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  • Home Page (Primary Index Page) AnnouncemtDGDS (Scrolling) Hufhdfus inifjdhf ei iwejoi ieofji fiejfowit ijfio jiewo jieojf js ji o jij igosj jiweof jiosaj jie jjifeaoj ofaji jifMain Nav jl flBar (mainFOD)  About the Division  Other Courses or Examinations  MDS Residency Training Programme  Application Information  Continuing Dental Education  Information for Students  Home > About the Division (Secondary Index Page) DGDS • History & Milestones Main Nav • Objectives & Goals Bar • Residency Training Programme Directors & Specialist Committee (DGDS) • Student Achievements • Contact Us The Division of Graduate Studies (DGDS) offers residency training programmes <link to MDS RTP> in five clinical specialties, namely Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontology and Prosthodontics. These full-time three-year programmes, which culminate in the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), consist of clinical, didactic and research components. The DGDS has also expanded its scope and involvement in the professional life of the dentist by providing Continuing Dental Education seminars/ courses. The listing of the seminars held is updated regularly on our Faculty website <link to CDE>. The Division also conducts a Basic Medical Science course <link to BMS> to prepare candidates who sit for the Part 1 MDS Examination <link to BMS>. Home > About the Division > … (individual infopages)History/ Milestones [1]1970 School of Postgraduate Dental Studies (PGDS) was established. Assoc Prof Ronald Victor Lam was appointed as the first Director of the School and served from 1970 – 1972.1970 The course leading up to the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree was offered for Oral Surgery, Operative Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry. There was no structured training programme – candidates had to take a Primary MDS examination similar to the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) Part I before they were allowed to register for the Final MDS examination, and after two years of relevant clinical postings or four years of general dental practice.1972 Prof Francis Lee Moh Shin was appointed as Director and served until 1978.1978 Assoc Prof Chan Yew Ai was appointed as Director and served until 19791979 Clinical Assoc Prof Lim Kheng Ann was appointed as Director until 1986.1986 Prof Chew Chong Lin was appointed as Director. He is currently still serving as Director of the Division.Pg 1 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • 1989 A two year structured programme leading to the Final MDS examination was introduced. At the same time, the Operative and Prosthetic Dentistry courses were replaced by a course in Prosthodontics.1992 The 3-year Orthodontics Residency Training Programme was introduced.May 1994 A total of four three-year Residency Training Programmes were offered – Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Prosthodontics.1997 The school was renamed as the Graduate School of Dental Studies (GSDS).July 2002 The school was renamed as the Division of Graduate Dental Studies (DGDS). The Periodontology Residency Training Programme was introduced.Present The DGDS has expanded its scope and involvement in the professional life of the dentist by providing Continuing Dental Education seminars/ courses.Programme Directors/ Specialist Committees [1](Presentation Format - Org Chart) Endodontics Assoc Prof Varawan Sae-Lim (link to CV) – Programme Director Clin Assoc Profr Chen Nah Nah – Programme Co-Director Dr Terrence Lee Dr Liu Hao Hsing Dr Patrick Tseng Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc Prof Yeo Jin Fei (link to CV) – Programme Director Clinical Assoc Prof Raymond Peck – Programme Co-Director Dr Victor Fan (link to CV) Clinical Prof Soo Khee Chee Clinical Assoc Prof Teh Luan Yoke Orthodontics Assoc Prof Kelvin Foong (link to CV) – Programme Director Dr Mimi Yow – Programme Co-Director Dr Kaan Sheung Kin Dr Soh Jen (link to CV) Dr Rosalind Wong Dr Hwang Yee Cheau Periodontology Assoc Prof Lim Lum Peng (link to CV) – Programme Director Dr Marianne Ong – Programme Co-Director Assoc Prof Grace Ong (link to CV) Dr Fidelia Tay Dr Chung Kong Mun Prosthodontics Assoc Prof Keson Tan (link to CV) – Programme Director Dr Chua Ee Kiam – Programme Co-Director Prof Chew Chong Lin (link to CV) Assoc Prof Keng Siong Beng (link to CV) Dr Neo Tee Khin (link to CV)Objectives [1]The main objectives of the graduate school are: • To provide residency training programmes leading to postgraduate qualification in dentistry. • To promote continuing dental education. • To develop research in dentistry.Picture of Commencement (MDS graduates)Achievements [1]Research Awards awarded to Residents from our MDS programme:Dr Woo Mei Yee, Final year Orthodontic Resident won the Craniofacial Biology Award for her project “LightBased Facial Imaging System – A 3 D Validation Study” at the September 2004 19th IADR SEA DivisionAnnual Scientific Meeting at Koh Samui.Use pic from http://www.dentistry.nus.edu.sg/kohsamui2004.htm right row, 3rd pic.Pg 2 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Dr Zulfilkri Salikin, Final year Orthodontic Resident won the Craniofacial Biology Award for his project“Non-contact surface laser scanner – 3D validation study” at the September 2003 18th IADR SEA DivisionAnnual Scientific Meeting at Vietnam.Dr Tan Ban Fui, Final year Prosthodontic Resident was awarded the Charles T Kean Memorial Award toattend the 17th IADR SEA Division Annual Scientific Meeting in Hong Kong, Sep 2002.Dr Juliet Tay and Dr Arthur Lim, Final year OMS and Orthodontic Residents respectively were awarded acash prize each, out of a total of 3 cash prizes awarded, for their poster presentations at the NDC AnnualScientific Meeting, Oct 2002.Contact Us (Link back to http://www.dentistry.nus.edu.sg/contact.htm)Can we add “Operating Hours : Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.30pm” to the page?And change the email for enquires change to denbox2@nus.edu.sg Home > MDS Residency Training Programme (Secondary Index page) DGDS The Division offers structured residency training programmes<link to overview of programme structure>, leading to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), in the following five specialties: Main Nav • Endodontics <link to writeup> Bar • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery <link to writeup> (DGDS) • Orthodontics <link to writeup> • Periodontology <link to writeup> • Prosthodontics<link to writeup> The programme culminate in both an MDS degree as well as the Memberships conferred by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the following specialties - Endodontics (MRD), Orthodontics (MOrth), Periodontology (MRD) and Prosthodontics (MRD). For more information on … • How to apply? <link to “Application Information” page) • Graduation Requirements • Attachment opportunities Home > MDS Residency Training Programme >… (individual infopages)Overview of Programme Structure [1]Clinical and Didactic Component Clinical training incorporating state-of-the-art technologies is corroborated with advanced didactic instruction. Each resident has the opportunity to manage patients of varying degrees of complexity within a multi- disciplinary framework. They will also be rotated to the National Dental Centre for supervised clinical training and exposure. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents are rotated to the clinical departments of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Anesthesiology. Apart from their clinical training, residents are also required to take courses in Clinical Photography, Research Methodology, Biostatistics, and a basic course in Dental Implantology.Research Component Research is an integral part of the MDS programme and residents are required to engage in a clinical or basic science research project. Residents are also required to attend the Biostatistics course and General Research Methodology Module. The Biostatistics course covers basic clinical research methodology. The General Research Methodology Module equips residents with the necessary skills to plan a research project, select relevant experimental methods, literature reviews, writing and presentation of their research problem. Residents may also have the chance to participate in dental conferences and go on student exchange programmes with top international universities.Pg 3 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Overseas Attachment There may also be an opportunity for overseas attachment or posting for increased educational exposures.Examinations All residents are required to and a pass in the Part 1 Examinations <Link to Part 1 MDS Examination Page>for continuation in the Master of Dental Surgery programme. Only those who have passed the F.R.A.C.D.S (Part 1) Examinations are exempted from this requirement. The 2 weeks intensive Basic Medical Science Course <link to BMS Course page> is conducted yearly for residents and is also open to private candidates. The Part 1 Examinations are held in January (and April) annually. First and Second year residents are required to sit and pass a Year-End Assessment to be conducted before the end of the Academic year. They are also required to submit documentary evidence of having completed the necessary clinical requirements on a termly basis to their Programme Directors. Final year residents will sit for the Final MDS Examination and Conjoint MOrth/ MRD (if applicable) in May in their third year. The Division conducts conjoint examinations for Membership with the Edinburgh College in the following specialties – Endodontics (MRD), Orthodontics (MOrth), Prosthodontics (MRD) and Periodontology (MRD).Programme Write ups >Endodontics RTP [1]The Endodontic Residency Programme comprises of didactic, clinical and research components. Clinicaltraining incorporating state-of-the-art technologies is corroborated with advanced didactic instruction in theprinciples of Endodontics and the basis for biomedical sciences. There may also be an opportunity for a 3-4weeks attachment at Baylor College of Dentistry in USA for increased educational exposures.The resident is required to engage in a clinical or basic science research project. The resident is encouragedto attend conferences (both local and international) and present their research findings, conduct table-clinics, etc. at such meetings. • Download Course outline <Link to download Course Outline> • Directors of programmes/ contacts <Link to List of Directors/ Contacts Page> • Examinations <Link to Part 1/2 MDS Examination Page>Programme Write ups >Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery RTPThe Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery programme is a three-year programme. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeryresidency programme will enable the resident to:• Acquire the foundation and practical experience in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to be competent to enter into higher specialty training;• Effectively interface with other disciplines in the interdisciplinary management of patients, like orthognathic surgery, cleft lip and palate management;• Acquire the experience to conduct research, critically evaluate scientific publications and to communicate clinical and research papers in journals and conferences. • Download Course Outline <Link to download Course Outline> • Directors of programmes/ contacts <Link to List of Directors/ Contacts Page> • Examinations <Link to Part 1/2 MDS Examination Page>Programme Write ups >Orthodontics RTPThe Orthodontic Residency Training Programme is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburghto enable candidates who successfully complete the course to sit for the Membership in Orthodontics(MOrthRCS Edinburgh). This enables the acquisition, by assessment, of the Fellowship of the College ofSurgeons (FDSRCS Edinburgh) after 5 further years of clinical practice as a specialist.The curriculum follows the recommended content by the Erasmus Committee which has been accepted bythe European Commissioners in Brussels as satisfying the requirements for specialist practice in Europe. • Download Course Outline <Link to download Course Outline> • Directors of programmes/ contacts <Link to List of Directors/ Contacts Page> • Examinations <Link to Part 1/2 MDS Examination Page>Pg 4 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Programme Write ups >Periodontology RTPThe Periodontology Residency Training Programme consists of a didactic, clinical and research component.The primary objective of the MDS course in Periodontology is to train a clinically proficient, scientificallyorientated, analytical, empathetic and ethical periodontist committed to the improvement of periodontalhealth in the community. The resident will be exposed to managing a range of periodontally relatedconditions with varying degree of complexities some of which involve multi-disciplinary care includingpatients requiring implants. Emphasis will be placed on the Evidence-based approach and cross-disciplinaryinteraction as an integral component of comprehensive patient care. Each resident would learn the basicconcepts in research and is required to carry out an original research in the field of Periodontology. • Download Course Outline <Link to download Course Outline> • Directors of programmes/ contacts <Link to List of Directors/ Contacts Page> • Examinations <Link to Part 1/2 MDS Examination Page>Programme Write ups >Prosthodontics RTPThe resident will attend a course in basic medical sciences, advanced fixed prosthodontics, removabledenture prosthodontics, maxillo-facial and implant prosthodontics.At the end of the training, a resident will:• have had a scientific foundation for clinical and technical skill;• be proficient in diagnosis, planning and treatment of patients with prosthodontic problems;• be proficient in laboratory skills sufficient to evaluate technical work, communicate with technicians and be able to train others in these skills;• be effectively interfaced with other specialties and disciplines in the care of patients requiring interdisciplinary therapy; and• be able to conduct independent research. • Download Course Outline <Link to download Course Outline> • Directors of programmes/ contacts <Link to List of Directors/ Contacts Page> • Examinations <Link to Part 1/2 MDS ExaminationGraduation Requirements [1]A candidate for the Degree of Master of Dental Surgery is required to -• pass Part I MDS Examination during the first year of the programme. Candidates who have passed the Primary MDS Examination or its equivalent are exempted from this examination;• complete the three-year residency training programme in any one of the specialised;• pass Part II MDS Examination in any one of the specialised disciplines• undertake a research project and publish a dissertation as a partial fulfilment for the award of Master of Dental Surgery degree.• participate in 20 hours of continuing education per year• read the “SSM1205 The Nation’s health: Lesson from SARS” e-module (for foreign students only)Attachment Opportunities [1]The Faculty of Dentistry welcomes dental graduates who are interested in a short attachment to have a first-handexperience of the postgraduate clinical residency training programme may apply for a Clinical Attachment.Information about the Clinical Attachment Scheme: 1. This scheme applies to requests for attachment to Postgraduate MDS Residency Training Programmes 2. Attachment is subject to Programme Director’s approval and receipt of full payment of attachment fees. Period of attachment is up to a maximum of 3 weeks. Faculty will not be able to entertain requests during the Examination (in May) period and during term vacations. Dean’s Office will inform applicant if request is successful. 3. There will be NO HANDS ON EXPERIENCE in the clinics. Successful applicants will only be allowed to observe. Attachment will only be conducted in the National University Hospital teaching clinics. 4. Walk in applications will not be considered. Request to be sent via post or email at least 3 weeks prior to proposed period of attachment.Attachment Fees:$131.25 per week (including 5% GST), pro-rated based on actual attachment period.Pg 5 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • (payable by Cash or Cheque/ Bank Draft made out to “National University of Singapore”. University reserves the right torevise the fees.) • Download Application Form (Link to download pdf of form) • For further enquiries, mailto: denyyhj@nus.edu.sgCompleted forms to be sent to: Dean, Faculty of Dentistry (Attn: Ms Jacey Yeh), National University of Singapore, National University Hospital Level 3, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074 or via Fax: 65-7785742. Home > CDE > … (Link from FOD main page) DGDS The Division will be introducing a vigorous continuing professional education (CPE) programme for dentists in Singapore and the region. This is in line with the forthcoming move to make CPE Main Nav compulsory in Singapore. All Dental Practitioners in Singapore would be involved in the Bar Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme initiated by the Singapore Dental (DGDS) Council. For more information, please visit the Singapore Dental Council website at http://www.sdc.gov.sg/html/SDC_CPDS_main.html All postgraduate students enrolled in the Master of Dental Surgery residency training programme are required to complete at least 20 credit hours per Academic Year for the duration of their study (or a total of 60 over 3 years. • Calendar of Events (as per current page) • Join our Mailing List? Home > Other Courses or Examinations > … (Secondary Index Page) DGDS The Division of Dental Graduates conducts the preparatory Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) course for candidates who are interested in sitting for the corresponding Part 1 Main Nav MDS Examination. Bar (DGDS) • Basic Medical Science Course • Part 1 MDS Examination • Registration <Link to Advert on BMS Course/ Part 1 MDS Examination> • Membership Examinations Home > Other Courses or Examinations > … (Individual infopages)Basic Medical Sciences [1]The Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) course highlights subjects that are of importance to the clinical practice ofdentistry. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the course in preparation for the Part I MDSExamination, conducted for the following specialties – Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,Orthodontics, Periodontology or Prosthodontics. • Invitation for application <Link to Advert on BMS Course/ Part 1 MDS Examination> • Download Course Timetable <Link to download pdf> • Download Course Application Form <Link to download pdf>Pg 6 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Part 1 MDS Examination [1]The examination is based on those aspects of anatomy, dental anatomy and histology, physiology, pathologyand microbiology which demonstrate the fundamental principles and processes and are of clinicalapplication. Areas of emphasis will be related to the specialties involved. Candidates are required todemonstrate an appreciation of the integration of these subjects.• Anatomy Candidates should have a general knowledge of regional, applied, radiological and histological anatomy of the body, excluding the limbs, and a detailed knowledge of the head and neck. They should also have some knowledge of the brain including its vascular supply.• Dental Anatomy and Histology Candidates should have a detailed knowledge of the gross and minute structure, composition, development and function of dental and related tissues and such aspects of embryology as have special dental significance. They should also be able to discuss the applied anatomy and recent investigations in relation to these matters.• Pathology and Microbiology Candidates should have a general knowledge of the causation, character and sequelae of inflammation, degeneration, regeneration and repair, atrophy, hypertrophy and hyperplasia, thrombosis, embolism, infarction, oedema, neoplasia, the principles of blood transfusion and the effect of ionising radiation on the body. Candidates should also have a general knowledge of microbiology and a detailed knowledge of those aspects which are important in dental surgery, wound infection and cross infection. They should have a general understanding of toxins, immunity, allergy and the actions and uses of antibiotics.• Physiology Candidates should have a general knowledge of the physiology of the main systems of the body and detailed knowledge of physiology of the mouth and the respiratory and cardio-vascular systems. They should also have some knowledge of human diets, the main nutrients and their metabolism, and normal growth and development, and principle of related Biochemistry. • Eligibility and Format of Examination <Link to Advert on BMS Course/ Part 1 MDS Examination> • Download Course Application Form <Link to download pdf>Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburge (RCSEd) Membership Examinations [1]The Division of Graduate Dental Studies is an examination centre with the Royal College of Surgeons ofEdinburgh. The Division may conduct the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth RCS Edinburgh) as well asthe Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD RCS Edinburgh) Examination for Endodontics, Periodontologyand Prosthodontics.For updated as well as instructions on how to register for the examination, pls refer to the RCS EdinburghExaminations webpage located at their website at http://www.rcsed.ac.uk.Picture of MDS students with examiners, taken at BoE (Check with Joseph) Home > Application Information for MDS> … DGDS The MDS Residency Training Programme is a 3-year full time structured didactic and clinical training programme. The course commences in July. Main Nav • Aim of the Programme Bar • Entry Requirements (DGDS) • How to apply? • Course Fees • Financial Assistance • For International Students • Campus Life < Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/corporate/campus/>Pg 7 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Please refer to <link to Degree Programmes Offered menu> for more information and to download the course outlines. Please note that the University reserves the right to amend the course outlines as deemed fit by the Division of Graduate Dental Studies.Aim of the ProgrammeThe programme will provide the residents with – • opportunities to manage and treat patients assigned to them to cover a wide range of cases in each specialty; • the ability to carry out independent research investigations and critically evaluate scientific publications; the ability to effectively interfaced with other specialties and disciplines in the care of patients requiring interdisciplinary therapy.Entry Requirements [1]EligibilityFor admission as a candidate to the course leading to the degree of Master of Dental Surgery, candidate -• must have held a dental qualification (Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery, BDS or equivalent) recognised by the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry;• must have least two years full-time clinical experience in general dentistry after graduation (excluding internship);• who is a foreigner is required to submit a TOEFL score of 580 & above (computer based score of 237 & above) or IELTS score of 7 & above*;• has to submit testimonials from three referees with regard to character and professional experience, one of whom must be a dental surgeon with an appropriate specialist qualification recognised by the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry. Foreign applicants are required to submit a testimonial from the Dean of the institute where his dental qualification was received.* Only National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates & native English speakers from G7 countries are exempted.Shortlisted applicants are required to appear for an interview before being considered for admission and may be requiredto take a practical test in March. Attendance in person is compulsory for acceptance into the course.Health RequirementsAll candidates applying for Dentistry should test negative for the Hepatitis B virus. Candidates who test positive for theHepatitis B surface virus but negative for the Hepatitis B e-antigen are not eligible for the Dentistry course.How to apply? [1]We invite interested applicants to apply for the course in October annually for intake in the following July.Please refer to Announcements on our main page <link to home> for more updated information. You mayalso like to refer to our FAQ <link to MDS FAQ page> for enquiries.To apply for the MDS ResidencyTraining Programme, please download the official application package.Forms may be obtained from the Division of Graduate Dental Studies <link to Contact info> in person. Youmay also request a copy to be mailed to you via post/ email by emailing denbox2@nus.edu.sg.1. Complete the official application form<link to download pdf>, following the instructions listed. An application fee of S$50.00 (excluding GST) is applicable for each application sent. Applicants may only apply for ONE specialty at a time.2. Applicants should submit the completed application form and attach the following documents: Certified true copies of: • Dental degree (BDS or equivalent) • Proof of citizenship • Official Transcripts (sent directly to us from your University) <link to download request form> FOR NUS graduates, please refer to Registrar’s Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/ registrar/info/transcript.htm to request for transcript.Pg 8 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • • Academic Referee’s Reports <link to download form> Note: One of the Academic Referee must be a dental surgeon with an appropriate specialist qualification recognised by the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry. Foreign applicants are required to submit an Academic Referee from the Dean of the institute where his dental qualification was received. • Proof of relevant clinical experience prior to application (e,g, letter of employment) • TOEFL/ IELTS Scoresheet (if applicable) • Proof of financial support for period of training (for self sponsored applicants)3. Please submit the completed application form together with all the supporting documents (in English or translated to English) to: Officer in Charge (MDS Admissions), Division of Graduate Dental Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 1190744. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via post/ email with details on the interview and bench test date (if applicable) by Mid-February. Attendance in person at the interview is compulsory.Closing date for Admissions (2005 intake)Completed applications forms and supporting documents should reach Division of Graduate Dental Studies,Faculty of Dentistry by 31 December 2004.Contact InformationFor further enquiries not addressed in our MDS FAQ page (http://www.dentistry.nus.edu.sg/gdsfaq.htm),please contact: Ms WONG Yoke Kin, Patricia Tel : 65 - 6772 4158 Fax : 65 - 6778 5742 Email : denwyk@nus.edu.sgFor more Information and Services for prospective Graduate Students, please visit the Registrar Office’s website athttp://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate.htm.Course Fees [1]Annual Tuition Fee [0.5] <link to https://team.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/gd/fees3yrs_annex_a1.pdf>Please refer to the NUS Registrar’s Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/graduate/info/fees3yrs.htm formore updated information on tuition fee and payment structure. There will not be any stipend paid. For moreinformation, visit our MDS FAQ page <link to MDS FAQ, Part III>. M.D.S Annual Tuition Fee for AY2005* Endodontics S$ 12,000 per annum (Singapore Citizen) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery S$ 13,200 per annum (Foreign Citizen) Orthodontics Periodontology Prosthodontics S$ 14,650 per annum (Singapore Citizen) S$ 16,120 per annum (Foreign Citizen) *Tuition Fees are subject to review by the University.Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees [ 0.5] <link to https://team.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/gd/fees3yrs_annex_a2.pdf>Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant.All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. Theseare due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees fall into the following general categories - registration, studentactivity, health service and insurance, and academic-related – and contribute towards defraying the associated costs.Examples of these include: to provide cultural, social, and athletic programmes for the entire student body; to supportthe infrastructure necessary for the latest technology for computing services; and to operate the internal shuttle totransport students around campus. For more information in the various campus facilities, please refer tohttp://www.nus.edu.sg/corporate/campus/ .Financial Assistance [1]Pg 9 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN NationalsNationals (citizens or permanent residents) of a member country of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) may apply to be considered for the NUS Graduate Scholarship forASEAN Nationals. Information on the scholarship may be obtained online fromhttp://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/gsa.htm.There are no other scholarships available at present moment for the MDS residency training programme.Application towards the scholarship is done concurrently with the MDS admission exercise. Candidates must submitcompleted application forms together with a copy of – • Particulars page of passport (1 copy) • TOEFL score or IELTS result (1 copy)Tuition Fee LoansTo assist full-time graduate students, a Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) scheme, on the same terms and conditions as that forundergraduate students, was introduced with effect from the academic year 1995-6. These students can apply for loansup to 80% of their fees for regular semesters (excludes fees for special term).Information on the Tuition Fee Loan for Graduate Students is available on http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/tuitionfee.htm .For International Students [1]International Students can access useful information about Singapore and preparations for arrival (e.g. housing, airportreception, etc) at Singapore at the Office of Student Affairs’s International Student Services webpage athttp://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/international/index.html.Other Useful Links • NUS Registrar’s Office - http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate.htm • NUS Office of Finance - http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/student/student-section.htm • Immigration & Checkpoints Authority – http://www.ica.gov.sg • Graduate Student Society - http://www.gss.nus.edu.sg/ Home > Information for Students (Secondary Index Page) DGDS • Orientation Programme • Core Courses Main Nav • Matriculation Procedures Bar • Student Feedback < Link to Student Feedback System> (DGDS) • Student Bill/ AGS Scholarship Useful Resources • DENNET (access faculty circulars, research thesis guidelines, RTP timetables, reading lists, leave application forms, etc) • NUS Student Intranet (access student services, e.g. locker application, email, etc) • Other Useful Links/ Information • IVLE Logon < http://ivle.nus.edu.sg/> • NUS Libraries < http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/> • Digital Library < http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/digital/index.html> • NUS Bulletin Online (Curriculum Handbook) < http://www.nus.edu.sg/nusbulletin/> • NUSNET outlook web access < http://exchange.nus.edu.sg/> • Dialup < http://www.nus.edu.sg/comcen/itcare/guides/Network/nusdialupV1a.doc> Home > Information for Students (Individual infopage)Orientation Programme [1]Pg 10 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • Successful applicants to the MDS Residency Training Programme will be informed by end March. An application packagewill be sent to the individual by end April. Applicants may make enquiries of their application status by emailing theofficer in charge. Ms WONG Yoke Kin, Patricia Tel : 65 - 6772 4158 Fax : 65 - 6778 5742 Email : denwyk@nus.edu.sgMatriculation for incoming students for the Academic Year 2005/2006 will be held on 30 June 2005.Core Courses for Year 1s [1]First year students will be required to: • Attend a Clinical Dental Photography course <Link to download course information on DENNET> during the first year of study. • Pass Part I MDS Examination <Link to part 1 MDS Examination> during the first year of the programme. Only successful candidates can proceed to Year 2. Candidates who have passed the Primary MDS Examination or its equivalent are exempted from this examination. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the 2 week Basic Medical Science course <Link to BMS Course page> conducted in September to prepare them for the examinations. • Attend the Basic Course in Implantology <Link to download course information via CDE link> • Attend the Biostatistics course in preparation for the Research Thesis. • (only for foreign students) Read the “SSM1205 The Nation’s health: Lesson from SARS” e-module available at http://emodule.nus.edu.sg/SSM1205/ • (only for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residents) Attend the BCLS and ACLS course. • Attend any other compulsory courses as advised by the respective Programme Directors.Matriculation Procedures [2]Quick Menu 1. Acceptance Record Undertakings & Authorisations <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/acceptancerecord.htm> 2. Pre-Enrolment Medical Examination < http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/premedicalexam.htm > 3. Immigration Matters/ Student Pass< http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/immigration.htm> 4. Hepatitis B Immunity report 5. Singapore Dental Council Registration 6. Registration for Medical Protection Society 7. National University Hospital Application 8. Group Medical Insurance Scheme 9. NUS Student Matriculation Card 10. NUSNET Student Account 11. Laptop 12. EXACTHepatitis B Immunity report a. All students are required to submit a medical report with information on current status with regards to Hepatitis B Immunisation and serous status by a certified medical practitioner. b. This report is to be presented to the Division of Graduate Dental Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, National University Hospital Medical Affairs (Human Resources) as well as the Singapore Dental Council.Singapore Dental Council Registration c. All students are required to have a valid Singapore Dental Council registration AND the annual practicing certificate during the course of their study. d. For enquiries and to download the Application Form, please refer to the Singapore Dental Council website < http://www.sdc.gov.sg/html/SDC_regn.html>. e. Incoming students are required to submit completed forms and required documentation to the Division of Graduate Dental Studies, Faculty of Dentistry. The documentation will then be forwarded to the Singapore Dental Council by the Faculty. f. Students will be required to go down personally to the Singapore Dental Council personally on the day of Matriculation to complete their registration.Registration for Medical Protection SocietyPg 11 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • g. All students are required to be covered against Medical Malpractise. h. Application to the Medical Protection Society can be made via Singapore Dental Association <link to http://www.sda.org.sg>. Application Forms as well as information on Fees and Benefits can be downloaded from their website at the FAQ section. i. Students may like to consider joining the Singapore Dental Association to enjoy a discounted price towards application for the Medical Protection Society. Information on joining SDA is available at their website at http://www.sda.org.sg.National University Hospital Application j. Students are also required to register personally to the National University Hospital Medical Affairs (Human Resources) for the Dental Officer (Trainee) position. k. The malpractise insurance cover and Hepatitis B Immunity Report should also be presented at the point of registration.Group Medical Insurance Scheme Wef AY04-05, all full-time current and new graduate (GD) students must be insured under GMIS, unless they can provide documentary proof of alternative coverage (i.e. must also have mental health component). Grad students must sign an undertaking if they wish to be waived from subscribing GMIS. For self-support students, the amount will be included in the students bill on a semester basis. MMFCircular-RO-04 0-04A.pdf (71... l. Download OFN Circular m. Download Fact Sheet < https://team.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/info/Notes_on_Group_Medical_Insurance_Scheme.pdf> n. Download Refund Form o. Download Undertaking FormNUS Student Matriculation Card p. On the day of Matriculation, students will be issued with a Matriculation Card. q. Your Matriculation Card is proof of your student status, an access card for smart access to certain areas within the Faculty and also your library card.NUSNET Student Account r. Students will also be issued with a NUSNET USERID. This USERID is used access NUSNET services, including the NUS email. s. Students can check their emails online via http://exchange.nus.edu.sg. Students are responsible for checking their emails regularly as official communications will be via these accounts. t. Students can also dial-up from home. Information can be found at http://www.nus.edu.sg/dialup/ u. This account also enables students to access the Faculty of Dentistry Intranet (DENNET) <Link to DENNET> v. Acceptable Use Policy <Link to NUS Acceptable Use Policy>Laptop w. It is compulsory for all MDS students to possess a notebook. x. Students may wish to consider doing so under the Notebook Ownership Scheme <link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/comcen/notebook/ >. The University has secured a very attractive notebook tender from which students can purchase your notebook. Please evaluate and purchase all notebooks based on your budget. y. NUS Global Campus Initiative - http://pnp.nus.edu.sg/2004/default.htmEXACT z. A briefing will be conducted for all incoming students by our IT Unit to familiarise them to the functions of the system.Student BillPayment of Tuition Fees aa. Students are encouraged to open a banking account in Singapore. For more information on banking in Singapore, please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/international/banking/banking.htm bb. Students are also encouraged to apply for payment of tuition fees by GIRO. More information on payment of fees and GIRO application, please refer to the Office of Finance (Student Section). <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/student/student-section.htm >Pg 12 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)
  • cc. For General Information <Link to “Course Fees” menu> dd. Students will be presented with a tax invoice on the day of Matriculation for payment of fees. They are to proceed to the Office of Finance for payment accordingly. • Student Account Enquiry <Link to https://integral.nus.edu.sg/pac/pac_stmt.homepage> • Payment of Fees Schedule <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/graduate/info/fees3yrs.htm> • Application for Interbank GIRO <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/student/GIROFORM.pdf> • FAQs on payment of fees <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/student/stu-annexa6.htm> • Student Financial Aid Directory <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/financialaidgd.htm>AGS Scholarship • Reimbursement, payments & extension of the Scholarship <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/gsa/gsapaymnt.htm > • Frequently Asked Questions on the Scholarship <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/ gsa/gsafaq.htm >Useful resources • Graduate Student Information & Services <link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/graduate.htm> • Online Student Pass Application <link to http://www.ica.gov.sg > E-services> Students Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR)> • FAQs on registration as graduate student - http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/graduate/info/faqlist.htmNUS Student Intranet <link to NUS Student Intranet> • Update address <Link to https://integral.nus.edu.sg/pif/pif_addr_web.homepage> • Report loss/ damaged matriculation card <Link to https://aces01.nus.edu.sg/NASApp/prjvualostcard/PrjvuaManager?action=login&page=login> • Request for transcript <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/transcript.htm> • Application for locker <Link to http://www.rent-a-locker.com/nus/> • Commencement/ Graduation Matters <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/commencement/> • Circulars to all students <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/circulars.htm>Information & Reference • NUS Student Privacy Policy <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/students/privacy.html> • NUS Act, Constitution, Statues and Regulations <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/nusgov.htm> • Multiple Copying Policy <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/multiplecopyingpolicy.htm> • Copyright and Photocopying in NUS Libraries and Course Materials <Link to https://online.nus.edu.sg/students/ photocopy.html> • Acceptable Use Policy for NUS IT Resources <Link to https://staffweb.nus.edu.sg/circulars/IT %20Matters/AUPv3.1_staff.DOC> • Student Discipline <Link to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/download/Statute%2012%20(Senate).pdf> o Summary of Recent Disciplinary Cases < https://stuweb.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/discipline2004.htm> • NUS Code of Honour <Link to https://team.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/info/nus_honour_code.pdf>Related NUS Administrative Offices  Office of Student Affairs < http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/>  Office of Finance < http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/>  Registrar’s Office < http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar>Pg 13 of 13 (27-10-04 /dw; 4-02.05/jy; 25.7.05/jy)