The Doctor in Restorative Dentistry (DrResDent) is a three-year clinical doctorate programme designed to create a new and effective integration of knowledge from the fields of prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontics, through extensive simulation exercises and clinical training. This integration will help candidates in providing a holistic treatment to patients by using the comprehensive knowledge given to them under this programme.

The candidate will design an original research project by conducting an independent research, which will be reported formally in a thesis, or as a manuscript prepared for submission or as published paper(s).

The pre-requisite for this programme is a one-year Master of Orofacial Sciences (with compulsory elective in Restorative Dentistry) or its equivalent. The combination of one year Masters and three years Doctoral, is a specialist training programme, which will enable the graduates to be registered as specialists in Restorative Dentistry under the new Malaysian Dental Act 2018.

Programme Structure

  • Research Project

  • Restorative Dentistry 1

  • Restorative Dentistry 2

  • Restorative Dentistry 3

Entry Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree :

Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry or its equivalent qualification

Clinical Experience :

A minimum of 2 years clinical experience after graduation

Master’s Degree:

Master of Orofacial Sciences with an elective in integrated restorative dentistry module or an equivalent coursework Master’s programme.

English Proficiency (for foreign students)

MUET : Band 4
IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 550

Career Opportunities

Specialists in Restorative Dentistry at the

  • Ministry of Health

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Ministry of Education (Academia/ Institutes of Higher Learning)

  • Private Dental Clinics