B.D.S. in General Surgery is a 3 to 5 year-long undergraduate program in dentistry, essentially involving advanced lessons in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or issues in the jaws and soft & hard oral tissues, by means of surgery on the teeth and jaw bones.
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in the Science stream, from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 60%.
The average annual fee charged for pursuing the course in India ranges between INR 50K to 12 Lacs, varying across institutes.
More than 300 dental colleges in India offer the course, such as:
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, such as:
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2 to 7 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Duration||4 – 5 years|
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.|
|Admission Procedure||Counseling after qualification of entrance exam|
|Major Entrance Tests||AIPMT, AICET, NEET, MU OET, DUMET, COMEDK, MAIDS Entrance Exam, etc.|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||Government and Private Hospitals, Research Institutes, Private Practice, Dental Product Manufacturers, Dental Clinics, Pharmaceutical Companies, Educational Institutes, Dental Equipment Manufacturer, and such.|
|Job Positions||Dentist, Dental Assistant, Dental Surgeon, Dental lab Technician, Professor, Private Practitioner, Medical Representative, Consultant, among others.|
|Top Recruiters||Cipla, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Lupin, Aurobindo, Zyduscadila, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Abott India, among others.|
|Total Course Fee||INR 50K to 12 Lacs|
|Average Initial Salary||INR 2 Lac to 7 Lacs|
The program has been designed to offer eligible candidates specialization in a wide range of skills and methods required to diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face, and neck, such as cancer, ulcers, etc., and also in performing dental surgery and other oral healthcare operations.
The program primarily covers an academic study of all the aspects of dentistry and general surgery, from the simple surgical procedure of tooth extraction, to complex procedures that require extensive surgery in order to improve function, and appearance of teeth, and/ or to correct defects, repair injuries, or treat dental diseases.
Successful graduates of the course are professionally responsible for treating patients with conditions like extraction of wisdom teeth, facial injury, dental implants, and misaligned jaws. They may also perform minor cosmetic procedure for patients.
Such candidates are trained to successfully treat oral diseases, as also pursue higher research in the discipline.
Successful graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the subject may go for pursuing higher courses such as M.D.S., Ph. D., D.D., etc. in the discipline.
Eligible candidates for the course would ideally possess:
Some of the top colleges offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science (MAIDS)||New Delhi||INR 15,000 (course)|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS)||Mangalore||INR 12.1 Lac (course)|
|SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospitals||Karnataka||INR 1.72 Lac (course)|
|Government Dental College & Hospital||Mumbai||INR 48,400 (course)|
|King George’s Medical University (KGMU)||Lucknow||INR 39,067 (course)|
|A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS)||Mangalore||INR 9.53 Lac (course)|
|PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)||Rohtak||INR 19,580 (course)|
|Government Dental College & Hospital||Aurangabad||INR 25,000 (course)|
|DR. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital||Kolkata||INR 30,000 (course)|
|SRM Dental College||Chennai||INR 12 Lacs (course)|
|JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital||Tamil Nadu||INR 38,000 (course)|
|Awadh Dental College and Hospital||Jamshedpur||INR 12.3 Lac(course)|
|Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research Center||Kerala||INR 40,000 (course)|
|Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS)||Bhubaneshwar||INR 10.3 Lac (course)|
|Uttaranchal Dental and Medical Research Institute (UDMRI)||Dehradun||INR 7 Lac (course)|
|Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital||Ghaziabad||INR 55,000 (course)|
|Kalka Dental College||Meerut||INR 40,000 (course)|
|Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences||Guntur||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS)||Telangana||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|Mamata Dental College||Hyderabad||INR 35,000 (course)|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|History of Surgery||Transmissible Viral Infections|
|General Principles of Surgery||Shock and Hemorrhage|
|Principles of Operative Surgery||Tumors and Ulcers|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Wounds||Dental Anatomy, embryology & Oral History|
|Infections||Diseases of the Oral Cavity|
|SEMESTER V||SEMESTER VI|
|Diseases of Lymphatic System||Head Injury Management|
|Neck Swellings||Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology|
|Nervous System||General Surgery|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Oral Medicine & Radiology||Swellings of the Jaw|
|Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry||Disease of Thyroid and Parathyroid|
|-||Public Health Dentistry|
|SEMESTER IX||SEMESTER X|
Career opportunities for graduates in Dental Surgery are abundant today, owing to the increasing awareness about oral health among people.
Such professionals are gainfully employed across areas such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Dental Surgeon||A Dental Surgeon operates on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck, and head, and diagnose medical conditions in the mouth, such as bumps, ulcers, and oral diseases, such as cancer.||INR 2 to 6 Lacs|
|Professor||Professors teach students in a wide range of discipline at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the area of specialization.||INR 2 to 4.5 Lacs|
|Dental Assistant||A Dental Assistant performs various patient care and laboratory duties, like making patients comfortable in the dental chair, preparing them for treatment, and obtaining their dental records.||INR 1.5 to 3 Lacs|
|Medical Representative||A Medical Representative promotes a company's products, like pharmaceutical drugs or medical equipment, and also works to improve product awareness, answer queries, and introduce new products.||INR 2 to 4 Lacs|
|Oral Pathologists||An Oral Pathologist performs tissue and bone biopsies in order to examine a condition, such as oral cancer or infections, and review dental X-rays.||INR 2 to 7 Lacs|
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