KPT(JPS)/ (R/724/6/0016) 11/19


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.


Much of Year 1 is devoted to the study of the biomedical sciences (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) which provide a foundation for the study of clinical dentistry. Students will also be introduced to the dental profession and common oral health problems

The clinical subjects of Conservative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology and Applied Dental Materials are introduced. Time is spent in Year 2 learning practical clinical skills and basic dental techniques in the simulation laboratory and dental technology laboratory. Supporting courses in Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communication Skills are held

During Year 3 students learn to examine, diagnose and treat their own 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

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

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


Continuous assessment will be done through the assessment of interim presentation of projects work. The final assessment and recommendation for graduation is primarily based on the evaluation of the candidate’s report of research projects and his/her defence of this projects.

Career openings include:

  • Specialist
  • Ministry of Health
    Dental Service
  • Dentistry in
    Armed Forces
  • University Teaching
    and Research