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.
Chin Meng Yean graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Otago, New Zealand in December 2013. She was part of the second cohort of dental students who enrolled in February 2009 and completed two and a half years in the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia – Partner Dental School (IMU-PDS) programme before transferring to University of Otago. Currently, Meng Yean is working as a dentist in Singapore. Here, she relates to us her experience of working in Singapore.
The course includes a variety of postings to different clinics and hospitals, especially in the last couple of years. I learned a lot about the medical side of things as well as experienced first-hand how professionals deal with their patients on a regular basis. These postings had the additional advantage of providing me the opportunity to start networking with my future colleagues and building contacts which could prove useful during the course of my career.
IMU’s dentistry programme has provided a solid foundation for all of us prior to credit transfer, with an all-rounded dental curriculum – comprehensive medical and dental theory, interactive hands-on classes, Problem Based Learning (PBL), peer teaching, field trips, simulation lab sessions and clinical sessions at the state-of-art Oral Health Centre. This had contributed to the smooth transition to Otago.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (University of London), DDPH RCSEng, MSc (University of London), PhD (University of London), FDSRCSEd
PhD (Spore), BDS (Mal), MSc(Lond.), FFDRCSI (Oral Med), Cert. Immunol (Lond)
BDS (Mal), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Mal)
BDS, MDSc, DHP&M, MPH
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Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
5 to 5½ years*
RM952,616 – RM1,111,784 (Malaysian)**
RM980,616 – RM1,139,784 (International)**
*The average total study duration may vary with each partner university.
**All overseas fees listed are estimates. This is subject to annual increase by Partner University and fluctuation of currency exchange rate.