Developing competency in delivering adequate patient care requires a period of time and repetition of procedures. Therefore, our structured courses are designed to build upon dentists’ existing knowledge, to develop their skills through lectures, hands-on and a minimal requirement of supervised clinical sessions. We also put in place examinations and case discussions to ensure that the dentists reach their milestones.
Upon completion of individual curriculum, with a demonstration of aptitude and knowledge in the application of decision making and ability to practice independently, the dentist will be awarded the Certificate in the respective topics.
Completion of all the topics will be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.
Average teacher-student ratio: 1 : 20 (for lecture), 1 : 5 (for clinical supervision)
Course entry requirement(s) Local Students
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Dentistry is not just about clinical knowledge and skills. Dentists also need to be familiar with chair-side manners with patients, and to manage a patient's needs and expectations. First, one must put themselves in the patient’s shoe and understand what the patient actually needs and expects, taking into considerations the patient’s general well-being, cognitive abilities, social and financial factors. Secondly, they need to communicate effectively the different treatment options from ethical and professional perspectives, so that patient could put their trust in the dentist and arrive at an informed decision. During the procedures, always have the patient’s comfort and welfare in mind to establish a long-term relationship. Even if unhappiness arises, learning how to manage the patient’s emotions will help to recover service and win the patient back.
Module director: Dr Ang Ee Peng Raymond
Who is this course for?
By the end of this course, dental practitioners can expect to learn to help patients make better treatment decisions for their dental health, and effectively reduce and manage complaints in practice.
The course is designed with emphasis on the ability of the dentist to incorporate orthodontics into their daily practice. Trainees will learn case selection and treatment plan to achieve their treatment goals.
Module directors: Dr Wong Dai Chong, Dr Mohanarajah s/o S. Senathirajah
Didactic: 10 orthodontic sessions covering Invisalign Pre-training and Training course
Study Club & Examination
Total: 50 hours
Course fee: S$5,000
Clinical case requirement: 2 cases of Cl I malocclusion
Dentists who want to learn aligner orthodontics to manage Cl I malocclusion cases under the coaching of experienced orthodontists.
The Endodontic module is a course for trainees looking to advance their interest in endodontics, through reinforcement of the clinical skills in endodontic treatment.
Module director: Dr Jee Shizhuan Terence
Course fees: S$3,000
Clinical case requirement: 4 assorted endodontic cases
Periodontium provides the support for the dentition, but it is often the component neglected by both the dentist and patients during treatment planning.
Course fees: S$1,000
Clinical case requirement: 2 cases of crown lengthening surgery in non-aesthetic region
The Minor Oral Surgery module offers an introductory course to trainees looking to advance their interest and general skill in surgical tooth excision, in particular lower wisdom tooth. The course consists of didactic and practical demonstration sessions conducted in an interactive learning environment as well as chair-side supervision.
Module director: Dr Yong Loong Tee
Course fees: S$2,000
Clinical case requirement: 3 cases of simple impacted wisdom teeth excision
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for dental practitioners who have prior or no experience in wisdom tooth surgery.
By the end of this course, dental practitioners can expect to manage wisdom tooth operations confidently and independently with appropriate case selection.
Module director: Dr Yao Chao Shu
Learning Objectives for implant segment:
Clinical case requirement: 2 case of implant surgery & restoration
Restorative dentistry contributes to a large proportion of a dentist’s daily clinical practices. Increased in healthcare awareness has reduced the incidence of dental caries, however, modern lifestyle has subjected the dentition to more wear and tear, sometimes complete loss of tooth. Dentists face patients with various functional and aesthetic demands, and need to devise treatment options that will cater to the patient’s quality of life, bearing in mind the concept that all treatment start with prosthodontic planning and end with prosthodontic treatment.
(A) Learning Objectives for Fixed Prosthodontic Segment:
Course fee: S$3,000
Clinical case requirement: 2 cases of indirect fixed restorations
Dentists who would like to learn more about complex restorative procedures and to have practical learning on preparing teeth for indirect fixed restorations.
(B) Learning Objectives for Removable Prosthodontic Segment:
Perform systematic examination and diagnosis of complete edentulous cases and exercise sound case selection.
Understand the role of removable prosthodontics in the overall rehabilitation of oral functions.
Understand the contributing attributes and design of a removable (full and partial) prosthesis towards function and comfort.
Able to manage simple complete and partial edentulism with removable prostheses confidently.
Course fees: S$1,000
Clinical case requirement: 2 units of full and 2 units of partial (more than 6 pontics) prostheses
Dentists who would like to have more clinical practice in managing patients who need removable prostheses, and to learn how to manage patient’s expectations toward removable prostheses.
(A) Lecturers for Fixed Prosthodontic:
Dr Yao Chao Shu
Dr Chin Yee Fatt
Dr Ow Tjin-Xin Christopher
Dr Phua Tin Cock
(B) Lecturers for Removable Prosthodontic: