Reduction Of Dental Compulsary Service From 2 years to 1 year

Latest Update On Government Compulsory Service For Dental Graduates



KLCC - 13th June 2015, YB Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, Minister Of Health Malaysia has stated in his opening speech for the MIDEC Dental Conference 2015 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today that the compulsory service will be reduced from 2 years to 1 year in order to make the program a more compact one.

Although this is not an official statement from ministry of health, this move has been long predicted by the dental community due to the overwhelming volume of dental graduates being produced in and out of the country.

On 4 April 2012, the mandatory national service period has been reduced from 3 years to 2 years.
In 2015, the mandatory national service period will be reduced from 2 years to 1 year.

[UPDATE 15th June] We have made contact with the relevant department and have confirmed that this changes only applies to officers who join the service on or after 1st July 2015.