Staff Directory

Cheong Joo Ming

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Cheong Joo Ming (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Dentistry ~ Orthodontics - Clinical orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, cleft lip and palate

Professional Membership

  • 2008: Member of Profesional Body / Association, The International Association of Student Clinicians-American Dental Association
  • 2013 - 2013: Member of Profesional Body / Association, International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  • 2013: Member of Profesional Body / Association, Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
  • 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), British Orthodontic Society (BOS)
  • 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysian Association of Orthodontists (MAO)

Teaching Responsibilities

Orthodontics 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019
ORTHODONTICS YEAR 3 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
ORTHODONTICS YEAR 4 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020
ORTHODONTICS YEAR 5 2020/2021 2019/2020
Research Project 2018/2019

Research Projects

No data
2021 - Present Evaluation of Dentofacial Morphology in Pediatric Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
2021 - Present Evaluation of Temporomandibular Joint Space and Condylar Head Position in Different Skeletal Classes Among the Malaysian Population
2019 - Present Specific orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) biomarkers-related gene expression and hormonal changes induced by mechanical transduction on various mechanisms of orthodontic traction
2018 - Present The effect of a structured telephone call, text message follow-up and chewing gum on orthodontic pain and anxiety

Award & Recognition

10 Mar, 2013 2nd Prize for Poster Presentation 'Chronological Age Estimation Using Mandibular Left Permanent Second Molar in Malaysian Children' - Malaysian Association of Paediatric Dentistry (MAPD) National
19 Feb, 2013 Gold Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2013) University
10 Aug, 2009 Hadiah Pingat Emas Tun Razak - University of Malaya (UM) University
17 Jan, 2009 Second Prize Winner of Oral Presentation 'An in vitro investigation on the erosive potential of common beverages in Malaysia' - Malaysian Dental Association (MDA) & FDI World Dental Federation National
25 Jul, 2008 First Place Winner Dentsply's Student Table Clinician Competition - DENTSPLY ACADEMY National
08 Aug, 2007 University's Excellence Award in Third Professional Examination - Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya (UM) University
10 Aug, 2006 University's Excellence Award in Second Professional Examination - Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya (UM) University
12 Aug, 2005 University's Excellence Award in First Professional Examination - Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya (UM) University



2020 Safe dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 1 (2) pp. 106-120
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Future market changes for Malaysian dental therapists: a qualitative study amongst dental therapists in the east of peninsular Malaysia on their career motivation and expectations. In: 9th Dental Students' Scientific Conference 2020,
2019 Surgical-first approach in skeletal class III malocclusion - a case report. In: Chang Gung Forum 2019 - The 7th International Workshop on Surgery-First Orthognathic Surgery,
2017 Fabrication and characterisation of ceramic-polymer composites for orthodontic brackets. In: British Orthodontic Conference (BOC),
2013 Chronological age estimation using mandibular left permanent second molar in Malaysian children. In: 2nd MAPD Biennial Scientific Conference and Trade Exhibition,
2013 Dental age assesment in patients with hypodontia using Willems's method. In: IRIIE 2013,
2013 Microbial contamination of equipment in the dental laboratory. In: 2nd Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research- Asia Pacific Region,
Book Section

2018 Molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH). In: Child Dental Health Department, Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, ISBN: 978-0-9562712-3-5, pp. 95-95