BDS stands for Bachelor in Dental Surgery and is one of the most popular and chosen degrees. It is the only educational and professional programme of dental surgery in India. It is equivalent to the MBBS and owes the "DR" domain. In the medical educational field, it is the second choice of the students after the MBBS course.
Areas of Research
Dental Public Health
Conservative dentistry and endodontics
Endodontic(also called endodotology)
Geriatric dentistry or Geriodontics
Oral and maxillofacial pathology
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (also called oral surgery)
Oral Implant logy
Pediatric dentistry (also called pedodontics)
Periodontology (also called periodontics)
Special needs dentistry
For a student to apply for undergraduate degree in Dental Surgeory following criterion must be met :
The student needs to pass class 12th with English, physics, biology and chemistry with at least 50%marks.
Admission to graduate course in dentistry through nationwide competitive pre-medical examination called NEET.
This examination is common for both MBBS and BDS courses. The allocation of the institution is based on merit.
Dentist can work in different domains as follows:
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Salaries and Perks
The initial salary of a dentist may vary from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 15,000 per month. After getting the experience and good hands-on in this field, the candidate may get a handsome salary from 4 to 6 lakh per annum.
• Some of the best Institutes of the country offering DENTAL course include:
1.MAULANA AZAD INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCE
The Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is a government medical college established in Delhi affiliated to the University of Delhi. It is named after Indian freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
2.MANIPAL COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCE, & Science
The Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, was established in 1965 and received accreditation by the Dental Council of India in 1970. It was India's first private dental college and 14th dental college. It is a Manipal University (formerly known as MAHE) constituent college.
3.SDM COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCE AND HOSPITAL
SDM commonly known as Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala has immensely contributed to the spiritual, economic and social development of Karnataka. It is imparting education to thousands of students all over Karnataka through its "SDM Educational Society" wing. This college apart from providing quality medical education is creating a revolution in healthcare scenario of Northern Karnataka.
4.GOVT. DENTAL COLLEGE
Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai is one of the premier institutes of India imparting Dental Education and Services to the country as well as abroad since its establishment in the year 1938 till today. The Institute has been named among the Top Three Dental Colleges in India by the Outlook Magazine for the past 7 years.
5.BHARATI VIDYAPEETH DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Pune was established in 1989 to fulfill aspirations of students to obtain professional education and growing demand for education in dentistry in this region. The college has been recognized by the Dental Council of India.
6.SRM DENTAL COLLEGE
It was started in the year 1996-1997 and has been reputed to maintain excellent standards of dental education since inception. It is currently affiliated with SRM University of health sciences
7.DR. R AHMED DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
This college is located in Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences and is recognized by Dental Council of India. It teaches Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses in various specialties
• Top Class
Some of the famous and successful people who hold a degree in Dental Surgeory are:
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