Bachelor of Dental Surgery is a 5 year (4 years academic education + 1-year mandatory internship) undergraduate course approved by the Dental Council of India. Professional competencies and learning outcomes are designed to prepare students to become dental professionals. The curriculum includes theoretical knowledge in various fields of dentistry, clinical case studies, demonstration and patient management.
The BDS course contains the basic subjects like Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Dental Materials, Oral Anatomy and Histology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, General Medicine and General Surgery. BDS course also contains Dental subjects like Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Prosthodontics, and Crown & Bridge, Periodontology, Orthodontics & Maxillofacial Orthopaedics and Public Health Dentistry.
The BDS degree is awarded on the successful completion of the four years of academic education and one-year internship program in dentistry. After successful completion of the BDS course, the candidate is qualified to practice as a dentist.
Masters of Dental Surgery is a 3 year post graduate course approved by the Dental Council of India. MDS course foster development in critical thinking and analysis, advanced clinical skills and research which will enable the candidates to pursue research and academic career. The program prepares the students to become competent practitioners and advisory consultants in respective fields of specialization. The candidates develop theoretical knowledge about dental practice and undertake extensive clinical training at the respective departments. They are required to complete the core curriculum and dissertation papers.
Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, offers MDS program in the following specialties:
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
- Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
- Oral Pathology & Microbiology
- Oral Medicine & Radiology
- Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge
- Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopaedics.