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What is BDS Course?

 

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is the undergraduate degree programme in the dental field. After MBBS, BDS is one of the most sought-after courses. The course lasts five years, including one year of internship. In India, BDS is governed by the Dental Council of India, and all dentists must register to practise after completing their studies. Dentures, dental problems, and surgery are all included in the BDS curriculum.

Students must take and pass the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in order to be admitted to one of the 26,949 BDS seats available at 313 government, private, and recognised institutes across the country  because no other exam will be accepted for BDS admission, interested students should read the article for further information on eligibility, admission method, exams, colleges, and other data.

 

BDS Course Details

 

Course name

BDS

BDS Full Form

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Type

Degree Programme

Level

Undergraduate

BDS Course Duration

5 Years

BDS Course Fees

Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,200,000

BDS Eligibility

Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates.

Physics, Chemistry, Biology,Mathematics or any other elective subject with English as prescribed by the NCERT.

 

BDS Salary

Rs. 400,000 to Rs. 600,000

Career Opportunities

  • Dental Technician
  • Prosthodontist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Consultant
  • Dentist

Types of BDS Course

  • Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology.
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.
  • Orthodontics.
  • Prosthodontics.
  • Periodontal Surgery and Oral Implantology.

BDS Entrance Exams

        NEET

What After BDS

  • Go for MDS After BDS
  • MBA in Hospital Management
  • A career as a Dietitian
  • MPH after BDS
  • Become a Lecturer

BDS Jobs

  • A career in Dental Cosmetology
  • Join the Army Dental Corps after BDS
  • Dental Blogging after BDS
  • Clinical Research

 

 

Top Reasons to Choose BDS Course over MBBS

 

1)  Course Fees – The most important factor than distinguishes MBBS and BDS course is the cost of the education. BDS cost is much less than that of MBBS course.BDS degree is cost effectiive and offeres lucrative career choices.

2)  Course Duration is less – It takes less time to complete undergraduate degree in dental surgery than MBBS as the BDS course duration is  5 years whereas MBBS course duration is 5.5 years.

3)  Admission is Easier- BDS is much easier than MBBS as the demand for the former is comparatively less than the latter. There are many recognized dental colleges with teaching hospital offering BDS Course.

4)  Availability of Seats – In order to get a merit seat for MBBS course, you must have a high score in  entrance exams as there is a huge competition for MBBS course. Whereas it ois much easier to get a seat under merit for BDS Course as the competition is low and any student with average marks can get a seat in BDS course.

5)  No need for higher studies- Bachelor of dental surgery is itself a specialized degree whereas you have to pursue MD/MS after MBBS for specializations as MBBS degree restricts you to a general phycisian.In order to be a specialized doctor you have to have a postgraduate degree in any of the specializations.

6)  Employment Opportunities- As soon as you completed your BDS degree and hold a BDS degree in hand ,you can start working a  a dentist.Whereas to be employable you wil have to do MD/MS after MBBS.

7)  Stress Free job – Dentistry is a stress free job. Compared to MBBS doctor, dentists have no emergency calls as tooth related disease or infections can be treated as directed by the denstists and are not life threatening problems. It's a very good career option for female students.

8)  Highly Lucrative Profession – A career in BDS IS HIGHLY Lucrative. The actual earning of MBBS doctors starts very late whereas dentist starts enjoying their earnings soon after the completion of the BDS course.

 

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Eligibility

 

Candidates have to fulfill the specified criteria in terms of nationality, age limit if any, qualifying exam, pass percentage, and more. In addition, they must also qualify NEET 2022. The eligibility criteria for BDS admissions as per NEET are given below.

 

BDS Eligibility Criteria

 

Being eligible for a course is a prerequisite for admission to a particular college and course. The basic eligibility criteria for admissions to BDS courses have been mentioned as follows:

1) The aspiring candidate must have passed the 10+2 qualifying exam or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognised institute.

2) They must have studied the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology compulsorily in their 10+2.

3) In almost every college offering this course, the admissions are based on the result of NEET. The student must clear the cut-off of the exam to be eligible for admission.

I4) f the students manage to qualify for the entrance, they need to appear for the counseling sessions organised by the colleges.

There are generally three rounds of counseling sessions held.

 

BDS Admission Process 2022

 

BDS admission in India is based in NEET entrance exam. It is mandotary for every candidate who wishes to pursue BDS in India. Thosw who will clear the NEET Cut off will be eligible for admission in BDS course.

 

Documents required for BDS admission 2022

 

The list of Documents required for BDS admission 2022. After the verification of documents, the seats will be allotted to the candidates.

 

Class 10th & 12th Marksheet and Passing Certificate

Category Certificate( If Applicable)

Intermediate Marksheet and Passing certificate

Character Certificate

NEET 2022 Admit Card

Migration Certificate

NETT 2022 Rank Card

Recent Passport Sized Photographs

 

How to Apply to BDS Courses

 

1)  NEET is a national level exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSc Nursing etc.

2) The aspiring candidates need to register themselves on the official website and fill in their personal details.

3) They must then fill out the online application form available over there. 

4) The admit cards will be sent to the students via email. The applicants are requested to appear for the exam on the prescribed date only

 

BDS Vs BAMS Vs MBBS

 

Course

BDS

BAMS

MBBS

Full Form

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Duration

5 years ( 4 years + 1 year of compulsory paid internship).

5 years 6 months

5.5 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology

10+2 with a minimum of 50% Compulsory subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology

50% or above in 10+2 in PCM/PCB with English as a mandatory subject

Fees

INR 3-6 Lakhs per annum

INR 1-3 Lakhs per annum

INR 5-12 Lakhs per annum

Admission Criteria

Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam

 

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Subjects and Syllabus

 

BDS syllabus includes various subjects such as Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Preclinical Conservative Dentistry, General Human Anatomy, and much more. The BDS syllabus and curriculum comprise four parts: foundation, core, electives, and projects. The BDS subjects are as follows

 

BDS Subjects: 1st Year

 

  • Human Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Osteology.
  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry.
  • Dental Anatomy and Dental Histology.

 

BDS Subjects: 2nd Year

 

  • Dental Pharmacology.
  • Dental Materials.
  • Pathology and Microbiology.
  • Pre-clinical prosthodontics.
  • Pre-clinical operative.

 

BDS Subjects: 3rd Year

 

  • Oral Pathology.
  • General Medicine.
  • General Surgery.

 

BDS Subjects: 4th Year

 

  • Oral Medicine and Radiology.
  • Prosthodontics.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
  • Pedodontics.
  • Endodontics.
  • Orthodontics.
  • Periodontics.
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry.

BDS 5th Year consists of Internships in all Nine departments.

 

BDS Core Subjects:

 

The course subjects are categorized into core and electives on behalf of the students' interests and the rules proposed by the university. The core subjects are listed below:

  • General Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • General and Dental Pharmacology
  • Dental Therapeutics
  • Preclinical Conservative Dentistry
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Microbiology

 

BDS Elective Subjects:

 

The BDS syllabus consists of various core and elective subjects essential in the course curriculum to improve students' knowledge. The elective subjects are listed below:

  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

 

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Salary

Company Name & Average Annual Salary

 

1) Private Dental Clinic General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-7 yrs 

Average Salary - ₹ 2.8L

 

2) Private Clinic, Vcare General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-6 yrs exp 

Average Salary - ₹ 2.8L

 

3) Nephroplus General Dentist Salary

Experience - 0-6 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.2L

 

4) Private Practice General Dentist Salary

Experience - 0-7 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.4L

 

5) Privat Hospital General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-7 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.4 L

 

6) Dental Hospital General Dentist Salary

Experience - 0-3 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.9L

 

7) ConfiDental Clinic General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-6 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.2L

 

8) Smile Dental Clinic General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-5 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.6L

 

9) Techmaxx Engineering Services General Dentist Salary

Experience - 2-7 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 2.6L

 

10) Speciality Dental Clinic General Dentist Salary

Experience - 1-5 yrs exp 

Average Salary- ₹ 1.1L

 

How to Become a Dentist after class 12th

 

The following steps are to be taken, once completed class 12th boards examination inorder to become a Dentist

UG Preparation:  Candidates must choose and think wisely before taking the path of Dental Science. The minimum aggregate should be around 60% in BDS. After 5 years of intensive study, candidates have to complete almost one year of internship.

PG Preparation:  For Post Graduation in Dentistry i.e. candidate should be 55% and not less than that. A Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree can almost take similar time as BDS. Candidates having Diploma or other degrees cannot enrol themselves. MBBS degree is a must have for specialization in Dental Science.

 

Dental Courses After 12th

 

The primary goal of BDS is to teach and familiarise students with dental sciences and procedures. The five-year curriculum of such dental courses after 12th grade without NEET consists of four years of classroom instruction and one year of mandatory rotational internship.

Listed below are some of the dental courses after 12th that can be opted by students:

1) BSc Dental Technology

2) Diploma in Dental Assistant

3) Diploma in Dental Hygiene

4) Integrated Dental Photography Certificate Course

 

Top BDS Colleges In India

 

Name of the College

College Location 

Admission Process

BDS Course Fees

BDS Salary In India

Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS BHU

Varanasi

NEET

Below 1 lacs

INR 4-6 lacs (approx.)

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

New Delhi

NEET

INR 1 - 1.5 lacs

INR 6-7 lacs (approx.)

Faculty of Dental Sciences King George's Medical University 

Lucknow

NEET

INR 1.5 - 2 lacs

INR 8-9 lacs (approx.)

Government Dental College and Hospital

Mumbai

NEET

INR 2 - 2.5 lacs

INR 3-8 lacs (approx.)

Government Dental College and Hospital

Nagpur

NEET

INR 2 - 2.5 lacs

INR 3-8 lacs (approx.)

Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital 

Kolkata

NEET

Below 1 lacs

INR 3-6 lacs (approx.)

Manipal College of Dental Sciences 

Mangaluru

NEET

INR 25-30 lacs (approx.)

INR 4-8 lacs (approx.)

 

Note*

BDS Course Fees in Private Colleges Range Between INR 1 lacs to INR 30 lacs

BDS Course Fees in Government Colleges Range Between – INR 10k to INR 15 lavs

 

Top BDS Government Colleges In India

 

Name of the College

College Location 

Admission Process

BDS Course Fees

BDS Salary In India

Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital

Ahmedabad

NEET

INR 26 lacs

 

Al - Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital

Karnataka

NEET

INR 15 lacs

 

Aligarh Muslim University - AMU

Aligarh

NEET

INR 2 lacs

 

All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS Delhi

Delhi

NEET

INR 2,927 K

 

All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS Jodhpur

Jodhpur

NEET

INR 10,735

 

All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS Raipur

Raipur

NEET

INR 8,567

 

AMC Dental College

Ahmedabad

NEET

INR 20.6 lacs

 

 

BDS Jobs and Salary

 

Graduates with a degree of BDS have a wide variety of opportunities before them in terms of career and job prospects. They can choose to be dentists, researchers, lecturers, etc. at government or private hospitals or can even open their own dental clinic. However, not all graduates jump to do jobs and earn money. Some of them opt for higher studies in the field of dental sciences.

Since in India, BDS is the only and compulsory course for practising dentistry, most students usually find employment within 1 year of graduation. Some even pursue higher studies like MDS.

Job Profile

Job Description 

Average Salary

Dentist

The job of a dentist involves checking patients of oral health, removing tooth decay, filling cavities, etc. However, it is totally the will of the doctor if they want to serve in a hospital or open their own clinic.

INR 3.5 - 4.5 lacs

Researcher

BDS graduate students who are willing to do research work can perform research work in advanced dental research.

INR 3 lacs

Lecturer

Students with high skills, expertise and experience can work as lecturers at reputed government or private dental institutions.

INR 5 lacs

Dental Officer at Indian Defense Services ( Army, Navy, Air Force)

Students who want to practice their skills in the defence services need to be a Registered Dental Practitioner within India to be eligible for the job.

INR 9 lacs

Dentist in Indian Railways

Candidates can join the Indian Railways as a dentist when they post a vacancy for the same.

INR 7.2 lacs

Territorial Army Officer

One of the government jobs which can be pursued by students at the completion of BDS.

INR 10 lacs

 

Latest BDS Govt Jobs 2022

 

Organization

No of Vacancies

Qualification

Post Names

Last Date

District Health Society Dharmapuri

21

08th, 10th, 12th, Diploma, Degree, B.Com, MBBS, BDS, Graduation, Post Graduation

DEO, Hospital Worker

18-Aug-2022

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi

1

MBBS/ BDS/ M.V.Sc/ M.Pharma/ ME/ M.Tech, M.Sc in Life Sciences, MA in Social Sciences, MSW

Senior Research Fellow

11-Aug-2022

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Jodhpur

1

MBBS, BDS, Master in Public Health

Senior Research Fellow

17-Aug-2022

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science

1

BDS

Junior Research Fellowship

26-Aug-2022

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Jodhpur

4

BDS

Junior Resident (Dental)

08-Aug-2022

Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland

6

BDS, MBBS

Deputy Director, Medical Officer

12-Aug-2022

Ex-Servicemen Constributory Health Scheme

12

10th, 12th, Diploma, DMLT, B.Sc, B.Pharm, BDS, MBBS

Medical Officer, Dental Officer

12-Aug-2022

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Raebareli

41

MBBS, BDS, Post Graduation Degree, MD/ MS/ DNB

Senior Resident

16-Aug-2022

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Rishikesh

24

BDS, MBBS, Masters Degree in Public Health

Research Assistant

29-Jul-2022

National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

6

10th, Degree, MBBS, BDS, B.V.Sc

Project Senior Research Fellow, Project Technician

29-Jul-2022

District Health Society Pudukkottai

7

ITI, 12th, B.Com, BE/ B.Tech, Graduation, MBBS, BDS, Post Graduation Degree, MCA

District Consultant, Psychologist

25-Jul-2022

Join Indian Army

30

BDS, MDS

Army Dental Corps

14-Aug-2022

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur

2

BMLT, Graduation, MBBS/ BDS, M.Sc

SRF, Technical Assistant

02-Aug-2022

Mizoram Public Service Commission

17

BDS, MBBS, Post Graduation Diploma/ Degree

Grade-III of MHS, Grade-II of MHS

16-Aug-2022

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Jodhpur

2

B.Sc, BDS, M.Sc, MPH, MD, MS, MDS, M.Pharm, MS, ME/ M.Tech, Ph.D

Research Associate

29-Jul-2022

National Health Mission

111

MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ B.P.Th/ B.Sc/ B.Pharm/ MPH/ MHA/ MBA

City Program Manager, National Health Manager

25-Jul-2022

 

 

Best Courses After BDS

 

1. Master's degree in dental surgery

2. Master's degree in public health

3. Master's degree in business administration

4. Lecturer

5. Clinical practice

6. Overseas career as a dentist

7. Government jobs as a dentist

8. Research

9. Dental cosmetology

10. Dental blogging

11. Forensic dentistry

12. Medical transcription

13. Dental consulting

 

BDS Books

 

We have broken-down BDS books into year wise segments i.e into 4 parts.

1)BDS 1st Year Books

2) BDS 2nd Year Books

3) BDS 3rd Year Books

4) BDS 4th Year Books

BDS 1st Year Books

BDS 2nd Year Books

 

General Anatomy Text Books for BDS 1st Year

 

·       BD Chaurasia's Human Anatomy:  Head and Neck, Brain (Volume 3 Edition 8)

·       Grays' Human Anatomy (Mainly used for Reference)

 

Physiology Text Books for BDS 1st Year

 

·       Text Book Of Physiology by AK Jain

·       Guyton And Hall Textbook Of Medical Physiology – By John E. Hall

·       Berne & Levy Physiology [BERNE & LEVY PHYSIOLOGY 6/E]

 

Biochemistry Text Books for BDS 1st Year

 

·       Biochemistry By U.Satyanarayana & U. Chakrapani

·       Harbanslal – Pocket Book for Biochemistry by CBS Publishers

·       A Textbook of Biochemistry: Rama Rao

 

Dental Anatomy Text Books for BDS 1st Year

 

·       Wheeler's Dental Anatomy, Physiology And Occlusion

·       Dental Anatomy by SI Bhalaji

·       Woelfel's Dental Anatomy – Rickne C. Scheid

·       Oral Histology Text Books for BDS 1st Year

·       Orban's Oral Histology and Embryology

·       Oral Histology by SI Bhalaji

·       Manual of Oral Histology and Oral Pathology: Colour Atlas and Text – Maji Jose

 

 

Dental Materials & Metallurgy

 

·       Dental Pharmacology

·       General Microbiology and Pathology

·       Pre-Clinical Prosthodentics

·       Pre Clinical Conservative Dentistry

 

Dental Materials Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

 

·       Basic Dental Material by John. J. Manapallil

·       Phillips Dental Materials by Elsevier

 

Pharmacology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

 

·       KD Tripathi for Dental Students

·       KD Tripathi for Medical Students (For reference purpose)

·       Pharamcology and pharmacotherapeutics: Satoskar

·       Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (For reference purpose)

·       Lippincott's Pharmacology

 

Microbiology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

 

·       Text book of Microbiology Anant Narayan

·       Text book of Microbiology C P Baweja

·       Microbiology for Dental Students, D.R. Arora

·       Microbiology for Medical Students, D.R. Arora (For reference purpose)

 

Dental Pathology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

 

·       Harsh Mohan Pathology by Jaypee Brothers

·       Robin's Pathology (For reference purpose)

 

Pre-clinical Prosthodontics Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

·       Boucher's Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients – Elsevier

·       Essentials Of Complete Denture Prosthodontics by Sheldon Winkler

·       McCracken's Removable Partial Prosthodontics – By CBS Publishers

·       Nallaswamy textbook of Prosthodontics

 

Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

 

·       Textbook of Preclinical Conservative Dentistry – Jaypee Digital

·       Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry – V Gopikrishna

·       Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry – Theodore

·       Textbook of Operative Dentistry – Vimal K Sikri – CBS Publishers

·       Clinical Operative Dentistry – Principles and Practice – Ramya Raghu

·       Textbook of Pre-Clinical Conservative Dentistry – Nisha Garg and Amit Garg
Essentials of Pre-Clinical Conservative dentistry – Harpreet Singh

 

 

BDS 3rd Year Books

BDS 4th Year Books

Oral Pathology Text Books for BDS 3rd Year

 

·       Shafer's Textbook of Oral Pathology – Elsevier

·       Purkit's Oral Pathology by Jaypee

·       Most Important Questions in Oral Pathology, by Sumaiyah Publishers, Delhi

·       Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Neville

 

Manual of Oral Histology and Oral Pathology:

 

·       Colour Atlas and Text – Maji Jose

·       General Medicine Text Books for BDS 3rd Year

·       Davidson's Principles & Practice of Medicine

·       Internal Medicine – Harrison's – Vol 1 & 2

·       Hutchison's Clinical Methods

·       Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

·       Textbook of Clinical Medicine for Dental Students – S. N. Chugh

 

General Surgery Text Books for BDS 3rd Year

 

·       A Concise Textbook of Surgery: Das

·       Manipal Manual of General Surgery: Rajgopal Shenoy

·       Manual of Clinical Surgery: Das

·       Essentials of General Surgery (Lawrence)

·       Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:

 

Foreign Authors:

·       Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Peterson (Author)

·       Killey and Kay's – Outline of Oral Surgery Killey and Kay (Author's)

·       Geoffrey Howe – The Extraction Of Teeth by Geoffrey Howe (Author)

·       Malamed's – Hand Book Of Local Anesthesia – Malamed (Author)

·       Monheims – Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dental Practice – Monheims (Author)

Indian Authors:

·       Neelima Ani Malik – Textbook Of Oral And Maxillo Facial Surgery – Neelima Ani Malik (Author)

·       Chitra Chakravarthy – Text Book Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Chitra Chakravarthy (Author)

·       B Srinivasan – Text Book of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – B Srinivasan (Author)

·       Balaji – Text Book of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Balaji (Author)

 

Pediatrics or Pedodontics:

 

·       Foreign Authors:

·       McDonald and Avery – Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent – McDonald and Avery (Author's)

·       J Pinkham and P Casamassimo – Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence – J Pinkham and P Casamassimo (Author)

Indian Authors:

·       Shoba tandon – Textbook Of Pedodontics – Shoba tandon (Author)

·       Nikhil Marwah – Textbook Of Pediatric Dentistry by Nikhil Marwah (Author)

·       Dr. S. G. Damle –  Textbook Of Pediatric Dentistry by Dr. S. G. Damle (Author)

 

Periodontics:

 

·       Foreign Authors:

·       Carranza's – Clinical Periodontology by Carranza (Author)

·       Eley and Manson's – Outline of Periodontics by Eley and Manson (Authors)

Indian Authors:

·       Shanti Priya Reddy's – Essentials Of Clinical Periodontology And Periodontics by shanti Priya Reddy (Author)

·       Gururaja Rao – TextBook Of Periodontology, 2nd Edn by Gururaja Rao (Author)

·       Preventive and Community Dentistry:

Foreign Authors:

·       Dr. Soben Peter – Essentials of Preventive and Community Dentistry by Dr. Soben Peter

·       Indian Author:

·       Joseph John – Textbook of Preventive and Community Dentistry by Joseph John

·       S.S.Hiremath – Textbook of Preventive and Community Dentistry by S.S.Hiremath

 

Conservative Dentistry:

 

Foreign Authors:

·       Strudvent's – Art and Science of Operative Dentistry – Strudvent (Author)

·       Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry – Pickard (Author)

Indian Authors:

·       Vimal K. Sikri – Textbook of Operative Dentistry by Vimal K. Sikri

·       Ramya Raghu – Operative Dentistry Principles and Practice by Ramya Raghu

 

Endodontics:

 

Foreign Authors:

·       Ingle's Textbook Of Endodontics – Ingle and Bakland (Authors)

·       Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp – Cohen (Author)

·       Grossman's Endodontic Practice – L.I.Grossman (Author)

Indian Authors:

·       Nisha Garg – Textbook Of Endodontics by Nisha Garg (Author)

·       Anil Kohli – Textbook of Endodontics by Anil Kohli (Author)

 

Orthodontics:

 

Foreign Authors:

·       William R. Proffit – Textbook of Contemporary Orthodontics by William R. Proffit (Author)

·       Graber's – Orthodontics Current principals and Techniques  by Graber (Author)

Indian Authors:

·       O.P. Kharbanda – Orthodontic Diagnosis and Management of Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformities by O.P. Kharbanda

·       Gurkeerat Singh – Textbook Of Orthodontics by Gurkeerat Singh (Author)

·       Balaji – Textbook of Orthodontics by Balaji (Author)

 

Prosthodontics:

Foreign Authors:

·       Bouchers – Textbook Of Complete Denture by Bouchers

·       Sheldon Wrinkler: Essentials of Complete Denture

·       McCracken's – Removable Partial Prosthodontics by McCracken's

·       Rosenstiel – Book Of Fixed Prosthodontics by Rosenstiel

·       Herbert T. Shillingburg – Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics by  Shillingburg

Indian Author:

·       Nallaswamy – Textbook Of Prosthodontics by Nallaswamy

·       Sarandha D.L – Textbook Of Complete Denture Prosthodontics by Sarandha D.L

·       Manappallil – Complete Denture Prosthodontics by Manappallil

 

Dental Syllabus

Year 1

General Human Anatomy including Embryology, Osteology and Histology

Preclinical Prostodontics and  Crown & Bridge

Dental Materials

Dental Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral Histology

Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics

General Human Physiology, 

Year 2

General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

General Pathology

Microbiology

Dental Materials

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbilogy

Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Preclinical conservative Dentistry

Year 3

General Medicine

General Surgery

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

 Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Medicine and Radiology

 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

 Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.

Periodontology.

Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge.

Public Health Dentistry. 

Year 4

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

 Oral Medicine and Radiology.

Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.

Periodontology.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge.

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics.

 Public Health Dentistry

Dental Course Eligibility, Admission Process

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Popularity

The Pie Chart depicts popularity of Dental vis-a-vis other courses. The Graph shows the popularity trend of Dental over last 3-4 years.

What after Dental ?

Dentist

Dentist

A dentist is a doctor who specializes in...

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Education Loans

The following banks provide loan for this course

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Bank of Baroda

Axis Bank

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Why not Dental?

  • Otping for BDS means a huge commitment of time and money.
  • Majority of Dental schools are very expensive. Moreover the admission procedure is very selective.

FAQs

Q-1

Which is better BDS or BAMS?


We would suggest you to go for BDS course as it has more scope as compared to BAMS. After dentistry you can get a salary of 15000 - 25000 initially and after some experience you can get a handsome salary of 4 - 6 lakhs. It has 100% job placement compared to BAMS..
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What is the full form of BDS?


BDS full form is Bachelor of Dental Surgery . BDS is India's only authorized and recognized highly qualified dental course. It is a Five-year undergraduate education that empowers students to enter the noble profession of dental science and surgery..
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How many marks are required in NEET for BDS?


Based on previous year trends, it has been observed that to attain a BDS seat in a government dental college, a candidate is required to score a minimum of 450 marks in NEET (subject to vary). A minimum of 50th percentile under general category for those who seek admissions in private dental colleges is a requirement..
Q-4

Can I get BDS with 300 marks in NEET?


Under 15% all India quota, you need to score more than 480 marks in NEET to get BDS seat. If you scored 300 marks, you might not have a chance in getting a seat in government college..
Q-5

Is BDS a good career option?


All of us can notice that people are becoming increasingly conscious about their oral health and hygiene. This has amplified the importance of dentists and dentistry as a profession. BDS is now no more seen as the lesser one to MBBS; in fact, it is now a far more specialized field of practice..
Q-6

Is BDS easier than MBBS?


MBBS and BDS are equally difficult and equally easy. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Whereas, BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental surgery. BDS deals with dental criteria, this means a graduate will be a Dentist doctor..
Q-7

Is BDS a good course?


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is one of the most promising career options in the medical industry after class 12th. It is a well-designed undergraduate program which is quite equivalent to the MBBS in the medical educational field..
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Is BDS tough?


It is perhaps one of the toughest courses out there. BDS lasts for around 4 years plus one year of internship. That around 5 years to finish BDS graduation. In some states govt has now put mandatory 2 years rural service to be eligible for degree..
Q-9

What after BDS in India?


Here is a list of career options after B.D.S. • Master's degree in dental surgery. After completing your B.D.S. • Master's degree in public health. Once you have completed your B.D.S. • Master's degree in business administration. • Lecturer. • Clinical practice. • Overseas career as a dentist. • Government jobs as a dentist. • Research..

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