MDS is the Master's Degree Course for students who have completed BDS and stands for Master of Dental Sciences. The area of study covers development, anatomy, and diseases of the teeth as well as the jaw and facial tissues. The course curriculum includes clinical case discussions, seminars, workshops, case studies and presentations, learning and practising endodontics. There are immense opportunities for MDS graduates; opting for clinical practice, fellowships, research, teaching, hospital administration are some of them. This program imparts research and advanced clinical skills to become a specialist in the field.

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Course Level PG
Duration 3 years
Eligibility BDS. NEET PG

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a BDS degree and should obtain permanent registration with the State Dental Council. Certificate of Completion of rotatory internship certificate from a recognized college. The candidate must also qualify NEET PG.

Admission Procedure

The admissions into MDS programme is carried out on the basis of merit of the NEET PG. Candidates who will qualify in NEET PG can participate in the online counselling process during which the candidates have to fill their online choices. Depending upon the rank and choice of college, seats will be allotted.

Entrance Exam

The candidates must qualify NEET PG to seek admissions for MDS in dental colleges in India.

MDS Colleges in Bangalore

Some of the most prestigious colleges and institutions for MDS course are:

  • Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre 
  • AECS Maruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre
  • RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr MR Ambedkar Dental College
  • M.S. Ramaiah University Of Applied Sciences
  • Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital and Postgraduate Research Centre
  • Dr Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre,
  • KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences
  • The Oxford Dental College
  • Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital
  • Dayananda Sagar College Of Dental Sciences 

MDS Specialisations

  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Pathology
  • Community Dentistry
  • Paedodontics
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology

Course Structure and Course Syllabus

Branch I Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Applied Basic Sciences
  • Recent Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Minor Oral Surgery and Trauma
  • Maxillofacial Surgery

Branch II Periodontics

  • Applied Basic Sciences
  • Diagnosis, Treatment, Preventive Periodontology and Implantology
  • Recent Advances in Periodontics
  • Endodontics

Branch III Conservative Dentistry

  • Applied Basic Sciences
  • Recent Advances in Conservative Dentistry
  • Conservative Dentistry including Preventive dentistry and Dental Materials
  • Etiopathogenesis Of Periodontal Diseases

Branch IV Oral Pathology

  • Applied Basic Sciences
  • Laboratory And Histopathological Techniques
  • Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology & Forensic Odontology
  • Recent Advances In Oral Pathology

Branch V Orthodontics

  • Applied Basic Sciences
  • Recent Advances in Orthodontics
  • Growth and Development, Basics in orthodontics, Diagnosis & Radiology
  • Bio-Mechanics & Various Orthodontics Tissue Changes, Techniques & Treatment Planning

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