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Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Offered by: AIMST University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration5 Yrs
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FacultyFaculty of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Dental health is an integral part of general health and has great impact on the human body.Dentistry is a noble professional career dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders of the region of the oral cavity. The five-year BDS programme offered by AIMST University is a professional course to educate and train students to become world class dental practitioners. The course uses a modern approach to dental education based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia as well as internationally.

The BDS degree at AIMST University will conform to international standards. A highly professional faculty with strong research base, and fully conversant with the needs of students to be a professional workforce, has been handpicked to deliver the BDS programme. The Dental faculty has state-of-the art facilities for patient care and laboratory teaching.

Year 1

The first year ia devoted to the study of the basic medical sciences like Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, which provides a foundation for the study of Clinical Dentistry. Students will also be introduced to the basic dental science disciplines (Oral Biology, Oral Physiology) and common oral health problems.

Year 2

In year 2, students will be introduced to clinical subjects like Conservative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Applied Dental Materials. Students will develop the practical skills and learn the basic dental techniques in the simulation and dental technology laboratory. Students will be taught the supporting courses like Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communication Skills.

Year 3

During Year 3, students learn to examine, diagnose and treat the patients in a multidisciplinary polyclinic in the campus-based AIMST University Dental Hospital. Learning in the Year 2 clinical subjects continues along with the introduction of Oral Surgery and Orthodontics. Supporting courses are held in Medicine, Surgery, Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Health Promotion & Preventive Dentistry and Law & Ethics.

Year 4

Many treatment procedures are practiced in all the clinical disciplines in Year 4. The discipline of Pediatric Dentistry is introduced. Teaching is given in Community Oral Health and in dentistry for the elderly and special needs patients. Further learning is undertaken in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine.

Year 5

Clinical practice in all aspects of dentistry continues with practical experience in Community Oral Health. Dental Practice Management is taught to prepare students for work in general dental practice. Learning continues in Oral Surgery with students participating in the management of in-patients requiring complex oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures in the hospital.

Entry Requirements

A-Levels / STPM: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
(Grade C can only be in either Physics or Mathematics)

AIMST Foundation in Science / Matriculation / Foundation in Science / Pre-medical course** (course ≥ 1 year in the same institution): CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

UEC: B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry, Physics, UEC Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

UNSW Foundation / MUFY / Western Australia Curriculum Council / HSC Sydney Australia / Trinity College Foundation Studies / Australian Universities Foundation Programmes / South Australian Matriculation / Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12 / Ausmat: Aggregate or average of 80% or equivalent of B in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics Or
80% ATAR provided the subjects include

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and
  • Physics or Mathematics

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary: Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

CPU / CIMP / Canadian Grade 12/13/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12: Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

Indian Pre-University: Average of 70% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB): 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

Diploma in Health Sciences (course ≥ 2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same institution): CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)

Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences: CGPA ≥ 3.0 (out of 4)

Degree in the Arts or Humanities: CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4) And 3 Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent Or An accredited bridging course

**SPM / O-levels requirement :

  • Applicants must have obtained 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.
  • Must pass in Bahasa Malaysia and English.
  • Applicant must NOT have failed in any other subjects listed in the results transcript

The English Language Requirement: All applicants should have attained the required level of competence in English

Aptitude Test / Interview: All eligible applicants are required to attend an interview (to be conducted by AIMST University)

All applicants must have taken or registered for MUET upon applying for the programme.

Additional Requirement from MDC
A person with any of the following shall be disqualified from entry into a dental programme:

  • Found guilty of offence(s) affecting the human body;
  • Recent or serious dishonesty e.g. cheating at examinations, falsification of documents, plagiarism;
  • Serious physical or mental illness; and/or
  • Serious communicable disease(s)

Note: AIMST University will officially notify you of the outcome of your application. Please take note that submission of the application does not constitute acceptance into the University.

*Must obtain MUET Band 4 before graduation Malaysian applicants who seek employment in the public sector are required to attain credit in Bahasa Malaysia & English

Intake Months

Registration Dates: 11 Sept

Intake Closing Dates: 25 Sept

Career Prospects
  • Ministry of Health Dental Services
  • Armed Forces Dental Services
  • Private Dental Practice
  • Specialization in Dentistry
  • University Teaching and Research

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

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