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
- 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
- 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.
BDS 3rd Year Subjects
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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