Dentistry is a unique career that provides plenty of rewards and challenges and is a highly respected profession. Healthy smiles are created with the use of cutting-edge technology and the combination of scientific knowledge and artistic talent. Dentists have the opportunity to provide benevolent care in the community by helping people enhance and maintain their oral health. The modules taught in this degree programme are an integration of biomedical, clinical and behavioural sciences, with particular emphasis on human anatomy, craniofacial biology, physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology. Apart from that, the study of 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 make up a large portion of the syllabus. At the end of this 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 the effective and safe care of their patients. 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 both locally or internationally.

Programme Structure

1 Anatomy DDS1 0109
Physiology DDS1 0209
Biochemistry DDS1 0309
Oral Biology 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 or AAC in 3 subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics)

Matriculation/ Foundation in Science/ Pre-Medical Course

Minimum 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 Bs in subject Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Maths & 1 other subject at school certificate level; or


B4 in 5 subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics); or

Diploma in Health Sciences

Minimum CGPA 3.50 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 Maths & 1 other subject at school certificate level; or

Degree in Arts/Humanities

Minimum CGPA 4.0 (4-years Arts/Humanities Programme)

Minimum CGPA 4.0 (4-years Arts/Humanities Programme)

Minimum CGPA of 3.3 (5-year Medical Sciences programme)

Qualification other then the above will be referred to the registrar

Minimum CGPA of 3.5 (4-year Medical Sciences programme)

English Proficiency

Brand 4 6.0 550

Career Opportunities

  • Ministry of Health or Defence

  • Universities (Public or Private)

  • Private Practice (Sole/Partnered/Group or Hospitals)

  • Dental Industries


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 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.
Part of the programme also includes training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya.
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 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