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Master of Dental Surgery with specialization in Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry is a post graduation course in the field of Dentistry. It deals with the complete oral health requirements of a child from his birth till his adolescence. Candidates get training for didactic interaction and even get the exposure to all kinds of real life clinical situations through this course.
It is basically an age defined specialty to fulfill both comprehensive and primary therapeutic and preventive oral health care requirements of infants, children and till adolescence stage.
Candidates who have completed their BDS with minimum 55% marks from any of the recognized or accredited university are eligible for this course. The age criteria need to be checked by candidate before submitting the application form.
The compulsory one year of internship should also be completed before pursuing this course.
The duration for this course is 3 years, including theory lectures, practical sessions and hand on training sessions.
For admission, most of the institutes conduct entrance examinations of their own. Many institutes consider the performance of candidates in national level entrance examinations. Interested candidates need to submit their application form before last date at the selected institute and then their admission will be based upon their performance in entrance examination.
Further Study options
After completion of this Post Graduation degree, candidates willing to continue their studies can go for PhD, that is Doctor of Philosophy. It can be pursued in any stream and candidates can conduct their research in the field of their own interest.
The course starts with basics about Anatomy and Physiology. It teaches about Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology as an introductory part. The later part of course becomes more specific and teaches about child growth, psychology, complete development of facial skeleton, interceptive orthodontics, etc.
Candidates also learn about Clinical Pedodontics, Applied basic Sciences, Bio statistics, Preventive and Public health Dentistry, Epidemiology, etc.
Candidates keep themselves updated with all the recent advances in the field of Pedodontics through this course.
These candidates can become a dentist, lecture, professor, etc. They can work in Dental clinics, hospitals, colleges and universities, dental product manufacturing companies and traders, Technical experts in Dentistry, etc.
The funds are available; they can start their own clinic after getting experience and proper certification. Candidates having research attitude, can join research institutes and can have scientific designations.
M.D.S Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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