About BDS

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree is awarded at the successful completion of four years of study and one year of internship to the students as per regulations of Dental council of India. The aim and objective of the Dental curriculum is to produce a Dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral diseases and to maintain uniformity in standards, technical and clinical requirements.

Duration of 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 examination. He must have completed a minimum age of 17 years.

Career Opportunity

Dentistry offers stimulating career options. In addition to private practice, excellent opportunities exist in teaching and research, careers with government agencies or in industry.
•    Private Practice: Many dentists work either in solo private practice or in partnerships with other dentists. The majority of private practice dentists own their practices.
•    Academic Dentistry: An academic dentistry career combines teaching, research, community service and patient care. Faculty members work in an intellectually stimulating and exciting academic environment. Career opportunities for academic dentists are excellent at this time
•    Public Health Dentistry: This career focuses on community settings rather than private practice. Promoting dental health, developing health policy and preventing disease are the major roles of a public health dentist. Numerous opportunities exist in research and teaching within public health dentistry.
•    Research: Research careers offer opportunities to generate new knowledge and be on the cutting edge of scientific discoveries that ultimately impact patient care. Some of the latest research improving patient care includes lasers in surgery, implants to replace damaged bone and computerized x-rays.

Course Content

First Year

1. Human Anatomy,including Embryology and Histology
2. Human Anatomy,including Embryology and Histology Practicals
3. Human Physiology and Biochemistry
4. Human Physiology and Biochemistry Practicals
5. Dental Materials
6. Dental Materials Practicals
7. Dental Anatomy Embryology & Oral Histology
8. Pre Clinical Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridges

Second Year

1. General Pathology and Microbiology
2. General Pathology and Microbiology Practicals
3. Human Oral Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
4. Human Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology Practicals
5. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
6. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics Practicals
7. Preclinical Prosthetics Practicals
8. Preclinical Conservative Dentistry Practicals

Third Year

1. General Medicine DU 301
2. General Medicine Practicals DU 311
3. General Surgery DU 302
4. General Surgery Practicals DU 312
5. Oral Pathology and Microbiology DU 303
6. Oral Pathology and Microbiology Practicals
7. Preventive and Community Dentistry
8. Preventive and Community Dentistry Practicals

Fourth Year

1. Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
2. Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge Practicals
3. Conservative Dentistry including Endodontics
4. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Practicals
5. Pedodontics
6. Pedodontics Practicals
7. Oral Surgery
8. Oral Surgery Practicals
9. Periodontics
10.Periodontics Practicals
12.Orthodontics Practicals
13.Oral Medicine (Oral Diagnosis) and Radiology
14.Oral Medicine(Oral Diagnosis) and Radiology Practicals

Fifth Year

This is planned as an internship program which will last for an year.