Vision, Mission, Objectives & Role


A nation working together for better health.


To lead and work in partnership.

To facilitate and support the people to:
• Attain fully their potential in health
• Appreciate health as a valuable asset
• Take individual responsibility and positive action for their health

To ensure a high quality system that is:
• Equitable
• Affordable
• Efficient
• Technologically appropriate
• Environmentally adaptable
• Customer centered
• Innovative

With emphasis on:
• Professionalism, caring and teamwork value
• Respect for human dignity
• Community participation


To assist an individual in achieving and sustaining as well as maintaining a certain level of health status to further facilitate them in leading a productive lifestyle - economically and socially.

This could be materialised by introducing or providing a promotional and preventive approaches, other than an efficient treatment and rehabilitation services, which is suitable and effective, whilst priorities on the less fortunate groups.


To improve the oral health status of Malaysians through collaboration with stakeholders of public and private sectors in promoting oral healthcare, clinical prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with emphasis on identified priority groups, including marginalised and vulnerable populations in such a way that the oral health status of the people will continually be in conformity with the socio-economic progress of the country.


Development of oral health policy for the country, to lead oral health research and epidemiology initiatives at national or international level, profession and capital development of personnel, facility progress and development, information management as well as technological advancement in dentistry.

Governance of oral health policy implementation, oral health service delivery and practices at state and institution level. Provide support to the Children's Dental Centre and Ministry of Health Training Institute (Dental) Georgetown in preparing dental care centre for children and training facilities for auxiliaries.

Lead oral healthcare programme management which includes planning, organising, monitoring and evaluation activities related to oral health promotion, community, primary and specialist oral healthcare to ensure continuous improvement of the people’s oral health.

Ensure safe practice and quality oral health service delivery through enactment, enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of dentistry in the country, including professional and auxiliary practices, accreditation of dental education as well as implementation of quality initiatives.

Implementation of the provisions under the Dental Act 1971, preparation for the Dental Act 2018 and compliance with other relevant Acts.

Provide effective and efficient support through administrative and financial services according to the current regulations for the implementation of oral health services.

Collaboration with Government and Non-Governmental agencies in relation to oral health aspects locally and globally.


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