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What is the full form of BDS

BDS: Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It is a medical field of surgery related to mouth and handling the injuries related to teeth, jaw, and gums. It is a five year undergraduate degree program in dentistry to prepare students for successful career as a dental surgeon. The five years of dental course is divided in two parts:

  • Four year training
  • One year compulsory internship
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The BDS course is not only restricted to treating tooth decay. It also gives emphasis on denture, surgery and multiple dental problems.


The students who have passed the 10+2 examination in science stream with physics, chemistry and biology are eligible for this course. These students have to appear and clear the BDS entrance test that can be at state level or national level. These entrance tests are conducted by various colleges and universities that offer BDS course.

BDS Subjects

  • Orthodontics
  • Human Physiology
  • Materials used in Dentistry
  • Human Oral Anatomy, Histology and Tooth Morphology
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Future after BDS

It is an ideal career orientated course. After the successful completion of the BDS degree, a student can gain practical experience through internship at any private or government dental clinic. He can run a dental clinic after gaining practical experience.

A qualified surgeon can also get a job of dentist in state or central government hospitals. There are also various careers options for a BDS in the pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturing companies. Indian army also recruits the dentist in army hospitals. Depending on their interest and ability, BDS degree holders can apply for pursuing Master degree.

Popular BDS Colleges in India

  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
  • Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
  • Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad
  • SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad
  • DR. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • SRM Dental College, Chennai
  • Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur
  • Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
  • AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
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