Haslina Rani

Haslina Rani
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Department of Dental Public Health

D.D.S., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
May 2007 - April 2009
Ministry of Health Malaysia
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Involved in dental workforce planning and management, manpower projection, dental officers transfers, and distribution.

Publications

Publications (23)
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This paper describes a study to evaluate the readability scores of Malaysian newspaper articles meant to create awareness of diabetes among the public. In contrast to patient-specific sources of information, mass media may potentially reach healthy people, thus preventing them from becoming part of the diabetes statistics. Articles published within...
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Background: This paper describes a study to evaluate the readability scores of Malaysian newspaper articles meant to create awareness of diabetes among the public. In contrast to patient-specific sources of information, mass media may potentially reach healthy people and help them avoid becoming part of the diabetes statistics. The study selected r...
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Background: Aerosol-producing dental procedures are of concern in the spread of infections, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Periodontal prophylaxis is the most common aerosol-producing procedure conducted in dental practice globally. During COVID-19, many national and international organizations advocated the use of pre-procedural mouth ri...
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Background A good understanding of the bi-directional relationship between diabetes and periodontitis is essential to ensure the successful management of both diseases. This study aimed to develop and evaluate an integrated diabetes-periodontitis nutrition and health education module. Methods The module was developed as an iterative and review pro...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Salvadora persica L. chewing stick/miswak is still being used as an oral hygiene tool for plaque control and prevention against gingivitis. Various studies have reported on the therapeutics and prophylactic effects particularly on periodontal disease. This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of S. persica chew...
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Background: The global prevalence of periodontal disease is steadily rising. Early detection through the active screening of potential patients is important because periodontal disease leads to high disease, clinical, and economic burdens. The aim of this study is to develop a simple periodontal assessment tool for the Malay-speaking population; th...
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Despite the fines and action taken by authorities against illegal dental practise, it could not be eliminated and remain a threat to the public’s oral health. The aim of this study was to gather holistic evidence on unlicensed dental practice by collating news coverage, scientific research publications, and information on social media activities of...
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Salvadora persica mouthwash is one of the widely used alternatives for oral hygiene care to remove plaque and reduce gingival inflammation. Current studies on this herbal source of mouthwash are limited. The review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Salvadora persica focusing on its function as anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis. Articles obtained...
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received increased attention in recent years. However, greater efforts are needed to train them in ensuring better competency in delivering this role. The aim of the present study is to assess oral health and care knowledge among HCPs by further exploring possible challenges faced by them in managing oral health problems, particularly in regard to...
Conference Paper
A wide range of toothpaste based on natural product is available in the market nowadays. This is due to its ability to reduce supragingival plaque and gingivitis demonstrated in a number of controlled clinical trials. The use of Salvadora persica sticks also known as “miswak” or natural toothbrush in English as tooth-cleaning tools is an old tradit...
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Purpose-Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) has appeared as one of the most explored trends of online learning. In September 2014, the Ministry of Education Malaysia has collaborated with four of its public universities; including The National University of Malaysia (UKM) to launch the Malaysia MOOCs initiative. As part of this collaboration effort,...
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Objective: To assess the relationships of socio-demography, self-reported oral health status, and behaviour with oral health literacy (OHL) among adults. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during a mega carnival in Kuala Lumpur. Socio-demographic, oral health status, and oral health behaviour data were obtained using a que...
Presentation
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Shifting from traditional classroom teaching to interactive-learning methods represents an essential component of current thinking in dental education. Considering this trend, an interactive workshop was conducted as part of the scheduled smoking-cessation activity in the dental curriculum. The objective of this study was to develop, implement, and...
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Background: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) has appeared as one of the most researched trends during the past few years. The Ministry of Education Malaysia has collaborated with four public universities in Malaysia; including UKM which was launched in September 2014. This presentation discusses the MOOC development process and its analytics. Met...
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The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with clinical and perceived oral malodor among dental students. Clinical oral malodor was measured in 163 Malaysian dental students using organoleptic method and Oral ChromaTM and they were asked about their perception of self-oral malodor. Oral examination was pe...
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To assess oral malodour level and its association with health behaviour, oral health behaviour and oral health status among adolescents. A questionnaire survey and clinical examination that included tongue coating and oral malodour status were conducted on 665 senior high school students in Saitama, Japan. Analyses of Pearson chi-square, independen...
Conference Paper
Objective: To investigate halitosis in the dental curriculum and to explore the situation regarding halitosis in Malaysia through the perspectives and experiences of Malaysian dental professionals. Method: A questionnaire survey asking about halitosis coverage in the dental curriculum was mailed to all dental schools (n=12) in the country. Th...
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Audiovisual aids were widely used in raising dental awareness of the public. Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia introduced a 20-hour 'Oral Health Education – AudioVisual Aids' (OHE-AVA) module requiring students to plan, produce, use and evaluate OHE-AVA materials for individual patients and in the community. Course evaluation was...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process involved in the geriatric oral health community programme for final year dentistry students which was introduced by the Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The geriatric oral health community programme formed part of the curriculum for f...

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Projects (6)
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Many guidelines have been developed by national agencies or professional dental associations. However there is not much emphasis on the adaptability of these guidelines especially in the dental school environment. This study aims to investigate this gap.
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To improve dental care utilization of patients with type 2 diabetes through shared care delivery between primary care and dental clinics, as well as enhancing the role of social capital in the prevention and control of diabetes and oral diseases.