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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)


Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) KPT/JPS(FA 1048)11/22

Doctor of Dental Surgery is a 5 year programme. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the five major components of dental education, namely:

-Preclinical dentistry.
-Clinical dentistry.
-Hospital based dentistry.
-Community/Society based dentistry.
-Life-long learning experience through research exercise

This program is conducted in two stages:

  1. Preclinical Phase – A two year program, which covers Medical Science courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Dental Courses (Professional Development and IT, Oral Biology, Society and Health, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Public Health, Dental Materials and Dental Technology). The latter is designed to help the students learn about the technical aspects of the dental program. Assessments take place in every semester along with yearly professional examinations.
  2. Clinical Phase – This phase covers the next three years of study. In this phase, integrated teaching and learning process is undertaken to expose the students to dental clinical work and it also helps them to learn about community dentistry. This program offers the students with the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking skills and acquire knowledge about a particular discipline of dentistry through research exercise, which is of interest to them. It includes subjects, such as Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Conservative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Dental Imaging, Endodontics and Dental Research. Students of this program, will also be exposed to medical subjects namely; General Medicine and General Surgery for better treatment of patients with chronic illness, who may require special needs as far as dental treatment is concerned.

To produce graduates, who are equipped with scientific knowledge, skills and commendable attitudes, so that they emerge as responsible and competent dental practitioners and promote safe dental practice within the society or community.

There are excellent career options for Dental graduates and they can wish to pursue their career as dental officers in the Ministry of Health, Malaysian Armed Forces or any other government agencies. Students can aslo work in clinics or can choose to work in universities or institutions as lecturers/professors. Students interested in research, can opt to work in research centers or corporate agencies, to advance their career.

Graduates of Dentistry of Lincoln University College are eligible to be registered with the Malaysian Dental Council and undergo a two-year compulsory service (Malaysian citizens only) or any other requirement(s) depicted by the Malaysian Dental Council, on a frequent basis.

Minimum Duration : 60 Months.
Maximum Duration : 60 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 DP105 Oral Biology 0.0000
2 DP102 Anatomy, Embryology and Histology 0.0000
3 DP103 Biochemistry 0.0000
4 DP105 Dental Anat. Oral Embryology & Oral Histology 0.0000
5 DP104 Physiology & Oral Physiology 0.0000
6 DP101 Professional Development and IT (PDIT) 0.0000
7 DP207 Dental Material & Dental Technology 0.0000
8 DP206/DP105 Microbiology & Oral Microbiology 0.0000
9 DP209 Pathology 0.0000
10 DP208 Pharmacology & Dental Therapeutics 0.0000
11 DM313 Human Diseases 0.0000
12 DC311 Preventive Dentistry & DPH 0.0000
13 DC318 Oral Pathology 0.0000
14 DC901 Integrated Oral Health 0.0000
15 DP210 Social and Health 0.0000
16 DP 211 Cariology 0.0000
18 DC416 Conservative Dentistry 0.0000
19 DC902 Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine & Oral Radiology 0.0000
20 DC415 Periodontology 0.0000
21 DC417 Prosthodontics 0.0000
22 DC902 Community Oral Health (Integrated Paper: Society & Health, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Public Health, Research Methods & Biostatistics ) 0.0000
23 DC 903 General Dental Practice 1 (Integrated Paper: Oral maxillofacial surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral imaging, Oral Pathology, Periodontolgy & PrevDent-DPH) 0.0000
24 DC904 General Dental Practice 2 (Integrated Paper: Restorative - Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Prev dent & DPH) 0.0000
25 DX 599 Research Project 0.0000
26 DC521 General Dental Practice (Integrated Paper Oral diagnosis, Restorative dentistry - Prostho, Conservative, Endodontics) 0.0000
27 DC511 Prev Dent &DPH 0.0000
28 DC415 Perio (integrated Paper) 0.0000
29 DC520 Orthodontics 0.0000
30 DC519 Paediatric Dentistry 0.0000
31 DX511 Must in Transcript 0.0000

Intake :

  1. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. SPM: 5BS each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject General Certificate education ordinary (“O”) levels: 5BS each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics Education (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC: 84 each in 4 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, (or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics) and another Subject A. Higher School Certificate level or its equivalent: Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics General Certificate of Education Advanced ("A'') Levels: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics Matriculation or Foundation Science or Pre-Medical course: CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics And Provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution And the minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level or its equivalent. Unified Education Certificate (UEC): B4 each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics. Monash University Foundation Pre- (MUFY); or University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation;Pre- (MUFY); or
  2. University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation
  3. Western Australia Curriculum Council; or
  4. HSC Sydney Australia; or
  5. Australian Universities Foundation Programmes; or
  6. South Australian Matriculation (SAM); or
  7. South Australian matriculation (SAM): Aggregate or average of 80% or80% ATAR or its equivalent and 80% each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics.
  8. Victorian Certificate of Education Australia Year 12 3 : Aggregate or average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or University Program Mathematics or 80% ATAR

Duration : 60 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Bachelor