Congratulate Dr Dewi Mayang Sari Kamarozaman

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Dewi Mayang Sari Kamarozaman who has won the 1st Place Award Oral Presentation Senior Category during the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting and 21st Annual General Meeting of Malaysian Section, International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

She is a postgraduate student from the Department of Community Oral Health and Clinical Prevention, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. She was supervised by Assoc Prof Dr Norintan Binti Ab Murat and Dr Nor Azlina Binti Mohd Nor from the Department of Community Oral Health and Clinical Prevention, and Dr Mohmoud Danaee from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

Her paper “Oral health status and its impact on the quality of life of homeless people in Peninsular Malaysia” was a cross-sectional study to look tat the oral health of 190 homeless in Malaysia. Her study involved both oral examination and an interviewer-administered structured interview. The study found that the homeless population in Malaysia had high caries experience and severe form of periodontal condition, as compared to the general population.  The oral health status of the homeless has a significant impact on the oral health-related quality of life.

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