It is said that oral health indicates your body health. Though most of the people often neglect the regular visits to the dental doctor, it is really necessary to take care of the teeth to maintain good health. Besides the craving for junk food, the dental problems also started increasing right from the early ages. The requirement of professional doctors in the discipline is increasing day by day.
B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Science) is an undergraduate course that allows one to become a dental doctor. The course the most preferred after M.B.B.S. in the medical field.
B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Science) Course Details
B.D.S course is offered in different formats by various institutions. Few institutes offer the course in 2 or more semesters whereas few other offers it for 4 to 5 years which may include internship. The course is offered in regular mode, part time mode and in distance or correspondence mode. The course comprises various activities related to the dental stream such as seminars, lectures, group discussions and clinical works. Human Physiology, orthodontics, materials of dentistry, oral microbiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology etc are the major subject of the course. Practical examinations, viva and internal assessment are part of the exam pattern. One year internship is mandatory after passing
B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Science) Eligibility
Passing 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects from a recognized board or its equivalent is the minimum educational eligibility to apply for the course. The score in the entrance test ‘The All India Premedical / Pre-Dental Entrance Exam’ which is conducted by CBSE is considered for taking the admission.
B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Science) Career Prospect
The major job role for fresh graduates of B.D.S is Dentist. Dental Assistant, Dental lab technician, Medical representative and forensics expert are the other employment options. The job roles are found in Government and Private hospitals. One can even start private practice.