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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anshu soni 20 hours ago

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Anshu SoniLast Seen: 20 hours 57 sec agoJoined on: 24-Apr-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation

I want job after my degree in bds

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Akash Singh 13 days ago

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Akash SinghLast Seen: 1 day 22 min agoJoined on: 09-Mar-2017Education Interest: M.B.B.S.Education Level: Class 12

What are the carrier options in India after BDS because there is a flood in dentistry in India.

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Shefali 13 days ago

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ShefaliLast Seen: 1 day 18 hours agoJoined on: 09-Feb-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Dear Akash,After the completion of the BDS course, the dental graduates are entitled to use the term Doctor before his or her name as the prefix Dr..There are plenty of good jobs & higher study op...Read More
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Durga Devi 1 month ago

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Durga DeviLast Seen: 1 month 18 hours agoJoined on: 25-Mar-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 12

Without entrance exam we can take bds course ?

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Dr. Manish Kumar GuptaLast Seen: 3 weeks 6 days agoJoined on: 20-Jan-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above
There might be some dental colleges, which are taking admission directly.But in my opinion you should prepare for NEET UG entrance.Because there is lots of opportunities in government colleges.There i...Read More

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Anwesha Biswas 1 month ago

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Anwesha BiswasLast Seen: 1 month 6 days agoJoined on: 25-Jan-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Did any scope of branch public health dentisry??

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Yes, If you do PG in Public Health Dentistry then you can do lots of research work.You can survey in villages and towns that will be very beneficial for your academic career.You can easily get placeme...Read More
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Anwesha Biswas 1 month ago

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Anwesha BiswasLast Seen: 1 month 6 days agoJoined on: 25-Jan-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Sir my state rank is 5205 neet mds which college can get?? As my state rank is 321 will u plz preferrd college for me and the respected fee

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Shefali 1 month ago

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ShefaliLast Seen: 1 day 18 hours agoJoined on: 09-Feb-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Dear Anwesha,

In order to know which colleges you can get based on your rank you can use below tool

https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-mds-college-predictor

 

Good luck!!