M.D.S is a post graduate degree in the field of Dentistry with its full name as Master of Dental Surgery. It has various specializations and one of them is Community Dentistry which deals with preventing oral diseases, promoting mental- physical efficiency and prolonging life through community efforts focused for control on communicable infections, proper sanitation of the surroundings, education of every individual for persona hygiene and awareness of medical ad nursing organizations for early diagnosis, preventive steps and treatment of diseases.
Candidates holding B.D.S degree, that is Bachelors of Dental Surgery are eligible for this course. The course must be pursued from the recognized university and must have scored at least 5% marks as an aggregate in the course. The age restriction must be checked before submitting application form.
The duration for this course is 3 years which also includes the hands on experience of patient samples and case study along with the regular theory classes and practical sessions.
Most of the institutes conduct entrance test for admissions in this course. Interested candidates need to get the application form and prospectus from the selected institute and submit the duly filled form before last date. It is advised to fill the form after going through the prospectus carefully. Candidates performing well in entrance examination will get the admission for sure.
Further Study options
PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is the available option for these candidates after completion of their post graduation course. Through this course, they can do research on any of their topic of interest after getting approval from supervisor.
The course teaches about Dental Public health, Dental Epidemiology, Environmental health, etc. It also teaches about Preventive dentistry, Behavioral Science, Epidemiology, Bio statistics, etc.
Through the course, candidates get chance for Public heath practices and administrative family planning. A part about public health nutrition is also included in the course.
Candidates get an opportunity to conduct oral heath surveys which enables them to identify the oral health problems which are affecting the community.
The main employment areas for these candidates are government and private hospitals, Railways health departments, NGOs heath organizations, Military hospitals, etc. The can also work in colleges and universities for teaching purposes.
The top designations in demand are Assistant professor, Community Counselor, Family Physician, Community development expert, Community Program Manager, etc.
If funds are available, they ca start their own Community counseling organization.
M.D.S Community Dentistry Admissions for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
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