9372261584@Direct admission for Prosthodontics

9372261584@Direct admission for Prosthodontics

MDS in Prosthodontics: Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated as follows:

Course Level Undergraduate
Duration 4-5 Years
Basic Qualification Required 10+2 in the Science stream
Admission Procedure based on entrance exam
Major Entrance Test AIPMT, AICET, NEET, MU OET, DUMET, COMEDK, MAIDS Entrance Exam, etc.
Examination Type Semester System
Top Recruiting Areas/Fields Government & Private Hospitals, Private Practice, Dental Product Manufacturers, Dental Clinics, Pharmaceutical Companies, Colleges & Universities, Dental Equipment Manufacturer, Military Services, Medical Writing (Dental), etc.
Job Positions Prosthodontist, Dentist, Consultant, Lecturer, Dental Assistant, Dental Surgeon, Dental lab Technician, Private Practitioner, Dental Hygienist, Medical Representative, Oral Pathologist, Public Health Specialist, and such.
Total Course Fee INR 50K to 12 Lacs
Average Initial Salary INR 2 Lac to 7 Lacs

MDS in Prosthodontics: What is it About?

Prosthodontics is the specialty of dentistry which deals with the diagnosis, treatment, restoration, and artificial replacement of damaged teeth and other parts of mouth. The course offers eligible candidates a specialization in the wide range of techniques and equipment used in the field of dentistry.

Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing the discipline further may go for pursuing higher courses such as M.D.S., D.D., etc., or higher research in the discipline.

The course has been designed to equip candidates with an in-depth knowledge of the techniques and methods used in removing decay, filling cavities, oral X-rays, placement of protective teeth sealants on children’s teeth, straightening teeth, repairing fractured teeth, and preparation of artificial teeth.

Such candidates are trained to perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases like Periodontitis, Gingivitis, Tooth Pathology, Toothache, bad breath, etc.

The program aims at training candidates to be highly efficient dentists, and successfully operate in, and contribute to the society by treating various oral and gum diseases. The course’s curriculum integrates theoretical and practical components of study.

MDS in Prosthodontics: Who should opt?

Eligible candidates for the course would ideally possess:

  • A sharp mind, good physical stamina, and a determination to serve the society.
  • Ability to cope with obnoxious smells and ghastly sights during physical examination and surgery.
  • Patient and calm attitude.
  • A friendly nature and good communication skills, as the line of work requires them to deal with patients of all age groups.

MDS in Prosthodontics: Top Institutes

Some of the top colleges 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 Annual Fees
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science (MAIDS) New Delhi INR 15,000 (course)
Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Mangalore INR 12.1 Lac (course)
SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospitals Karnataka INR 1.72 Lac (course)
Government Dental College & Hospital Mumbai INR 48,400 (course)
King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Lucknow INR 39,067 (course)
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS) Mangalore INR 9.53 Lac (course)
PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak INR 19,580 (course)
Government Dental College & Hospital Aurangabad INR 25,000 (course)
DR. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital Kolkata INR 30,000 (course)
SRM Dental College Chennai INR 12 Lacs (course)
JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital Tamil Nadu INR 38,000 (course)
Awadh Dental College and Hospital Jamshedpur INR 12.3 Lac(course)
Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research Center Kerala INR 40,000 (course)
Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) Bhubaneshwar INR 10.3 Lac (course)
Uttaranchal Dental and Medical Research Institute (UDMRI) Dehradun INR 7 Lac (course)
Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital Ghaziabad INR 55,000 (course)
Kalka Dental College Meerut INR 40,000 (course)
Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences Guntur INR 18,000 (course)
Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS) Telangana INR 1,00,000 (course)
Mamata Dental College Hyderabad INR 35,000 (course)

Eligibility for DS in Prosthodontics

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:

  • Successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in the Science stream, completed from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 60% (55% for SC/ST candidates) at the 10+2 level.

MDS in Prosthodontics: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.