Sunday, 8 May 2011

Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din

Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din
Deputy Director of Medical Services (Dental)
Ministry of Health
Kuala Lumpur

Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din. Malaysia. Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., 1965, 298.pp 34-35. A publication of the Expert Committee on Organization of Dental Public Health Services. Geneva, 13-19 October 1964.


Dr Abdul Karim was responsible for establishing the Dental Training School in Sepoy Lines, Penang in the 1960s. The facility is near the Penang General Hospital. Many dentists were trained there. 

One old photo showed Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos, his wife Matron Mariah and daughter Kamariah, at the Dental Training School in Penang. The backdrop showed the words Sekolah Perawatan Pulau Pinang. It was probably the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Dental Training School.

Some of the Universiti Sains Malaysia lecturers were involved with teaching at the Dental Training School in the early 1980s, for example, Dr Noor Hidayah.