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Doctor of Dental Surgery

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration5 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Dentistry is a unique career that provides plenty of rewards and challenges and is a highly respected profession. Healthy smiles are created with the use of cutting-edge technology and the combination of scientific knowledge and artistic talent. Dentists have the opportunity to provide benevolent care in the community by helping people enhance and maintain their oral health.

The modules taught in this degree programme are an integration of biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences, with particular emphasis on human anatomy, craniofacial biology, physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology. Apart from that, the study of pathology, pharmacology, human organ systems, associated disease processes, emergency procedures, infection control, oral health diseases, biomaterials, operative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, public health and community dentistry make up a large portion of the syllabus.

Upon completion of the programme, students will have procured for themselves the ability to carry out various dental tasks, from basic dental procedures such as tooth extraction and repair of oral imperfections to complex and complicated procedures such as root canal and prosthodontics treatment. They will have the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent dental diseases besides accepting professional responsibility for the effective and safe care of their patients. The dental graduates at MAHSA University will be well prepared to serve the community and fill distinguished positions at the helm of the dental profession, in both the public and private sectors both locally and internationally.


Year 1

  • Anatomy (Subject Code: DDS1 0109)
  • Physiology (Subject Code: DDS1 0209)
  • Biochemistry (Subject Code: DDS1 0309)
  • Oral Biology (Subject Code: DDS1 0409)

Year 2

  • Microbiology (Subject Code: DDS2 0609)
  • Pathology (Subject Code: DDS2 0709)
  • Pharmacology (Subject Code: DDS2 0809)
  • Dental Materials & Equipment (Subject Code: DDS2 0909)

Year 3

  • General Medicine (Subject Code: DDS3 1009)
  • General Surgery (Subject Code: DDS3 1109)
  • Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine (Subject Code: DDS3 1209)
  • Dental Radiology (Subject Code: DDS3 1309)

Year 4

  • Prosthetic Dentistry (Subject Code: DDS4 1516)
  • Paediatric Dentistry (Subject Code: DDS4 1610)
  • Periodontology (Subject Code: DDS4 1714)

Year 5

  • Conservative Dentistry (Subject Code: DDS5 1918)
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (Subject Code: DDS5 2014)
  • Orthodontics (Subject Code: DDS5 2114)
  • Dental Public Health (Subject Code: DDS5 2212)
  • Family Dentistry (Subject Code: DDS5 2306)

General Modules

  • English Language
  • Youth Development
  • Community Work
  • TITAS (Titular 3)

International Students

  • Communications in Malay 3
  • Malaysian Studies
Entry Requirements
  • STPM/A-levels
    • Pass with minimum 3B / 2A 1C / 1A 1B 1C in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics / Maths
  • Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-Medical Course
    • Pass with CGPA 3.00 in 3 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Maths and Grade B in 5 subjects at SPM or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Add Maths, and 1 other subject.
    • Note: The course should not be less than 1 year in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification.
  • UEC
    • Pass with Grade B4 in 5 subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Add Maths
  • Diploma in Health Sciences
    • Diploma in Health Science with CGPA 3.50 and Grade B in 5 subjs at SPM/equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Add Maths and 1 other subject.
    • Diploma in Microbiology (UiTM) with CGPA 3.00
  • Degree in Arts/Humanities
    • Minimum CGPA 4.0 (4-years Arts/Humanities Programme)
  • Degree in Medical Sciences
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.3 (5-year Medical Sciences programme)
    • Qualification other than the above will be referred to the registrar Minimum CGPA of 3.0 (4-year Medical Sciences programme)
  • English Proficiency
    • MUET: Band 4 | IELTS: 6 | TOEFL: 550
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Career Prospects
  • Ministry of Health or Defence
  • Universities (Public or Private)
  • Private Practice (Solo/Partnered/Group or Hospitals)
  • Dental Industries

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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