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good luck. InshaAllah..He knows the best :)


After 2 weeks of study leave; the second, third & fourth year students of our faculty will have their final & professional examination, starting from 18th April until 29th April. Below is the schedule of the examination.

WEEK 1

DATE

YEAR

SUBJECT

18/04/2011

2

Critical thinking & problem solving

3

OSCE I

General medicine & general surgery

General surgery II

4

Orthodontics IV

19/04/2011

2

Memorization of Quran

3

General medicine II

4

Pediatric dentistry IV

20/04/2011

2

Pharmacology II

3

Behavioural science

4

OSCE I

Conservative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry

21/04/2011

3

OSCE II

Conservative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry

Diagnostics & imaging II

4

Conservative dentistry IV

22/04/2011

2

Pathology II

3

Community dentistry

4

Community dentistry



WEEK 2

DATE

YEAR

SUBJECT

25/04/2011

2

Dental material & dental technologies

3

Pediatric dentistry II

Orthodontics II

4

Oral pathology & oral medicine IV

26/04/2011

2

Microbiology II

3

Oral & maxillofacial surgery II

4

OSCE II

Oral & maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology & oral medicine, periodontology, diagnostics & imaging)

Diagnostics & imaging IV

27/04/2011

2

Operative technique

3

OSCE IV

Oral & maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology & oral medicine, periodontology, diagnostics & imaging)

Oral pathology & oral medicine II

4

Prosthodontics IV

28/04/2011

2

Behavioural science

3

Periodontology II

4

Periodontology IV

29/04/2011

2

Community dentistry

Diagnostic imaging

3

Conservative dentistry II

Prosthodontics II

4

Oral & maxillofacial surgery IV


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meanwhile, the first year students will start their professional examination roughly a month after their seniors.

DATE

YEAR

SUBJECT

FINAL EXAM

02/05/2011

1

English

Fundamental Islamic knowledge - hadith

03/05/2011

1

TITAS

04/05/2011

1

Behavioural science

Arabic language

05/05/2011

1

Memorization of Quran

PROFESSIONAL EXAM

23/05/2011

1

Anatomy

25/05/2011

1

Physiology

27/05/2011

1

Biochemistry

30/05/2011

1

Oral biology

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"...did ye think ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard
(in His cause) and remained steadfast?"

(QS 3:142)





Last Saturday on 2nd April 2011, we as the first year dental students had held a community service at Pertubuhan Anak Yatim dan Miskin (PEYAKIN). There were 30 of us who participated and accompanied by our advisor, Pn Badariah, two lecturers, Dr Azlan and Dr Aspalela, and seniors.We were informed that there were 61 residents altogether. There were boys and girls which age range varied from 11 to 17 years old. Most of them were orphans and came from poor family.

We departed from hostel around 7.15 am to campus. After collecting all the things and tools required, we departed to PEYAKIN. We arrived at PEYAKIN around 8.45am. As soon as we arrived, we set up all the equipment and tools at the dining hall of PEYAKIN.


After everything was in order, the opening ceremony started. The emcees for the ceremony were Laila and Hamizah. They conducted the ceremony well. The director of the programme, Muslim Nur Hakim has also given the opportunity to deliver a speech. He mainly talked about the objective of the programme and its tentative. His words about the game that will be held surely grabbed the resident attention. His speech was followed by the speech from the supervisor of PEYAKIN, Pn Zaleha bt Malik. She expressed her gratitude towards Faculty of Dentistry USIM for our willingness to come and raise awareness about oral health care among the residents. According to her, we were the first group to do so.


The next slot was multimedia presentation and tooth brushing demonstration. The residents paid full attention. After that, each of them was given a tooth brush and plastic cup. They were divided into three groups and accompanied by assigned facilitators. They gathered at open space outdoor to practice the effective tooth brushing technique. They seemed to receive the information well when they managed to demonstrate the tooth brushing techniques. They were able to recall and do exactly the same as we taught them.


tooth brushing drill


They were supposed to check plaque score after then but it has to be postponed due to electrical black out. We were informed that the situation would last for four hours. We proceeded with the next activities which were dental check-up and quiz. Since the dental chairs were limited, only several people could be checked at a time. Therefore, the quiz was held to fill the gap. It was one of the most exciting slot. They were very confident to go in front and answer question about oral healthcare. We gave them mini prizes for those who answered right as a symbol of appreciation.



quiz

Dr.Aspalela examining their teeth


After taking a break, all of us gathered at the field to play games. It was the most waited time. There were six groups altogether. Each group had two facilitators. The first game was solving jigsaw puzzles. It was interesting because the jigsaw pieces were put in the flour. They had to blow the flour in order to get the pieces since they were not allowed to use their hands.




The next game was placing a pen in a bottle. This game needed full cooperation from each group member. Each of the group members had to hold a rope that tied to the pen.


The most fun game was passing balloons. The balloons have been filled up with water. They had to pass the balloon in a line sequence and finally put the balloon into a pail. They really liked this game even though they were wet at the end.


catch it!


The electrical black out was back to normal after the game ended. So we proceeded the activity with plaque score. The residents were so amazed with the fluorescent-like solution that indicate the presence of plaque when it was seen in the plaque disclosing booth. The assigned facilitators gave some brief explanation to them and we can see that most of them were starting to realize the importance of maintaing good oral health.



plaque score

The tiring day was ended by a closing ceremony. The vice director; Siti Maisara delivered a speech during the ceremony. Then, we called upon our lecturers and the supervisor of PEYAKIN to give prizes for each group. They were very excited to get the prizes.



prize giving session


The excitement grew when we aired the multimedia presentation on photos and videos taken along the day. After that, we cleaned up the place and packed our things. Around 1.15 p.m, we departed home.


your smile, we care! :)



report by: Adibah Hanim
pictures by: Ain Nabilah & Fitriah Adibah






Saturday, 26th of March 2011, Second year students of Faculty of Dentistry, USIM conducted a community service at one of the orphanage in Kajang called RumahNurHikmah. 28 students along with Pn. BadariahHasan (matron) and Dr. Ahmed Mahmood (dentist) went there by bus and arrived at 8.15 a.m. All of the students and staffs were welcomed warmly by the principal of the orphanage, Hj. Othman. There were 40 orphans involved in this community services. Most of them are between 3 – 12 years old. The event started with an opening ceremony and video presentation done by the students. The opening speech was delivered by the director of community service, Akmal Khalis Doreyat.




Then, the event proceeded with tooth brushing and flossing demonstration. The purpose of this demonstration was to teach the orphan on how to take care of their oral cavity. The use of typo-dent kit in the demonstration really captivated the orphans. After that, the event continued with plaque score where the orphans got chances to see the condition of their own teeth. The plaque score were intended to expose the orphans about plaque and the state of their teeth. Besides, while doing the plaque score, students explained to the orphans about the plaque and what does the plaque do to the teeth.



At 10 a.m., there were dental checkup done by Pn. Badariah Hasan (matron) and Dr. Ahmed Mahmood (dentist) as well as number of students to help with the dental charting. The dental checkup was done to check the oral health condition of the orphans and also give recommendations to increase the level of oral health status in the orphanage. Most of the orphans were very anxious of getting checked. The levels of oral health status of the orphans are good. After that, a telematchhad been done to create happy and fun emotion among the orphans and students. There were two games with balloons, balls and hoops. A chicken dance had also prepared by the students. Everyone was very excited and pleased with the activities.



Around 11 a.m., there was another ceremony which was prize giving ceremony to the orphans. All of them were as joyful as they got the prizes such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, notebook, stickers, bookmarks and postcards. At the same time, closing speech conveyed by the vice director of community service, Abdullah ZahidAzhari wrapped up the event. However, the bus came a little late, so, the students spent some more time with the orphans although the event has ended.


Lastly, the time spent has created a lovely and earnest feeling towards the orphans which apparently increase the awareness of the students to really take care the oral health of the orphans and others. Besides, the students also learned about communication skills which are very important in every dentist.



report prepared by: fatimah che rahimi