Dental Surgery Assistants (DSA) are valued members of the oral health team. They take on a significant responsibility and greatly increase the efficiency and the productivity of the dental surgeon in the delivery of quality oral health care.
MAHSA University offers a certificate programme that is benchmarked to the standards and quality of the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The training is professionally supervised in clinics equipped with state of the art facilities, complete with up to date curriculum, modern equipments and conducive study environment. The programme will produce competent DSAs who are competent in chair side assisting, patient management, with good clinical and communication skills.
This 2-year programme is taught via Lecturers, Tutorials, Simulations, Small group discussions, Presentations and Professional Practice namely; chairside assisting and clinical attachment at designated public universities. Students are trained to be socially responsible, responsive to the changes in clinical and technological aspects in dentistry and adhere to the standards of professional conduct and ethics.
The goal of the DSA programme is to produce dental auxiliaries who are knowledgeable, skillful and efficient in executing their duties in assisting dental surgeons.
|YEAR 1||SUBJECT||SUBJECT CODE|
|SEM 1||Basic Dental Sciences||DPAT 112|
|Clinical Science||DCAP 113|
|Professional Practice 1||CACL 113|
|SEM 2||Dental & Behavioral Sciences||DPAT 122|
|Clinical Science||DCAP 123|
|Professional Practice 2||CACL 123|
|YEAR 2||SUBJECT||SUBJECT CODE|
|SEM 1||Clinical Science||DPAT 132|
|Clinical Science||DCAP 132|
|Professional Practice 3||CACL 133|
|SEM 2||Basic & Dental Sciences||DPAT 132|
|Clinical Science||DCAP 133|
|Professional Practice 4||CACL 133|
Pass with minimum 1 credit in any subject
Employment opportunities as Dental Surgery Assistants can be found in both Public and Private sectors that includes:
Government Health Services
Private Oral Health Services
Dental Faculties in both Public and Private Universities