Master of Dental Surgery [MDS] (Prosthodontics) - Course Overview




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    Master of Dental Sciences in Prosthodontics Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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    MDS in Prosthodontics is a 3-year postgraduate program in dentistry. The course has been designed to impart to eligible candidates advanced theoretical and clinical lessons in the subject, and ability to research with understanding of social, cultural, and environmental background of the society and its people. Enrolled students are trained to efficiently provide Prosthodontic therapy for patients with understanding of applied medical, behavioral and clinical sciences.

    The average course fees in India ranges between INR 1 and 6 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful postgraduates of the field ranges between INR 7 and 8 lacs.

    MDS in Prosthodontics: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration3 years
    Examination TypeYearly System
    EligibilityBDS from a recognized university
    Admission ProcessMerit-based. Entrance test in some cases.
    Course FeeINR 1-6 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 7-8 lacs
    Top Recruiting Fields/AreasDental hospitals, Treatment centers, Nursing homes, Private Clinics, Military Services, Medical Writing etc.

    MDS in Prosthodontics: What is it About?

    Prosthodontics is the branch of Dentistry that deals with replacement and restoration of damaged or lost teeth using artificial tools and techniques such as dentures, implants, bridges, crowns, and veneers. They are also concerned with managing facial abnormalities resulting from injuries, birth defects, and diseases. Appearance, comfort, and aesthetics of a patient are taken care of by a Prosthodontist.

    MDS in Prosthodontics: Who should opt?

    Ideal candidates for the course would possess aptitude for and interest in measuring and taking impressions of patients’ jaws and teeth to calculate the shape and size of dental prostheses using face bows, dental articulators, recording devices and other materials.
    Also, such candidates would ideally have competent communication skills needed to collaborate with General Dentists, Specialists, and Other Health professionals to facilitate development of solutions to dental and oral health concerns.

    Such candidates would have a fine hand in designing and interpretation of original clinical research at the forefront of current dental research, and interest in treating health issues affecting the mouth, teeth, gums, and other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity.

    Top Institutes offering MDS in Prosthodontics

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

    Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees in INR
    Maharishi Markandeshwar University Mullana CampusAmbala6.8 lacs
    MS Ramaiah University of Applied ScienceBangalore8.46 lacs
    Padmashree Dr. DY Patil UniversityMumbai8 lacs
    Surendra Group of InstitutionsGanganagar5.25 lacs
    Pacific UniversityUdaipur3.33 lacs
    Sri Siddhartha UniversityTumkur3,000
    Dr. DY Patil VidyapeethPune1 lac
    Saveetha UniversityChennai15 lacs
    Swami Vivekanand Subharti UniversityMeerut7.5 lacs
    The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical UniversityChennai2.5 lacs
    All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi1,500
    Maharashtra University of Health SciencesNasik60,000
    Pravara Institute of Medical SciencesAhmednagar2.5 lacs
    Institute of Dental SciencesBareilly5.5 lacs
    Datta Meghe Institute of Medical SciencesWardha4.5 lacs

    Eligibility for MDS in Prosthodontics

    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).

    MDS in Prosthodontics: Admission Process

    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 selection of candidates on the candidate’s performance in any of the following entrance tests:

    • All India Postgraduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE): It is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
    • NEET MDS: This is an eligibility-cum-entrance exam which serves as a basis for admission to the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course. The exam is conducted by NBE and serves as a gateway for admission to most of the State Dental colleges, private universities, deemed universities and private dental colleges.
    • Telangana EAMCET AC: Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) is an entrance exam conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,Hyderabad. This is the prerequisite for admission into the various professional courses offered across universities/ private colleges in the State of Telangana.
    • ACDS PG-WAT: Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS), Secunderabad, conducts the Post Graduate Written Test (PG-WAT) for admission to its various MDS courses.

    MDS in Prosthodontics: Syllabus and Course Description

    A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Year 1Year 2Year 3
    Applied Basic SciencesPreclinical ProsthodonticsProsthodontics & Clinics
    Dental Materials and Preclinical ProsthodonticsMinor Oral Surgery and TraumaRecent Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryProsthodontics and crown and bridgeDiagnosis, Treatment, Preventive Periodontology
    Etiopathogenesis of Periodontal DiseasesMaxillofacial SurgeryTreatment of Implantology.

    MDS in Prosthodontics: Career Prospects

    Such postgraduates are hired in both government and private dental health organizations, defense services and dental writing, research institutes, and hospitals, and may even pursue private practice.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Master of Dental Sciences [MDS] in Prosthodontics
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    Oral PathologistAn Oral Pathologist is a medically trained professional who diagnoses and treats several different oral diseases that impact the overall health of the face, mouth, jaw, and other related bodily systems.10-15 lacs
    Dental SurgeonA Dental Surgeon is responsible for diagnosing, treating, and providing preventative and restorative care for problems that affect patients' mouths and teeth. The educates patients regarding best oral health habits.5-6 lacs
    Dental AssistantThey perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. Their job is to make patients as comfortable as possible during treatment. They prepare patients for treatment and obtain their dental records.3-4 lacs
    Clinical MicrobiologistA Clinical Microbiologist conducts tests on specimens collected from patients and animals for bacterial, viral, protozoan, and fungal infections.2-4 lacs
    Medical RepresentativeA Medical Representative's job is to promote and sell the company's products, such as pharmaceutical drugs and medical equipment. Customers include doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. They create product awareness, answer queries, give advice, and introduce new products.4-6 lacs

    Master of Dental Surgery [MDS] (Prosthodontics) Fee Structure in India

    5.83 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES52.5 L (Maximum Fee)
    15.82 L (Average Fee)
    54 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES45 L (Maximum Fee)
    16.72 L (Average Fee)

    Master of Dental Surgery [MDS] (Prosthodontics) Fee Structure by State


    30.08 LPUBLIC COLLEGES30.08 L
    30.08 L
    12 L


    24.09 L
    17.09 L

    Delhi NCR

    26.32 K
    19.65 L

    Tamil Nadu

    15.27 L
    19.58 L


    11.03 L
    20.18 L



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