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Postby taxico » Wed, 16 Dec 2009 8:38 pm

there's an article on Today about increasing the number of dentists in singapore (allowing foreign trained dentists to practice), and Q&M keen to start a training center for FDGs.

perhaps those interested can check it out (todayonline.com.sg - dec 16th)...
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Postby abdulkader » Tue, 05 Jan 2010 2:49 pm

Hi, Though i am not a Expat but i am facing the same problem.. I studied dentistry in India and now i am not able to work as dentist here in singapore.With indian degree we can apply for MDS in singapore but we need to apply for the MDS part 1 exam and clear it before we apply for MDS program and also you require two yrs of clinical experience and tofel.

Singapore Dental council also conducts Qualifying exam for the foreign trained dentist to register in singapore, bt only six students are allowed per year and they have very strict regulation criteria to meet.. You must be either singaporean or PR to apply for it

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Postby ashelkine » Wed, 06 Jan 2010 2:43 pm

hi all...the bird of same feathers...here agn...frm india..two months back....bds frm gitam dental college...not knowing wat the hell i can do here...married to a singapore pr..please contact me...need help...for my helplessness...

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Postby smartharik » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 3:28 pm

hi...any updates on how to practice in SG... how abt d temp registration... is that possible for indian BDS

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Postby babblu » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 9:47 pm

hi guys all sailing in the same boat .
iam not still clear what is the why for indian dentist to practise in singapore is there any way or not .
do they recongnise indian bds in malaysia ?
please someone give a detail information iam planning to move to singapore or malaysia .

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Postby ilaravi » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 3:21 pm

Hi! everyone...
i am a dentist from chennai did my BDS 4 yrs back...willing to move to singapore.. i am aware that our degree is not recognised over there...any suggestions?
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Postby ilaravi » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 3:25 pm

we can practise in malaysia,as our degree is recognised there, check it in malaysian dental council website for further details. i need to know how many no of years of practical experience needed before to apply for a job both in singapore and malaysia?
doing mds in singapore is very competitive and expensive... its better to do mds in india itself... anyone tried to pg in uk or australia?their degrees are recognised in singapore,but again as our bds deg is not recognised i think we can't directly practise in spore after finishing pg... but definitely we can apply for a conditional registration as they are badly in demand for dentists

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Postby ilaravi » Sun, 02 May 2010 2:52 pm

Hi! everyone... recently i checked with the singapore dental council... their registration strictly based on the registrable degrees mentioned on the schedule in their website... so indian dentists can't practise there :(
they r saying that we can't practise there even after finishing pg over there...

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Postby reni » Tue, 04 May 2010 5:56 pm

I am also having a tough time...Me too an indian dentist married to a Sing PR..Sitting lazy at home is not meant for us drs who studied hard without sleep and rest for 4 solid yrs...The govt shud do something for us rather than wasting our careers...they dont allow us to practise neither allow us to enrol for PG...:-(....I hate to take up jobs like dental nurse and hygienists....! :(

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Postby abdulkader » Thu, 06 May 2010 11:10 pm

Hi everyone, there's a way for indian dental graduates to practice in Singapore but you have to be a Citizen or atleast Permanent Resident of Singapore. You can apply for their Qualifying Exam conducted by Singapore Dental Council but only six candidates are allowed to take the exam each year.

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Postby abdulkader » Thu, 06 May 2010 11:10 pm

Hi everyone, there's a way for indian dental graduates to practice in Singapore but you have to be a Citizen or atleast Permanent Resident of Singapore. You can apply for their Qualifying Exam conducted by Singapore Dental Council but only six candidates are allowed to take the exam each year.

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Postby shiv2810 » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 4:58 pm

hi people , i want to know the requirements for a dentist visa , to work in singapore...

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Postby shiv2810 » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 5:01 pm

hi -- Dr.SRI SORNA , i am from madurai - i want to know where have u completed your medical transcription here ....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 5:16 pm

Indian degree'd Dentists cannot practice in Singapore. There is only ONE Asian University degree recognized by The Dental Council of Singapore at that is the University of Hong Kong.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 6:00 pm

Hello all Indian Dentist

Currently you guys are not allowed to practise here in SG. However there is good news. This was taken from a local paper. Read On

Delegates checking out equipment at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress at Suntec City. The event, which opened yesterday, runs until Saturday. — ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

TWO new initiatives are in the works to ease the dentist shortage here by allowing more dentists from the region to work in Singapore.

Together with other recent measures, this can help bring down the dentist to population ratio, from about one dentist for every 3,400 people to one for every 2,200 within the next two decades, said the Health Ministry’s chief dental officer, Associate Professor Patrick Tseng.

He attended the FDI Annual World Dental Congress at Suntec City which opened yesterday.

Prof Tseng said an agreement is being discussed with India to make it easier for dentists from their top institutions to work here, as long as they pass a series of qualifying exams. Currently, their dentists are not eligible to sit for these exams. ‘They are willing to export. They have 260 dental schools there,’ he said.

A mutual agreement was signed earlier this year to allow dentists from Asean countries to practise in other member countries, subject to the qualification requirements in each country. This will be implemented in January next year.


This means, for example, any dentist from the Philippines or Thailand can apply to work here. Previously, only a restricted number of dentists from Asean could apply.

Currently, the Singapore Dental Council – which regulates the profession here – recognises only qualifications from some foreign dental schools, mostly in the United States and Britain.

This intake of fresh talent will not affect dental standards, said Prof Tseng, because the foreign dentists will also have to sit for the same exams taken by local candidates.

Applicants from Asean countries also need to have at least five years of practice in their home countries before they can apply to work here.

Although this means that dentists here can also work in other Asean countries more easily, better earnings and facilities will help retain most of Singapore’s dentists, said members of the dental community.

Demand for dentists will always be there because of the growing population, medical tourism and the prevalence of dental diseases, added Singapore Dental Association president Dr Lewis Lee. So there should be no worry about competition or a glut of dentists.

Other plans by the Government to ramp up numbers here include increasing training places for dentists and oral health therapists. The list of foreign dental schools approved by the council tripled to 89 last year.

Dental specialities, especially in geriatric dentistry, are also being built up by providing more specialist training places and scholarships.

For Dr Ng Chin Siau, who runs dental chain Q&M, the changes will give him more choices and acquire more specialists, he said.
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