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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Mohd Faisal 1 day ago

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Mohd FaisalLast Seen: 15 hours 1 min agoJoined on: 21-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 12

How to get direct admission in govt college?

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Mirunalini SureshLast Seen: 4 days 3 hours agoJoined on: 15-Feb-2019Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Which colleges in india offer mds in forensic odontology or dentistry,comes under neet?

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Gautam ManoharLast Seen: 1 day 2 hours agoJoined on: 25-Oct-2017Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: In Graduation
Hi Mirunalini Suresh,These are some of the colleges offering Forensic odontology Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, KarnatakaThe Grant Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejebhoy Group of Hospitals ...Read More
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Digambar AtigreLast Seen: 1 week 2 days agoJoined on: 13-Feb-2019Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Graduate & Above

What is the last year's cutoff for MDS conservative dentistry

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Pulkit 9 days ago

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PulkitLast Seen: 18 hours 45 min agoJoined on: 25-May-2013Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hello Digambar,For the general category students, the NEET cutoff score was 766.1 to clear the examination, for the reserved category students a relaxation is there, for OBC cutoff score was 759....Read More
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Aradhana SachithanandamLast Seen: 2 weeks 1 day agoJoined on: 23-Sep-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

What is the scope for public health dentistry and job opportunities in india?

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Deepshikha 20 days ago

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Deepshikha Last Seen: 10 hours 54 min agoJoined on: 24-Jan-2019Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
A public health dentist is a specefic type of dentist that works with specefic communities with appalling dental needs.As a public health dentist you are required to do things like removing decay from...Read More
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Husena SusnerwalaLast Seen: 3 days 16 hours agoJoined on: 23-Aug-2014Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Graduate & Above

What was the cutt off for mds in conservative Dentistry and endodontics in 2018? For unreserved category

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Srikanth Ganna 25 days ago

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Srikanth GannaLast Seen: 1 day 17 hours agoJoined on: 24-Jan-2019Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
National Board of Examinations(NBE) has anounced cutoff for NEET Mds on January14. The cutoff were declared as category wise . You can see your cutoff percentile in the following link provided.https:/...Read More