Stream: Pediatric Dentistry
Duration: 3 Years
Course: Pediatric Dentistry
Course Type: 3 Years
M.D.S. in Pediatric Dentistry is a 3- year postgraduate program essentially involving subjects of study such as pediatric development and improvement, child psychology and management, disease causality and prevention, and related pediatric restorative techniques and modalities. The course prepares eligible candidates to advise and counsel parents, treat dental injuries such as chipped teeth, cavities, gum diseases and other infections in the mouth.
The course curriculum aims to prepare eligible candidates to:
Listed here are the major highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.D.S. in Pediatric Dentistry|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||3 years, full- time|
|Eligibility||Graduation or equivalent in related subject|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in a relevant entrance examination, and completion of BDS with 1- year internship.|
|Average Course Fee||INR 10K to 25 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 15 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Fortis Healthcare , MAX Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital etc.|
The average tuition fee charged in India for M.D.S. in Pediatric Dentistry ranges between INR 10,000 (government institutes) and 25 lacs (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer M.D.S. in Pediatric Dentistry.
|SR.NO.||INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1.||PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences||Rohtak, Haryana||19,580||Candidates need to have completed MDS/MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.||Based on the candidate’s performance in the All India Common Entrance Test (AICET).|
|2.||SRM Dental College||Tamil Nadu, Chennai||12,00,000||Candidates need to have completed MDS/MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.||Based on the candidate’s performance in the All India Common Entrance Test (AICET).|
|3.||Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research||Firozpur, Punjab||1,67,000||Candidates need to have completed MDS/MBBS or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.||Based on the candidate’s performance in the All India Common Entrance Test (AICET).|
|4.||Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre||Durg, Chhattisgarh||1,17,000||Based on the candidate’s performance in the All India Common Entrance Test (AICET).|
The minimum criterion of eligibility needed to be met for admission to the course is a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree recognized by the Dental Council of India with a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
Additionally, aspiring students need to appear for and qualify the All India Common Entrance Test (AICET), conducted across the country.
Foreign Nationals seeking admission to the course must procure temporary registration from the Dental Council of India for the duration of the post graduate training restricted to the dental college to which he/ she is seeking admission.
Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have completed BDS with a 1- year internship. Admission is additionally based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance examination (UPCAT-Dental).
Some of the major entrance exams conducted in India for admission to the course are listed here.
Listed here are the main subjects taught as part of the course’s curriculum.
Successful postgraduates of the course interested in further studies in the discipline can go for pursuing Ph.D. in the subject.
Hospitals, Health Clubs, Schools, Child Care Units, Private Clinics etc. are some of the areas that employment opportunities for such postgraduates are available in.
Professionally, such professionals are hired in capacities such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Dental Hygienists||Dental Hygienists work under the supervision of authorized dental specialists. They perform essential dental care assignments, for the most part centered around keeping patients' teeth and gums clean.||1,16,600 – 5,00,913|
|Dental Assistants||Dental Assistants play an assortment of roles, such as patient care, office, research, and frequently work seat- side as dental practitioners, analyzing and treating patients. They set patients up for treatment, and get their dental records.||32,20,000 - 4,30,000|
|Dental Surgeon/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons||Dental Surgeon or Oral and Maxillofacial Specialists work on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck, and head, including strategies, for example, surgically repairing a congenital fissure and sense of taste or evacuating affected teeth. Oral Pathologists analyze conditions in the mouth, for example, knocks or ulcers, and oral illnesses, for example, malignancy.||1,45,000 - 10,30,000|
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