Dr. Syarida Hasnur Safii received her degree in Dentistry from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2002, following which she served as a dental officer with Ministry of Health in Kuantan, Pahang for 4 years. She joined University of Malaya as a tutor in 2006 and gained her Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology from King’s College London in 2009. She was also awarded the Membership of Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the same year. She completed her PhD at University of Otago, New Zealand in 2018.
Currently, Dr. Syarida is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. She teaches undergraduate dental students and supervising postgraduate students enrolled in Master of Clinical Dentistry, Master of Dental Science and PhD programmes. She is the coordinator for Periodontology course, Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme and General Dentistry course, Master of Clinical Dentistry programme. Her main research areas include periodontal disease and systemic disease/ conditions, locally-delivered antimicrobial as an adjunct to scaling and root surface debridement in the treatment of periodontitis, systematic reviews and dental education. She has published her work in various journals such Journal of Periodontal Research, Archives of Oral Biology, European Journal of Dental Education, Journal of Oral Science and a few other ISI/ Scopus journals. She has also reviewed manuscripts for publication in ISI journals, Archives of Oral Biology and Sains Malaysiana.