Biomaterials Technology Research Groups (BTRG)

BTRG-Members-2014BTRG Members 2013/2014

Summary and Principal Aims
Research scope includes the development and investigation of various mechanical & physical properties of biomaterials in relation to dentistry. It also includes research on the effects of different conditions (pH, environment, substances) to biomaterials. The scope includes Prosthodontic, Operative Techniques and Biomaterials Testing within the laboratory with simulated clinical settings.

The group research includes :

  • Investigation of Mechanical
  • Physical and Biological properties of Biomaterials in relation to dentistry and their further development.

The material testing is performed within the laboratory with simulated clinical settings.

Area of Interest
The group interest includes many areas related to of Biomaterial used in the clinical field such as Fixed and Removable Prosthodontic, Maxillofacilal Prosthodontics, Operative Techniques, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Implantology.

Summary of current research activities:

  • New development of ceramic materials for crown restoration. by : Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Razak
  • The applicability of Oil-palm Empty Fruit Bunch fibres as fibre reinforcement material in Denture Base Resin. by : Dr.Jacob John Chiremel Chandy
  • Evaluation of Functionally Graded Dental Post for the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth. by : A/P Dr. Hadijah Abdullah
  • Microtensile bond strength of resin bond luting cements to dentine and zirconia ceramics. by : A/P Dr. Hadijah Abdullah
  • Evaluation of the marginal fit of crowns fabricated from a new ceramic computer-aided designed /computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. by : AP Dr Nor Hayati Abu Kasim
  • Dimensional accuracy of implant impression using various impression materials and techniques. by : Prof Dr Norsiah Yunus/ Dr Muaiyed
  • Physical and mechanical properties of Eclipse® denture base polymer by : Prof Dr Norsiah Yunus
  • Mineralised xenogenic dentine as bone graft substitute by : Dr Ha Kien Oon, Dr Palasuntharam Shanmuhasuntharam, Dr Nisreen Al-Namnam and Prof Dr Siar Chong Huat

Research Group Leader

Dr. Noor Azlin Yahya

Contact details

For further information, please contact us:
Biomaterials Technology Research Group (BTRG)
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
Fax: +603-79676456