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Malaysia is known as the “Kingdom of Rubber and Tin”. Located in the heartland of Southeast Asia, the country is consisted of the Malay Peninsulaļ¼ŒSabah and Sarawak, covering a total area of about 330433 square kilometers. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of the country.

Malaysia enjoys a pleasant climate with lots of sunshine. The country is also famous for its high-quality beaches, marvelous islands, primitive tropical forest, precious animals and plants, caves in thousand shapes, cultural relics with a long history, age-old folk customs and modern cities.
The inaugural meeting of Malaysian Dental Association was held in the dental clinic in the General Hospital of Singapore on September 2nd, 1938. After the end of the Second World War, Malaysian Dental Association came to life and the first regular meeting was held in the dental clinic of Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore on February 9th, 1946. The first Announcement of Malaysian Dentistry was published under the guidance of the first editor Mr. M. Subramaniam. By 1949, three branches of Malaysian Dental Association had been set up: Penang Branch, Central Branch and Singapore Branch. In 1963, the Malaysian Dental Association changed its name from Malays Dental Association to Malaysian Dental Association. In the same year, Malaysia was honored to be the host country of the 4th Asia-Pacific Dental Congress. On March 25th, 1967, the 24thAnnual Meeting of Malaysian Dental Association was held. In 1979 the Foundation of Malaysian Dental Association was established and located itself in a housing property in Jalan Klang Lama. In April, 1979, Malaysian Dental Association hosted the Inaugural Ceremony of the 9th Asia-Pacific Dental Congress and International College of Dentists.
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