Welcome to this new MDJ online submission. I am glad to announce that the MDJ online system is up and running, and allows the accepted articles to be uploaded soon enough for readers to receive the latest update in dental science. The number of hits generated from the system for each article showed that our readers are able to access to the articles prior to seeing it hard copy prints. The open access system will also encourage more potential authors to submit their manuscripts to the MDJ as it could be accessed for free worldwide through MDJ website at www.mda.org.my/mdj.

With this fresh look, the MDJ has also recently established a Manuscript Tracking System made possible through MyJournal website. The Open Journal System (OJS) assists the editor at every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions right to online publication and indexing. So far, our trial run shows that we have received submissions through the system for the past 1 year which include local and international authors.

We hope this issue of the MDJ provides a large library of high quality articles for our readers. I’d also like to take this opportunity to show my gratitude to the reviewers and Editorial Board members who had given their invaluable supports in making this issue possible.

Thank you.

Associate Professor Dr. Chai Wen Lin
BDS (Malaya), FDSRCS (Eng), MDSc (Malaya), PhD (Sheffield)
Editor, Malaysian Dental Journal 2014/015



Prof. Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong


Associate Professor Dr. Chai Wen Lin
BDS (Malaya), MDSc (Malaya), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Sheffield)
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Malaya
50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]

Editorial Manager:

Mr. Muhammad Khairul Amir Nawi

Editorial Board:

Dr. Bryon Ong Teng Kai
Dr. Lim Tong Wah
Dr. Wey Mang Chek
Dr. Tan Su Keng


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