Dr Firdaus Hanapiah graduated from University of Otago, New Zealand in 1990. He then returned to Malaysia to take up position as a clinical tutor at the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. In 1993 he then joined the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London where he was a part time honorary senior house officer. In 1996 he completed an MSc in Oral Surgery from the Eastman and was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeon, England. He then once again returned to Malaysia to take a position as a lecturer at the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. He is awarded the Fellowship of the International Congress of Implantologist and a member of The International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is now in private practice based in the Avisena Specialist Hospital, in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, as the consultant Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon as well as head clinician for the Firdaus and Sharina Dental Clinics as well as the Bangsar Dental Specialist Centre and Consultant OMFS Surgeon for the Smile Clinic Group as well as the Glamsmile Dental Specialist Centre in the Klang valley. Dr Firdaus was a member of the Malaysian Dental Council from 201 7-2020. He is also a registered Specialist in the National Specialist Register of Malaysia (NSR) and a member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. He has since placed more than 6000 dental implants. He is also a pioneer in the field of virtual surgery in the surgical placement of implant. He is also currently interested in analysing immediately loaded implants.