BDS Syllabus & Subjects

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
4 Dental Materials
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
1 General Medicine
2 General Surgery
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
9 Periodontology


Sl. No. Syllabus - Semester 4
1 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
2 Oral Medicine and Radiology
3 Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry
4 Periodontology
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

  1. General Pathology
  2. Microbiology
  3. General and Dental Pharmacology
  4. Dental Therapeutics
  5. Preclinical Conservative Dentistry
  6. Oral Pathology
  7. Oral Microbiology
  8. General Human Anatomy 
  9. Embryology
  10. Histology 
  11. General Human Physiology
  12. Biochemistry
  13. Nutrition
  14. Dietetics
  15. Dental Anatomy 
  16. Embryology
  17. Oral Histology
  18. Dental Materials
  19. Preclinical Prosthodontics
  20. Crown and Bridge
  21. General Medicine
  22. General Surgery
  23. Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics
  24. Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
  25. Oral Medicine And Radiology
  26. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  27. Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  28. Periodontology
  29. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. 
  30. Public Health Dentistry

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a graduate of the BDS course is eligible to practise dentistry as a certified doctor

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. 

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