The Master of Orofacial Sciences Programme bridges the Doctor of Dental Surgery and the three-year doctorate (DResDent). This one-year programme will be a pre-requisite to the first planned doctoral programme, Doctor of Restorative Dentistry (DResDent). This combination of one year Master and three years Doctoral programme will be among the qualifications required to enable graduates to be registered as dental specialists under the new Malaysian Dental Act 2018 which was recently passed by Cabinet.

This Master programme provides opportunities for local private practitioners or potential dental lecturers to specialized in an area of interest to them. The common core courses make up 50% of the programme and includes Applied Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Research Project and General Dentistry. The Restorative Dentistry module shall comprise of at least 50% of the programme.

The research project may be based on the simple collation of clinical data towards a clinical audit outcome, preliminary field studies or introductory laboratory studies. The research output can be in the form of mini-dissertations or scientific reports.

Programme Structure

Applied Medical and Dental Sciences
Research Methodology
Community Dental Practice
Research Project
Integrated Restorative Dentistry

Entry Requirement

Bachelor Degree A Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from a local University or its equivalent.
A minimum of one year Clinical Experience after graduation.
Registered with the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and holds current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) or registered with the dental regulatory body in another country and eligible to be granted a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by MDC.
Health requirements as required by the Higher Education Provider (HEP).
English Proficiency (for foreign students) TOEFL: 550 | IELTS: 6.0

Why Study at MAHSA

  • Pre requisite to a Doctoral programme to be a Dental Specialist

  • First Private university to provide a Master’s Degree by coursework

  • Experienced Academic Staff including five Professors and seven Associate Professors

  • Excellent Facilities equipped with Advanced Research Lab, CBCT and Operating Microscope

Career Prospects

  • Manage restorative cases with higher proficiency

  • Pursue higher education in Doctorate of Restorative Dentistry