ANNUAL DENTAL NIGHT 2015/2016
12th March 2016
The Annual Dental Night 2015/2016 was held at the Grand BlueWave Hotel on 12th March
2016. Greeted by the red carpet entrance, James Bond backdrops and 8 solemn-looking
bodyguards in their tuxedo, it was no illusion the theme for the night was 007 James Bond.
The dinner took place in the style of a secret service meeting. The purpose of this annual
event was primarily to strengthen the bonds between staff and students of the dental faculty.
Furthermore, it was organised in honour of the final year dental students who would be
The registration counter opened at 7.00pm. Uniquely, the guests were all secret agents,
dressing up smartly. The ballroom had an amazing atmosphere with wonderful glistening
The dinner kicked off with an armed villain coercing the Dean, Prof Dato’ Dr Zainal to hand
over his favourite bowtie. The dreadful calamity was resolved when our fearless agent 0045
(Tham Yong Yik) managed to take him down. Then, three speeches were delivered before the
officiating ceremony by the Dean. The speeches were given by the Director of Dental Night
2015/2016, Mr Nur Halim Amran, the President of DENSOC, Mr Tan Yi Yang and Professor
Dato Dr Zainal.
The opening scene of the dinner featured agent 0045 on a mission to capture his FTA (failed-to-attend) patient Qin Ying (In reality, 'FTA' patients are not favoured by dental students as they waste the students’ clinical sessions). In this story, Qin Ying was doing it on purpose because of her past bad experience with dentists.
In the meantime, guests were served up with an array of good food and breathtaking
performances. The dancing was absolutely fantastic and so was the band by 1st year dental students, making the crowd go wild. The choral speakers also showed their enthusiasm, excitement and vigour. The climax of the night was the Harmonica performance by Yi Hui,
accompanied with 5 smart-looking 2nd year dental students dancing on stage. Following this,
the duet performance by Violette and Andrew was simply beautiful and left lasting
impression on the audiences.
Mr Ting Hong Kang and Ms Sushmita Ravindran caught the judges’ attention and thus they
were crowned Mr. and Ms. Personality for this year. Meanwhile, Mr. Hamizi Zaki who wore
a very smart coat and Ms. Koh Yun Shan who was wearing a gorgeous blue mermaid dress
won the Best Dressed Awards. Furthermore, there were also lucky draw sessions with
There was also a video presentation by 5th year dental seniors, which showed their evolution
from their 1st year. Indeed, 5 years of dental studies can transform us, not to look older, but
into wiser and mature people, shouldering the responsibility of serving the community. The
show ended with agent 0045 finally completed his mission in catching the FTA patient.
The night was definitely a great one. Last but not least, credit has to be given to the
tremendous effort made by the 3rd year dental students, dressing the venue top to toe with
search lights, secret agent themed props and incredible backdrops, so that the guests would
have memorable photos shot.
Ong Kah Shin