fathilah AR, H, Yaacob Students’ expectation and perception of difficulty in learning dentistry. 11th South East Asia Association for Dental Education SEAADE Annual Scientific Meeting 2-4 October 2001.

• Abdul-Kadir R, Siar CH, Abu-Hassan MI and Yaacob. H. Student Scientific Confence as an enhancement to quality learning. 12th. South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) Annual Scientific Meeting., 26th September 2002.

• Rahim ZHA, Kadir RA, Abu-Hassan MI, Raja Latifah RJ, Yunus N & Mohamed NH. Towards Problem-based (PBL) Teaching in Dentistry – UM experience. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Health Sciences. PBL: Global Trends in Medical Education, pg. 38. Oct 31-Nov 3-2002 . Taiwan.

• Kadir RA, Abu-Hassan MI. From traditional Teaching to Problem Based Learning : The Malaysian Experience, 3rd. International Symposium on Problem – Based Learning in Dentistry, Adelaide Australia, 19-23rd . January 2003.

• The Flexural Properties of A Nylon Denture Base Material at Biennial Asian Academy of Prosthodontic Society 14-16th. Oktober 2003, Taipei, Taiwan.

• Abu-Hassan, MI, Nasruddin J, Latiffah RJ, Razak IA.. “University Malaya Dental Graduate Competencies : Graduates Perception”, at Dental Education Symposiums, 7-8 July 2004 .

• Razak IA, Raja Latifah, Abu-Hassan, MI, Nasruddin J. University Malaya Dental Graduate Competencies : Employers’ Perception”, at Dental Education Symposiums, 7-8 July 2004 .

• WB, Lim, CK Law, MI Abu-Hassan. Flexural strength of some dental composites, 15th. South East Asia Association for Dental Education SEAADE and 19th. IADR SEA Division Annual Meeting, 3-6th. September 2004, Koh Samui, Thailand.

• Zubaidah HAR, MI Abu Hassan, Mohamed N, Azila NMA and Kardos TB. Challenges and rewards in establisihing problem-based learning. Abstract in the 4th Aisa-pacific Conference on Problem-based Learning in the Health Sciences: PBL in a Changing Global Environment, pg 33, 22-25 Sept, 2004 Manila, Philippines.

• Raja Latifah, Razak IA, , Abu-Hassan, MI, Nasruddin J Dental graduates’ competency in the provision of holistic care, The 36th APACPH Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 3rd December 2004.

• NH Mohamed, M.I. Abu Hassan. Influence of filler size on wear resistance of different composite resins. Expo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi, 5-7 Mei 2006.

• I. Rahman, N Yunus, M.I Abu-Hassan. .Hardness and colour change of denture base polymers after disinfection, 84th General Session of the Pan-Asian-Pacific Federation, 28th. June – 1st July 2006, Brisbane

• I. L Ali, N Yunus, M.I Abu-Hassan. Flexural properties and hardness of a light-polymerised denture polymer, 84th General Session of the Pan-Asian-Pacific Federation, 28th. June – 1st July 2006, Brisbane

• S Elhadiry, N Yunus, M.I. Abu-Hassan. The effect of glass-fiber reinforcement on the repair strength, 84th General Session of the Pan-Asian-Pacific Federation, 28th. June – 1st July 2006, Brisbane.

• BMA Al-Makramani, AAA Razak and M.I. Abu Hassan. Evaluation of fracture strength of Turkom-Ceramic compared to two all-ceramic systems, 6th. Scientific meeting of IADR (Malaysian Section), 10th. March 2007, Shah Alam.


• "To Medicate or Not" during Malaysian Endodontic Society one-day course at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur on the 24th. June 1990.

• "Medication in Root Canal Treatment" during Malaysian Endodontic Society half-day course at Ministry of Health (Dental Division), Menara Dato Onn, P.W.T.C., Kuala Lumpur on the 11th March 1991.

• "Current Concepts in Root Canal Medication" during Malaysian Endodontic Society one-day course at Penang Dental School, Penang, on 1 5th. September 1991.

• "Medication in Root Canal Therapy" during Malaysian Endodontic Society half-day Course to Dental Officers in N. Sembilan at Seremban Main Dental Clinic, on 8th. February 1992.

• "Current Concepts in Tooth Conservation in Conservative Dentistry to Dental Officers in District of Seremban at Seremban, N. Sembilan on the 16th. May 1992.

• "The Practice of Endodontics by Private Practitioners", Malaysian Endodontic Society Third Annual Scientific Meeting at The Hyatt Saujana, Subang, Selangor, on 10-11th August 1991.

• "Current Concepts in Tooth Conservation in Restorative Dentistry" to Dental Officers of Kelantan at Kota Bharu, Kelantan on the 6th. September 1992.

• "The Practice of Endodontics In Malaysia" at Department of Conservative Dentistry, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia on 9th September 1991.

• Facilitator for the Course "Advancement In Conservative Dentistry" at The Penang Dental Training School, Penang from 1st.-3rd. February 1993.

• Current Views in Restorative Dentistry" at The Malaysian Dental Association Meeting in Kuantan, Pahang on the 15th of January 1994.

• Continuos Dental Education in Conservative Dentistry on 7th. May 1995 at the Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya.

• Assesement Methods for PBL Teaching at Faculty of Dentistry : Dental PBL Workshop, Awana Genting, Pahang, 21-23 April; 2003.

• Update in Restorative Dentistry, 29th May 2003, Hotel Crystal Crown, Johor Bharu. Johor.

• Preventive Dental Treatment, 8th July 2003, Suria Beach Resort, Kota , Kuantan Pahang

• Update on Aesthetic Dentistry, 13th. July 2003, Grand Continental Hotel, K Terengganu.

• Update in Restorative Dentistry, 4th October 2003, Royal Adelphi Hotel, Seremban , Negeri Sembilan

• Competencies expected from UM graduates, 14th. South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) Deans Meeting 2003, 22nd September 2003, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Non-Academic Journals / Magazines

• Aesthetics (Cosmetic Dentistry)" in Berita Colgate, June-September 1992, page 10.

• "Porselin Venir - Senyuman Lebih Berseri" in Mingguan Wanita magazine, October 1992, page 46-47.

• "Putting the shine back in your Teeth", in New Straits Times Newspaper on the 23rd. February 1993 (LifeStyle Column), page 30.

• "Gigi Sihat Senyuman Memikat" in Sihat magazine (Health Magazine), Jan-Feb 1993, page 29-31.


• "Helo Malaysia - Cara Mencantikan Gigi" T.V. programme on 27th. Jun 1993 at 9.00a.m.

• "Selamat Pagi Malaysia - Hari Kesihatan Sedunia" T.V. programme on 7th April 1994 at 8.40a.m

• "Selamat Pagi Malaysia - Rawatan Pergigian" T.V. programme on 14th. April 1994 at 8.40a.m.

• "Selamat Pagi Malaysia - Cara Menggantikan Gigi Yang Hilang" TV. programme on 21st. April 1994 at. 8.40a.m.

• "Selamat Pagi Malaysia - Tips Untuk Menjaga Kesihatan Mulut" T.V. Programme on the 28th. April 1994 at 8.40am.


• Invention submitted to University Malaya (waiting for patent acceptance)
Wear Machine for testing dental materials 2005


• Best Lecturer for Year IV (1990)

• Best Lecturer for Year II (1991)

• Excellent Service Award (1995, 2001,2002,2003,2004)

• Bronze Medal for University Malaya Research Expo (2006)

• IADR (Malaysian Section) 6th. Annual scientific Meeting, 2007 Travel Award Winner.