August 29, 2017 Chooi Gait, Toh

Designation/Title : Professor/Dean 
Department: School of Dentistry
Tel: 03-27317438
Fax: 03-86567239 

Education and Training

  • FDSRCS - Edinburgh - 1996
  • Fellow in Dental Surgery [FDSRCPS] - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - 1980
  • Diploma in Restorative Dentistry [DRDRCS] - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - 1980
  • Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry [MSc] - Eastman Dental Institute, University of London - 1977/8
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honors [BDS Hons] - University of Singapore - 1974

Research interests:

  • Dental Education
  • Cariology
  • Adhesive dentistry
  • Photo dynamic therapy
  • Dental implantology

Research projects/grants:

  • Salivary human herpes virus levels in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). 
    IMU Grant: RM 20,000
    Yoshinobu Shoji, Chee Onn Leong, HL Choo, Khoo Suan Phaik, Toh Chooi Gait
    Duration: May 2010 / Apr 2011
  • A self-directed interdisciplinary course for dental and chiropractic students to enhance their practice/clinical skills
    IMU-CtME Innovations Grant : RM3,000
    Saad Ahmed Khan, Hanan Omar, Omar Pervaiz, Toh Chooi Gait, Michael Haneline
    Duration: 2012 – 2014
  • An Assessment of Research Productivity and Training Needs in Malaysian Dental Schools
    IMU Grant: RM 2,000
    Allan Pau Kah Heng, Toh Chooi Gait 
    Duration: January-June 2012
  • Efficacy of Photo dynamic therapy in disinfecting periodontal pockets. A Real time PCR based clinical trial
    IMU Grant: RM 32,931
    Pulikkotil Shaju Jacob, Toh Chooi Gait, Kavitha Mohandas, Katrina Chung Pooi Yin
    Duration: October 2012 – September 2015

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2010-2014)

  • Nil in last 5 years

Professional affiliations:

Honorary Fellowships Conferred:

  • 1987 Fellow of Academy of Dentistry International [FADI]
  • 1993 Fellow of International College of Dentists [FICD]
  • 1996 Fellow in Dental Surgery of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [FDSRCS]
  • 2010 Associate Member, Academy of Science

Membership to Professional Bodies:

  • Malaysian Dental Association – life member
  • Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics
  • Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners’ Association
  • Associate Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia
  • International Association for Dental Research o Southeast Asian Division (past president) o Malaysian Section – (founding president, honorary member)
  • South East Association for Dental Education (past president) o Chairman, Peer Review and Consultation Programme
  • International Federation of Dental Educators (past director)

Academic Awards:

  • Best Scientific Paper Presentation in Surgery Sector, 1999
  • First Prize for Oral Presentation at the Congress of the German Association of Implantology (DGI, 1999
  • Gold Medal at the National Science & Technology Exposition, 2002
  • Gold Medal with Felicitations from the Jury at the 32nd Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, Innovations & New Techniques, 2004
  • Excellent Scientist Award from the Ministry of Higher Education, 2004
  • Bronze Medal at the University of Malaya First Exposition on Research and Innovation, 2004
  • Bronze Medal at the University of Malaya 2005 Exposition on Research and Innovation, 2005
  • Gold Medal at the Public Institutes for Higher Learning Research & Development Exhibition 05, 2005
  • Special Award For Category On International Research Collaboration awarded by Ministry of Higher Education & University of Technology, 2005

Recent publications 
(last 5 years – 2012 -2017)


  • Siar CH, Toh CG, Taiyeb Ali TB, Seiz D, Ong ST. Dimensional profile of oral mucosa around combined tooth-implant-supported bridgework in macaque mandible. Clinical Oral Implant Research 23, 2012 438–446 (Impact Factor : 2.514)
  • Siar CH, Pua CK, Toh CG, Romanos G, Ng KH. Cementum status in natural teeth opposing implant-borne bridgework in Macaca fascicularis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012; 114(suppl 5)(suppl 5):S46-S53. (IF: 1.457)
  • NA Ahmad, Z Naimie, JL Lui, AA Aziz, M Abdullah, NAH Kasim, NLA Kasim, CG Toh, YL Thong, AAA Razak, ZAC Aziz, E. Sulaiman, MAG Gonzalez, P. Bindal. Clinical Pairing Revisited: A Study at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. J Dental Education 2012; 76 (10):1377-1383. (IF: 0.906)
  • Khan SA, Omar H, Babar MG, Toh CG. Utilization of Debate as an educational tool for dental students to learn health economics. J Dent Education 2012; 76 (12) : 1675 – 1683.(IF: 0.906)
  • Omar H, Khan SA, Toh CG. Structured Student-Generated Videos for First -Year Students at a Dental School in Malaysia. J Dent Education 2013; 77(5):640-647. (IF: 0.906)
  • Parolia A, Toh CG, Porto ICCM, Mala K. Endo-Perio Lesion: A dilemma from 19th until 21st Century. Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry. 2013; 3(1): 2-11.
  • 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.
  • Siar CH, Toh CG & G Romanos. Comparative assessment of the interfacial soft and hard tissues investing implants and natural teeth in the macaque mandible, Clinical Oral Investigations; 2014. (IF: 2.285) Published online DOI: 10.1007/s00784-014-1362-7.
  • Seow LL, Toh CG, NHF Wilson. Strain measurements and fracture resistance of endodontically treated premolars restored with all-ceramic restorations, Journal of Dentistry 2014. (IF: 2.84) Published online DOI: 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.10.001