Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BDS is 4 years of training and one year of compulsory rotatory internship. The students are taught the basics of medicine and they would be dealt in depth with various aspects of dentistry, including dental materials, dental anatomy, oral histopathology, oral pathology, community dentistry, pedodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, conservative endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and radiology, ortho dental and dentofacial.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery -BDS- DENTISTRY SCOPE
It is rightly said that, “Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”. BDS is of valuable demand as oral diseases are major public health problems due to their high incidence and prevalence across the globe, with the disadvantaged affected more than other socioeconomic groups.
Dentistry is creating many opportunities and challenges with an emerging awareness of the importance of oral health among the population and the introduction pathology and orthodontics have enhanced the scope in this field. Bachelor of Dental Surgery -BDS graduates can work as self employed practitioners in general practice, providing dental care to the public or in salaried posts within a variety of specialties including hospital and community dentistry, the armed forces, corporate practices, industry or university teaching and research.
Those Bachelor of Dental Surgery -BDS graduates who would like to continue their study, can go in for a post graduate degree in Dentistry, which is honored as Master of Dental Surgery -MDS which is being offered by many institutions.
DURATION OF Bachelor of Dental Surgery-BDS COURSE
The duration of study for BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery course is of 4 years of training and one year of compulsory rotatory internship.
ELIGIBILITY FOR BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY-BDS COURSE:
The candidate must have passed 10+2 and equivalent course in the science stream which includes biology, physics and chemistry. Candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examinations. He must have completed a minimum age of 17 years.