Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)

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BDS course as framed by the Dental Council of India and approved by the Central Government under the Dentists Act, 1948 – vide Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Dept. of Health’s) letter No.V.12012/3/2006-DE dated 25.07.2007 is followed in the Institution.


GOALS: The dental graduates during training in the institutions should acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills and reasonable attitudes which are required for carrying out all activities appropriate to general dental practice involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues. The graduate also should understand the concept of community oral health education and be able to participate in the rural health care delivery programmes existing in the country.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives are dealt under three headings (a) Knowledge and understanding (b) skills and (c) Attitudes.

(A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The graduate should acquire the following during the period of training. 1. Adequate knowledge of the scientific foundations on which dentistry is based and good understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of biological functions and be able to evaluate and analyse scientifically various established facts and data. 2. Adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws and associated tissues both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general state of health and also bearing on physical and social well being of the patient. 3. Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods which provide a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws and preventive diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dentistry. 4. Adequate clinical experience required for general dental practice. 5. Adequate knowledge of the constitution, biological function and behaviour of persons in health and sickness as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of health in so far as it affect dentistry.

(B) SKILLS: A graduate should be able to demonstrate the following skills necessary for practice of dentistry. 1. Able to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general dental practice keeping in mind the expectations and the right of the society to receive the best possible treatment available wherever possible. 2. Acquire the skill to prevent and manage complications if encountered while carrying out various surgical and other procedures. 3. Possess skill to carry out certain investigative procedures and ability to interpret laboratory findings. 4. Promote oral health and help prevent oral diseases where possible. 5. Competent in the control of pain and anxiety among the patients during dental treatment.

(C) ATTITUDES: A graduate should develop during the training period the following attitudes. 15 1. Willing to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patients and the community. 2. Maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all aspects of professional life. 3. Seek to improve awareness and provide possible solutions for oral health problems and needs through out the community. 4. Willingness to participate in the CPED Programmes to update the knowledge and professional skill from time to time. 5. To help and participate in the implementation of the national oral health policy.

Duration of Course:

The undergraduate dental programme leading to BDS Degree shall be of 4 (four) Academic years with 240 teaching days in each academic year, plus one year paid rotating Internship in a dental college. Every candidate will be required, after passing the final BDS Examination to undergo one year paid rotating internship in a dental college. The detailed curriculum of Dental Internship Programme is annexed as Annexure-A. The internship shall be compulsory and BDS Degree shall be granted after completion of one year paid Internship. The BDS course is of 4 years followed by 1 year compulsory rotatory internship.

The subjects of Study are:

First Year:

i) General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology

ii) General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics

iii) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

iv) Dental Materials

v) Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Second Year:

i) General Pathology and Microbiology

ii) General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

iii) Dental Materials

iv) Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry

v) Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

vi) Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

Third Year:

i) General Medicine

ii) General Surgery

iii) Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

iv) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

vi) Oral Medicine and Radiology

vii) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

viii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

ix) Periodontology

x) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Fourth Year:

i) Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics

ii) Oral Medicine & Radiology

iii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

iv) Periodontology

v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

vi) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

vii) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

viii) Public Health Dentistry

Attendance requirement, Progress and Conduct:

(i) 75% in theory and 75% in practical/clinical in each year.

(ii) In case of a subject in which there is no examination at the end of the academic year/semester, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70%. However, at the time of appearing for the professional examination in the subject, the aggregate percentage of attendance in the subject should satisfy condition (i) above.

Examination scheme:

At the end of each academic year, following examinations are conducted-

I B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General anatomy including embryology and histology
  2. General human physiology and biochemistry
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

II B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General pathology and Microbiology
  2. General and dental pharmacology and therapeutics
  3. Dental Materials
  4. Pre Clinical Conservative – Only Practical and Viva Voce
  5. Pre Clinical Prosthodontics – Only Practical and Viva Voce

III B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

IV B.D.S. Examination:

  1. Public Health Dentistry
  2. Periodontology
  3. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaetic
  4. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  6. Conservative and Endodontics
  7. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  8. Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry


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