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MAHSA University's Diploma in Dental Technology is a niche programme designed for students who have completed SPM or its equivalent, and are interested in a future as dental technologists working in dental laboratories or clinics.

Dental Technologists construct/produce prostheses for the treatment of damaged or maligned teeth, replacement of missing teeth and protection of teeth.

During the course of the programme, students will learn the complex skills in designing, constructing, and repairing dental prostheses and appliances such as bridges, crowns, dentures, orthodontic appliances, mouthguards and other dental fixtures.

Students will also be taught first-aid, infection control procedures, safety and health standards store management and entrepreneurial skills.

At the end of the programme, students graduating as Dental Technologists from MAHSA will be up-to-date in professional knowledge, competent in their skills, ethical and possess good moral values.



Programme Structure

YEAR SUBJECT SUBJECT CODE CREDIT HOURS
1 English for academic purposes EAP 4112 2
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 MPU 2133 3
Pengajian Malaysia 2 MPU 2163 3
Creative and Critical Thinking MPU2222 2
Time Management MPU 2312 2
Student Development
  • Communication skills
  • Discipline & Integrity
  • Honesty & interpersonal relationship
JSD 2118 1
Basic Medical Sciences
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Dental anatomy
  • Oral pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection control & safety and hazards
  • Basic life support
JBMS 2125 3
Dental Prostheses and Appliances
  • Dental materials
  • Complete denture prosthetics
JDPA 2133 2
Dental Laboratory and Techniques
  • Manipulation of dental materials
  • Tooth carving
  • Fabrication of complete denture
JDLT 21321 22
2 Co-Curricular Project MPU 2412 1
Dental Prostheses and Appliances
  • Dental materials
  • Removable partial denture
  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Maxillofacial prostheses
  • Orthodontics
  • Repair & maintenance
JDPA 2334 4
Dental Laboratory and Techniques
  • Fabrication of removable partial denture
  • Fabrication of orthodontic appliances
  • Fabrication of crown & bridge (Interim)
  • Fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses
  • Clinical laboratory practice
JDLT 23333 24
3 Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • The dental act
  • Ethics in dental practice including consent
JEJ 2520 1
Oral Health Services
  • The role DT in oral health care
  • Patient education
  • Radiation act
  • Hospital dentistry
  • Managing dental records
JOHS 2521 1
Dental Prostheses and Appliances
  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
JDPA 2533 2
Dental Laboratory and Techniques
  • Fabrication of crown & bridge
  • Fabrication of orthodontic appliances
  • Clinical laboratory practice
  • Dental store and supply
  • Clinical chirside practice
JDLT 25321 24

Entry Requirement

SPM/O Level/Other equivalent qualifications approved by MQA:

Pass with 5 credits in Bahasa Melayu & Mathematics & Science & 2 other subjects;

Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government for international students

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities as Dental Technologists can be found in both Public and Private sectors that include:

  • Government Health Services

  • Private Dental Laboratories

  • Dental Faculties in both Public and Private Universities

Advantages

Quality
The Diploma in Dental Technology is designed in consultation with Dental Council Malaysia and a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in dental laboratories.
Practical Exposure
Students of the Diploma in Dental Technology gain experience in the fully equipped dental laboratories in MAHSA University.
  • Individual Prosthetic stations
  • Chair-side clinical training provided on campus
  • Integrated training with other dental professionals
Affordable
Tuition fees for the Diploma in Dental Technology are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
Recognition
The Diploma in Dental Technology is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Diploma in Dental Technology is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia.