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Master of Science in Dentistry

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Master of Science in Dentistry KPT/JPS (PA 8376) 04/23

The Master of Science in Dentistry under the Faculty of Dentistry is designed to provide the students the basic education needed to become a dental practitioner while introducing a unique course education system and to promote the development of a new academic discipline for dental medicine as a leader of oral health science. The student will get hands on working experience to get knowledge on their preferred area of choice. After completing the program they may specialize within a particular area of dentistry for example orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, or prosthodontics programs for research at a Doctorate level. Current employment trends reveal a growing need for qualified dental professionals in response to a rising demand for dental services. Dentistry provides a rewarding and diverse career path and is a health profession concerned with caring for people of all ages. The students can pursue public sector dental health, hospital dental clinics, international health care and the research industry.

The program of Master of Science in Dentistry will produce graduates who are,

  • Knowledgeable with practical skills for scientific approach in dental science with special focus on specialization areas.

  • Able to evaluate the scientific factors, with ethical values and professionalism which are analytical, creative, innovative, sensitive and responsive towards the community, culture and environment.

  • Capable of developing the leadership role in planning, implementing and performing tasks by working together in a team and communicating in the field of dental sciences.

  • Able to inculcate skills for problem identification, analytical problem solving and publication of research outcomes.

  • Capable of identifying lifelong learning and information management skill in planning and conducting research and development within the profession of dental science.

Owing to the increasing dental problems in the country, Master of Science in Dentistry is in great demand. Besides, more and more people have now become conscious about their looks and consult dentists for cosmetic correction of their teeth. This has led to the prosperity in the field of dentistry. This has enhanced the range and significance of a professional degree in the discipline. In the light of increasing incidents of various dental disorders, the necessity of dentists is growing fast. Liberalization of economy has opened better opportunities for these professionals in terms of remuneration, research and working facilities. Outstanding employment opportunities are obtainable for dental professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, dental clinics and health departments. Apart from this, as a dentist the students can work in research and advisory departments of pharmaceuticals. Opportunities are there in companies producing oral care products like toothpaste, mouth wash, and gum care products. Self-employment is also a promising avenue. With experience, the student can start own individual clinic for financial prospects along with a greater level of independence. So there is good scope for dental professionals abroad with lot of career opportunities available worldwide.

Minimum Duration : 24 Months.
Maximum Duration : 48 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 MDS101 Research Methodology 3
2 MDS102 Bio Statistics 3
3 MDSE110 Oral Imaging 0.0000
4 MDSE111 Oral Pathology 0.0000
5 MDSE101 Orthodontics 0.0000
6 MDSE 102 Conservative Dentistry 0.0000
7 MDSE103 Prosthodontics 0.0000
8 MDSE104 Pedodontics 0.0000
9 MDSE105 Periodontics 0.0000
10 MDSE106 Oral surgery 0.0000
11 MDSE107 Oral biology 0.0000
12 MDSE108 Oral Medicine 0.0000
13 MDSE109 Dental Material Sciences 0.0000

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as received by the Lincoln University Senate; Or
  2. Bachelor's Degree in Dental field or equivalent to getting a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not achieving CGPA of 2.75, can be admitted depending on a neat internal assessment; Or
  3. Bachelor's degree in Dental field or its equivalent but does not reach PNGK 2.50, admitted to be subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant fields

For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.


Duration : 24 Months.


University : Lincoln University College


Level : Master