WHAT IS DENTISTRY ?

A programme in Dentistry trains a student in treating people of oral diseases, maintaining their oral health by diagnosis, prevention, and healing of cavities, dentures , gum related diseases. This programme also covers cosmetic dentistry which is an emerging trend nowadays for restructuring, shaping, teeth whitening, smile enhancement etc. The programme not only offers specialisations in oral health and diseases but also covers general human anatomy for better understanding of the oral health. In this programme, students also study about preventing oral diseases in society. Besides, students are offered practical training by organizing dental checkup and awareness camps in community places as well as rural areas.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG  ProgrammePassed in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects

PG ProgrammeMust hold Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from any recognised Dental College/University

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SCOPE OF DENTISTRY

  • Work as a dental specialist, assistant, dental lab technician, Dental Hygienist in government or private Hospitals

  • Start practicing at private clinics

  • Teach as a professor or lecturer at Dental Colleges/Hospitals 

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Community & Preventive Dentistry
  • Conservative Dentistry/Crown & Bridge
  • General Human Anatomy
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontology & Periodontics
  • Principles of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER DENTISTRY

Dentist
Dentist
Salary : 2 L INR - 3.5 L INR
Degrees: B.D.S

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 35 Lakhs Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
    Minimum Fees 0.068 Lakhs Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi
    Degree Offered in UG
    B.D.S
    Other Bachelors [Science]
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 31.5 Lakhs Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
    Minimum Fees 3 Lakhs Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.D.S.
    Other Masters [Science]

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Meghana DumpalaLast Seen: 5 days 9 hours agoJoined on: 13-Apr-2019Education Interest: Study AbroadEducation Level: In Graduation

I am completing my graduation in dentistry and I want to go abroad for completing my masters . So can taking GRE test can help me ?

If yes what syllabus should I be reading?

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AgLast Seen: 2 hours 1 min agoJoined on: 07-Nov-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hello, Yes GRE exam is accepeted for the admission.But apart from that some college also ask for TOEFL and IELTS scores too.So it varies which university you target. Refer the link https://www.google....Read More
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Dentist 6 days ago

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DentistLast Seen: 4 days 6 hours agoJoined on: 04-Apr-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Is there any scope doing MDS as for now in 2019?Dentistry being saturated..people are choosing non clinical stubjects ..is that a good idea?

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Kritika Gupta 5 days ago

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Kritika GuptaLast Seen: 1 day 5 hours agoJoined on: 28-Mar-2019Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello, Dentistry may be saturated but since India is a country of many people,often ridden with ailments, a medical profession will never flop here. As for non clinical jobs, you can definitely a...Read More
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ANJU 8 days ago

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ANJULast Seen: 1 week 8 hours agoJoined on: 03-Jan-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 12

Can you pls tell best dental college in ooty

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Abhishek RanjanLast Seen: 15 hours 41 min agoJoined on: 26-Mar-2019Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12
Hii Anju,Best dental college in ooty are:-Sri Ramakrishna dental college, avarampalayam.RVS dental college & hospital, sulur.Sai Tirupati university, Udaipur.LNCT university, Bhopal.ALL THE BEST!!...Read More
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Ritam SamantaryLast Seen: 1 week 1 day agoJoined on: 22-Aug-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation

Minimum cutoff for neet ug to get admission in a dental college through AIQ.

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Arpit pandey 9 days ago

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Arpit PandeyLast Seen: 1 day 18 hours agoJoined on: 21-Jan-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation
Thank you for your question. Through all india quota, if you want to get admissions into a dental college,  then scores above 450 is considered good enough for selection. Of course,&nbs...Read More
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Isha Varshney 18 days ago

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Isha VarshneyLast Seen: 2 weeks 5 hours agoJoined on: 01-Apr-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

How many govt dental colleges are there in UP which offers mds?

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Dharmesh SharmaLast Seen: 3 days 2 hours agoJoined on: 31-Mar-2019Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Dear Aspirant!The government dental colleges which offer MDS course are as follows:-1.Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh2.Institute of Medical Sciences(IOMS), Varanasi, Uttar Prade...Read More