the organisation

International Association for Dental Research-Malaysian Section (IADR-MALSEC) is an organisation formed in Malaysia that promotes research in all aspects of oral and the related sciences. Its members consist of dental health professionals in Malaysia working in various academic institutions, as well as from other organisations.

The International Association for Dental Research is a non-profit corporation organised under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. The membership of the organisation is open to any individual who is interested in Dental Science and Dental Research.

The formation of Malaysian Section is approved by the Southeast Asian Division of International Association of Dental Research. And the formation of the Division itself is under the approval of the main organisation which is the International Association for Dental Research.

Dear Esteemed Members of IADR Malaysian Section, friends and colleagues,

Firstly, as the newly elected President of IADR MalSec for 2022-2024, I would like to thank all of you for entrusting me with the responsibility to lead IADR MalSec for the next two years.

My heartiest gratitude to IADR Malaysian Section immediate past-president Assoc Prof Dr Siti Mariam Ab Ghani and the Executive Committee 2020-2022 for their outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication in carrying out the mandate and responsibilities of the association.

Among our most awaited activities is the annual Scientific Meeting. We have successfully continued to conduct the planned programmes in 2021 and 2022 even with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the scientific meetings, we have consistently strived to create a conducive environment for the exchange of ideas, cutting-edge research findings, and networking opportunities among dental professionals, academicians, researchers, and students. In the upcoming two years, we have lined up the usual Scientific meetings with exciting talks from leading experts in the dental fraternity.

On behalf of IADR Malaysian Section, I thank each of our members and look forward to more events to promote and support research that advances oral health. I would like to invite members to offer their suggestions and comments on improving our activities. Please drop a line at our email: Let us work together to make IADR Malaysian Section more inclusive and relevant to all!

Warmest Regards,

The Objectives.

To promote broadly the advancement of research in all branches of dental science, and in those phases of the related sciences which contribute directly to the development of oral health.

To encourage and facilitate co-operative effort and achievement by, and mutual helpfulness among, investigators in all nations in every division of stomatology to the end that dentistry may render cumulatively a more perfect service to humanity.

Council Members.

The present Council Members were elected during the 23st Annual General Meeting which was held on 24th September 2022.


Dr Jasmina Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman

President Elect

Assoc Prof Dr Noor Azlin Yahya

Immediate Past President

Assoc Prof Dr Siti Mariam Ab. Ghani

Honorary Secretary

Dr Siti Nuramanina Abdul Shukor

Honorary Tresurer

Assoc Prof Dr Rohaida Abdul Halim


Assoc Prof Ts Dr Mohd Hafiz Arzmi


Dr Der Jiun Ooi


Dr Erum Zain


Dr Mariati Abdul Rahman

Internal Auditor

Dr Johari Yap

Organisation and Administration.

International Association for Dental Research (IADR)