This page lists Dental schools in Malaysia, both Public and Private.
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A note about recognition:
The list of recognized Dental schools is maintained by the Malaysian Dental Council and you can view the Registrable Qualifications from their website
The five-year BDS programme is a professional course to educate and train students to become dental practitioners. Dentistry is the second health science programme to be introduced at AIMST. The course uses a modern approach to dental education based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia and overseas. The BDS degree 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 hand-picked to deliver the BDS programme.
The five year dental programme in Kulliyyah of Dentistry is divided into 2 phases. Phase I consist of the first two years of the pre-clinical training. It is encompasses the teaching of the relevant Basic Medical Sciences and foundation dental skills. The aim is to acquire the scientific knowledge and psychomotor skill necessary for future clinical training. Phase II which covers Year 3,4 and 5 deals with the developement of clinical skills in the various disciplines of dentistry.
Doctor of Dental Surgery is a 5 year programme. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the five major components of dental education, namely:
– Preclinical dentistry.
– Clinical dentistry.
– Hospital based dentistry.
– Community/Society based dentistry.
– Life-long learning experience through research exercise
The College was inaugurated by our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 17 July 2001. MMMC is the first Indo-Malaysian joint venture in private (professional) medical education and was established with the full support of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. The college also had the support of experienced medical educationists from Manipal University which helped in the implementation of the medical programme. After the medical curriculum was fully consolidated, the college began its collaborative dentistry programme with Manipal University, in response to the acute need of dental professionals in Malaysia. In November 2008, the degree course in Dentistry was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and the pioneer class of dental students to be admitted in September 2009. In line with the college vision to be a world class educational centre, MMMC will continue in its pursuit to provide quality programmes and services of an international standard.
Penang International Dental College (PIDC), has been fully accreditated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2010. It is the first twinning dental programme run by the Vinayaka Missions University. The five years programme was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education which allowed an intake of 50 students and this has subsequently been raised to 75 per year. It is Malaysia?s first stand alone full-fledged dental college and specialist dental centre which offers state-of-the-art dental care. The dental clinic which has been fully operational for the past 5 years has already started to play a major role in the development of dental care, especially for patients who are from the lower income group, the physically and mentally challenged groups and senior citizens as well. As part of its social obligation, PIDC provides subsidized dental treatment for the lower socio-economic groups. The institution works together with the Penang state government, NGOs and welfare organizations to create awareness and encourage people from the lower socio-economic groups to obtain specialist dental care at very affordable fees.
Students are based in Salem, India for their pre-clinical studies for two years and thereafter they pursue the final three years of clinical studies in the Butterworth campus.
The SEGi University Faculty of Dentistry is committed to producing the best graduates who are skilled and knowledgeable while also maintaining excellent standards of teaching and delivering highly professional clinical services.
The Faculty boasts its own dental clinic with practicing in-house dentists. Here, students are given hands-on practical sessions, which provide them with an insight into what working with both dentists and patients alike. The dental clinic comes complete with a reception, a waiting area and a dental records room, and is tailored to meet industry standards, undergoing regular spot checks by various health agencies. In addition, the dental clinic offers services and treatment to students, lecturers and other staff, as well as to the public.
The Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA was established in 2006. In the same year, the first batch of Bachelor of Dental Surgery program with 30 students were enrolled. Since its establishment, the Faculty is evolving rapidly towards achieving its goal. At the mean time, the Faculty is operating at the main campus in Shah Alam using several buildings. The facilities are transitory before permanently relocate to the Sungai Buloh Campus which currently in progress.
The faculty was established in June 1996, which awards a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. It is a five-year programme with good and comprehensive curriculum. It has so far produced good dental graduates who have good theoretical and clinical knowledge and with respectable skills and professional ethics.
The faculty has so far produced 655 graduates. Most of them are currently being employed in Ministry of Health of Malaysia and quite a number of them are in private practice. The faculty offers post-graduate specialist programme of Doctor in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontology, Periodontology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It shall also be starting PhD program in Dental Public Health and as well as in Oral Biology.
The proposal for the establishment of the Faculty of Dentistry, USIM was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education on 15th June, 2006. It is the eighth faculty to be recognized in USIM and among dental faculty in Malaysia. The pioneer group of 29 students has started their academic year since July 2007 and expected to graduate on 2012. Our students are selected from Tamhidi (matriculation) course at USIM.
The Faculty of Dentistry is about 10 km from Kuala Lumpur City Centre and located on 15th – 17th floor of Block B, MPAJ Tower, Pandan Indah together with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK). All three levels are dedicated to accommodate facilities that are specific to the Bachelor Dental Surgery programme. Our outpatient and also specialist clinics are on 16th and 17th floor.
The School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia was established in 1998 in the North Eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia within the Health Campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Health Campus is located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan while the Main Campus of the university is in Penang. The Health Campus also houses the School of Medical Sciences and School of Health Sciences.
The dental school aspires to produce oral physicians who are fully equipped with knowledge, caring attitude and skills of the highest standard. The training includes a thorough understanding of general and oral health problems with emphasis on clinical community dentistry. The dental school offers the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) via its integrated problem-based teaching methodology. The first intake of students in May 1999 graduated in August 2004 upon completion of the five-year programme.
The school offers postgraduate clinical courses in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Periodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health (Dental Public Health). Postgraduate training through research mode in all discipline of dentistry is also available. Initial plans are on the way to introduce other clinical specialty training such as orthodontics. Current research activities cover a broad spectrum of nine niche areas that are biomaterial sciences, oral health management, craniofacial sciences, oral tissue engineering, oral cancer, implants, natural products, oral immunology and medical imaging . The school is proud of its international reputation for research, clinical and academic excellence from a team of staff who are at the leading edge of their profession.
The Faculty of Dentistry University of Malaya was the first institution of higher learning in Malaysia to offer a degree course to train local candidates to become skilled professional dentists. The first batch of student intake was in 1972.
This is currently a five-year programme where the first two years is dedicated to pre-clinical dental science and basic medical science teaching with exposure to clinical dentistry as early as in the first year. Basic Medical Science teaching is conducted in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. In the subsequent three clinical years, candidates will have the opportunity to practice their clinical skills in dentistry as well as related medical practice.