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BDS: Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a medical degree which allows you to help people with dental or oral issues. A technical definition of dentistry by Oxford Dictionary- the treatment of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones. This is a very lucrative degree.

If you wish to pursue a career in BDS, below are helpful elements of the course.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

                            Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)- Pearly Whites

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Medical Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

Course Duration: 5 Years including 1 Year of Internship

Number of Semesters: 8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

Eligibility: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Course Duration: 3 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of BDS.

  1. Histology
  2. Human Oral Anatomy
  3. Human Physiology
  4. Materials used in Dentistry
  5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  6. Oral Microbiology
  7. Oral Pathology
  8. Orthodontics
  9. Pharmacology
  10. Physiology
  11. Tooth Morphology

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top BDS and MDS colleges in India.

  1. Amrita College of Dentistry, Kerala
  2. Army College of Dental Sciences, A.P
  3. Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere
  4. Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune
  5. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata
  6. Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad
  7. Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
  8. Government Dental College, Gujarat
  9. Kasturba Dental College, Manipal
  10. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  11. Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow
  12. Seth G.S Medical College, Mumbai
  13. SRM Dental College, Chennai
  14. Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai

Top Job Profiles after BDS and MDS:

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for BDS and MDS students.

  1. Ceramist
  2. Consultant
  3. Dental Hygienist
  4. Dental Lab Technician
  5. Dental Surgeon
  6. Forensics
  7. Medical Representative
  8. Oral Pathologist
  9. Private Practitioner
  10. Professor
  11. Public Health Specialist
  12. Sales Representative

Top Recruitment Areas:

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of BDS and MDS.

  1. Dental Clinics
  2. Dental Equipment Manufacturer
  3. Dental Products Manufacturer
  4. Educational Institute
  5. Hospitals
  6. Pharmaceutical Companies
  7. Research Institute


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Rs 300,000+ per annum

Have experience and/or is a MDS: Rs 1,000,000+ per annum


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Vinny Ahluwalia

Senior Content Writer at StudMonk
Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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