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Rollout of advanced dentistry facility in Malaysian university

AvantiKumar | May 18, 2009
Said to be most advanced dental facility in the world: IIUM

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 MAY 2009 A rollout of one the world's most advanced dental facilities has been completed, according to the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Malaysian information technology (IT) integrator 1001 Technologies' representative said it had completed the project, which cost US$1.02 million (RM3.59 million), via its wholly-owned subsidiary, MSC (Multimedia Supercorridor) status company, Amaryllis.

 The system would allow our Kulliyyah of Dentistry to be in the league of globally-known dental faculties that are using similar solutions, said IIUM's Kulliyyah of Dentistry Dean, Major General (R) Dato' Paduka Professor Dr. Hj. Mohamad Termidzi Hj. Junaidi. In today's tech-savvy environment, students are increasingly relying on the use of ICT in their learning process.

He said it is opportune for The Kulliyyah of Dentistry IIUM and Amaryllis to join the rank of early innovators and the elite in enhancing the quality of dental care and compete globally in this field.

1001tech Group executive chairman Looi Kien Leong said the success of the project was due to the dedication and hard work of both parties. It also proves that given a chance, local software developers are capable of developing global-standard solutions. I believe that in certain areas, we can even be ahead from the rest of the world.

Specifically designed modules

Leong said the project, started in late 2007, included the installation of the Amaryllis Dental Management System (DMS) base system as well as development and installation of seven dental specialist modules. The modules periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, restorative surgery, oral pathology/oral medicine, paediatrics and forensics have been designed specifically for application in dental schools and dental specialist surgeries with input provided by the faculty members.

The collaboration also included the creation of innovative software, DIET' (dental instruction, evaluation and training system), which uses digital and imaging techniques in evaluating dental student's simulation and clinical operative techniques, said Leong.


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