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Improve Your Skills in Prosthodontics with an IMU Postgraduate Diploma

11 Mar 2021

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. Gaining additional training in this branch of dentistry will give candidates the knowledge and skills of managing prosthodontic cases and complications based upon the nature and complexity of the edentulous span.

IMU’s School of Dentistry will be offering a 1-year Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics (PGDPros) which will have its first intake in June 2021. This programme will provide training in Prosthodontics for general dental practitioners with the primary objective of providing them the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in providing patient-centred prosthodontic treatment. This programme aims to produce graduates who are able to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach in managing oral healthcare and provide accessible and affordable prosthodontic care.

The training emphasizes the provision of care based on current evidence and best practices utilising appropriate technologies and specialised techniques with students having the opportunity to use IMU’s digital dentistry facilities including Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM). The programme covers knowledge acquisition through face-to-face and online lectures, 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.

The programme is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international prosthodontists. The eminent full-time and adjunct faculty members are involved in delivering different aspects of treatments based on one’s expertise. Experienced faculty involved in the teaching of this programme include Prof Toh Chooi Gait, Prof Seow Liang Lin, Dr Pravinkumar G Patil, Dr Mandakini Mohan, Dr Rohit Menon and other faculty members at the School of Dentistry.

The programme is designed for full-time and part-time students with the respective flexible options.

Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontics
Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years

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. The first cohort will be starting in June 2021 and the candidates of this first intake can enjoy a bursary of RM5000.

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