Who are eligible to study BDS?
How many years does it take to complete BDS?
In our younger days, we have always dreamt about becoming Doctor. But as we get close to the reality, we start to understand that becoming a doctor, especially going for MBBS, is not a simple job. Basically, it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Pursuing MBBS requires an iron level of dedication, ambition, and concentration. But for those who didn’t cope-up to get admission in MBBS, DON’T WORRY … They have another golden opportunity, and that is BDS. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is a 5-year undergraduate program that includes one year of internship dedicated to oral health. YES… it’s a mandatory 5-year program for those scholars who are fanatical to work as a dentist in the government or private health sector. It’s the greatest MYTH that only MBBS doctor is the reputed branch. But BDS dentist also holds the same dignity as those MBBS doctors. In fact, dentists can practice as MBBS doctors through bridge courses.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Eligibility Criteria;
The basic eligibility criteria to urge admission in the BDS course are mentioned below:
- Completion of 12th science (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry subject,) with minimum 50% grades.
- Students must appear for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam).
- Students must clear the cut-off to be eligible for admission.
- Admission is purely on the merit base of the NEET exam.
- After the clearance of the entrance exam, appear for the counseling sessions organized by the universities.
- Generally, three rounds of counseling sessions are held by the government.
Based on available seats, you can choose a college of your choice.
Duration of the course:
The syllabus of the course:
- prevention and cure of oral diseases.
- Promoting oral health and oral hygiene.
- Creating treatment plans based on the patient’s need.
- Investigation of oral diseases through x-rays and diagnostic tests.
- Safe administration of anesthetics to make dentistry pain-free.
- Monitoring the growth and development of the teeth and jaws in child patients.
- Effectively restore function, aesthetic and damaged teeth, and surrounding structures.
- Performing surgical procedures on the teeth, bone, and soft tissues of the oral cavity.