Asdf

What is the eligibility criteria to be a Dentist?

Kindly clarify so that i can clear my doubts

by Asdf
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What is the eligibility criteria to be a Dentist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

Admission to the dentistry course i.e Bachelor of Dental Surgery -BDS) is through an entrance test ( NEET or other admission test) conducted by the concerned medical or dental college. The BDS course is of four years duration and is open to students who havecompleted class 12 with the subjects physics, chemistry and biology. The four years course is followed by one year of compulsory internship. The admission test assess the candidate knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology till class 12. The dental colleges are there in every state. Admission to these colleges is governed by domicile status of student in particular state. Dental colleges must be recognized by the dental council of India. The syllabus of the BDS course covers anatomy, physiology, uses of dental material, design and fitting of dental appliances, other clinical studies such as dental surgery, anesthesia, orthodontics. After completion of BDs one can either pursue MDS or post graduate diploma courses. Specialization in dentistry include :-

Orthodontics focuses on preventing and treating mouth, teeth and jaw problems and straightening a person's teeth and correcting the way the jaws line up.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on the jaws and mouth.
Periodontics is the specialization for treating the gums and the bone supporting the teeth.
Prosthodontics deals with the making of artificial dentures.oral pathology is thye study of the diseases of the mouth.
Endodontics deals with root canal therapy.

Admission to MDS course is usually through a competitive entrance test.



In order to post replies to the question: "What is the eligibility criteria to be a Dentist?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

My english is not good.

What do you mean by this? Do you face problem in writing, reading or speaking English? If writing please start working on grammar, if reading begin wi .. read more

5 Things To Do After B.Tech

It has been seen that usually after graduation students are in confusion of what their next years will be like. Many are muddled with the choice they .. read more

An expert guide to entry level jobs for MBAs

Job hunting is always a tough task for graduates. Hunting for a job after MBA requires prior research and knowledge about the prospects and scope of t .. read more

Career Opportunities In Food Science And Technology

Choosing a correct career is becoming difficult but seeing your interest and following it can lead you to choose the best career. A person finding foo .. read more
Most Popular

What are the key things the resume of a Web Designer must reflect?

A resume is a ideal place / Opportunity to exhibit your designing talents.    Show to the world in the shortest possible time, about your sk .. read more

I am 12th pcm student 'if not engineering than what career I choose

Hello, Thanks for Asking..!! Many Students search for the best career options after 12th Science except Engineering. It is very hard step of your care .. read more

I am a failiure of class 12 what can I do..?? plz suggest me I am so confused I want ot make my career in army

If u want to pass in NIOS board for October 2017 then I can guide you and help u . We are giving sureties of passing in 10th & 12th NIOS board . w .. read more

What are the most interesting things I can do while working as a Psychologist?

The most interesting things you can do while working as a Psychologist are creating your own style of handling your patients. Go beyond the bookish kn .. read more