August 29, 2017 Allan Kah Heng, Pau

Designation/Title : Professor in Dental Public Health, Associate Dean for Oral Health
Department : School of Dentistry
Tel: DID: +603 2731 7612
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Education and Training

CCST General Dental Council, UK 2011
FDS(DPH) Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2011
PhD Queen Mary University of London  2004
MSc Queen Mary University of London  1996
DDPH Royal College of Surgeons, England 1996
BDS King’s College University of London 1985


Research interests:

  • Caries Control in Young Children
  • Oral Health Services Research
  • Dental Pain
  • Dental Education

Research projects/grants:

  • Pau A, Doss JG, Tan BS, Esa R, Mohd Yusof ZY, Bilal SA, Che Salleh N, Abdullah NA, Yaw SL. The effectiveness of dental health home visits on caries prevention in young children – a randomised controlled trial. FRGS (MOE, Malaysia) 2015; RM144,960
  • Ravindranath S, Kumar Basavaraj, AK, Pau A. Effect of fluoride intake on bone density and experimental tooth movement in rats. IMU 2014; RM20,000.
  • Gallagher J, Scrambler S, Pau A. Bridging the Gap: the Role of Information in improving Dental Access. NHS West Midlands 2009; £40,000
  • Pau A. Croucher R. Evaluation of GDPs’ compliance with Clinical Governance in Barking and Dagenham. Barking and Dagenham PCT 2008; £4,800
  • Murray S, Channa B, Pau A. Dental hygienists’ performance of tobacco cessation activities in the primary dental care setting. COLGATE DCP RESEARCH AWARDS 2008; £2,500.
  • Pau A. Evaluation of a Mouth Cancer Screening programme for the over 50s in Barking and Dagenham. Barking and Dagenham PCT 2007; £2,000.
  • Jeavons C, Murray S, Iluyemi A, Pau A, Seymour K, Croucher R. Implementing a handheld computer based programme to improve smoking cessation activity in oral health education. COLGATE DCP RESEARCH AWARDS 2006; £2,464.
  • Croucher R, Pau A. Implementing a handheld computer based programme to improve smoking cessation activity in undergraduate clinical practice. Educational and Staff Development (QMUL) 2005; £3,820.
  • Pau A. Validation of a Dental Pain Screening Questionnaire in a Prison Population. National Prison Health Research Network 2005; £5,000.
  • Pau A, Croucher R. Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress in Dental Undergraduates. LTSN-01 UK 2003; £4,000.
  • Pau A. Validating a Dental Pain Screening Questionnaire. DSRG (Dental Institute, Barts and The London) 2003; £5,700.

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD) 
(Last 5 years – 2012-2017)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Malaysian Dental Council
  • General Dental Council, UK
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
  • Malaysian Dental Association
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
  • Malaysian Association of Dental Public Health Specialists
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic Awards:

  • 2003. Journal of Dental Education (American Dental Education Association) Outstanding Manuscript Award. Pau A, Croucher R. Emotional intelligence and perceived stress in dental undergraduates. J Dent Educ. 2003; 67(9): 1023-8.

Recent publications 
(last 5 years – 2012 -2017)

  • Chen CL, Parolia A, Pau A. Comparative Evaluation of Effectiveness of Desensitizing Agents In Dentin Tubules Occlusion Using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Australian Dental Journal. Accepted 2014.
  • Eu Gene Chua, Abhishek Parolia, Priya Ahlawat, Allan Pau, Fabian Davamani Amalraj. Antifungal effectiveness of various intracanal medicaments against Candida albicans: an ex-vivo study. BMC Oral Health. Accepted 2014.
  • Ahlawat P, Parolia A, Hasan Z, Smales FC, Pau A, Toh CG. Comprehensive Implementation of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in a Dental School and University Oral Health Centre: A Stepwise Framework. Dentistry Journal. 2014; 2(1):41-51.
  • Merlini Rajoo, Abhishek Parolia, Allan Pau, Fabian Davamani Amalraj. The Role of Propolis in Inflammation and Orofacial Pain: A Review. Annual Research & Review in Biology 2014;4(4):651-664.
  • Chong JA; Chew JKY; Ravindranath S, Pau A. Clinical Audit Teaching in Record-Keeping for Dental Undergraduates. J Dent Educ. 2014; 78(2):206-12.
  • Allan Pau, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Yu Sui Chen, Abdoul Aziz Fall, Charmaine Khoo, Vishna Devi Nadarajah. The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) for student selection in health professions training - A systematic review. Med Teach. 2013; 35(12):1027-1041.
  • Joseph Meng Ern Tan, Abhishek Parolia, Allan Pau. Intracanal Placement of Calcium Hydroxide: A Comparison of Specially Designed Paste Carrier Technique With Other Techniques. BMC Oral Health 2013; 13(1): 52.
  • Renton T, Al-Haboubi M, Pau A, Shepherd J, Gallagher JE. Section E: Question 2-What Has Been the United Kingdom's Experience With Retention of Third Molars? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul 3.
  • Pau A, Sabri BA. Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction in Newly Qualified Malaysian Dentists. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2012 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print].