Dentistry

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Want to help people have that toothy smile on their face? Do you like helping people, both the young and old, with their dental needs? A course in Dentistry will teach you how to diagnose, improve, restore and even educate patients on how to properly take care of their teeth and gums.

Pathway
Some dental schools require personal interviews with candidates to assess attributes such as desire to help people, ability to get along well with others, self-confidence, ability to meet challenges and capacity to work independently.
Subject Focus

SPM :

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics

University Level :

  • Basic health sciences
  • Application health sciences
  • Practice management
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: SIR (Social, Investigative, Realistic)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

By studying dentistry, you will have the chance to become:

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Peridontologist
  • Paediatic Dentist
  • Restorative Dentist
  • Dental surgeon
Salary
Entry Level: RM 3,00 to RM 5,500
Professional: RM 7,000 to RM 18,000
Job Demand

One of Malaysia’s leading healthcare player, BP Healthcare Group, will invest RM100 million over the next three years to set up the biggest dental care network in the country. The first dental clinic will open in the second week of September at the BP Specialist Centre in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, to be followed by another three more at its specialist centres in Cheras, Klang and Ipoh in November. Within the next 3 years, there will be 50 dental care clinics throughout the country.Minimum Requirements

Dental Programme Requirements

To know the institutions recognized by Malaysian Dental Council, click here.

Useful links to organizations

Malaysian Dental Council
Malaysian Dental Association

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