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Master of Dental Surgery

Do you want to pursue a post graduate degree in Dentistry? Do you want to be a dental surgery specialist? Then, a Master of Dental Surgery course is just for you. Learn about the eligibility criteria, course details, duration, admission procedure, higher studies, job prospects and much more. Here, you will get detailed description of the course.

Course Name: M.D.S.
Group: MBBS
Stream: Healthcare & Medical Science
Course Category: Dentistry
Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility Criteria

  • The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing M.D.S course is a pass in B.D.S (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.
  • Candidate not possessing a required dental qualification should first secure the prior approval of his / her qualification by the Dental Council of India before he / she can be admitted to the M.D.S course.
  • The selection of students to M.D.S degree is based on their merit. To determine the merit, AICET (All India Common Entrance Test) is conducted by various dental colleges or by the agency specified by the UGC (University Grants Commission), New Delhi.
  • The minimum age limit to pursue this course is 21 years.
  • A candidate should be physically fit to undergo M.D.S degree and should not suffer from any contagious disease.

The duration of M.D.S course is 3 years.

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M.D.S. - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering M.D.S. course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2022 - 2023 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College Name
AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Karnataka
Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, Himachal Pradesh
Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Chandigarh
Dr. Somervel Memorial Mission CSI Hospital & Medical College, Kerala
Gitam Dental College & Hospital, Andhra Pradesh
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Maharashtra
Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science & Research, West Bengal
Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Himachal Pradesh
Institute of Dental Sciences, Odisha
J.K.K. Natrajah Dental College, Tamil Nadu
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Punjab
M.M.I.C.T. & B.M. College, Haryana
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir's Dental College & Hospital, Maharashtra
Maratha Mandal’s Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Karnataka
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education And Research, Tamil Nadu
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Tamil Nadu
Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute for Dental Science and Research Centre, Telangana
Pecific Dental College, Rajasthan
Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh
PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Kerala
Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Tamil Nadu
Regional Dental College, Assam
Siksha ''O'' Anusandhan University, Odisha
Sir Ziauddin Dental College, Uttar Pradesh
Sree Balaji Dental College And Hospital, Tamil Nadu
Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Punjab
Swami Devi Dayal Group of Professional Institutions, Haryana
The Oxford Dental College & Hospital, Karnataka
Vishnu Dental College, Andhra Pradesh

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Advantages or benefits of M.D.S degree

  • Aspirants obtain skills in higher methods and techniques pertaining to dental care and surgery procedures. It provides a high degree of clinical ability in the subject matter and competence in research.
  • Aspirants pursuing dental surgery program can get well paid placement in dental hospitals, treatment centers and nursing homes in India as well as abroad.
  • They can also set up their own dental clinics in India or in foreign cities and towns.
  • Dentists help people to keep their health and appearance and therefore they are looked upon with great respect.

What to do after M.D.S degree

After M.D.S program, aspirants can pursue higher studies such as M.Phil, PhD, etc. or they can work in academic institutions as a professor or lecturer in both private and government sectors. The M.D.S degree holders can also work in dental clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, oral health care sectors, etc. and after few years of experience, they can open up their own dental clinic.

Job and career options

There is an increasing awareness of the significance of oral health and dentistry amongst the people, which needs the service of dental specialists. The introduction of new areas like Periodontics, which involves alignment and straightening of teeth, has improved the scope of this area. Presently, people prefer cosmetic dental procedures. Therefore, the demand of well qualified dental surgeons has raised many folds and it is evident from the expansion of dental clinics everywhere.

M.D.S. Admissions for 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

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