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Dentistry is a part of medical science that deals with the problems that affects mouth such as soft and hard tissues of oral cavity, gums and teeth.  It studies about the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and the treatment of disorders and settings of tissues and diseases that affect the mouth. The profession of dentistry also takes cares of dental care and correction of teeth.  Graduates who specialize in this field are known as dentists.

Dentists utilize range of measures and techniques in treating their patients such as fitting artificial replacements, filling, extracting teeth, scaling and crowning of teeth and treating cum diseases. Dentistry problems related to jaws or any invasive oral procedure are normally taken care by oral surgeons.

Dental surgeons make laser surgery, implants, trauma surgery, tissue grafts in order to correct them. Dentists also instruct patients about oral hygiene and ways to mantain a healthy teeth as well as prevent  dental problems.  Hence there is lot of scopefor this profession in India.

List of Courses:-

 

  • Certificate Course in Dental Hygienist
  • Certificate Course in Dental Mechanic
  • Certificate Course in Esthetic Dentistry
  • Diploma in Dental Assistance
  • Diploma in Dental Technician
  • Diploma in Dental Material & Oral Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry
  • Master of Dental Surgery in Public Health Dentistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Orthodontics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For taking admission into this course a student should have completed his/her two years intermediate, HSC or equivalent course, with science subjects such as physics, chemistry, maths and biology from a recognized university. The duration for this course is 4 years.


PG:

 

For taking admission into this course a student must have completed his/her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from a recognized University. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some specializations under dentistry are:-

 

  • Pedodontics
  • Endodontic
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics    
  • Oral Pathology     
  • Prosthodontics    
  • Cosmetic Dentistry    
  • Oral surgery    
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology

Job Prospects

Dentistry is one of the recognized professional careers and is among the top career choices made by students in India. This profession is very demanding and remunerative. Graduates can start their career as practitioners in community hospitals, government hospitals, nursing homes and in industries. Service sectors such as railways, defense services and ordnance factories also can employ dentists for hospitals.  

The majority of the job opportunities for a graduate in this field are available in a research institute, colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals. Trained private practitioners can setup their own dental clinic which could help them to gain the confidence and revenue. Graduates who are interested in social service field can join NGOs.  Besides,lots of job opportunities are available in foreign countries for Indian dentists in the countries like Australia, UK and US.

Some job types: -

 

  • Consultant
  • Professors
  • Forensics
  • Dental surgeon
  • Oral pathologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Private practitioners
  • Public health specialists
  • Dental Lab Technician / Ceramist
  • Medical Representative / Sales Representative


Remuneration: -

Graduates in this field can earn good remuneration. Graduates working as  a trainee in government hospital can earn initial salary of around Rs. 6000 every month with allowances. As in private hospitals per month it could be around Rs. 3,500 – 4,000. Post-graduate professionals can earn around Rs. 7,000 upwards.

A dental surgeon can earn good amount of money by their own practice. A consultant charges from Rs 250 onwards for cosmetic filling or routine check-up. This may increase up to Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 depending upon the nature of the dental problem. A well experienced dentist can earn around Rs 30,000 to Rs 1, 00,000 or more per month.

Medical Colleges for Dental Studies

A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science (ABSMIDS), Mangalore was established in 1985 by the Nitte Education Trust with the objective of making available up-to-date training facilities to produce dental professionals and to help...

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A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

Deralakatte, Karnataka, India

A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte was established in 1985 by the Nitte Education Trust. The institute is a constituent unit of Nitte University and is recognized by the Dental Council of India. The institute...

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A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences (ADNIPS), Nagpur is authorized by the IASE University which is recognized and approved by UGC, DEC, AICTE, paramedical board of India and Ministry of HRD Govt. of India. The institute is managed...

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A.J Institute of Dental Sciences

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J Institute of Dental Sciences (AJIDS), Mangalore established in 2002, has been managed by Laxmi Memorial Trust. The institution is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences since inspection and is recognized by Dental...

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A.M.E's Dental College & Hospital

Karnataka, India

A.M.E's Dental College and Hospital, Raichur was established in 1991. The College is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with a view to meet the requirements of dental health care to the state of Karnataka and...

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A.M.E's Dental College and Hospital, Raichur

Raichur, Karnataka, India

A.M.E's Dental College and Hospital (AMEDC), Raichur was established in 1991. It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with a view to meet the requirements of dental health care to the state of Karnataka and...

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ACPM Dental College, Dhule

Dhule, Maharashtra, India

ACPM Dental College, Dhule was established in 2002 under Jawahar Medical Foundation, with the college intake capacity of 100. The college is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nasik. In the same year, the college...

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Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences & Research

Bathinda, Punjab, India

Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Bathinda was established under the Adesh Group in Bathinda. It is one among the finest dental colleges in India with all modern equipments and highly experienced faculty. This is the...

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Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital

Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur was established in 2005 as a constituent Institution of the Adhiparasakthi Charitable, Medical, Educational and Cultural Trust (ACMEC). The institution is recognized and...

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Aditya Dental College & Hospital

Beed, Maharashtra, India

Aditya Dental College & Hospital, Beed was established in 2006 under Aditya Educational Trust, with an intake capacity of 100 students. The college provides one degree course i.e. bachelor of Dental Surgery with four years of study...

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