Designation/Title: Associate Professor
Department: Children & Community Oral Health
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Education and Training

MPH Gandhara University, Pakistan 2006
D.H.P & M University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2003
MDSc University of Malaya, Malaysia 2000
BDS University of Peshawar, Pakistan 1996


Research interests:

  • Dental Public Health
  • Flouride Releasing Restorative Materials
  • Health Professions Education


Research Projects/Grants:

  • Microbial Responses To Global Change And The Connectivity Between Tropical And Polar Environment, University Malaya Research Grant (Programme) – 2012-2015 – Co-researcher


Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

  • Khalid Qureshi, MPH (2008 – 2009) Main Supervisor
    The Role of Red Crescent and other Non – Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in the earthquake area”. [Faculty of Health Sciences, Gandhara University, Pakistan].


Supervision of Ungraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

  • Nur Hidayah, Nur Nadia Hamzah, Chew Shou Young – Bphram (2010) – Co Supervisor Understanding, perception and self-practice of traditional and complementary medicine: a cross – sectional study on medical, dental, and health science students.
  • Ooi Yong Jing; Faizah Mufazal bt Faiz; Nurul Ain bt Ahamed Siddeekh; Saw Hwei Whei - Bphram (2011) – Co Supervisor
    “Perceived Sources and Factors Affecting Stress among Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences Students”
  • Clarissa Lo Peck Lee - BMedSc (2011 - 2012) – Main Supervisor
    Occurrence of Acanthamoeba spp. and Bacterial Endosymbionts in Dust Samples Collected from IMU Dental Clinic, Bukit Jalil Campus and Two Other Dental Clinics in Kuala Lumpur”.
  • Lim Phei June, Lim Lee Ping (Carol), Chan Kheng Kai, Ng Shi Hui, Ying Hooi Keng - Bphram (2012) – Main Supervisor
    Levels of empathy in undergraduate healthcare students: a Malaysian cross-sectional study.
  • Vimalan A/L Nagarajan, Muhammad Arif Zaki Bin Adnan; - Bphram (2012) – Co Supervisor
    Beliefs and Attitudes towards Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Use In Rural Elderly Malaysians.
  • Fatimah Az-Zahra Mohd Fadzil, Kaeshaelya Thiruchelvum, Mah Xin Xin, Rebecca Santiago Bphram (2012) – Co Supervisor
    Study of Predictors and Correlates of Glycaemic Control and Healthr elated Quality of Life among Women with Diabetes Mellitus


Professional affiliations:

  • Pakistan Dental Association [Life Member] (PDA) from 1996
  • Malaysian Dental Association (MDA) From 2009
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR) From 2009
  • Malaysian Association of Dental Public Health Specialist (MADPHS) from 2010


Academic Awards:

  • Awarded FIRST Best Lecturer in Dentistry by IMU students’ choice awards (2009)


Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)


  • Babar, M.G,. Seow, L.L, (2009): Cariostatic Effect of Fluoride-containing Restorative Materials: A Review, Malaysian Dental Journal 30(2) P 130 – 136.
  • Hasan, S.S., Keong, S.C., Choong, C.L.K., Ahmed, S.I., Ching, T.W., Anwar, M,. Ahmadi, K,. And Babar, M.G (2011); Patient-Reported Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug-Drug Interactions: A Cross-Sectional Study on Malaysian HIV/AIDS Patients, Med Princ Pract; 20:265-270 (DOI: 10.1159/000321274).
  • Babar, M.G, Gonzalez, M.A,. (2011) An alternative efficient technique for thin tooth sectioning. International eJournal of Science, Medicine & Education (IeJSME) 5 (1). 30 - 33.
  • Hasan SS, Yong CS, Babar MG, Naing CM, Hameed A, Baig MR, Iqbal SM, Kairuz T. (2011); Understanding, perceptions and self-use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Malaysian pharmacy students. BMC Complement Altern Med. Oct 13; 11: 95,
  • Babar, M.G, Hasan, S.S, Naing, C.M,. Binti Hamzah N.H,. ( 2012) Perceptions and self-use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Malaysian dental students. Published in European Journal of Integrative Medicine. Volume 4, Issue 1, March, Pages e63–e69.
  • Khan, S.A,. Omar, H,. Babar, M.G,. Toh, C.G,. (2012) Health economics in Dentistry: Using Debate as an Educational Tool, Accepted for publication in The Journal of Dental Education (JDE)
  • Babar, M.G,. (2011), Empathy heals: Learn to walk a mile in their shoes… IeJSME: 5 (2): 1-2, Editorial.




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