05 Feb 2014
Nurturing generations of dental technicians
Aspiring to be a teacher when she was young, Ms Habsah Mohd Salleh, Senior Principal Dental Technician, NDCS, fulfilled her dream as an educator in her field.
With more than 4 decades of experience as a dental technician, Ms Habsah specialises in making dental prostheses such as dentures and appliances for temporomandibular disorders, a condition which causes pain and loss of normal function to the jaw joint. Today, she oversees three NDCS laboratories and supervises 30 staff to ensure the smooth running and making of dental appliances.
But more than just a dental technician, she is also an educator. She is one of the pioneers in formal dental technology education in Singapore, and a mentor to generations of young professionals after her. Ms Habsah was part of the committee to set up a Dental Technology programme in Singapore under an NDCS-ITE collaboration, and continues to actively groom dental technicians till today.
Read the Berita Harian article here