Oral health is a window into your health. In fact, researchers have discovered that an unhealthy mouth (especially the gums) may increase the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetic complications and preterm labour.
Hence, the care that dentists provide greatly improves the quality of patients’ lives. Besides filling and pulling out teeth, the dentists’ tasks include restoring function to badly decayed, broken or infected teeth, replacing missing teeth with dentures, bridges or implant-supported prostheses, treatment of oral diseases such as inflammatory diseases of gum and supporting tissues, destructive diseases such as cancer of the oral tissues, and the aligning and straightening of teeth.
The IMU Dentistry programme offers a choice of 2 tracks. Students can opt to undertake the entire 5-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in IMU or spend the initial years in IMU and then transfer to reputable universities abroad. For the latter option, students will receive the degree from the respective partner university.
In 2013, Chin Meng Yean obtained Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Otago, New Zealand through the IMU Partner Dental School pathway. Read on as Meng Yean shared her journey as a dentist in Singapore.
“Looking back, the term ‘work hard, play hard’ was my mantra. I balanced my schedule by adopting a very disciplined study attitude during exam season and the determination paid off,” shared Tan Vei Xhion, dental alumnus who graduated at the top of his class in 2020.
“The goal was focused on becoming a competent clinician but never had I ever imagined that I would be a woman of science,” shared Regine Li Wen Phua, IMU dental alumna who graduated from IMU-University of Otago in 2018 and her research journey in Oral Pathology.
"My journey in IMU has truly been a period of self-discovery and has taught me to see things from a different perspective,” said Lim V Ren, IMU dental alumnus who graduated at the top of his class in 2019.
BDS Hons (Spore), MSc (Lond), FDSRCPS (Glasgow), DRDRCS (Edinburgh), FDSRCS (Edinburgh), FAMM (Mal)
BDS (Mal), MSc (Lond), Cert Immunol (Lond), FFDRCSI (Oral Med), PhD (Spore)
BDS (Malaya), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Malaya)
BDS (Malaya), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England)
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