Dentistry: Why Dental, Courses, Eligibility, How Can you Apply etc.

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, development, and diagnosis of human teeth disorders. The one who has a degree in dentistry and practices dentistry is known as Dentist. It’s also known as dental medicine and ‘oral medicine. According to the “WHO”, oral diseases are significant common health problems due to their high incidence across the earth.

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Why Dentistry?

Dental problems were not common among earlier people. During that time, people used to consult sculptors, and things like elephant tusks were used to replace natural teeth. Later, as there was a massive rise in mouth diseases, the need for a dentist passed through everyone’s thoughts, and gradually Dentistry courses are included in medical science. Below we have reason to choose a dentistry course.

  • Restore the oral health and transform the lives of their patients.
  • Be independent in their careers.
  • Earn a good salary.
  • Shape the future of oral health care.
  • Provide benevolent care to their communities.
  • Exercise creativity in their daily work.
  • Work as part of a team 
  • Shape the future of oral health care

Dentistry Courses

Dentistry courses are available at the undergraduate level Postgraduate level, and we have provided you with Dentistry courses eligibility criteria and much more info. Let’s check.

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CoursesEligibility CriteriaDuration

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Students who have completed the 10+2 exam with science stream have had Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English in 12th stream, with a minimum score of 50% marks (40% in the case of reserved category).5 Years
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery)Admission in MDS course candidates should have Undergraduate Degree in Dental surgery is must-have eligibility.3 Years

Admission Procedure

Admissions in the dentistry courses done through the entrance exam. The entry to dentistry Course and other reputed dentistry colleges done through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Below we have mentioned some entrance name for admission in the dentistry Course.

  • NEET
  • MU OET

Job Description

BDS graduate may go for the PG degree programs leading to the Domain MDS (Master of Dental Surgery). MDS is an advanced degree in dentistry and allows the candidates to specialize in any of its disciplines. A teaching career is also open for BDS graduates. Those interested in teaching can acquire teaching jobs in any of the top Dental Colleges. They are eligible to hold positions as professors or even HOD and even get promoted to Dean. You can also open his/her own dental clinic or work as a dentist in government and private hospitals.

Job titles:

The Job Profiles of the BDS may be the following:

  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Dentist
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Endodontic
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist

The Job Profiles of the MDS may be the following:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Academic Lecturer  
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • General Practitioner
  • Dentist/ Dental surgeon in clinics and hospitals

Average Salary

For BDS:

The beginning salary of a dentist may be Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month. After obtaining experience and good hands-on in this field, the applicant may get a strong salary of 4 to 6 lakh per annum. There are more job chances to work in the US and the UK in the medical field with attractive salaries. You can build your clinic and receive around Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 per month.

For MDS:

Fresher graduate of this MDS course can demand an average annual salary of 1 Lakh INR to 2.5 Lakh INR. This salary would only increase with experience and on the type of hospitals and clinics.

Job Skills and Requirements

For BDS:

  • Oral Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassion
  • Problem Solving
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Conducting Initial Dental Assessments
  • Removing Deposits from Teeth
  • Assisting with Restorative Procedures

For MDS:

  • Core skills
  • Develop Care Plans
  • Make Recommendations
  • Administer Patient Assessments
  • Coordinate Medicare and Medicaid

Top Dentistry Colleges 

Here in this section we have mentioned some best BDS College colleges. Let’s checkout.

  • Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad
  • Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
  • Dental College, Gujarat
  • Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bengaluru
  • Amrita College of Dentistry, Kerala
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Faculty of Dental Science, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  • Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Andhra Pradesh

Here in this section we have mentioned some best MDS College colleges. Let’s checkout.

  • Master of dental surgery [MDS] in Tamil Nadu
  • Master of dental surgery [MDS] in Maharashtra
  • Master of dental surgery [MDS] in Karnataka
  • Master of dental surgery [MDS] in Uttar Pradesh
  • MDS in Delhi-NCR
  • MDS in Maharashtra

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