The course syllabus followed according to the Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] curriculum is tabulated below. Minor deviations may be noted in the curricula of certain colleges or universities but the core of the syllabus is maintained in most institutes, colleges and universities throughout the nation.
|Sl. No.||Syllabus - Year 1|
|1||General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology|
|2||General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics|
|3||Dental Anatomy, embryology, and Oral Histology|
|5||Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge|
|Sl. No.||Syllabus - Year 2|
|1||General Pathology and Microbiology|
|2||General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
|4||Preclinical Conservative Dentistry|
|5||Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge|
|6||Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology|
|Sl. No.||Syllabus - Year 3|
|3||Oral Pathology & Microbiology|
|4||Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics|
|5||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery|
|6||Oral Medicine And Radiology|
|7||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics|
|8||Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry|
|Sl. No.||Syllabus - Semester 4|
|1||Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics|
|2||Oral Medicine and Radiology|
|3||Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry|
|5||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|6||Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge|
|7||Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics|
|10||Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics|
|11||Public Health Dentistry|
The course subjects pursued widely in the BDS course is listed below. While minor variations in the subject structure may be noticed in some colleges, universities or institutions, the crux of the subject composition is maintained throughout
⭐Is BDS course eligible to become a doctor?
Yes, a graduate of the BDS course is eligible to practise dentistry as a certified doctor
⭐Is BDS equivalent to MBBS?
The BDS course is focussed on the dental aspect of human anatomy along with the rehabilitation and treatment of the same. It confers on the graduate the title of Doctor just like MBBS. While it doesn't have the same respect or job opportunities as an MBBS, BDS is better than an MBBS without specializations.
⭐Is BDS a good career option?
Yes, BDS is a very prospective career option with a large number of potential job opportunities in a large number of hospitals, dental clinics and nursing homes