Malaysia’s industry leader BP Healthcare Group and University of Malaya (UM) have signed an agreement to work together in oral and dental research and care as well as community projects to increase dental awareness.
The collaborative initiative pools the expertise and resources of BP Healthcare, which aims to build the country’s largest dental care network, and Malaysia’s premier dental school that has over four decades of history and one of the few overseas training and examination centres recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was sealed by Chevy Beh, BP Healthcare Group executive director, and Professor Dr Rosnah Mohd Zain, dean of the Dentistry Faculty, at the university in Kuala Lumpur today.
“We are privileged to work with the country’s most established institution on dental health. The MoU that we signed today will bring benefit to the two organisations and at the same time, improve the quality of care, research and education in Malaysia,” said Beh.
“Collaborating with UM will allow medical professionals from both sides and dental residents to work closely and identify opportunities on joint research, internship and accelerate the pace of improvement in the field.”
BP Healthcare Group, which is the most diversified healthcare provider in the country, currently has three specialist dental clinics located at the BP Specialist Centres in Glenmarie (Shah Alam), Klang and Ipoh.
The group, through BP Dental Sdn Bhd, will spend RM100 million over the next few years to establish a network of 50 dental clinics and invest in the latest technology to provide comprehensive maintenance, restorative and aesthetic dental care that includes orthodontic treatment, CT scan for treatment planning of dental implants and oral surgery, as well as latest digital imaging system that requires high-end and high cost equipment. - Bernama, July 29, 2013