STUDY

Undergraduate

Doctor of Dental Surgery (UKM)

Programme Summary

The five-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) programme is designed incorporating competency-based learning principles and is divided into two phases in which both academic and practical elements of Dentistry are studied and practiced. Phase 1 (the first two years of study) introduces you to basic medical and dental subjects. You will learn about the various body systems in health and disease, with topics geared towards the requirements of a dentist in training. You will also acquire the operative practical skills through the completion of a series of simulation exercises conducted throughout the second year. Phase 2 starts from Year 3 to Year 5 in which much of the time is devoted to step-by-step acquisition of clinical knowledge and practical skills necessary for competence in dentistry. You will spend considerable amount of time in clinical contact with patients, in additional to the complementary educational activities such as didactic teaching, seminar, laboratory class work, tutorials, presentation of clinical cases and projects. Clinical knowledge, skills and behaviour developed throughout this phase is consolidated in Comprehensive Dental Care clinics.

Life At The Faculty

The UKM Faculty of Dentistry is located in the KL campus in the heart of the city, next to Kuala Lumpur Hospital. The faculty is renowned as a tertiary referral centre for clinical dental services and receives many cases from surrounding areas. As a dental student, you will be able to work closely with the various dental specialists and gain hands-on experiences that will enrich your learning process.

Program Information

Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
Campus: Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur
Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery (UKM)
Duration of study: 5 years
Contact: knadia@ukm.edu.my, +603-9289 7702

Why This Program?

  • UKM Dental Faculty is an established institution with over 20 years of dedicated focus in dental education.
  • The DDS programme is registered in Malaysian Qualification Register and is recognised by the Malaysian Dental Council for full registration.
  • You will be taught by qualified and competent specialists with over 10 years of academic experience.
  • UKM Dental Faculty thoroughly prepares you for your career and prides itself in producing some of the country’s best clinicians, researchers, and academicians.
  • The DDS programme is fully taught in English.

What You Will Learn

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5

  • Anatomy

  • Biochemistry

  • Oral Biology

  • Oral Health

  • Physiology


  • Microbiology

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Dental Materials

  • Simulation Operative Dentistry

  • Oral Health


  • Human Disease

  • Prosthodontics 1

  • Operative Dentistry

  • Fundamental of Endodontics

  • Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine

  • Periodontology

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Paediatric Dentistry

  • Comprehensive Dental Care


  • Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine

  • Periodontology

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Prosthodontics 2

  • Undergraduate Dental Research

  • Paediatric Dentistry

  • Dental Public Health

  • Orthodontics

  • Comprehensive Dental Care


  • Paediatric Dentistry

  • Dental Public Health

  • Orthodontics

  • Oral Health

  • Comprehensive Dental Care

Entry Requirement

Basic Qualification or Its EquivalentMinimum Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.
General Certificate of Education Ordinary (O) level5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.
AND
Higher School Certificate level or its equivalentMinimum Requirement
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM)CGPA 3.5 with minimum grade B in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) levelsMinimum grade B in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
MatriculationCGPA 3.5 with minimum grade B in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
AND
Candidates must obtain at least Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
AND
Candidates must also pass the aptitude test and perform satisfactorily at interview.

Doctor of Dental Surgery (UKM) Fees

This fee structure is not applicable to students who are applying through Unit Pengambilan Universiti (UPU).

IntakeCandidateTotal For DDS Programme1st SemesterSubsequent Semester
Through Centre
for Education l
Extension UKM
(PKP)
MalaysianRM 400, 000RM 49, 000RM 39, 000
Through Centre
for Education l
Extension UKM
(PKP)
InternationalUSD 119, 047USD 13, 747USD 11, 700
  • The application can be made through Centre for Educationl Extension (PKP) UKM. Click here
  • Total tuition fee is subject to changes from time to time without notice by the University.
  • Candidates are adviced to check the UKM PKP website one month prior to registration into the programme for any changes.
  • The tuition fees do not include additional fees that may be chargeable such as entry fee, visa processing fee, accommodation fee (where applicable) and English class tuition fee.

Contact Us

Dean’s Office
+603-92897799

Deputy Dean’s Office (Academic)
+603-9289 7774/7850