Cheah Chia Wei graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Malaya and has served in the Ministry of Health as dental officer. She then joined the Faculty of Dentistry where she obtained her specialist training in Periodontology and continue to serve in the faculty as a lecturer, training general dentists and specialists in Periodontology. Her research interest is in extraction socket ridge preservation, periodontal/bone regenerative material for implantology and also association between periodontal conditions with systemic diseases. Her PhD is related to 16S rDNA sequencing of oral microbiota in patients with periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. She has published in peer reviewed journals, presented her work locally and abroad. She also serves as reviewer for peer reviewed journals in her area of expertise.