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B.D.S.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery


BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. If you believe that oral health is imperative to overall health of the body, or if you want to perform cosmetically oriented surgeries that improve a person’s smile, BDS is the stepping stone for you. In this article, you can find all there is to know about pursuing your passion for the Dental Sciences in India.

Course Name: B.D.S.
Group: MBBS
Stream: Healthcare & Medical Science
Course Category: Dentistry
Duration: 4 Years + 1 year Internship

Under the Dentist Act, 1948, the Dental Council of India is entitled with the responsibility for according recognition to the Dental Degrees awarded by the various Universities and also for maintaining uniform standards of dental education in the country. The aim and objective of the Dental curriculum is to produce a Dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral diseases and to maintain uniformity in standards, technical and clinical requirements.


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B.D.S. - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering B.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
Meghna Institute of Dental Sciences, Telangana
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Tamil Nadu
MES Dental College, Kerala
MES Dental College, Kerala
Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital, Bihar
MM College of Dental Sciences, Haryana
MNR Medical College, Telangana
Nair Hospital Dental College, Maharashtra
Narayana Dental College & Hospital, Andhra Pradesh
Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Gujarat
Navodaya Dental College, Karnataka
Noorul Islam College of Dental Sciences, Kerala
Padmashree Dr. D.y. Patil University, Maharashtra
Padmashree Dr. D.y. Patil University, Maharashtra
Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute for Dental Science and Research Centre, Telangana
Pariyaram Dental College, Kerala
Patna Dental College & Hospital, Bihar
Pecific Dental College, Rajasthan
People’s Dental Academy, Madhya Pradesh
Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Madhya Pradesh
PM Nadagouda Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Karnataka
PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Kerala
Purvanchal Institute Of Dental Sciences, Uttar Pradesh
Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Tamil Nadu
Rajas Dental College, Tamil Nadu
Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital, Rajasthan
rajiv rrrA.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Karnataka
Regional Dental College, Assam
Royal Dental College, Kerala
S V S Medical College, Telangana

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About the Course


Dentistry is the most sought after course after General medicine in India. Through various modes of communication, viz-à-viz, through didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work and conferences, the curriculum aims to provide students with knowledge on the different kinds of oral treatment including surgical procedures, dental materials, dental anatomy and oral history, oral pathology, oral medicine and radiology, etc. Of course, the range of subjects covered is vast, and now that the mandatory internship period has been excluded from the curriculum, students get more time to study all there is to know about the health of the mouth.

The following is a list of courses including electives that the Dental Council of India recommends for being taught at the BDS level over a course of five years. These are:

  • General Human Physiology and Biochemistry

  • General Human Anatomy

  • Dental Materials

  • General Pathology and Microbiology

  • General and Dental Pharmacology

  • Oral Anatomy, Histology and Physiology

  • General Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  • Orthodontics

  • Periodontics

  • Pedodontics

  • Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  • Oral Surgery, Local Anaesthesia & General Anaesthesia

  • Oral Medicine and Roentgenology

  • Community Dentistry

Based on your interests or requirements, you can choose to excel in a particular field in Dentistry.

Eligibility Criteria



  • Age limit:

    Students completing age of 17 years at the time of admission, or by the 31st December of the year of admission are eligible to apply.

  • Qualifications:

    High School Certification (10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent) with 50% marks in each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

  • NOTE: Under the Pharmacy Act, national open school certification does not qualify to be equivalent to a High School Certification, i.e., students having passed 10+2 from national open schools are not eligible to apply for a BDS course.




Entrance Examinations



There are two kinds of entrance examinations students need to appear for when applying for a BDS course in India: the first is a common entrance examination for applying to government colleges and some private colleges, while the other is an entrance test specific to a particular private college. Thus, the number of tests a candidate may appear for may be greater than one.

One most common entrance test conducted by the CBSE is the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam. This test is common for both MBBS and BDS, where allocation of institutes happens based purely on merit. Advertisements and other information regarding the entrance tests of private institutes are widely publicized through various agencies and media, like Employment News, websites, even school notice boards.

Career Prospects



While the population explosion might induce a series of debates on the reducing standards of living, it has had a boon in creating the much needed career opportunities in every field including Dental. While oral hygiene remains the primary focus of this field, BDS graduates can aim to specialize in Cosmetic Dentistry to improve the smiles of a billion Indians. Other specializations a graduate can embrace are: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, Conservative and Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Pedodontics and Orthodontics. One can even pursue a course in MDS with lasts about three years.

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