Penang International Dental College » Dental Schools
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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.