It is a postgraduate course in dentistry. Oral pathology is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the analysis and treatment of diseases related to teeth, oral cavity and jaws.
- The basic qualification required for pursuing M.D.S. Oral Pathology course is a pass degree in B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) course awarded by an Indian University from a recognized dental college or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.
- Aspiring candidates need to obtain permanent registration from the DCI (Dental Council of India) or any of the State Council. If a candidate does not possess such registration, they are expected to obtain the same within one month from the date of admission.
- Scholarships are offered for pursuing the course based on the aggregate score attained in the entrance exam.
The duration of M.D.S. Oral Pathology course is 3 years.
The admission is purely based on merit obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the colleges offering M.D.S. program. Those candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for counseling and interview. Admissions are based on the candidate’s performance in the NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test). The entrance test includes 200 multiple choice questions to be attempted in 2.5 to 3 hours time limit. The paper is of 200 marks.
What is the work of an Oral Pathologist
Candidates who have completed M.D.S. Oral Pathology course is known as oral pathologists. They are specialists in the diagnosis of teeth, dental cavity and jaws. Whenever, a general dentist finds some chronic condition during the routine examination of a patient, he / she might remove a portion of the affected tissue and then send it to oral pathologist for further examination. Therefore, it is the work of oral pathologists to identify if the tissue is infectious or cancerous.
Future scope of M.D.S. Oral Pathology professionals
In the US, numbers of oral pathologists are very low and this is the same with other countries as well. Therefore, there is a high demand of these professionals not only in India, but in other countries as well which ensures that they can find very good job opportunities with higher pay packages.
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