The 18th Dental Students’ Scientific Conference had successfully taken place on the 2nd March 2017 at the Balai Ungku Aziz. It was indeed a beautiful morning .The sun shone brightly, shimmering beams of soft light across the walls, as though someone had sprinkled glitter from above.
Balai Ungku Aziz was filled with final year students all dolled up in black suits, ties and heels, making their way into the hall. At 8 am, following the arrival of lecturers and guest of honor, the Dean, Ybhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, the national anthem and the UM song was sung, and the opening prayer was recited by Ahmad Muiz. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman and Dr Wey Mang Chek, chairperson of the event then gave a short and inspiring opening speech. With that, the 18th Dental Students’ Scientific Conference had officially begun.
After a short breakfast, the oral and poster presentation took place. It was being held simultaneously in halls and auditorium. The judges comprised of our lecturers and a few of them were invited from other universities. At the auditorium foyer, there were booths set up by a few dental companies and there were also goodies bags given out to everyone. The 3rd year dental students also opened a booth selling light food and beverages.
At 1 noon, lunch was served. Later, at 2pm a speech was given by Dr Wong. It was really inspiring as he was telling his life journey and life experiences and what he plan to do more in the future. His speech really gave us a rough overview of how a life of a dentist would be and what steps and qualities needed to be a great dentist. Later, Dr Firdaus gave us a short speech promoting and encouraging everyone to join Clap Run and the details were elaborated in more precisely by Kai Zhe, the director of clap run. Finally, it was prize giving ceremony. The winner for poster presentation was Nurul Liyana Aminuddin and Nurul Ain Bahirah Maswar and they were supervised by Dr.Muralithran G.Kutty. Winner for oral presentation was Farzana Binti Md Kamal and AsmidarBinti Mohd Jamil and they were supervised by Dr.Kathreena Kadir. Winner for best research project and overall winner was won by Eoh Ben Sheng and Tan Yao Zhi, in which they presented the topic on lymphocytic host response in oral squamous cell carcinoma and they were supervised by Dr Anand Ramanathan and Dr. Thomas. The chairperson, Dr. Wey Mang Chek and the Dean, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, later closed the ceremony with a speech. It was indeed a memorable event.