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Register as a dentist in Singapore

Postby sky_bluezzz » Sun, 27 Jun 2010 6:43 pm

hi all, appreciate your advise on the followings:

I have a friend, who is holding a dentistry degree from Taiwan Yang Ming University. She had been practising in Taipei for about 3 years.

1. is she qualified to register as a dentist in singapore?
2. If not, are there any other ways for her to be recognized by the dental council, for example, taking any courses here in singapore, or get an employment of a singapore registered clinic, or practice in other country for a few years before coming to singapore?

Thank you.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 9:00 am

Try this


* The degree (MUDr) is not listed in the Annex A (List of medical schools in the revised schedule) under the revised list of recognized foreign universities & medical schools of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).
* Medical graduates from the Czech faculties featured in this website would have to apply to SMC to sit for a qualifying examination.
* Please refer to Singapore Medical Council (SMC) for further information :

Singapore Medical Council (SMC)
16, College Road # 01-01
College of Medicine Building
Singapore 169854

Phone (General Enquiries): (+65) 6372-3065
Phone (Medical Registration): (+65) 6372-3061, 6355-2469/2470
Fax: (+65) 6221-0558

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Postby sky_bluezzz » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 9:02 pm

Hi, thank you for your reply:)
however, the link is for doctor, not applicable for dentist
any idea on the registeration of dentist?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 9:19 pm

I am afraid that Singapore does not recognize any dental degrees from Taiwan or India. In fact, they only recognize ONE Asian Dental degree and that is from the University of Hong Kong. Here is the list of all recognized degrees which will allow a foreign dentist to gain at least a "conditional" registration with the Singapore Dental Council. ... gistration

And The Schedule (of eligible schools): It's a PDF file so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.


The site was last updated on January 11, 2010 so it's pretty current, I'd say.

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