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Annals of Dentistry



Print ISSN: 0128-7532



The Annals of Dentistry is published annually as the official publication of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since its first publication in 1994, this peer-reveiwed journal strives to promote the advancement of practice, education and scientific research in Malaysia as well as elevating the quality of patient care. In tandeem with globalisation, it is now the goal of Annals of Dentistry is to promote the publication of research works done in the discipline of oral stomatology and dentistry firstly in the South East Asian region, and eventually to a global stage. An emphasis is now given to publishing and disseminating research works of dental trainees, i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, locally and across the world. There is currently a lack of platform for them to do so on a global scale.

By encouraging dental researchs among dental trainees, especially the undergraduates, the -Annals of Dentistry hope to unearth new talents; therefore, this will also contribute to the advancement the scientific and technical aspects relating to general dentistry and related scientific subjects. As Neil Amstrong once said, a small step on the man can become a large leap for mankind.

Original research articles, and critical reviews pertaining to dentistry and its allied fields will be considered for publication at the discretion of the editor-in-chief. If in doublt, all potential authors are encouraged to write to the editor in chief prior to submission. All articles will be refereed independently by at least 2 referees.


The Annals of Dentistry covers all aspect of work in Oral Stomatology & Dentistry, and also supporting aspects of Medicine. The contents of the journal include invited editorials, review articles, original scientific articles, case reports, technical innovations and dental student news. The mission is to promote and elevate the quality of dental education and continuing professional development, scientific research and patient care among dental trainees. To fulfil this aim, the Annals has became easily accesible to dental trainees all over the world through the world wide web. Full-text articles are availaible for download without any cost because of the generous support of our sponsors. Currently, there is no cost involved in submitting and publishing research works and dental trainee news in the Annals of Dentistry

The Annals of Dentistry welcomes any interesting elective research reports and description of patients, procedures and treatments in any condition or oral disease that can contribute to develop scientifically rigorous and clinically meaningful practice methods. Areas of interest includes:

  • Biological impact of dental materials and oral healthcare products
  • Craniofacial biology and deformities
  • Forensic dentistry
  • Head and neck cancer and precancerous conditions
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology and Surgery
  • Orthodontics and genetic study
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Stem cell biology and oral tissue regeneration
  • Endodontics, oral Immunopathology and Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Oral rehabilitation and orofacial reconstruction
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology
  • Dental education and Community Dentistry


Professor Dr. Rosnah Mohd. Zain

Editorial Board

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Dasan Swaminathan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong
Dr. Jacob John a/l Chiremel Chandy

Dr. Azwatee Abdul Aziz

Web Publishing Associate Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chen Yeng

Editorial Secretary
Ms Helen Ng Lee Ching

Editorial Board
Dr. Asma' Mohamed
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chai Wen Lin
Dr. Rathna Devi a/p V. Vaithilingam
Dr. Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan
Dr. Sadna Rajan a/p V. Rajan

Editor-in-Chief : Prof. Dato' Dr. Zainal Ariff Bin Abdul Rahman

Editorial Board :
Associate Editors
Associate Prof. Dr. Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof
Dr. Noor Azlin Yahya
Dr. Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan

Web Publishing Associate Editor
Dr. Lawrence Choo Siew Woh

Editorial Subcommittee
Prof. Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong
Prof. Dr. Dasan Swaminathan
Dr. Jacob John a/l Chiremel Chandy
Dr. Rathna Devi a/p V. Vaithilingam
Dr. Norasmatul Akma Ahmad




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