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What will I learn?

Paediatric Dentistry is an age-dependent specialty. The Discipline is very broad based and the aim of this programme is to develop graduates to have an understanding of all aspects of dentistry in the paediatric patient. On satisfactory completion of this 3 year course, students are awarded the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Paediatric Dentistry.

The programme is administered by the Division of Graduate Dental Studies, Faculty of Dentistry. The clinical component of the programme will be conducted at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore and School Dental Centre (Health Promotion Board). All didactic components will be conducted at the Faculty of Dentistry. A major part of the clinical course comprises routine and advanced clinical dental care of children and adolescents including those with special health care needs (i.e. medically, mentally, physically, socially or behaviourally disadvantaged). The trainee/resident will also participate in the after-hours emergency service. Aspects of the didactic courses will be covered in formal seminars, tutorials and lectures conducted by teaching staff in the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore as well as part time teaching staff from other institutions and private practice.

Additionally, the resident is expected to develop a further understanding and knowledge in the

discipline of Paediatric Dentistry from his or her own reading and enquiry. Residents are expected to spend additional time for research, assignments and reports. All residents must undertake a research project under the direction of an assigned supervisor, which is presented as a written dissertation and defended in an oral examination as part of the requirement for the degree of Master of Dental Surgery (Paediatric Dentistry). Residents may also choose to read elective courses in areas outside of Paediatric Dentistry.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$69,900.00 (39,46,923) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 9 January 2023


Faculty of Dentistry

National University of Singapore,

9 Lower Kent Ridge Road,

119083, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Students must hold a basic dental degree qualification (Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent); Have at least two years full-time clinical experience in general dentistry after graduation (excluding internship); Complete the TOEFL or IELTS if the native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English. The minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL score – 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 92 (internet-based) and above or IELTS – 7.


About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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