Faculty UROP Day

19th UROP Day Research Presentations by Dental Students

2014 UROP Day was held on 21st November at LT28, chaired by Dr Tan Hee Hon.  The session began with an opening speech by Assoc Prof Cao Tong, Vice Dean of Research. We were privileged to have three faculty staff as judges namely, AP Yeo Jin Fei, Dr Joao Ferreira and Dr Toh Wei Seong.

The purpose of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is to promote and develop research interest in every undergraduate student within the Faculty.  It also aims to allow students and faculty members to interact so as to foster ties in performing the research work and providing the opportunity to acquire skills for the intellectual process of inquiry.

Starting from AY2012, in recognition of students’ diversity of interests and different learning styles, the Faculty decided to offer an alternative programme, Clinical Elective Program (CEP) that would cater to the students’ individual interests rather than rigidly impose compulsory research training on them.  The purpose of the CEP is to permit students with interests in dental specialties to gain a deeper understanding in a particular subject through structured clinical attachments (clinical electives). 

A total of 11 UROP groups and 2 CEP groups of the final year students presented their research findings, a culmination of their hard and dedicated team work over a one and a half year period through oral and poster presentations respectively. Guided by their supervisors the topics ranged from clinical and epidemiological surveys to bench top research in areas ranging from dental materials to stem cells
Overall, all agreed that a lot of effort and dedication were put in into their projects.  We wish to congratulate all students and supervisors on the research work and the results from the studies.  We hope these will spur the interest in the students to embark into research on a larger scale.



From left: AP Cao Tong (Vice Dean Research), Dr Tan Hee Hon (Chairman), Dr Joao Ferreira,
A/P Yeo Jin Fei, Dr Toh Wei Seong

The Results of the UROP competition:

1st  Project title:  Incidence, Immediate Management and Treatment Outcomes  of Avulsion Injuries to Permanent Dentition at the School  Dental Service, Health Promotion Board

Supervisor: Dr Tong Huei Jinn, Dr Lim Wan Yi

From left: Andrew Lim, Sarah Chua, Dr Lim Wan Yi, Dr Tong Huei Jinn, Cheryl Li, Laura Lee


Project title: Randomised control trial comparing the short term effect of an alcohol-based mouth rinse and a non-alcohol-based mouth rinse on xerostomia in xerostomic Singapore adults

Supervisors: Dr Rahul Nair, Dr Wong Mun Loke

From left: Chua Yoke Kwan, Ishreen Kaur Dillion, Dr Rahul Nair, Chiu Si En, Li Jingya

Project title: Willingness to Pay for Caries Risk Assessment and its  Correlates among Residents of Singapore

Supervisors:Dr Rahul Nair

From left: Tan Kok Hao,Elyssa Yap, Dr Rahul Nair, Lok Hui Yi, Jasmin Ng


4th Project title: The Delivery of Periodontal Care by General Dental Practitioners in Singapore. An Analysis of the Referral Patterns and Associated Factors

Supervisors:Dr Fu Jia Hui

From left: Zhang Hui, Regina Lim, Dr Fu Jia Hui, Jeannette Chua, Mabel Chan









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