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Ahmad Faisal Bin Ismail

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Ahmad Faisal Bin Ismail (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Other's position:

Deputy Dean, Kulliyyah of Dentistry

Expert Profile

Dr. Ahmad Faisal Ismail obtained his dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya in 2008 and had his postgraduate training in clinical paediatric dentistry at Queen Mary Hospital, Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay, Hong Kong and Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014.
Apart from teaching paediatric dentistry to undergraduate, he is also a practicing paediatric dentist at IIUM Kuantan Campus. His clinical expertise includes surgical exposure of un-erupted tooth and surgical removal of supernumerary tooth. He is also actively involved in both national and international scientific conferences and he has been invited as a guest speaker by government agencies. His research interests include oral health of medically compromised children, MOPD Type II, supernumerary tooth and dental development in children. He recently published a systematic review on oral health of children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Faisal currently is a clinical lecturer at the Unit of Paediatric Dentistry, Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM Kuantan Campus.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Paediatrics - Children with type 1 diabetes

Professional Membership

  • 2016 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
  • 2017 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeon of Glasgow
  • 2017 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Exco Committee), Malaysian Association of Paediatric Dentistry
  • 2018 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Academy of Medicine Malaysia
  • 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Secretary), Malaysian Association of Paediatric Dentistry

Teaching Responsibilities

FAMILY MANAGEMENT AND PARENTING 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020
Padiatric 2015/2016
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 2017/2018 2019/2020 2018/2019
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY YEAR 3 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY YEAR 4 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY YEAR 5 2020/2021 2019/2020
Pediatric Dentistry 2017/2018 2015/2016
Research Project 2018/2019

Research Projects

2020 - 2020 Oral Health Awareness among e-cigarrete users
2020 - 2021 Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Impact of Intervention on Glucose Level and Periodontal Parameters in Community Settings
2019 - 2021 Effectiveness of Snoezelen Therapy in Improving Oral Health Practices Among Special Needs Children
2017 - 2020 Dental condition of children conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART).
2016 - 2019 Prospective study on response to treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction: A Clinical Study
2015 - 2018 Oral Health Status of Smokers and E-Cigarettes Users: A Longitudinal Study
2015 - 2017 Potential Oral Wound Healing of Topical Application of Antioxidant Gel Prepared from Baccaurea Angulate Fruit in Diabetic Rabbit
2015 - 2020 Comparison of Depth of Cure Among Four Bulk Fill Composites: An in Vitro Study
2021 - Present Dental Research and Engagement for Autism Malaysia (DREAM) Project
2021 - Present Pre-operative Assessment for Special Need Patient Requiring Dental Treatment under Sedation and General Anesthesia at Single Centre Health Facility (SASMEC)
2021 - Present Salivary Protein as Biomaker for Early Childhood Caries
2020 - Present Prototype development of an organic and halal oral synbiotic (OroSYN) mouthwash containing Streptococcus salivarius and Pisang Emas skin extract.
2019 - Present Empowering the Knowledge of Caretaker for Improvement of Oral Health Status of Children with Disabilities at Special Needs School in Kuantan

Award & Recognition

05 Oct, 2021 Bronze Award - IIIDEntEx 2021 International
26 Mar, 2021 Silver Medal - Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021 International
26 Apr, 2019 Promising Researcher Award - Kulliyyah of Dentistry KCDIO



2021 Microbiome dysbiosis in depression: a systematic review. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 17 (Supplement 5) pp. 96-96
2021 Synbiotic mouthwash helps maintain oral health. Asia Research News, 28 June 2021 () pp.
2021 The effect of multisensory‑adapted dental environment on children’s behavior toward dental treatment: A systematic review. Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 39 (1) pp. 2-8
2020 Association between caries experience and body mass index (BMI) among preschool children in Kuantan. EurAsian Journal of BioSciences, 14 () pp. 4363-4366
2020 Consider dental needs of children with disabilities. New Straits Times, 22nd December 2020 () pp. 1-1
2020 Dental development between assisted reproductive therapy (ART) and natural conceived children: A comparative pilot study. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 11 (1) pp. 1-6
2020 Dental students need to adjust to new normal. New Straits Times, () pp. 1-1
2020 Have a guide on appointing retired clinicians as teaching staff. New Straits Times, () pp. 1-2
2020 Isolation of Candida species in children and their biofilm-forming ability on nano-composite surfaces. International Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 1 (1) pp. 40-52
2020 Managing pediatric dental patients during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Journal of International Oral Health, 12 (8 (Supplement 2)) pp. 80-84
2020 Probiotic inhibits oral carcinogenesis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Oral Biology, 118 () pp.
2020 The pathogenicity of actinomyces naeslundii is associated with polymicrobial interactions: a systematic review. Scientific Dental Journal, 4 (3) pp. 73-78
2020 Watch out for treatment side effects in the mouths of child cancer patients. The Star, 23 December 2020 () pp.
2019 Caries experience among cigarette and e-cigarette users: a 6-month prospective study. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 11 (7) pp. 2566-2569
2019 Effect of electronic cigarette usage on oral health: a 6-month prospective study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (6) pp. 911-916
2019 Genome comparison of Actinomyces naeslundii with known probiotics. IIUM Medical Journal of Malaysia, 18 (Supplementary Issue 2) pp. 58-58
2019 Soft bristles and large handles. New Straits Times, () pp. 23
2019 The effect of probiotics on the development of oral cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (Supplementary Issue No 2) pp. 58-58
2019 The effect of synbiotic Streptococcus salivarius K12 and Musa acuminata on Candida albicans biofilm formation. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15 (Supplement 8) pp. 37-37
2018 Association between parental oral health literacy and children’s oral health status. Revista Latinoamericana de Hipertension, 13 (3) pp. 312-316
2018 Electronic cigarettes and oral health: A narrative review. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 10 (2 (April-June)) pp. 84-86
2018 Oral health of smokers and e-cigarette users: a case-control study. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 11 (2) pp. 428-432
2018 Survey of musculoskeletal pain among dental clinician in Kulliyyah of Dentistry IIUM. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special Issue 2) pp. 113-116
2018 The effect of incorporating Baccaurea Angulata extract on rheological properties of various gelling polymers. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 10 (2 (April-June)) pp. 246-250
2018 Traumatic injury to baby teeth. The Star, () pp. 5
2017 Diabetes and children's oral health. New Straits Times, () pp. 8-8
2017 Oral health status of children with type 1 diabetes: a comparative study. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 30 (11) pp. 1155-1160
2017 Rheological characterization of different gelling polymers for dental gel formulation. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 9 (12) pp. 2633-2640
2015 Oral health of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 108 (3) pp. 369-381
2013 Oral manifestation in microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II: a case report. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 23 (s1) pp. 147-147
2011 Difference in experience of pain. Malaysian Dental Journal, 33 (2) pp. 21-26
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Clinical management of avulsed permanent tooth. In: Training of Trainers CPG: Management of Avulsed Permanent Anterior Teeth,
2021 INPAINTING OF DENTAL �PANORAMIC TOMOGRAPHY �VIA DEEP LEARNING METHOD. In: 7th International Conference on Advancement in Science & Technology,
2021 Managing children with ASD in dental clinic: recommended behavioural approaches. In: FSCD Virtual Continuing Dental Education Program,
2021 Pursuing paediatric dental anomalies. In: Smile Mastery Webinar,
2020 Management of avulsed permanent tooth in children. In: Workshop on Dental Trauma and Soft Tissue Management in Children 2020,
2020 Managing children and their odontogenic infections in primary dental care. In: Smile Mastery Webinar,
2020 Oral impalement injuries in children: review of available protocols. In: SAAPD Virtual Continuing Dental Education Program,
2019 Oral health status of smoker: a 6 months follow-up. In: Conference on Biomedical and Advanced Materials,
2019 Oral impalement injuries in children. In: Malaysian International Dental Exhibition and Conference 2019 (MIDEC),
2019 The effect of dental caries in children on the colonisation of Candida species. In: 18th Annual Scientific meeting of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2019,
2019 The effect of dental caries on the colonization of Candida species: an in vitro study. In: 8th Dental Student Scientific Conference (DSSC),
2018 Accuracy of different dental age assessment methods to determine chronological age among Malay children. In: 2nd International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics, Teaching, and Research 2017, ICSMTR 2017,
2018 Dental anomalies in children: Management and consideration. In: FKG-UMI International Lecture Series 2018,
2018 Electronic cigarettes and oral health: opportunity or threat. In: International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation 2018,
2018 Electronic cigarettes and oral health: the Malaysian experience. In: International Conference on Recent Trends in Science and Management (ICRTSM 2018),
2018 Relationship between parental oral health literacy and children’s oral health status. In: The 7th Dental Students' Scientific Conference : Enculturing Research Innovating Ideas,
2018 The balance viewpoint of electronic cigarettes and oral health. In: International Conference on Innovative Trends in Science and Technology (ICITST-2018),
2017 Demographic characteristic of patient with traumatic dental injury attending Kulliyyah of Dentistry IIUM Kuantan Campus. In: 1st IIUM International Dental Conference 2017 in Commemoration of the Kulliyyah of Dentistry 10th Anniversary (1st IIDC),
2017 Dental trauma in children: a quick guide for dental practitioner. In: Malaysia-International Dental Exhibition and Conference (MIDEC 2017),
2017 Electronic cigarette devices and oro-facial trauma (Literature review). In: The 1st Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium,
2017 Rheological characterization of gelling polymers for pharmaceutical dosage forms. In: Conference on Biomedical and Advanced Materials (Bio-Cam) 2017,
2017 The release profiles of Baccaurea angulata extract from various gelling agents using finite and infinite dosing franz cell diffusion. In: Fundamental Science Congress 2017 (FSC2017),
2016 A study on rheological properties of various gelling agents for topical applications . In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2016 Survey of musculoskeletal pain among dental clinician in Kulliyyah of Dentistry IIUM. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus on Medical and Health Care Sciences (2WCII 2016),
2014 Oral health of children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: systematic review. In: 9th Biennial Conference of Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia,
2014 Oral health status of Type 1 diabetic children: a case-control study. In: 28th IADR-SEA Scientific Conference,
2013 Oral manifestations in Apert syndrome: a case report. In: 2nd MAPD Biennial Scientific Conference and Trade Exhibition,

2019 Management of avulsed permanent anterior teeth, 3rd ed. Ministry of Health, ISBN: 978-967-16632-5-7
2017 Musculoskeletal pain among dental personnel. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-620-2-07205-2 / 6202072059
Book Section

2019 The Kulliyyah of Dentistry: producing dental professionals with Islamic values. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-491-0358, pp. 415-422