MAHSA University’s Doctor of Dental Surgery is a comprehensive dental surgery programme that aims to produce graduates with advanced, evidenced-based clinical training who will possess the expertise to provide excellent professional service in dentistry.

The modules are an integration of biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences, with particular emphasis on human anatomy, craniofacial biology, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, human organ systems, associated disease processes, emergency procedures, infection control, oral health diseases, biomaterials, operative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, public health and community dentistry besides various other areas of dentistry.

At the end of their programme, students will have procured for themselves the ability to carry out various dental tasks, from basic dental procedures such as tooth extraction and repair of oral imperfections, to complex and complicated procedures such as root canal and prosthodontic treatment. They will have the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent dental diseases besides accepting professional responsibility for effective and safe care of patient. The dental graduates will be well prepared to serve the community and fill distinguished positions at the helm of the dental profession in both the public and private sectors including institutions within the country and beyond.

Programme Structure

1 Anatomy DDS1 0109
Physiology DDS1 0209
Biochemistry DDS1 0309
Dental Anatomy DDS1 0409
2 Microbiology DDS2 0609
Pathology DDS2 0709
Pharmacology DDS2 0809
Dental Materials & Equipment DDS2 0909
3 General Medicine DDS3 1009
General Surgery DDS3 1109
Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine DDS3 1209
Dental Radiology DDS3 1309
4 Prosthetic Dentistry DDS4 1516
Paediatric Dentistry DDS4 1610
Periodontology DDS4 1714
5 Conservative Dentistry DDS5 1918
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery DDS5 2014
Orthodontics DDS5 2114
Dental Public Health DDS5 2212
Family Dentistry DDS5 2306

Entry Requirement


Grades BBB/ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics);

Matriculation/ Foundation in Science/Pre-Medical Course

CGPA 3.00 in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics) and provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5 B’s each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics & 1 other subject at school certificate level/ equivalent;


Grades BBB/ ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics)

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

B4 each in 5 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics & Add Mathematics)

South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/ Monash University Foundation Pre-University (MUFY)/ Western Australian Curriculum Council/ University of New South Wales Foundation (UNSW)/ Higher School Certificate (HSC) Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12

Aggregate/average of 80% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics) or 80% ATAR

International Baccalaureate (IB)

30 points with a minimum of 2 Science subjects / Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) & 1 Science subject at Standard Level (SL) & attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13

Average of 80% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics)

Indian Pre-University

Average of 70% in any 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics)

Diploma in Health Sciences

CGPA 3.5 and provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 1/2 years in the same accredited institution and the minimum entry qualification is 5 B’s each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics & 1 other subject at school certificate level / equivalent

Degree in Medical Sciences

CGPA of 3.3 (5-year undergraduate Medical programme)

Degree in the Arts / Humanities

CGPA 3.5 (5-year undergraduate medical programme) and 3Cs each in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & General Science & Mathematics / Additional Mathematics at SPM / equivalent or accredited bridging course

American High School with Advanced Placement (AP)

CGPA 3.00 for 3 Science Subjects/Maths

Other qualification approved by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)


Career Opportunities

  • Dentists or Dental Surgeons in Public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Health, Universities, dental group practices/clinics and dental industries

  • Graduates have the options to pursue specialist training and hold various leadership positions


The Doctor of Dental Surgery is a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in hospitals and dental clinics. External examiners including international ones have been invited to sit on the Board of Examiners for the Professional Examinations. This is to ensure that there is bench-marking of the programme against established and respected Dental Faculties within and outside this country.
Clinical Exposure
Students of Doctor of Dental Surgery gain experience in our well-equipped dental clinics within the campus grounds in Bandar Saujana Putra and in satellite MAHSA University Dental Clinic clinics at Komplex Wilayah and Klang. They also benefit from various clinical placements at community government dental clinics and private dental clinics. Part of the programme also includes training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
Tuition fees for the Doctor of Dental Surgery are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Doctor of Dental Surgery is approved and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Dental Council Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Doctor of Dental Surgery is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia