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Bachelor of Dental Surgery

What is BDS?

  • BDS is one of the most sought careers after MBBS; it stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It is a course that students consider in order to pursue a profession in the branch of health care that is focused on the maintenance of the health of the teeth, gums, and other tissues inside and outside the mouth.
  • You will be called a Dentist, who will treat diseases and ailments related to Teeth like Oral Cavity, Loose Teeth, Bleeding, Cracked Teeth, Oral Cancer, Teeth Erosion, Gum diseases, and many more.
  • The course of BDS has a duration is of 5 years out of which 4 years are for classroom studies while the remaining 1 year is for rotational Internship. The 4 years of classroom study consists of subjects like Oral Pathology, Dental Hygiene, Dental Histology, Public Health Dentistry, etc.
Who is eligible for BDS?

To get admission into a BDS course, candidates must meet some specific conditions. The following are the eligibility requirements they should meet,

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 with Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  • They must have received at least 50% in the 12th grade.
  • You must be at least 17 years old and less than 25 years of age.
  • NEET Valid Score is a must.


After completing the Undergraduate Degree, candidates can choose their Specialization and the Course they want to study for their Masters; following are the Specializations Candidates can do after opting for Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

  • Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology.
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.
  • Orthodontics.
  • BDS 3rd Year Subjects
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontal Surgery and Oral Implantology
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Entrance Exams for BDS

    To get admission to any of the colleges providing this Course of BDS, you are required to pass an entrance exam called NEET. NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

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