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Dentistry is about diagnosing, treating and preventing any type of oral conditions. It helps to restore and maintain the oral health of an individual. Studying dentistry in Malaysia does not only teach you about Cavities and Healthy Gums but also shows you the impact of your overall health. An ongoing condition in your mouth can lead you to an ongoing condition in another part of your body like the heart.
Performing dental surgeries and straightening teeth of a patient to administer anaesthetic and prescribing medicines, a dentist plays a very important role in the Medical field
A Degree Programme in Dentistry from Malaysia is at least 5 years and it is categorised into 2 parts.
The entry requirement or the qualification to study Dentistry in Malaysia are as follows:
|Level of Study||Minimum Requirements|
|STPM or A-Level||Minimum of BBB / ABC / AAC in:Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics|
|Australian Matriculation (SAM or AUSMAT)||You will need EITHER: (1) Average of 80% (or the equivalent of B) in: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics, OR (2) ATAR 80.0, including: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics|
|Matrikulasi or Foundation in Science||Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics|
|Foundation/Diploma||RM 17,000 - RM 50,000|
|Bachelor's Degree||RM 14,000 - RM 60,000|
|Master's Degree||RM 10,000 - RM 40,000|
|PhD||RM 27,000 - RM 40,000|
The standard need of a Dentistry Graduate from Malaysia is to be a Dentist. Below are the job prospects for Graduates in Dentistry are at :
To be able to practice as a dental surgeon in Malaysia, you require a minimum undergraduate qualification from a well-known institution. After you graduate you will need to register with the Dental Council in Malaysia.
Below are important undergraduate programme you can pursue a career in dentistry:
By nature of their general training, a licensed dentist can carry out most dental treatments such as restorative (dental restorations, crowns, bridges), orthodontics (braces), prosthodontic (dentures, crown/bridge), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and oral surgery (extraction of teeth)
The most important skills you will need to possess as a dentist are as follows: