President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shih Chun Fong officially opened the new extension and facilities of the Faculty of Dentistry on 1st December 2001 literally with a bang! It was a happy celebration by the whole faculty after many months of planning and hard work by the committee headed by Professor Chew Chong Lin. The first dean, Dr Edmund Tay, was present to launch the Charlie Lau Memorial Fund. It was a touching moment as Dr Lau was truly a good colleague and friend to those who knew him.
On the education front, the faculty hosted the recently concluded Global Dental Education Congress which was opened by Professor Shih Choon Fong. It was a successful congress with participants from over 31 countries. With lots of ideas and suggestions being proposed and exchanged, it is hoped that the dental education will be well on its way into the new millennium.
The faculty will be losing its favourite staff in the form of Dr Lo Geok Lam who has been with us for the last 22 years. She is well known for her generosity and her exceptional skill in organizing functions.
Another staff which we "lost" was Associate Professor Teo Choo Soo. His excellent public relations skill was recognized by Professor Shih and hence he was transferred to the Office Of Alumni & Community Relations of NUS on a half time basis. Therefore, we now have Professor Loh Hong Sai as the new chairman of Faculty External Relations Committee. A farewell to A/Prof Teo and a warm welcome to our new chairman, Prof Loh!
Chay Siew Han