The course provides comprehensive knowledge and training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics based on the professional and ethical standards. The candidates will be exposed to different and current orthodontic theories and treatment modalities and will be exposed to in depth knowledge of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment concepts.  Candidates will have lectures, seminars and practical sessions to allow for better understanding and wider scope of learning.

Clinical Orthodontics includes treatment of patients in faculty clinics and premises under supervision of orthodontist specialists and consultants. Candidates are required to treat 80 new patients with fixed orthodontic appliances and on average about 20 transferred cases, which may include patients with myofunctional appliances and interdisciplinary cases that may involve orthognathic surgery. The total number of cases will be approximately 100-120 patients.




Local Applicants



Minimum Requirement

  • BDS or equivalent
  • 2 years clinical experience of continuous clinical work experience after graduation from dental school
  • Pass Master of Science in Dentistry (MScD) or any equivalent qualification endorsed by Senate, UiTM
  • Research Proposal

Other Requirement

  • 2 referee reports
  • Passed entrance interview and prescribed test
  • Registrable with MDC for local and approved by senate for overseas to practice in the faculty
  • IELTS Average Band 6.5          

(minimum Band 6.5 for every part)
(For international candidates)


Valuable aspects for consideration

  • Successful completion of the Primary Examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDS) or equivalent
  • Postgraduate degree involving clinical training
  • Applicants who have obtained full MFDS/MJDF may request for exemption of Core Medical & Oral Sciences examination
  • Evidence in research publications would be highly regarded






Doctor in Orthodontics comprise of courses below:

1. Dissertation


  • Dissertation (Assessed by internal and external examiners)
  • Viva voce


  • A completed and approved research proposal (Research Design course in MScD).
  • Accepted for publication of at least ONE article in a refereed journal.


2. Orthodontics

  • Summative assessment



Professional Examination


Continuous Assessments





  • Formative assessment

           Various methods of assessment


Candidates are required to pass both courses before being awarded with the stated qualification.





  • Full time only.
  • Minimum 6 parts (3 years); maximum 10 parts (5 years).