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BDS

BDS-Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BDS is an undergraduate dental course. It is a 4 years bachelor's dentistry course. BDS centre on dental health and hygiene. It is compulsory for students who want to become a professional dentist in any government hospital, college or private sector. It is one of the most popular pursued courses after MBBS.Students study subjects like Dental Histology, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Public Health Dentistry, etc. and gain skills and training to practice dentistry. Dental care is very much important and so are BDS doctors or dentists as they are called, help the patients to maintain good hygiene. BDS graduates can find jobs very easily as they have the opportunity to start their own clinic or to work in hospitals.

Course Details:

Course Name

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Short Name

BDS

Course Level

Undergraduate 

Course Type

Degree Programme

Course Duration

5 Years (4 Years for Academic Education + 1 Year for Internship)

Internship

Mandatory

Course Mode

Full Time/ Part-Time

Minimum Qualification Required

10+2

Selection Process

Entrance Exams

Course Fee

INR 50,000 per month - INR 12 LPA

Relevant Field 

Medical

Starting Salary

INR 4 LPA - INR 6 LPA

Employment Sectors

Private Clinics, Educational Institutions, Dental Clinics, Hospitals, Dental Products Manufactures, Pharmaceutical Companies

Placement Opportunities

Private and Government Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Dental Research Centres, Private Practice etc.

Admission Process:

Eligibility Criteria:

Entrance Exams:

  1. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET]
  2. Madhya Pradesh Dental/Medical Admission Test [MPDAT]
  3. All India Common Entrance Test Bachelor of Dental Surgery [AICET BDS]
  4. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test [IPU CET]
  5. Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education and Research [JIPMER]
  6. Goa Common Entrance Test [GCET]
  7. Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test [SAAT]
  8. Rama University Entrance Test [RUET]

Colleges:

Name of College

Location

Average Total Fees

Average Salary

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

New Delhi

INR 1 Lakh

INR 6-7 LPA

Faculty of Dental Sciences King George's Medical University

Lucknow

INR 1.6- 1.7 Lakhs

INR 8-9 LPA

Faculty of Dental Sciences IMS BHU Varanasi

Varanasi

Under INR 1 Lakh

INR 5-6 LPA

Manipal College of Dental Science

Manipal

INR 26-28 Lakhs

INR 4-8 LPA

Nair Hospital Dental College

Mumbai

INR 3.5 Lakhs

INR 3-6 LPA

Government Dental College and Hospital

Mumbai

INR 2.2-2.5 Lakhs

INR 3-8 LPA

Christian Dental College and Hospital

Ludhiana

INR 8-9 Lakhs

INR 2-6 LPA

Manipal College of Dental Science

Mangaluru

INR 26-28Lakhs

INR 4-8 LPA

Government Dental College & Hospital

Nagpur

INR 2.2-2.5 Lakhs

INR 3-8 LPA

Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital

Kolkata

Under 1 Lakh

INR 3-6 LPA

Faculty of Dental Sciences Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Bengaluru

INR 25 Lakhs

INR 2-6 LPA

 

Syllabus:

 

Year 1

Year 2

Anatomy 

Pathology 

Physiology 

Microbiology 

Biochemistry 

Pharmacology 

Dental Histology 

Dental Materials 

Dental Materials 

Preclin Prosthodontics 

Preclin Prosthodontics 

Preclin Conservative 

Law for Dental Profession

Oral Pathology 

Year 3

Year 4

Gen Medicine

Oral Medicine 

Gen Surgery

Pedodontics 

Oral Pathology

Public Health Dent. 

Oral Medicine 

Orthodontics  

Pedodontics 

Oral Surgery

Public Health 

Periodontics 

Orthodontics

Prosthodontics

Oral Surgery

Conservative Dentistry

Periodontics

Practice Observership 

Prosthodontics

 

Conservative Dentistry

 

Patient Safety Curriculum 

 

Community orientation Program 

 

Group Project/Research

 

Year 5

Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology 

Periodontology

Pedodontics& Preventive Dentistry

Prosthodontics incl. Crown and Bridge

Public Health Dentistry

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Orthodontics &DentofacialOrthopedics

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Accident & Emergency Medicine

Comprehensive Oral Health Care

Job Opportunities:

The BDS job opportunities as an enormous scope of employment are available for graduates of BDS course:

  1. Oral Pathologist
  2. Dentist
  3. Dental Surgeon
  4. Dental health Consultant
  5. Lecturer
  6. Medical Writer

Job Prospects and Career Options:

Job Profile

Description

Average Salary

Dentist (in a hospital)

They are required to check patients’ oral health and remove tooth decay, fill cavities, and repair fractured teeth.

INR 3.5 LPA

Dentist (own clinic)

Job description is same as above, but with private practice after registration in Dental Council of India.

INR 4.5 LPA

Researcher

There are many dental institutes where a BDS graduate can perform and contribute in advanced dental research.

INR 3 LPA

Lecturer

MDS students are mostly preferred for this job. But students with high skills and experience can get a job as a lecturer in many government and private dental institutions.

INR 5 LPA

Dental Officer in Indian Army/ Navy/Airforce

Basic eligibility for this is: A candidate must be a Registered Dental Practitioner with any State Dental Council within India to be eligible for this job.

INR 9 LPA

Territorial Army Officer

This is also one of the government job options which students can pursue after their BDS course.

INR 10 LPA

Dentist in Indian Railways

Students can join Indian railways as a dentist after they post a vacancy online for full time, part time and contract basis employment.

INR 7.2 LPA

 

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