Scoring high at Malaysia’s Next Top Dentists 2019 Competition

Sungai Buloh, 14 May 2019: Three UiTM dental undergraduates were triumphant at Malaysia’s Next Top Dentists (MYNTD) 2019 – a clinical skills competition held on 28th April 2019 in conjunction with the 11th National Dental Students’ Scientific Conference (NDSSC) at MAHSA University.

Year 5 students, Nawal Suhaimi and Liyana Hazirah Abd Rashid won 1st Prize in the Oral Surgery Suturing Competition while Siti Zubaidah Idris won 3rd Prize in the Restorative Competition.

Winners received prizes sponsored by Malaysian Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry, and 3M Malaysia.

In this clinical skills competition, 70 participants from 13 Malaysian dental schools faced off with each other in six categories; restorative dentistry, oral surgery, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral medicine, and oral pathology.

Faculty of Dentistry, UiTM sent in a team of six Year 4 and Year 5 dental undergraduates for MYNTD 2019.

“We applaud all their hard work, strive and dedication for this competition. May they be inspired by this platform of competition, networking, and camaraderie among Malaysian future dentists. To all winners, an astounding congratulations!”, praised Dr. Tengku Intan Baizura Tengku Jamaluddin, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from the faculty.

The MYNTD 2019 was a partnership between Malaysian Dental Students’ Association (MDSA) and MAHSA University in collaboration with six dental associations: Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics (MAP), Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (MAAD), Malaysian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MAOMS), Malaysian Association of Paediatric Dentistry (MAPD), Malaysian Association of Orofacial Diseases (MAOFD), and Malaysian Association of Orthodontics (MAO).