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4 years ago
Member since Jul' 2018
Answered 4 years ago
You may view our comprehensive guide to pursuing Dentristry by clicking here.
For more info about the Dentist career, you can click here to read about it.
Hope this helps!
Hi Audrey Sara Majanil,
Unfortunately, dentistry is similar to medicine in terms of its minimum entry requirements. It is much stricter and requires a science background, particularly a minimum of 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject. While you may pursue a science-based pre-u programme after SPM, you will still need to have achieved the mentioned scores during your SPM.
The option you have if you would still like to pursue dentistry is to retake your SPM with the subjects mentioned above and progress to a Foundation in Science course for a 'fast track' option.
For more information about the education pathway and entry requirements of a Dentistry course, click here.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
Hi Annabel Rantie Entebang,
Some of the top universities in Malaysia offering dentistry are AIMST University, International Medical University (IMU), Monash University Malaysia and others. For more information about top universities for dentistry, you can read more about it here.
5 years ago
Member since May' 2018
Answered 5 years ago
Hi Nur Aalia!
The minimum entry requirement to study Dentistry in Malaysia would be at least 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject in your SPM. Unfortunately, regardless of how well you perform in your Pre-University course, SPM results still carry weight in determining your entry into a Dentistry course later on.
If your SPM results do not meet the requirement, fret not! You can still look into Biomedical Sciences, Optometry and Dietician. They are all still very much in the field of Sciences as Dentistry.
Do note that all these course suggested would require you to do a Pre-University course preferably in Science stream such as STPM, A-Levels or a Foundation in Science first. If you are interested, AIMST University and International University of Malaya-Wales both offer a Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.
Member since Aug' 2018
Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.
If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.
Yes, you will need to obtain a foundation or a pre-medical course prior to commencing a degree in Dentistry, as this in accordance with the requirements set by the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC).
Hi Nur Sabrina,
Yes, there are degree courses in Medicine/Dentistry that accept diploma holders, but you will need to hold a diploma in a relevant field (eg. health sciences) and have taken some specific subjects to be eligible for the degree course.
If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST University both offer great Medicine/Dentistry courses! If you're keen on enrolling, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you :)
Member since Mar' 2018
1. First, you will need to have a Foundation in Science after completing your SPM.
2. Then, you will need to go for a MBDS degree, which takes 5 years. You will have to make sure that the university is recognised by the Malaysian Dentistry Council (MDC) too.
3. Lastly, you will need to complete your housemanship under a seasoned dentist for a few years before you are experienced enough to start your own dental practice.
An MBDS degree takes slightly longer than a usual degree, as it is similar to a medical degree. However, with passion and perseverance, you will be able to reap a good harvest.
Hope this helps, and we wish you all the best!
Unfortunately, UNISEL does not offer dentistry or pharmaceutical courses. The closest courses offered that relate to the medical line is medical imaging, medical laboratory technology, and nursing.
However, if your daughter is really interested in either the dentistry or pharmaceutical line, there are universities that offer both these courses and grant 100% scholarship automatically to students that have straight As. One example of this is SEGi University Kota Damansara. They offer a 100% scholarship for students who have achieved 10As for their SPM, but they will also consider straight A students who have fewer than 10As on a case-by-case basis. If your daughter chooses to enroll in SEGi University, she will need to complete her foundation in science first before heading on to complete her degree in either pharmacy or dental surgery.
You can fill in your daughter's details on the top right column here: https://afterschool.my/segi-university-and-colleges-kota-damansara and we will contact her shortly to help with her admission to SEGi and guide her towards a pathway in the medical field.
Looking forward to contacting her soon :)
Actually, it would be great if you could get first hand experience and observe their lifestyle as it would give you more exposure for the career that you are about to venture in, but do note that the duration for the Medicine or Dentistry course takes up 4-5 years to complete it, plus housemanship and 1 year of being a medical officer. If you are in no rush then proceeding with your internship is a good idea! :)