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Diploma in Dental Technology

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees56100/Course
FacultyFaculty of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Dental Technology program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the art and science of fabricating corrective devices and replacements for natural teeth and supporting tissues. The dental technologist is a craftsperson who is an essential member of the dental health-care team. The technologist, working to the prescription of a qualified dental practitioner, is responsible for the construction of dental prostheses and appliances used to improve the well-being of the patient.

Dental Technologists are valuable members of the dental care team. They perform laboratory functions related to the clinical treatment of patients. They receive instructions from dental surgeons by following written prescriptions and using impressions of the patient’s teeth and soft tissue to fabricate dentures, crowns, bridges, dentures and orthodontic appliances. They are creative and artistic to obtain a satisfactory product.

The prostheses they construct will restore the aesthetics and functions for chewing and speech of the patient. Dental Technologists are skilled and competent in laboratory functions supporting the dental surgeons in the clinical management pf patients. They often assess the need of the patient alongside the dental surgeon in the clinic.

Prospective students must have a high degree of technical ability and manual skills along with scientific knowledge and a degree of artistry. They should also possess good hand-eye co-ordination and colour perception, dexterity in using small instruments, patience in attending to minute details and an interest in learning about the underlying material sciences.

Throughout the 3-year program, students gain skills in communication, understanding and application of anatomy, dental asepsis, workplace relations, laboratory procedures and employment skills for a professional environment. Practical laboratory work is emphasized to prepare the student for employment.

Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1

  • Student Development
  • Social And Behavioural Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Oral Health Services
  • The Law and Dental Practice
  • Health Promotion
  • Infection Control
  • Managing Clinical Dental Technology Laboratory Requirements
  • Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
  • Pengajian Islam (Islamic Studies) – for Muslim Students
  • Pendidikan Moral (Moral Education) – for Non-Muslim Students

Semester 2

  • Patient Care
  • Dental Technology ‘A’
  • Dental Technology ‘B’
  • Dental Technology ‘C’
  • Dental Technology ‘D’
  • Dental Technology ‘E’
  • Repair & Maintenance of Dental Equipment
  • Hospital Dentistry

Year 2
Semester 1

  • Clinical Dental Technology Laboratory Practice

Semester 2

  • Clinical Dental Technology Laboratory Practice

Year 3
Semester 1

* Clinical Dental Technology Laboratory Practice

Semester 2

* Clinical Dental Technology Laboratory Practice

Entry Requirements

SPM 5 Credits in Bahasa Malaysia & Maths & Science and 2 other subjects.

Intake Months

January 

Career Prospects

Dental Surgeons, Dental Technologists and Dental Surgery Assistants have a choice of working in government clinics and hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Department of Aborigine Affairs, in the universities, as well as the private sector.

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


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