Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics

IMU’s Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics (PGDPros) Programme provides training in Prosthodontics specially developed for general dental practitioners. The curriculum is designed based on the treatment planning and procedures classified according to partial or complete edentulism. The knowledge and skills will be concealed with multidisciplinary approach of managing prosthodontic cases and complications based upon the nature and complexity of the edentulous span.

This 1-year programme includes total 6 modules sequenced on the treatment modalities based upon the nature and complexity of edentulous span. The programme is taught by eminent and experienced full-time and adjunct faculty including clinicians cum academicians. Students can enjoy a full access to IMU’s Oral Health Centre and library facilities. There will be one to one supervision for the clinical procedures to be executed for patients at IMU’s Oral Health Centre or in the student’s own clinic.

Students will also be allowed to perform straightforward implant prosthodontic treatment and will be having a free hand to utilise IMU’s state of the art digital facilities including CBCT and CAD-CAM. Each student is required to complete 10 different varieties of prosthodontic cases. The PG Prostho programme collaborates with world renowned companies sponsoring the equipments and materials.

KEY FACTS

Degree

Postgraduate Diploma In Prosthodontics (PGDPros)

Commencement

April

*2020 intake has been postponed to 2021.

Total Duration

Full-time – 1 year
Part-time – 2 years

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Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to:

  1. Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent qualification
  2. Registered under Division 1 of the Malaysian Dental Register and holds current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC); or
  3. Registered with the dental regulatory body in another country and eligible to be granted a Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC)
  4. Eligible to apply for an APC or TPC (whichever is applicable) that is specific to the IMU Oral Health Centre (OHC) and eligible to attend clinical sessions in the Centre during the study period of the program
  5. A minimum of one (1) year clinical practice after basic degree
  6. Able to demonstrate an interest in Prosthodontics with appropriate baseline knowledge and skills in general dentistry
  7. Health requirements as required by IMU
For Malaysian Students
Not applicable
For International Students
International candidates are required to have at least IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL 550 if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction

Note

Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information.

FEE STRUCTURE

Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 3,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
Tuition Fee 55,000 68,750
Fee for First Intake 50,000 63,750
  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.
  • Inaugural bursary for Prosthodontics and Endodontics (RM5,000) will bring forward to 2021.
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit are payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Offi ce.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.

OUR TEAM

Faculty Members

Professor Toh Chooi Gait


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BDS Hons (Singapore), MSc (Lond), FDSRCPS (Glasgow), DRDRCS (Edinburgh), FDSRCS (Edinburgh), FAMM (Mal)

Prof Toh Chooi Gait is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Industrial Partnership) from January 2019 overseeing community engagement and IMU Cares, industry partnerships and IMU Centre for Lifelong Learning. She joined IMU in 2007 as the Founding Dean of School of Dentistry and Professor of Restorative Dentistry. Her
academic career started in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. Her special clinical and research interest is in aesthetic dentistry including tooth whitening, restorative makeover with tooth-coloured restorations and dental implants.

Dr Pravinkumar Patil


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BDS (MUHS), MDS (Nagpur), Affiliate-FAAMP (USA), MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MFDSRCS (Edinburgh)

Dr Pravinkumar Patil is a Senior Lecturer in IMU School of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor in Department of Prosthodontics in DY Patil Dental College, Pune and Faculty of Examiners of RCS Edinburgh. He is an Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Managing Editor of International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and Section Editor of Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society. He is a multiple research grant holder from ITI (Switzerland), FRGS (Malaysia), IMU (Malaysia), LTMT (India), Colgate (India) and published over 115 scientific manuscripts. He has received many reviewer awards including top 1% in clinical-medicine worldwide.

Professor Seow Liang Lin


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BDS (Malaya), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Malaya)

Prof Seow Liang Lin is the Associate Dean for the School of Dentistry at IMU since 2014, overseeing the development of the postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes and research. She has previously served in the University of Malaya for ten years. She is actively involved
in research and has won numerous awards at international arena. She is the Founding President of Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics and has served as the President of Asian Academy of Prosthodontics. Her field
of interest includes aesthetic dentistry, adhesion, fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. She has conducted numerous courses locally and regionally.

Dr Mandakini Mohan


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BDS (Manipal), MDS (Manipal), PGDHHM (IGNOU), MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

Dr Mandakini Mohan completed her Master’s degree in Prosthodontics from Manipal University in 2007 and has been working as a Prosthodontist in the School of Dentistry at IMU since 2011. She has held various key academic positions in the School and is actively involved in teaching and learning as well as curriculum development in the school. She is actively involved in research and has various publications to her name. Dr Mandakini’s areas of interest in clinical practice include aesthetic and digital dentistry.

Dr Rohit Pandurangappa


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BDS, MDS, RCS Dip Implant Dentistry (Edinburgh)

Dr Rohit Pandurangappa is a Senior Lecturer in Division of Clinical Dentistry, International Medical University. He has been recognised as a postgraduate teacher in Prosthodontics from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. He has worked as a Reader / Associate Professor in VS Dental College in Department of Prosthodontics. He has given numerous guest lectures in National and International CDE programmes, symposia and conferences. He is currently working as a module coordinator for global student mobility modules for IMU’s Dentistry programme and also as a module coordinator and mentor for Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry.

Dr Rohit Menon


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BDS (Calicut), MDS (Kerala), PhD (HKU)

Dr Rohit Kunnath Menon completed his PhD from the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong in 2018. He completed his Master’s degree in Prosthodontics in 2011 from Government Dental College, Trivandrum, India. He has expanded his restorative skills by obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics in 2012 (IGNOU, India). He has worked as a visiting research scientist at the Academic Centre for Training in Dentistry, Amsterdam and the J. Craig Venter Institute, USA. His research focus is on oral microbiome metagenomics, artificial intelligence in dentistry and implant dentistry.

Dr Shivani Kohli


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BDS (Manipal), MDS (RGUHS), MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

Dr Shivani Kohli is a Senior Lecturer in Division of Clinical Dentistry, International Medical University. She has worked as Senior Lecturer in India and in MAHSA University, Malaysia and was appointed as a Year Coordinator of DDS Year 5 in MAHSA University (2017 – 2019). She has published 38 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and is currently reviewer for many dentistry journals like Dental Research Journal, European Journal of Dentistry and European Journal of Prosthodontics. She has attended and volunteered multiple lectures, workshops and conferences nationally and internationally. Her special interest lies in maxillofacial prosthetics, implant supported prosthesis and CAD-CAM.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or maxillofacial tissues by using biocompatible substitutes. There are different types of prosthodontic treatments available namely removable, fixed, maxillofacial or implant prosthesis. Basically Prosthodontics refers to replacement of missing teeth or related structures by artificial means.

What is the difference between Prosthodontics and Endodontics?

Endodontics is a treatment pertaining to saving the existing teeth from caries and pulpal infections by performing root canal treatment and related procedures. However, prosthodontics treatment is performed after removal of teeth and refers to replacement of missing teeth or related structures by artificial means.

I read in the programme brochure that this is a one-year full-time course. I have my own private practice. Will I be able to complete the course in one year?

Yes, as this programme has been designed with the working dental practitioners in mind. Dental practitioners who have registered for the course are guided and mentored to fulfil the requirements of the course in one year. However, those who may not be able to commit the time to fulfil the requirements will be provided an allowance to complete the requirements up to a period of three years.

As this course is an approved programme, will I be considered a specialist after taking this course?

No, this is not a speciality course and you are not considered as a specialist. However, the postgraduate diploma qualification can be added to your credentials to certify that you are trained through an approved university course to provide prosthodontic treatment.

What is the programme structure like?

This programme includes 6 modules in 2 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours to be delivered over a period of 1 year. Duration of each module is approximately 6 weeks including 1-week of compulsory on site activities at IMU School of Dentistry. For clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU’s Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics. All teaching and learning activities will be completed within the first year, students will take 1 to 2 years to complete clinical case requirements and appear for final assessment.

When does the course begin? Do you have tentative module dates for compulsory attendance?

February 2020. Yes, tentative module dates are already decided before programme starts.

Who are the teachers involved in this programme?

All Prosthodontists from IMU and the well-known speakers sponsored by industry partners. Few other discipline specialists are also involved in teaching multidisciplinary treatment aspects:

Prosthodontists from IMU

  • Prof Toh Chooi Gait
  • Prof Seow Liang Lin
  • Dr Pravinkumar Patil
  • Dr Mandakini Mohan
  • Dr Rohit Pandurangappa
  • Dr Aeman Elkezza
  • Dr Rohit Menon
  • Dr Shivani Kohali

Periodontists

  • Dr Ranjeet Bapat

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr Naresh Shetty

Oral Radiodiologist

  • Dr Sham Kishor Kanneppady

Orthodontist

  • Dr Sivakumar Arunachalam
Does IMU provide patients for clinical training?

Yes, a few initial number of patients (Usually 2 to 4 initial cases out of 10 prosthodontic cases).

What implant system will be used?

Students will be required to understand the rationale for the choice of implant systems. The PGDID programme is not system-based. We shall be teaching/exposing the students to implant systems with good research evidence of success that include Nobel Biocare and Zimmer.

Does IMU provide patients for clinical training?

Patients can be arranged upon request to be treated at the IMU Oral Health Centre.

If I am currently practising in another country, will I be able to treat patients at IMU?

Yes, as long as you fulfil our entry requirements, you will be able to treat patients in IMU as a postgraduate student under supervision.

If I need to treat my patients at IMU would that be possible? What will be the arrangement and costs for the patient?

Yes, you can treat your own patients in IMU and the charges will be applicable to the patients as per the IMU’s Oral Health Clinic Postgraduate student charges will be slightly lesser than the expert charges.

If I need to treat my patients at IMU would that be possible? What will be the arrangement and costs for the patient?

Yes, you can treat your own patients in IMU and the charges will be applicable to the patients as per the IMU’s Oral Health Clinic Postgraduate student charges will be slightly lesser than the expert charges.

What will be the arrangement and costs for patients treated in my own clinic?

You can charge the patients treated in your own clinic as per your clinic charges. IMU do not have control on it. Should you need direct supervision for patients treated in your own clinic for more challenging cases, then IMU can arrange for suitable supervisors to be present in your clinic. There will be extra fees that you will need to pay to support the attendance of the supervisors in your clinic. The quantum will depend on the time spent, travel and accommodation needs (where necessary) for supervisors to be on site.

What is the application process? What is the deadline for the registration?

Acceptance of candidates into the programme is on a first-come, first served basis. Upon submission of your online application, applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Successful applicants will be notified within three working days.

How much are the fees and how can they be paid?

The course fee is RM55,000. For the first cohort starting in Feb 2020, there will be discounted fees of RM 50,000. A special payment option can be arranged where students can pay in four instalments with RM20,000 upon registration and the remaining RM30,000 is paid in three bimonthly installments.

Where can I apply to join the course?

The online application is available via this link.

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Applicants are required to submit their application together with the following documents:

  • An original copy/certified true copy of the basic dental qualification
  • An original copy/certified true copy of the dental registration
  • Annual practising certificate (APC)
  • A brief resume which will include their experience in implant dentistry, in minor oral surgery and in clinical prosthodontics (if any)

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made.

We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into this programme soon!

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WHY STUDY PROSTHODONTICS AT IMU

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
State of The Art Digital Technologies

State of The Art Digital Technologies

Students will be having a free hand to utilise IMU’s digital facilities including CBCT and CAD-CAM. They will be also trained to perform basic implant prosthodontic treatment.
Flexible Learning Options

Flexible Learning Options

Flexible modular design that provides options for dentists to continue working in their clinics whilst enrolled on the course. Flexibility to treat patients in IMU’s Oral Health Center as well as in students’ own clinics.
Course Content & Delivery

Course Content & Delivery

Course content is prepared by experts in the field of Prosthodontics. The content is
delivered with a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, CBL, practical and clinical hands-on.
Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff

Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff

The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international prosthodontists. The eminent fulltime and adjunct faculty members are involved in delivering different aspects of treatments based on one’s expertise.

Prof Toh Chooi Gait

“The primary objective of the IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics is to provide dental practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in Prosthodontics; to plan and treat a range of patients needing  minimal to moderately difficult prosthodontic treatment modality. This programme is designed to support the training and learning of working dental practitioners by using a flexible modular mode of delivery and a wide array of teaching methods supplemented with guidance from personal tutors. The training emphasises the provision of care based on current evidence, appropriate technologies and specialised techniques. An evidence-based patient-centered approach is used in advising patients concerning treatment options and prognosis. The programme covers knowledge acquisition through face-to-face and online lectures and case based discussion, skills development through hands-on training in the simulation lab, and clinical experience through patient care at the IMU Oral Health Centre and at the student’s own workplace. This programme aims to produce graduates able to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach in managing oral health care, and provide accessible and affordable prosthodontic care. Students are expected to be able to update their skills through lifelong learning, and share their expertise with their peers. “

PROF ALLAN PAU KAH HENG
Dean, School of Dentistry
BDS (Lond), MSc (Lond), DDPH RCS (Eng), PhD (Lond), FDS(DPH) RCS (Edinburgh), FHEA

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