Annual Report of Research & Development (R&D) 2004

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Annual Report of Research & Development (R&D) 2004

Annual Report of

Research & Development

(R&D)

2004

SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCES (PPSG)

HEALTH CAMPUS

Prepared by: A.B. Hakim


Annual Report of Research & Development (R&D)

School of Dental Sciences

2004

A. Report of PPSG Research Committee

Three meetings were held throughout the year. The details of meeting were as follows: -

i) 1 (2004) 9 February 2004. One proposal was discussed.

a. Dr. Lin Naing @ Mohd. Ayub Sadiq. Development of Malaysian biomedical

literature database with a search engine (Index Medicus Malaysia).

ii)

iii)

2 (2003) 17 June 2004. One proposal was discussed.

a. Dr. Baharuddin Abdullah. The effects of bovine bone scaffold on the

microscopic biological response of human chondrocytes.

3 (2003) 2 November 2004. One proposal was discussed.

a. Dr. Mohd. Khairi Md. Daud. A preliminary investigation on the biocompatibility

studies of cellulose from oil palm residue as surgical biomaterial.

Prof. Rusli Nordin was on sabbatical leave (January 2004 – June 2005) and Prof. Ab. Rani

Samsudin replaced him as Chairman.


B. List of Grants Approved in 2004

No. Research Title Key

Researcher

1 A Pilot Study of Development of Dr. Shani Ann

Permanent Teeth in Malay Children Mani

Between 7 - 15 Years

2 A study to investigate the association

between maternal periodontis and

low birth weight among the Malay

population in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

3 An in vitro study on the sealing ability

of nano hydroxyapatite and standard

hydroxyapatite on dentinal tubules

Dr.

Norkhafizah

Saddki

Dr. Sam'an

Malik Masudi

Budget

(RM)

Date of

Approval

Type of

Grant

9,987.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

8,173.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

10,000.00 31/03/04 USM Short

Term

Research

Thrust

Craniofacial

Biology

Craniofacial

Biology

Dental

Biomaterial

4 Dentofacial features of Obstructive

Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS)

among army personnel based in

Kelantan

5 Detection of high risk Human

Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 16 and

18 in the oral squamous cell

carcinomas affecting Malaysian

population using PCR and the

correlation between HPV infection

and expressions of Ki 67 (MIB 1) and

p53 protein

6 In vivo chromosome aberration test

for hydroxyapatite in mice

7 Nasalance score in normal children

and in surgically repaired cleft lip and

palate children speaking the Malay

language

8 Noise induced hearing loss among

sawmill workers

9 Psychosocial impact on the parents

of cleft lip and palate patients

attending Combined Clinic at Dental

Clinic, Jalan Mahmood, Kota Bharu,

Kelantan

10 Studies to investigate the prevalence

of estrogen receptor polymorphism &

its association with alveolar bone loss

& early tooth loss in postmenopausal

women

11 The effects of acute exercise in the

levels of salivary nitric oxide

Dr. Hasnah

Hashim

8,304.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

Dr. Rajan Saini 4,055.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

Dr. T.P.

Kannan

Dr. Norsila

Abd. Wahab

Dr. Mohd.

Ayub Sadiq

Dr. Abdul

Rashid Ismail

Dr. Asia

Rehman

Dr. Nizam

Abdullah

9,000.00 31/03/04 USM Short

Term

3,000.00 31/03/04 USM Short

Term

4,800.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

3,310.00 24/08/04 USM Short

Term

10,000.00 31/03/04 USM Short

Term

8,000.00 31/03/04 USM Short

Term

Craniofacial

Biology

Oral Tumour

Dental

Biomaterial

Craniofacial

Biology

Oral

Diseases

Craniofacial

Biology

Craniofacial

Biology

Oral

Diseases

Total value of grant: RM 78,629.00


C. R&D Activities in 2004

1) Talk by USM Visiting Professor, Prof. G.D. Singh. 10 January 2004.

Venue: Universiti Malaya

Organizer: Universiti Malaya & PPSG.

2) Managing Your Creative Efforts in R&D. 15 January 2004,

Venue: USAINS

Organizer: IADR Malaysian Section.

3) Seminar Cleft Lip & Palate. 16 February 2004.

Venue: Hotel Mutiara Merdeka, Pekanbaru, Riau

Organizer: Asosiasi 5 Media, Pekanbaru.

4) Write your papers and get them published!. 22 February 2004.

Venue: Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya

Organizer: IADR Malaysian Section.

5) Medical Writing Course. 9-11 March 2004 .

Venue: PPSG, USM

Organizer: Clinical Research Platform & Novo Nordisk.

6) Scientific Writing Workshop - Prof. John Leslie. 26 April 2004.

Venue: PPSG, USM

Organizer: IPS & INFORMM.

7) 3D Digital Face Imaging Seminar. 27 April 2004

Venue: Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Organizer: Cybron Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.

8) Research Methodology Workshop. 13 - 14 May 2004.

Venue: PPSG

Organizer: PPSG.

9) I-Tex 2004 - 15th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology

Exhibition. 20 - 22 May 2004.

Venue: Midvalley Megamall, KL

Organizer: MINDS.

10) 9th National Conference on Medical Sciences. 22 - 23 May 2004.

Venue: School of Medical Sciences, USM

Organizer: School of Medical Sciences, USM.

11) USM-Cuba International Scientific Colloquium. 31 May 2004

Venue: USM Health Campus

Organizer: USM.

12) The Nobel Prize Centennial Exhibition. 24 Jun 2004.

Venue: Pusat Sains Negara

Organizer: Pusat Sains Negara.

13) Rapid Prototyping, Tooling & Manufacturing Seminar (RPTM 2004). 28 June 2004.

Venue: Swiss-Inn, Sungai Petani, Kedah

Organizer: Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST).


14) Workshop: Instron Biomedical Training. 6 - 7 July 2004.

Venue: Craniofacial Laboratory, PPSG

Organizer: PPSG.

15) KL International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2004 (BioMed 2004). 2-4

September 2004.

Venue: PJ Hilton

Organizer: Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Malaya.

16) Biotechnology Asia 2004 Exhibition. 9 - 11 September 2004.

Venue: PWTC, KL

Organizer: Protemp Exhibitions Sdn. Bhd.

17) 3rd Workshop on IRPA-PR: Development of Surgical Planning System for Craniofacial

Reconstruction. 27-28 September 2004.

Venue: Sofitel Palm Resort, Senai, JB

Organizer: National Craniofacial Cluster (SIRIM-UTM-USM)

18) Workshop on Basic Statistics for Oral Health Professionals. 4 - 6 October 2004.

Venue: PPSG

Organizer: PPSG

19) Workshop: Digital Photography Studio Techniques. 10 - 13 Okober 2004.

Venue: Shahzan Inn, Bukit Fraser, Pahang

Organizer: Angkatan Senifoto Negeri Selangor (ASFONS)

20) IRPA-PR Technical Seminar: Development of Surgical Planning System for Craniofacial

Reconstruction. 14-15 December 2004.

Venue: PPSG

Organizer: National Craniofacial Cluster (SIRIM-UTM-USM)


D. List of Publications in 2004

1 KA Al Salihi, AR Samsudin. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the mandible

and submandibular salivary gland: Report of a case. Oral Oncology Extra, Sept.

2004 (ELSEVIER). (Online publication).

2 VK Gopinath, KA Al Salihi. Amelogenesis imperfecta: Enamel ultra structure and

molecular studies. The Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry 2004; 28(4): 219-232.

3 Huda BZ, Rusli BN, Naing L, Winn T, Rampal KG and Tengku MA. A study of job

strain and dissatisfaction among lecturers in School of Medical Sciences, Universiti

Sains Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine And Public Health

2004; 35(1): 210-218.

4 Huda BZ, Rusli BN, Naing L, Winn T, Tengku MA, Rampal KG. Job strain and its

associated factors among lecturers in School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains

Malaysia and Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Asia-Pacific

Journal of Public Health 2004; 16(1): 32-40.

5 Aziah BD, Rusli BN, Winn T, Naing L and Tengku MA. Risk factors of job-related

depression in laboratory technicians in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM)

and Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) Hospitals in Kelantan. The Southeast

Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine And Public Health 2004; 35(2): 468-475.

6 Aziah BD, Rusli BN, Winn T, Naing L and Tengku MA. Prevalence and risk factors of

job strain among laboratory technicians in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Singapore Medical Journal 2004; 45(4): 171-176.

7 K A Al-Salihi, K A Al-Jashamy, AR Samsudin, J.Afandi, R.Patchamuthu. Comparative

Study between a New Method Using Hexamithaldisilazane and Critical Point Drying

for Preparation of Biomaterial in Vitro Seeded with Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Cells.

Annals Of Microscopy 2004; 4: 35-37.

8 K A Al-Jashamy, S. Jasni, K A Al-Salihi, AR Sheikh-Omar. Immunocytochemical

Labelling of Dichelobacter nodosus Fimbriae Using an Immuogold Technique. Annals

Of Microscopy 2004; 4: 45-47.

9 K A Al-Jashamy, S. Jasni, K A Al-Salihi, AR Sheikh-Omar. Electron Microscopy

Characteristics of Dichelobacter nodosus. Annals Of Microscopy 2004; 4: 108-110.

10 Aziah BD, Rusli BN, Winn T, Naing L and Tengku MA. Prevalence and associated

factors of job-related depression in laboratory technicians in Hospital Universiti Sains

Malaysia (HUSM) and Ministry of Health (MOH) Hospitals in Kelantan. The Medical

Journal of Malaysia 2004; 59(2): 268-277.

11 Normastura A R, A Nizam, AR Samsudin, L Naing. Dental Anomalies and Facial

Profile Abnormality of the Non-Syndromic Cleft Lip and Palate Children in Kelantan.

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences 2004; 11(2): 41-51.

12 Selasawati G, Naing L, Wan Aasim WA, Winn T, Rusli BN. Inappropriate utilization of

Emergency Department Services in Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital. The Medical

Journal of Malaysia 2004; 59(1): 26-33.


13 Huda BZ, Rusli BN, Naing L, Winn T, Rampal KG and Tengku MA. Job

dissatisfaction in lecturers in School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

and Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The Medical Journal of

Malaysia 2004; 59(2): 242-251.

14 A R Samsudin. Bone Biology in Craniofacial Growth, Development and Ageing. The

Medical Journal of Malaysia May 2004 (supplement B); 59: 6.

15 Normastura AR, A Nizam, L Naing, AR Samsudin. Dental anomalies and facial profile

abnormality of the non-syndromic cleft lip and palate children in Kelantan. The

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences 2004; 11(2): 41-51.

16 KA Salihi, AR Samsudin. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell differentiation and

proliferation on the surface of coral implant. The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004

(supplement B); 59: 45-46.

17 A Al-Raouf, AR Samsudin, KA Al-Salihi, N Abdullah. Surface properties and

microporosity of PHB under electron microscopy. The Medical Journal of Malaysia

May 2004 (supplement B); 59: 49-50.

18 R Philip, S Dinsuhaimi, S Rosdan, AR Samsudin, O Shamsuria, S Mohd Zali, SMS

Lamalulail. In vitro evaluation of the growth enhancing or cytotoxic effect of Sticophus

Species (Gamat) on established human fibroblast cell lines and antimicrobial activity.

The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 95-96.

19 A A Raouf, A R Samsudin, F S Al-Joudi, O Shamsuria. Biocompatibility Test of

Polyhydroxybutyrate on Human Cell Line. The Medical Journal of Malaysia May 2004

(supplement B); 59: 101-102.

20 AH Suzina, A Azlina, O Shamsuria and AR Samsudin. Mutagenicity of CORAGRAF

and REKAGRAF in the Ames Test. The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004

(Supplement B); 59: 105-106.

21 R Shaari, A R Samsudin. In Vitro Cytotoxicity Testing on Valued Added

Hydroxyapatite as Bone Replacement Material. The Medical Journal of Malaysia

2004 (supplement B); 59: 109-110.

22 S Rosdan, KA Al-Salihi, AH Suzina, AR Samsudin. In vivo study of CORAGRAF: A

preliminary results. The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 111-

112.

23 TP Kannan, NL Nik Ahmad Shah, A Azlina, AR Samsudin, MY Narazah and Ma’arof

Salleh. In vivo chromosome aberration test for hydroxyapatite in mice. The Medical

Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 115-116.

24 NH Abdul Razak, KA AL-Salihi, AR Samsudin. An in vivo study of locally

manufactured hydroxyapatite-based material as bone replacement material. The

Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 119-120.

25 HD Najafpour, AH Suzina, A Nizam, AR Samsudin. A comparative study of

osseointegration phenomenon in coated and non-coated Niti implants in a rabbit

model. The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (Supplement B); 59: 121-122.

26 A Fadilah, ABZ Zuki, MY Loqman, KA AL-Salihi. Microscopical evaluation of natural

coral (Porities Spp) post-implantation in sheep femur. The Medical Journal of

Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 127-128.


27 A Nizam, SH Mohamed, A Arifin, ZA Mohd Ishak. Tensile strength and water

absorption of alumina-filled polymethylmethacrylate denture-based material. The

Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 145-146.

28 SH Mohamed, A Arifin, ZA Mohd Ishak, A Nizam and AR Samsudin. Effect of

powder-to-liquid ratio on tensile strength and glass transition temperature of aluminafilled

polymethylmethacrylate denture-based material. The Medical Journal of

Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 147-148.

29 C Y Ang, A R Samsudin, A M AL-S Karima, A Nizam. Locally Produced Bovine Bone

Sponge as a Haemostatic Agent. The Medical Journal Of Malaysia May 2004

(supplement B); 59: 149-150.

30 A Pohchi, AH Suzina, AR Samsudin, KA Al Salihi. Comparative study between dense

and porous hydroxyapatite using light and scanning electron microscopy. The

Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (Supplement B); 59: 151-152.

31 A Azlina, AR Samsudin. Gene expression screening of human cell line exposed to

locally produced biomaterial. The Medical Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B);

59: 166-167.

32 TP Kannan, NL Nik Ahmad Shah, A Azlina, AR Samsudin, MY Narazah and Ma’arof

Salleh. Chromosome aberration test for hydroxyapatite in sheep. The Medical

Journal of Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 168-169.

33 O Shamsuria, AS Fadilah, AB Asiah, MR Rodiah, AH Suzina, AR Samsudin. In vitro

cytotoxicity evaluation of biomaterials on human osteoblast cells CRL-1543:

Hydroxyapatite, natural coral and polyhydroxybutyrate. The Medical Journal of

Malaysia 2004 (supplement B); 59: 174-175.

34 K A Al-Salihi, A R Samsudin. Coral-Polyhydroxybutrate Composite Scaffold for

Tissue Engineering: Prefabrication Properties. The Medical Journal Of Malaysia May

2004 (supplement B); 59: 202-203.

35 Norlen BM, Rusli BN. Effects of very low blood lead levels on neurobehavioral

performances of male policemen in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The Malaysian Journal of

Medical Sciences 2004; 3-9.

36 Naing L, Razlan BM, Rusli BN, Zulkifli BA, Kareem A, Azwan BA, Mazalisah BM.

Level of knowledge, attitude and practice related to respiratory health hazards among

sawmill workers in Kelantan. Special lecture presented at the China-Japan Joint

International Symposium on the 21 st Century Public Health and Industrial Health, San

Lian College of Vocational Training Technology, He Fei City, An Hui Province, China,

August 19-21, 2004. Proceedings pp. 157-165.

37 Rusli BN. A review of pesticide poisoning in Malaysia. Special lecture presented at

the China-Japan Joint International Symposium on the 21 st Century Public Health and

Industrial Health, San Lian College of Vocational Training Technology, He Fei City,

An Hui Province, China, August 19-21, 2004. Proceedings pp. 99-114.

38 Sosroseno W, Herminajeng E, Bird PS, Seymour GJ. L-arginine-dependent nitric

oxide of a murine macrophage-like RAW 264.7 cell line stimulated with

Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide. Oral Microbiol Immunol 2004; 19:65-70

39 Sosroseno W. L-arginine augments Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced phagocytosis

of a murine macrophage-like RAW 264.7 cell line. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol

2004; 26:309-313


E. List of Awards Won in 2004

1) MOSTI 2004 Gold Award “Radio-Opaque Denture Base Material 'DENTAC' PAR” – Dr.

Nizam Abdullah, Prof. Dr. Ab. Rani Samsudin, Dr. Karima Akool Menkhi Al-Salihi.

2) IENA 2004 Gold Award “REKAGRAF-Reformulated Calcium Phosphate for Human

Tissue Transplantation (Synthetic Bone)” – Prof. Radzali Othman, Prof. Dr. Ab. Rani

Samsudin, Assoc. Prof. Zainal Arifin Ahmad, Assoc. Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Noor, Dr.

Nizam Abdullah, Dr. Rosdan Salim, Dr. Suzina Sheikh Ab. Hamid, Ms.Nor Shamsuria

Omar.

3) ITEX 2004 Silver Award “Development of 3D Craniofacial Surgical Stimulator (SURGI-

TRY).” – Prof. Dr. Ab. Rani Samsudin, Prof. Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah, Mr. Abd. Hakim

Abd. Basir, Ms. Noraini Md. Zain.

4) MOSTI 2004 Silver Award “Development Of Coral Scaffold for Stem Cell Engineering.”

– Dr. Suzina Ab. Hamid, Prof. Dr. Ab. Rani Samsudin, Dr. Karima Akool Menkhi Al

Salihi, Ms. Nor Shamsuria Omar.

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