B.D.S. (Bachelor of dental surgery) is the branch of medicine. It is the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity and the adjacent and associated structures and their systemic connection . It is an undergraduate course for five years duration, which will provide a detailed theoretical knowledge, practical learning experience. The curriculum of BDS is being regulated by the Dental Council of India (DCI). In order to get the admission to BDS course, it is mandatory for students to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Duration of Course : 4 years and 1 year CRRI.
Eligibility : Should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.
Should have passed Indian NEET Exam
Master of Dental Surgery or MDS is a master degree course in Dentistry. Student who have graduated in Dental Science can do this course to get deep understanding of dental issues. MDS course duration is three years.
A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college: There shall be a uniform NEET for admission to the post-graduate dental courses in each academic year conducted in the manner, as prescribed by the National Board of Examination or any other authority appointed by the Central Government in this behalf. The overall superintendence, direction and control of the NEET shall vest with the Council.
The candidate has to secure the following category-wise minimum percentile in NEET for admission to post-graduate courses held in a particular academic year. Provided that the percentileshall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in NEET for post-graduate courses:
|ORAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY||2|
|PROSTHODONTICS , CROWN & BRIDGE||2|
|CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS||2|
|ORTHODONTICS & DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS||3|