Bachelor of Dental Surgery(R2/724/6/0016) (08/26) (MQA/FA 3470)

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY

Dental health is an integral part of general health and has great impact on the human body. Dentistry is a noble professional career dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders of the region of the oral cavity. The five-year BDS programme offered by AIMST University is a professional course to educate and train students to become world class dental practitioners. The course uses a modern approach to dental education based on the best educational practices in dental schools in Malaysia as well as internationally.

The BDS degree at AIMST University 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 handpicked to deliver the BDS programme. The Dental faculty has state-of-the art facilities for patient care and laboratory teaching.

 

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
The first year is devoted to the study of the basic medical sciences like Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, which provides a foundation for the study of Clinical Dentistry. Students will also be introduced to the basic dental science disciplines (Oral Biology, Oral Physiology) and common oral health problems.
Year 2
In year 2, students will be introduced to clinical subjects like Conservative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Applied Dental Materials. Students will develop the practical skills and learn the basic dental techniques in the simulation and dental technology laboratory. Students will be taught the supporting courses like Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communication Skills.
Year 3
During Year 3, students learn to examine, diagnose and treat the patients in a multidisciplinary polyclinic in the campus-based AIMST University Dental Hospital. Learning in the Year 2 clinical subjects continues along with the introduction of Oral Surgery and Orthodontics. Supporting courses are held in Medicine, Surgery, Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Health Promotion & Preventive Dentistry and Law & Ethics
Year 4
Many treatment procedures are practiced in all the clinical disciplines in Year 4. The discipline of Pediatric Dentistry is introduced. Teaching is given in Community Oral Health and in dentistry for the elderly and special needs patients. Further learning is undertaken in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine.
Year 5
Clinical practice in all aspects of dentistry continues with practical experience in Community Oral Health. Dental Practice Management is taught to prepare students for work in general dental practice. Learning continues in Oral Surgery with students participating in the management of in-patients requiring complex oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures in the hospital.

 

QUALIFICATION  ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 
A-Levels/STPM Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.
Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
(Grade C can only be in either Physics or Mathematics)
AIMST Foundation in Science/ Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-medical course** (course ≥ 1 year in the same
institution)
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e.
Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
                                                          UEC B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry, Physics,
Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
UNSW Foundation /MUFY/Western Australia Curriculum Council/ HSC Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ South Australian Matriculation/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12/ Ausmat Aggregate or average of 80% or equivalent of B in 3 subjects
i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
Or
80% ATAR provided the subjects include
·         Biology
·         Chemistry and
·         Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
CPU/ CIMP/ Canadian Grade 12/13/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or
Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at
Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4
each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
Diploma in Health Sciences (course ≥ 2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same institution) CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)
Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA ≥ 3.0 (out of 4)
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)
And 3 Cs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science,
Mathematics  or Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent
Or An accredited bridging course

Career Opportunity

  • Ministry of Health Dental Services Armed Forces Dental Services
  • Private Dental Practice
  • Specialization in Dentistry
  • University Teaching and Research

Testimonial

AIMST is one of the earliest private institute which provides a course in Bachelor of Dental Surgery. As a familiar saying goes, “Old things are better than new, because they’ve got stories in them”, same applies to the Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University. I am glad to have a chance to study and receive all the selfless guidance from the lecturers here throughout my academic years in AIMST.

 

Goh Pei Yee

BDS

"When passion meets effort, arises true success’’. This old but golden words of a wise man can only be made possible with the perfect combination of the best facilities, supportive lecturers and an ideal environment. AIMST university has never failed to allow me to expand and explore the vast horizon in the field of Dentistry. The experience and skills gained will be definitely useful, to serve the public, educate, and eventually contribute to an overall improved version in healthcare society.

 

Tan Shin Yee

BDS