Prof Dr. Khoo Suan Phaik

Prof Dr. Khoo Suan Phaik

BDS (Mal), MSc (Lon), FDSRCSI (Ire), PhD (Spore)
Specialty: TMD/Orofacial Pain and Oral Mucosal Diseases


Professor Dr. Khoo Suan Phaik graduated with a Dental Degree from Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya in 1987. Soon after, she completed her Master’s in Oral Pathology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University of London in UK. She went on to obtain her Fellowship in the Oral Medicine specialty from the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Dr Khoo started her academic career at the Universiti Malaya and became Associate Professor in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine in 1998. Professor Dr. Khoo obtained PhD (in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders) from the National University of Singapore and in 2008 she joined the International Medical University (IMU) to become one of the founding members of the School of Dentistry in IMU.

She is currently the Professor of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at IMU. Professor Dr. Khoo has published in various peer-reviewed local and international journals and has lectured and conducted numerous workshops locally and overseas. She is currently the President-Elect for the IADR (Malaysian Section). Her clinical interests are in the area of TMD/Orofacial pain and oral mucosal diseases.