A dentist takes care of teeth and diseases related to teeth. With time, human teeth start decaying. Since teeth are essential to chew food, it becomes important to get artificial tooth fixed inside mouth. It is called denture. New techniques are coming whereby teeth are fixed permanently.
Essential Qualifications :
10+2 with science subjects including biology
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
- Bachelor of Doctor of Dental Medicine (BMD)
- Bachelor of Medical Dentistry (B. Med Dent)
- Bachelor of Dentistry (B. Dent)
- Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc)
- Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (B. OH. DSc.)
- Graduate Diploma in Dentistry
Entry Into Dentistry:
Like MBBS, an aspirant has to appear for competitive examinations. After completion of the 4-year course, he or she has to do 1-year internship. After becoming a dental surgeon, one can either start private practice or work under a dentist who has all the equipment necessary for dentistry. A qualified dental surgeon can also be absorbed in government hospitals. There are around 300 colleges run by the government and the private sector offering dental education. Some of these institutions are mentioned below. A dental surgeon may add to his qualification by doing 3-years specialist course in one of the following subjects: Prosthodontics; Periodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial; Surgery; Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics; Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics; Oral Pathology & Microbiology; Community Dentistry; Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry; Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology.
- Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi. Web: www.maids.ac.in
- Manipal College of dental Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka. Web: www.manipal.edu
- Government Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Faculty of Dental Science, King George’s Medial University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Web: https://www.edufever.com/faculty-dental-college-lucknow/
- Government Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka.
- Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra. Web : https://www.afmc.nic.in/
- Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab. Web : http://www.cmcludhiana.in/dental-college/
- Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Web : https://www.cmch-vellore.edu/
- Coimbatore Medical College, Tarn ii Nadu. Web : http://www.cmccbe.ac.in/cmccbe/
- College of Dental Science & Hospital, Rau, Madhya Pradesh. Web : http://www.cdsh.in/
- Government Dental College, Rohtak, Haryana
- Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Jharkhand. Web : https://hcdsh.edu.in/
- Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, Delhi. Web : https://www.jmi.ac.in/