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Diploma in Dental Technology

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University's Diploma in Dental Technology is a niche programme designed for students who have completed SPM or its equivalent and are interested in a future as dental technologists working in dental laboratories or clinics.

Dental Technologists construct/produce prostheses for the treatment of damaged or maligned teeth, replacement of missing teeth and protection of teeth.

During the course of the programme, students will learn the complex skills in designing, constructing, and repairing dental prostheses and appliances such as bridges, crowns, dentures, orthodontic appliances, mouthguards and other dental fixtures.

Students will also be taught first-aid, infection control procedures, safety and health standards store management and entrepreneurial skills.

Upon completion of the programme, students graduating as Dental Technologists from MAHSA will be up to date in professional knowledge, competent in their skills, ethical and possess good moral values.

  • YEAR 1
    • English for academic purposes (Subject Code: EAP 4112, Credit Hours: 2)
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Subject Code: MPU 2133, Credit Hours: 3)
    • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Subject Code: MPU 2163, Credit Hours: 3)
    • Creative and Critical Thinking (Subject Code: MPU2222, Credit Hours: 2)
    • Time Management (Subject Code: MPU 2312, Credit Hours: 2)
    • Student Development
      • Communication skills
      • Discipline & Integrity
      • Honesty & interpersonal relationship
      • JSD 2118 (Credit Hours: 1)
    • Basic Medical Sciences
      • Anatomy & physiology
      • Dental anatomy
      • Oral pathology
      • Microbiology
      • Infection control & safety and hazards
      • Basic life support
      • JBMS 2125 (Credit Hours: 3)
    • Dental Prostheses and Appliances
      • Dental materials
      • Complete denture prosthetics
      • JDPA 2133 (Credit Hours: 2)
    • Dental Laboratory and Techniques
      • Manipulation of dental materials
      • Tooth carving
      • Fabrication of complete denture
      • JDLT 21321 (Credit Hours: 22)
  • YEAR 2
    • Co-Curricular Project (Subject Code: MPU 2412, Credit Hours: 1)
    • Dental Prostheses and Appliances
      • Dental materials
      • Removable partial denture
      • Fixed prosthodontics
      • Maxillofacial prostheses
      • Orthodontics
      • Repair & maintenance
      • JDPA 2334 (Credit Hours: 4)
    • Dental Laboratory and Techniques
      • Fabrication of removable partial denture
      • Fabrication of orthodontic appliances
      • Fabrication of crown & bridge (Interim)
      • Fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses
      • Clinical laboratory practice
      • JDLT 23333 (Credit Hours: 24)
  • YEAR 3
    • Ethics and Jurisprudence
      • The dental act
      • Ethics in dental practice including consent
      • JEJ 2520 (Credit Hours: 1)
    • Oral Health Services
      • The role DT in oral health care
      • Patient education
      • Radiation act
      • Hospital dentistry
      • Managing dental records
      • JOHS 2521 (Credit Hours: 1)
    • Dental Prostheses and Appliances
      • Fixed prosthodontics
      • Orthodontics
      • JDPA 2533 (Credit Hours: 2)
    • Dental Laboratory and Techniques
      • Fabrication of crown & bridge
      • Fabrication of orthodontic appliances
      • Clinical laboratory practice
      • Dental store and supply
      • Clinical chirside practice
      • JDLT 25321 (Credit Hours: 24)
Entry Requirements

SPM/O Level/Other equivalent qualifications approved by MQA:

Pass with 5 credits in Bahasa Melayu & Mathematics & Science & 2 other subjects;


Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government for international students

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities as Dental Technologists can be found in both Public and Private sectors that include:

  • Government Health Services
  • Private Dental Laboratories
  • Dental Faculties in both Public and Private Universities

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

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