Saturday, February 25, 2006

Malaysia Needs More Dentists.

This is an intresting piece of report !!

Director-General of Health Datuk Mohamed Ismail Merican said on Saturday Feb 24 [Bernama report] that Malaysia would still face a shortage of dentists by 2020. The dentist population ratio in Malaysia, which stood at 1:9,560 last year, was still far from the projected 1:4,000 for the year 2020.

In spite of three public dental schools, which are University of Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia, supplying dentists for the country, we are still short of the country's target. Merican said in his speech at the 13th FDI-MDA Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition organised in Kuala Lumpur.

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