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Issue No. 3 March 1998

Promotions and Appointments

Academic Staff Promotions
Dr Jennifer Neo was promoted to Associate Professor with effect from 1st January 1998


Professor Chew Chong Lin was re-appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry on 1st January 1998 for a term of three years.

A/Prof Jennifer Neo and Dr Grace Ong were appointed Vice Deans of the Faculty with effect from 1st January 1998.

Dr Adrian Yap was appointed Assistant Director of BIOMAT Centre on the 17th of January 1998.

New Staff - A Warm Welcome

The Faculty is glad to welcome aboard Dr Varawan Sae-Lim, Dr Theresa Loh and Ms Celine Teng.

Dr Theresa Loh was appointed Senior Fellow (part-time) from the 15th of November 1997.

Dr Varawan Sae-Lim was appointed Adjunct Senior Lecturer for the Department of Restorative Dentistry. She will be contributing in the Endodontic Programme.

Celine Teng is our new Office Management Assistant. She was appointed in November 1997 and will be attached to the Dean's Office.

Memoranda of Understanding

Our Faculty has recently signed two memoranda of understanding. A research programme agreement and an agreement of cooperation with University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas was signed earlier in 1997. As a result, some students were able to visit the school during the holiday break.

With the Dental School of Loma Linda University, California, a memorandum of understanding for research, staff and student exchange was established in October 1997.

There is now opportunity for staff and students to benefit from the exchange of ideas and interaction with both these established institutions.

Upcoming Events

Faculty 70th Anniversary Celebration

1999 in the Chinese language is indicative of continued long life. For Dentistry in Singapore, 1999 will mark the continuing existence of the dental school, 70 years to be exact since it began humbly with 5 students in 1929.

We deserve to celebrate, all 1428 of us for as the Minister for Health, Mr Yeo Cheow Tong said during the 60th Anniversary, we have " contributed significantly to the high level of dental health in our nation". Having one of the smallest number of professionals has in fact allowed us to grow closer together - achieving camaraderie and fellowship which we hope will grow from strength to strength with each passing year.

The 70th Anniversary celebrations will span 21/2 days from 24th - 26th September 1999 which will include golf, an open house, a scientific programme featuring our own "overseas" speakers, a unique publication highlighting achievements of dentist and the traditional "bring-the-house-down" reunion dinner and a public forum to project the dental image in Singapore.

Each of us has a right to join in the celebrations and on behalf of the Faculty of Dentistry, I invite you to celebrate this happy and significant milestone with us. For more information, please visit the NUS website or you may contact Ms Celine Teng at Email Address: <script>EmailLink('mnwpnwg@w73.nm7.3p','')</script> or the undersigned at the abbove address. We will keep you informed of further developments.

We look forward to meeting you in 1999.

Yours faithfully

Associate Professor Jennifer Neo
Planning Committee for Faculty 70th Anniversary

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