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Issue No. 5, March 1999

Promotions and Appointments

Clerical Officer Promotions
Mrs Christine Tham to Secretary Grade II
Laboratory Technologist Promotions
Mdm Chu Li Shen to Laboratory Technologist Grade II
Laboratory Attendent Promotions
Mdm Yeo Lye Eng to Laboratory Attendant (Specials Grade)


Professor Chew Chong Lin has been re-appointed Clinical Director of the NUH Dental Service for a two year term from 9 April 1999. He has also been conferred Honorary Membership of the Malayan Dental Association

Professor Loh Hong Saiwas invited to serve as Dental Regional Advisor for Singapore to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

He was appointed :

  • Vice-Chairman, NTUC Denticare
  • Organising Chairman, 8th Congress of the Asian Pacific Association for Laser Medicine and Surgery 2000, Singapore
  • Faculty Fellow, International Congress in Oral Cancer
  • Member, Network for Oral Health Care for Disadvantaged Groups (UK)
  • Member, Class of 1972 Professorship, Alumni Affairs and Development Office, NUS

A/Prof Jennifer Neo was re-appointed to the Dental Board for a further three years from 1999 to 2002. She has also been invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering.

A/Prof Grace Onghas been appointed Associate Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL).

A/Prof Teo Choo Soo was elected President 1998-2000 South East Asian Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) Council and "President-Elect" of the International Federation of Dental Educators Association (IFDEA).

He has also been appointed:

  • Captain of the NUS golf team
  • Consultant to the Congress and Education Committee (CEC), FDI World Dental Federation
  • Member-at-large, IADR Board of Directors.

A/Prof Keng Siong Bengwas elected Hon Secretary 1998-2000 SEAADE Council.

A/Prof Yeo Jinn Feiwas re-appointed Chairman of the National Police Cadet Corps Council. He was also appointed Dental Regional Advisor (Overseas) to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.


Dr Stephen Hsu was once again selected as a winner of the Research in Prevention Award 1999, presented by the International Association for Dental Research.

Mdm Ek Ben Lai was awarded the Efficiency Medal, National Day Awards 1998.

Long Service Awards

The following staff will recieve the long service award from the University:
Name Years of Service
Mr Lee Ah Peow
Mr Mohd Khair Bin Abu Yamin
Mdm Tan Siam Kiang
Mrs Gopu Govindamal
Mr Sim Chee Hwee
Miss Kou Keat Ing

Fond Farewell

The Faculty would like to thank the following staff for their contribution and services to the Faculty and wish them all the best:

Dr Liu Hao Hsing, Assistant Professor, Deparrtment of Restorative Dentistry will leave the Faculty on 31st May 1999. However, she will continue to be a part-time lecturer.

Dr Cheong Kim Yan, Adjunct Lecturer, Deparrtment of Restorative Dentistry will has ended her contract term with the University from 2nd May 1999. However, she will continue to be a part-time lecturer.

Nurse Ratnah Bte Matsuri, Pupil Assistant Nurse left the Faculty with effect from 15th April 1999.

Madam Carol Tang Leng Keow, Laboratory Attendant will leave the Faculty on 11th May 1999.

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