Annual Dental Night 2017/2018 was held on 10th March, 2018, in Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel, with the theme Masquarade, where attenders were supposed to wear masks during the event. Third year dentistry students were the host of the event, where we did our part according to the bureaus we were assigned to, such as raising funds and sponsorships for the dinner, and thank God we succeeded in carrying the responsibilities on our shoulders successfully. The purpose of the event was to strengthen unity between staff and students of the dental faculty of University Malaya. It was also for honouring the final year students who are working very hard to graduate in a few months’ time. Here, I am going to briefly mention the highlights of the event:
The registration started at 7pm and the formal emcees of the night were Jian Sheng and Adlina. The event commenced at 8pm, when the VIPs were ushered into the hall. The dean, Professor Dato’ Dr. Zainal Ariff, the director of ADN, Syaheerah, and DENSOC president, Yeong Chee, gave their respective speeches. The event continued with Bryan who appeared and identified his target, Qai Win and intriguingly, finished him off using a lecron, and then the dean officiated the event. Third year students gave an impressive opening performance, dancing BTS’ “Not today”. Following the start of food serving, Joanne and Wendy took over Jian Sheng and Adlina as charismatic informal emcees. Second year dentistry students cum songstresses, Natasya and Ameerah gave a splendid singing performance of Adele’s “When we were young” and Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass”.
First year students gave a band performance entitled “Beauty and the beast” which comprised a singing duo, accompanied by a violinist, guitarists and pianist. Lucky draws were then done, where hampers by various sponsors were given to the lucky winners.
Next, Kai Shi, Andrew and Wei Sheng from 4th and 5th year danced “bang bang” and the crowd gave a loud applause when the sporting lecturer, Dr Angela appeared with Bryan on stage, and danced along with them. The first year then gave a cute drama of Cindereli, a spinoff of Cinderella, where the protagonist lost her denture, in lieu of her shoe upon running away from the prince. After the drama, the nominated Mr and Miss Personalities were invited up to the stage where they introduced themselves to convince the judges to choose the winners. Dancing performance by first year preceded the Mr and Miss Personality event. Songbirds, Rebecca and Minan from third year astounded the crowd by singing like pros and then the video of appreciation for Associate Professor Dr Chew who is leaving for the United States was shown.
The winners of Mr and Mrs Personality were finalized at the end of the event where Halim, who rapped the Eminem’s song “Love the way you lie” and Kayla who did catwalk won Mr and Miss Personality respectively. Tze Xian and Wei Ying won the best dress for both male and female, the titles which they deserved as they visibly underwent glamorous transformation for the dinner. There was a video made exclusively for the final years including supportive messages from the lecturers from various departments.
Overall, the event was truly fabulous and we earnestly appreciated the professors, doctors and sponsors who generously donated money and hampers for this event. A huge shout out to the organizers, we, third year students who handled the event even in the midst of our busy schedule of clinics, labs, and module tests! *mischievous grin*