PhD in Dental Sciences is a full-time 3 years Doctorate course. Many colleges offer PhD Dental Sciences course in India. Every college has their own eligibility criteria, admission process, and fees structure.
Some of the top colleges/universities offer this course includes:
The average fee for this course ranges between INR 10,000 to INR 15 lakhs based on the candidate’s marks obtained in their master’s degree or entrance exams.
In this course, students various forms of treatments including Dental materials, Surgical procedures, Oral histology, Pedodontics, Radiology, Dental anatomy, Oral Pathology, Oral medicine, Community dentistry, etc. Students also study function, structure, and path function of stomatognathic and craniocervical region. The curriculum includes Oral pathology, Orofacial pain, advanced radiology, Advanced Oral medicine, and Drug interactions in Dentistry.
Candidates who have completed Master’s degree in Dental Sciences or an equivalent degree from a recognized university are eligible for PhD in Dental Sciences course. Candidates who have 50% of marks or 6 GPA point scale in Master’s degree or an equivalent degree are also eligible. The percentage may vary from one college to another. Eligible candidates may apply for this course through online/offline.
Admission for PhD in Dental Sciences is based on merit list or entrance-based. Most of the colleges select students based on the marks obtained in their master’s degree or an equivalent degree. Some reputed colleges conduct entrance exams for this course admission. Students who are selected for entrance exam should attend the personal interview conducted by the college. Based on their performances, they will be selected for admissions.
After completion of this course, graduates may work in fields like Dental Clinics, Hospitals, Health Centers, Research Institutes, Dental Colleges, Pharmaceutical Industries, etc. These professionals may work in positions like Dentist, Ceramist, Oral Pathologist, Professor, Medical Consultant, etc. The average salary for these professionals ranges between INR 2 to INR 20 lakhs as per their experience and expertise in this field.
Written below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester type|
|Admission Process||Merit-based or Entrance-based|
|Top recruiting organizations||Muskan Dental Care, Khaitan Solutions, GC India Dental Private Limited, Prakash Dental and Medical Care|
|Top recruiting areas||Dental Clinics, Hospitals, Health Centers, Research Institutes, Dental Colleges, Pharmaceutical Industries|
|Top job profiles||Dentist, Ceramist, Oral Pathologist, Professor, Medical Consultant|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 15 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20 lakhs|
PhD in Dental Sciences course emphasizes molecular, biochemical, and cellular aspects of pathological conditions which are localized to craniofacial components effecting or within the oral cavity to influence system health. In this course, students also learn how to develop a comprehensive treatment for patients. Students study input on treatments with perspectives from pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontology, orthodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics.
The main purpose of this course is to provide relevant information for practising dentistry and to prepare graduates for the changes in dentistry and to gain higher level knowledge in oral surgery. This course provides a framework to the biological concepts of therapies and emerging therapies in the treatment of oral diseases. Students study subjects include radiologic management of patients with complex diagnostic problems.
Given below are the college names, location and the average structure of the fees which will be taken by the college for this course.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Swami Vivekanand Subharati University||Meerut||INR 1,08,000|
|Dr. MGR Medical University||Chennai||INR 50,000|
|Pacific University||Udaipur||INR 1,85,000|
|Sumandeep Vidyapeeth||Vadodara||INR 38,700|
|Babu Banarasi Das University||Lucknow||INR 1,20,000|
|Kerala University of Health Sciences||Trissur||INR 1,01,000|
|Maharashtra University of Health Sciences||Nasik||INR 1,00,000|
|Baba Farid University of Health Sciences||Faridkot||INR 31,700|
|KLE University||Belgaum||INR 72,500|
|Annamalai University||Chidambaram||INR 64,400|
|People’s University||Bhopal||INR 90,000|
|Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tercentenary University||Gurgaon||INR 1,50,000|
|Saveetha Dental College and Hospital||Chennai||INR 3,10,000|
|Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital||Chennai||INR 15,000|
|Dr. DY Patil Dental College and Hospital||Pune||INR 1,47,000|
|Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre||Moradabad||INR 90,000|
|NITTE University||Mangalore||INR 1,27,000|
|Santosh University||Ghaziabad||INR 15,00,000|
|Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University||Ahmednagar||INR 7,89,000|
|Anusandhan University||Bhubaneswar||INR 1,56,000|
|DY Patil University||Navi Mumbai||INR 1,77,000|
Candidates who have completed Master’s degree in Dental Sciences or an equivalent degree from a recognized university are eligible for PhD in Dental Sciences course. Candidates who have 50% of marks or 6 GPA point scale in Master’s degree or an equivalent degree are also eligible. The percentage may vary from one college to another. Eligible candidates may apply for this course through online or offline.
Applying for this course:
Candidates can fill an application form and apply for this course on the official website of the respective colleges and institutes. Candidates can get an application form directly from the admission office of the respective colleges.
Admission for PhD in Dental Sciences course is based on Merit list or an Entrance-based. Most of the colleges conduct counselling and select students based on the merit list prepared by the state-wise universities. Some of the reputed colleges conduct entrance exams to select students for this course admission. Some of the major entrance exam conducted by the reputed colleges and universities are
Entrance exams may vary from state to state. Few colleges conduct the personal interview followed by the entrance exam. Those colleges select students based on their performances in an entrance exam and the personal interview.
A year-wise syllabus for PhD in Dental Sciences is given below. The syllabus may vary from one college to other.
|YEAR I||YEAR II||YEAR III|
|Applied Anatomy||Applied Basic Sciences||Allied Clinical Sciences|
|Etiopathogenesis||Etiopathogenesis Periodontal Diseases||Complete Denture Prosthesis|
|Oral Implantology||Preventive Periodontology||Partial Denture Prosthesis|
|Clinical Periodontology||Recent Activities in Periodontics||Fixed Denture Prosthesis|
PhD in Dental Sciences: Who should opt for this course?
Dental Sciences is one of the recognized professional careers and it is among the top career choices made by professionals in India. Dental Sciences professionals are very demanding and remunerative. Graduates can start their career as practitioners in community hospitals, nursing homes and in industries. The majority of the job opportunities for a graduate in this field are available in a universities, research institute, and teaching hospitals.
Professionals in Dental Sciences field may get opportunities in areas like Dental clinics, Dental equipment manufacturers, Dental product manufacturers, Hospitals, Research Institutes, Pharmaceutical companies, etc. Some professionals may work in top dental colleges and institutes as a lecturer and professor. Skilled professionals may get jobs in both government dental hospitals and private dental hospitals. Few graduates may start their own dental clinics and hospitals.
Graduates may work in roles offered by the top dental hospitals and industries include Dentist, Dental surgeon, Consultant, Dental hygienist, Dental assistant, Public health specialist, Oral pathologist, Dental surgeon, Private practitioner, Ceramist, Dental lab technician, Sales representative, Medical representative, Professor, Medical consultant, Pharmacist, Associate Consultant, Customer Relationship Manager, etc. Private practitioners can set up their own dental clinic which could help them to gain the confidence and revenue.
Given below are the major job positions, their descriptions, and the Average annual salary for each position:
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Dentist||Dentists are responsible for treating gingivitis, the mildest version of gum disease, but more advanced forms of the disease call for a visit with a periodontics or preferably a board-certified periodontics. With their extensive training and experience, periodontics can step in to perform surgical and non-surgical procedures to address the periodontal disease.||INR 3 to 4 Lacs|
|Ceramist||Ceramists are responsible for Carrying out hands-on ceramics design and creation activities, guys research designs and new materials, they build and promote a creative and vibrant portfolio and liaise with clients, other craftsmen museums, and galleries. They perform a variety of patient care, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients.||INR 4 to 5 Lacs|
|Medical Consultant||Medical Consultants are responsible for providing a comprehensive medicine, ensuring the provision and delivery, and sustain research on medicine. They also conduct clinical practices in accordance with contractual requirements. They may maintain the business plans and development strategies. They support and train multidisciplinary teams, address the intermediate care, and deliver care in the communities.||INR 10 to 11 Lacs|
|Oral Pathologist||Oral Pathologists are responsible for examining jaw, mouth, and associated areas using medical instruments and obtained equipment. They discuss the diagnosis with patients and refer practitioners. They examine the associated area to determine pathological conditions, specimens from patient’s mouth, determine tumors and lesions, and study the development of diseases. They also use a microscope and other laboratory equipment and applying knowledge of medical pathology.||INR 6 to 7 Lacs|
|Professor||Professors are responsible for teaching undergraduate or graduate students in community, colleges, and universities. They will monitor students behavior and their performance in the academic environments. They also prepare and implement an educational teaching plan according to the school's requirements. They conduct tutoring schedules for students in their homes, libraries, or schools.||INR 2 to 4 Lacs|
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