Bachelor of Dental Science in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is an undergraduate course in dentistry, designed to offer aspiring candidates a specialization in treatment of the various diseases and injuries related to the human head, neck, face, and jaw.
The program is spread over a duration of 4 to 5 years of study, with or without an internship.
Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
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%.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 50,000 to 12 lacs.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2 to 6 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Such graduates are hired in areas such as:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||10+2 in the Science stream|
|Admission Procedure||based on entrance exam|
|Major Entrance Test||AIPMT, AICET, NEET, MU OET, DUMET, COMEDK, MAIDS Entrance Exam, etc.|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Top Recruiting Areas/ Fields||Government & Private Hospitals, Private Practice, Dental Product Manufacturers, Dental Clinics, Colleges & Universities, Dental Equipment Manufacturer, Defense Services, Medical Writing (Dental), and such.|
|Job Positions||Dentist, Consultant, Lecturer, Dental Assistant, Dental Surgeon, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental lab Technician, Private Practitioner, Dental Hygienist, Medical Representative, Oral Pathologists, Public Health Specialist, among others.|
|Average Course Fee||INR 50,000 to 12,00,000|
|Average Salary||INR 2 to 6,00,000|
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry, essentially designed to offer eligible candidates a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of various oral and maxillofacial (jaws and face) diseases and injuries, and contribute to the society’s oral health.
Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing the discipline further may go for pursuing higher courses such as M.D.S. (Master of Dental Science), Ph. D. (Doctorate of Philosophy), M. Phil. (Master of Philosophy), or higher research in the discipline.
The program primarily aims to equip eligible candidates with techniques employed in the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the face and jaws. Such graduates professionally treat trauma, congenital and acquired defects and disorders, facial injections, cancers of the head and neck region. Also, they perform extractions, placement of dental implants, and administer dental anesthesia.
The course’s curriculum integrates theoretical and practical components of study.
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 2,29,000 (course)|
|DR. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital||Kolkata||INR 10,000 (course)|
|SRM Dental College||Chennai||INR 12,00,000 (course)|
|JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital||Tamil Nadu||INR 38,000 (course)|
|Awadh Dental College and Hospital||Jamshedpur||INR 12,30,000 (course)|
|Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research Center||Kerala||INR 3,50,000 (course)|
|Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS)||Bhubaneshwar||INR 10,30,000 (course)|
|Uttaranchal Dental and Medical Research Institute (UDMRI)||Dehradun||INR 7,00,000 (course)|
|Indraprastha Dental College and Hospital||Ghaziabad||INR 3,00,000 (course)|
|Kalka Dental College||Meerut||INR 3,75,000 (course)|
|Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences||Guntur||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS)||Telangana||INR 2,64,500 (course)|
|Mamata Dental College||Hyderabad||INR 2,25,000 (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.
|Top Oral Surgery Colleges In Karnataka||Top Oral Surgery Colleges In Uttar Pradesh||Top Oral Surgery Colleges In Tamil Nadu||Top Oral Surgery Colleges In Maharashtra|
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|
|General Human Anatomy (Embryology & Histology)||Dental Materials 1|
|General Human Physiology & Biochemistry||Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral History|
|Nutrition and Dietetics||Preclinical Prosthodontics|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|General Pathology & Microbiology||Dental Materials 2|
|General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics||Preclinical Conservative Dentistry|
|Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge||Dental Anatomy|
|SEMESTER V||SEMESTER VI|
|Dental Histology||Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology|
|General Medicine||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics|
|General Surgery||Minor Oral Surgery & Trauma|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Maxillofacial Surgery & Oral Implantology||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Oral Medicine & Radiology||Periodontology|
|Public Health Dentistry||Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics|
|Seminar 1||Seminar 2|
|SEMESTER IX||SEMESTER X|
Career opportunities for such graduates are in abundance, owing to spurting growth in the field of dental surgery and the increase in diseases and injuries related to head, face, neck, and jaws, and the consequent need for skilled Maxillofacial Surgery professionals.
Successful graduates of the course are gainfully employed across areas such as nursing homes, government & private hospitals, health department, Armed Forces, State medical services, pharmaceuticals, oral and dental clinics, educational institutes, etc.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are tabulated below along with the basic job responsibilities and salary associated with each.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Dental Lab Technician||A Dental Lab Technician restores or replaces partial or total loss of natural teeth, and corrects dental irregularities by manufacturing fixed or removable dental appliances.||INR 2 to 6 Lacs|
|Professor||Professors instruct students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in a given area of specialization.||INR 2 to 4.5 Lacs|
|Dental Assistant||A Dental Assistant prepares the patient for treatment and carries out patient care and laboratory duties, like making patients comfortable in the dental chair, obtaining their dental records, etc.||INR 1.5 to 3 Lacs|
|Medical Representative||A Medical Representative advertises and increases awareness about a company's products, like pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment, etc.||INR 2 to 4 Lacs|
|Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon||An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon performs surgery on various parts of the mouth, neck, and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat oral diseases, injuries, or defects.||INR 2 to 7 Lacs|
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