Why Dental studies
Dentistry is concerned with prevention and treatment of all health problems affecting the mouth, teeth, gums and other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. General dentists' job involves prevention and repair of infected teeth through cleaning and filling and makes referrals for any special condition. The specialists in this profession are Orthodontists, Periodontists, Oral Surgeons, Pedodontists, Prosthodontists and Endodontists.
- Orthodontists correct irregularities in the teeth through the period of growth. They correct this by putting braces or other such devices
- Periodontists treat diseases of the gum and tissues which support teeth. They carry out oral implants
- Oral surgeons are trained to conduct surgery for treating fractures, correcting facial deformities, conducting complicated extractions, and treating abnormal growth in the mouth and jaws such as tumors
- Pedodontists specialize in children's dental treatment and care
- Prosthodontists are specialists who make artificial dentures according to specifications for the client
- Endodontists treat the inner structure of the tooth and are specialists for treating nerve inflammation and carry out root canal treatment
Candidates who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with at least 50% marks are eligible for admission in the Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) course.
- D.S.: Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Fellowship in Aesthetic Dentistry:
- Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry
- Fellowship in Implantology
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine and Radiology
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Pathology and Microbiology
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Pathology
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Surgery
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics
- D.S.: Master of of Dental Surgery in Pediatric Dentistry
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Pedodontics
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge
- D.S.: Master of Dental Surgery in Public Health Dentistry
The university provides the opportunities to students for admissions to under-graduate and post-graduate dental courses. the university falls under the Uttar Pradesh Board
Sri Ramachandra university conducts the entrance exam for admission of students to MBBS and BDS into colleges constituents of the university.
Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI) which was originally named as Pondicherry Dental Colleges , is an eminent institution imparting Dental and medical education to its students
The Pt. BD Sharma conducts the Entrance Examination for selection of students to the Post-graduate course in Dental Education : MDS in the medical/dental
colleges of the state of Haryana.
The Peoples University of Bhopal conducts the Common entrance Test for selection of students to MDS, MD and MS courses taught in the medical/dental
institutes of Bhopal , Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Bhopal will conduct Pre-Medical Entrance Test
The Maharishi Markandeshwar University conducts the MMUCET-2012 (Maharishi Markandeshwar University Common Entrance Test-2012) for admission to MBBS, BDS courses.
The Manav Rachna International unversity , apart from offering Engineering also has a dental college that conducts an All India Entrance Examination for admission to
BDS and MDS and various other programmes. Affiliated to the Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
The JSS University , Mysore conducts the BDS entrance examination for selection of students to the dental institutes of the state of Karnataka.
The Jan Nayak Ch. Devilal Dental college affiliated to the Kurukshetra university conducts the Entrance examination for admitting students into BDS course against 15% NRI seats
The Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences in collaboration with the governement of Puducherry and Sri Balaji vidyapeeth University, in accordance with
provision of the Dental council of India, takes in 100 students for the MDS course through an entrance examination.
The Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences conducts an entrance examination for selecting students for admission in the MDS course taught in the medical/dental
institutes of Kolkata.
Government Medical college and Hospital, chandigarh conducts the Admission test for selection of students to MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS and BHMS courses.
The Dental Admission is administered by Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Panjab University,Chandigarh.
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts the combined Entrance Test for admission into the various under-graduate and post-graduate courses offered by the various faculties and institutions under the esteemed Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
DY Patil university conducts the All India Entrance Test 2012 (AIET 2012) for selection of candidates for admission to various Health Science courses of the colleges constituent of the University situated in its campus at Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706, Maharashtra.
Delhi university Bachelor in Dental Surgery Entrance examination is conducted by the university of Delhi for admission in Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS)
The Christian Medical College of the Ludhiana Society is established, maintained and administered by Christian Churches and Christian agencies in India.The college started the course of MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery) in 1953, affiliated to the the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Pondicherry Engineering College Campus, Puducherry conducts the Central Admission Test for selection of students to courses : MBBS, BAMS, BDS, B.V.Sc & A.H., B.Sc Nursing, B.Tech, B.Pharm Degree Courses Admission-2012
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU) Pune conducts the post-graduate admission test for the MDS degree and other courses for selection of students to
the dental colleges of Pune.
The Ayush Health Sciences University, Chhatisgarh conducts the Dental Post Graduate Entrance Test-2012 for admission to various Dental Post Graduate Degree courses in Chhattisgarh Pre PG Examination for admission to various dental institutes within the state of Chhattisgarh.
Dibrugarh University conducts the Assam Common entrance examination for selecting students to MBBS, BDS, BAMS and B.Tech courses to its medical/dental/engineering institutes.
The admission to the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh is done through an annually held All India Entrance examination for selection of students into MBBS/BDS/BPT/BOT/B.Sc Nursing/Other Allied Paramedical Courses.
The Gujarat University conducts the Entrance examination for selection of students to the AMC Medical education Trust
Dr DY Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune (Recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI) conducts the All India Post Graduate etrance Test for MDS Degree
Famous Dental alumni
Famous Dental Alumni in India
1. Dr. P Parthasarati Reddy
The director of FMS Dental Hospitals in India, he is known for his expertise in this field. He graduated from Government Dental Hospital, Hyderabad in 1989 and post-graduate from Mangalore University.
2. S.M Balaji
Only Indian to be listed in the top 10 World Dental Scientist, he is a dental and faciomaxillary surgeon. Born in Tamil Nadu, he followed up his career with MDS, Ph.D., DSc. He is also a recipient of B.C Roy Awards and multiple other accolades.
3. Dr. Bharat Agravat
India’s advanced iconic cosmetic dental implant expert, Dr. Bharat Agravat is a well-known dentist in India. He has been in the trade for more than 17 years and served as a former president of Indian Dental Association.
4. Dr. Manjit Singh Bhalla
A practicing Dental Surgeon since 1983, he is one of the best of offers. He has a well-established dental clinic and serves patients well throughout. He qualified as a Dental Surgeon (B.D.S) and provides expertise as implant surgeon.
5. Dr. Rajesh V Shetty
A gold medalist in periodontist, he currently heads a state of the art dental clinic in Khar, Mumbai. He has more than 17 years of experience in the field and sports a qualification of BDS, MDS, PGDMLS in years 1995, 1997 and 1996 respectively.
6. Anil Kohli
A specialist in the dental surgeon, he is the former president of Dental Council of India. An alumnus of King George’s Medical College, he further graduated degree in medicine and a postgraduate degree in dental science.
7. Dr. Mala Makar
A Delhi-based dental expert, she heads the team of Healthy Smilez Dental Care Center. He completed her BDS from Government Dental College, Mumbai. She has more than 8-year experience in fields like cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns, full mouth reconstruction and more.
8. Atluri Sriman Narayana
A dental surgeon and founder of Sai Oral Health Foundation, he is also a former professor of dental surgery. He is also a recipient of B.C Roy Award and Padma Shri. He is based in Hyderabad and serves dental proficiency.
9. Dr. Avinash Pol
A dental surgeon based in the village near Maharashtra, he is well known to the nationwide audiences. He was also awarded Nirmal Gram by the Honorary President of India.
10. Dr. Mahesh Verma
A graduate of Dental Wing, Medical College, Trivandrum, India as MDS, he is currently stationed as the Director General of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi.
Dental placement trends
Placements Trends in Dentistry in India
The number of applicants to dental school has impacted dental school enrollments significantly for the past half century. The applicant pool size can also serve as a surrogate measure of the general level of confidence in the future of the profession.
Major shifts have occurred in the applicant pool over this time period (Figure 1). Between 1960 and 1975, the number of applicants to dental school more than tripled, increasing from 4,614 to 15,734 (11,070). This was followed by an almost identical decline of 10,738 applicants between 1975 and 1989.
Several factors contributed to this decline, not the least of which was a soaring inflation rate during much of the period.
Since 1989, the applicant pool has only dropped below 8,000 twice, peaking at 13,722 in 2007. The number of applicants since 2007 had dropped slightly to 11,590 (-2,132) in 2013.
However, preliminary data on the 2014 applicant pool indicate another drop this year. It is unlikely we will see a precipitous drop in applicants over the next few years. A career in dentistry has been rated highly compared to other career choices.
This should help boost applicants' confidence in their choice of the dental profession.1 Female applicants have played a major role in the rise in the applicant pool. In 1960, there were only a handful of women who applied to dental school. In 2013, women represented almost half (48%) of all applicants.
The robust applicant pool has been a positive factor in encouraging higher education institutions to open their own dental schools. According to the American Dental Education Association, 14 dental schools have opened since 1997, raising the total number of schools to 66.2 In addition, there are at least 10 institutions of higher education that have formally expressed an interest in opening dental schools. It is highly unlikely that all these intentions will come to fruition; however, it is possible that some additional schools may open.
The trend in first-year enrolees mirrors the applicant trend to a large extent (Figure 2). Since 1960, first-year dental school enrolments have gone through three distinctly different periods (Figure 2). Between 1960 and 1978, first-year enrolment increased significantly from 3,616 to 6,301 (74%).
During this time, 13 new dental schools were established, and encouraged by federal grants, existing schools increased their capacity. As in the applicant pool, the rapid rise in enrolment in the previous decade was matched with an equally dramatic decline between 1978 and 1989. By 1989, first-year enrolment had fallen to 3,979, a decrease of 2,322 students (-37%). To a large extent, the decline was fuelled by a precipitous drop in the number of applicants to dental school and the withdrawal of federal support for enrolment expansion.
Top Dental Colleges in India
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science
Manipal College of Dental Science
Bapuji Dental College & Hospital
SDM College of Dental Science & Hospital
Govt. Dental College & Hospital
Tamilnadu Govt. Dental College
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital
SRM Dental College
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital
Saraswati Dental College