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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Program DDS


The School of Dental Sciences, USM is to be the centre of excellence in academia, innovations and research, and be the catalyst and leader for new knowledge in teaching, learning and research for Malaysian higher education and the world.

The School of Dental Sciences, USM is committed to the pursuit of excellence and innovations in academia, services, research and development of human resources, by fostering a conducive educational environment and promoting holistic development programmes to meet national needs through exploring new frontiers of technology, and remain globally competitive to fulfil our community responsibility.


  • Understand the scientific basis of medical and dental aspects in relation to patient care
  • Acquire satisfactory standards of clinical competency
  • Understand and appreciate the social and cultural background of patient and his/her surroundings
  • Develop satisfactory behaviour with good moral and ethical values
  • Be competent in every field of dentistry with wide general knowledge
  • Use the knowledge acquired and opportunities to explore the field of dentistry in the future
  • Understand holistic patient problem
  • Develop new products for treatment or use in the field of dentistry


The DDS programme is a five year course. Its curriculum is integrated, problem-based and community oriented. The programme is divided into 3 phases:

Phase I

  • Year 1 (Basic Foundation in Medical and Dental Sciences)

Phase II

  • Year 2 (Pre-clinical Dental and Medical Sciences)
  • Year 3 (Dental and Medical Clinical Sciences)

Phase III

  • Year 4 & Year 5 (Dental Clinical Sciences)

For further information, please contact :

Ms Masdira Binti Muhamad
Email : masdira [at] usm.my
Phone : +609 767 5611

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