31 October 2015 – International Medical University (IMU) Semester 8 dental student Michelle Anne Leong won 1st Prize in the 2015 Dentsply Asia Endodontic Case Contest at the national level with the submission of her patient case that she provided root canal treatment (endodontics) under the clinical supervision of Dr Shekhar Bhatia, lecturer in Division of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry. She competed with students from 8 other universities in Malaysia. Both student and staff were awarded certificates in recognition of this achievement. Michelle, representing Malaysia, then proceeded to Hong Kong to compete with dental students who are winners from 7 other asian countries for the Dentsply Asia University Endodontic Case Contest Asian Level that was held on 31 October 2015. Michelle won the 2nd Prize that comprised of plaque, certificate and US$800 for herself as well as US$1,000 worth of Dentsply endodontic products for the IMU School of Dentistry.