MDS in Periodontology is a 3- year postgraduate program in dentistry. This branch of dentistry deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gums, cemented and periodontal membranes, and alveolar bone. The course’s curriculum covers the concepts and processes involved in identifying the techniques aimed at preventing the occurrence of, and curing the spread of damage already caused by oral infection.
|Master of Dental in Karnataka||Master of Dental in Tamil Nadu||Master of Dental in Uttar Pradesh||Master of Dental in Kerala|
Students enrolled to the course are offered the opportunity to contribute as qualified dentists to the field of health care. Some of the treatment methods carried out by Periodontists include scaling and root planning, gum surgeries, curettage in dentistry, and alveolar bone surgeries.
A General Dentist may be able to treat gingivitis, the mildest version of gum disease, but more advanced forms of the disease call for a visit with a Board-certified Periodontist. Equipped with extensive training and expertise, Periodontists can step in to perform surgical and non-surgical procedures to address periodontal diseases.
Timely treatment can help prevent major oral health problems from developing into complex periodontal diseases. Such new forms of treatment include innovative approaches such as the use of dental laser.
Periodontists also perform other related procedures, including surgical placement of dental implants, periodontal-accelerated orthodontics, diagnosis and treatment of various oral conditions, known as oral medicine, and periodontal plastic surgery, which is the re-contouring and rebuilding of gum tissue to enhance an aesthetic smile.
Periodontitis is chronic and insidious, which is best treated by Board-certified Periodontists. Unless a tooth is very loose, there is a strong possibility that it can be saved with appropriate treatment. Long-term studies on tooth retention validate these concepts.
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 50,000 and 35 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 10 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Given below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Bachelor of Dental Surgery|
|Admission Process||Counselling after qualification of entrance examination (NEET)|
|Course Fee||INR 50,000 to 35 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lacs|
Periodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the tissues that support or surround the teeth, such as the gum tissue and the jaw bones. It also involves the upkeep of the health, function and looks of the dental tissues.
Upon graduating from dental school, a Periodontist is needed to spend several years in a residency program, studying the mechanisms of periodontal inflammation and effective treatments for the condition.
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can cause diseases and inflammation in the gums. Those diseased gums can then trigger serious problems throughout the rest of the mouth. When left untreated, inflammation that affects the periodontal tissue can attack other structures in the mouth, such as the teeth and the jawbone, which is why, Periodontists’ role in dental healthcare is vital.
Some of the top institutes 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 FEES IN INR|
|PDM University||Bahadurgah||INR 30,00,000|
|NIMS Dental College and Hospital||Jaipur||INR 16,50,000|
|SRM University||Chennai||INR 30,10,000|
|M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences||Bangalore||INR 25,35,000|
|Manipal University||Manipal||INR 45,00,000|
|GITAM University||Hyderabad||INR 11,10,000|
|Babu Banaras Das University||Lucknow||INR 24,00,000|
|Sharda University||Noida||INR 25,65,000|
|Surendera Dental College and Research Institute||Srinagar||INR 16,50,000|
|Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences||Bhubaneswar||INR 30,75,000|
|Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research||Kolkata||INR 57,000|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences||Mangalore||INR 25,96,000|
Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have attained the BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from an institution recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
|Master of Dental in Maharashtra||Master of Dental in Gujarat||Master of Dental in Punjab||Master of Dental in Haryana|
Process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university.
Also, most colleges/universities in India base their criterion on section on the candidate’s performance in the national-level online-based NEET PG.
A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Applied basic science|
|Etiopathogenesis periodontal diseases|
|Recent activities in periodontics|
|Allied clinical sciences|
|Complete denture prosthesis|
|Partial denture prosthesis|
|Fixed partial prosthesis|
Dentistry postgraduates can start their career as practitioners in community hospitals, nursing homes, and industries. Sectors such as railways, services, and ordinance factories also employ such dentists.
Mostly, such postgraduates are hired in research institutes, universities, and teaching hospitals, NGOs, or can pursue private practice.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Public Health Manager||They are experienced and qualified in public health and management. They work with others across the health system to lead and implement programs focussing on public health. Areas of work can be immensely varied depending on the organisation they work in. They may include managing and supporting teams, providing public health expertise and advice to organisations, commissioning services, and managing public health budgets.||INR 8,00,000|
|Dental Surgeon||A Dental Specialist is expected to have advanced skills and knowledge of his or her area of expertise, with full knowledge of general dentistry. Duties for each specialty differ considerably. Surgeons perform tooth extractions and reconstructive surgery, Endodontists commonly performs root canals and other procedures pertaining to the inside of teeth and Periodontists treat gum-related diseases.||INR 3,12,000|
|Dental Assistant||Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. Their job is to make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair for treatment and to obtain their dental records.||INR 2,68,000|
|Oral Pathologist||Pathologists determine if an oral infection is caused by bacteria, virus, or fungus. They also determine types of diseases and causes of their occurrence, and accordingly specify treatment plans. Pathologists work closely with general dentists, periodontists, and infectious disease doctors. Oral Pathologists are also involved in research or academia.||INR 10,00,000|
|Ceramist||Ceramics Designers are employed by manufacturers of ceramic products, or work independently as freelancers. They carry out hands-on ceramics design and creation activities, research designs and new materials, and liaise with clients, other craftsmen, museums, and galleries.||INR 4,00,000|