Conservative Dentistry: Check the Complete Course Guide

05Oct,2020
By Sanjeet Nayak

Conservative Dentistry is concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries that originate in the teeth. In this type of medication, diseased or fractured teeth are restored with materials that are biologically acceptable. Conservative Dentistry is the science of prevention and treatment of pulp diseases. This specialty pertains to saving infected teeth and maintaining their strength and integrity in the dental sector.

This course covers the techniques and procedures employed in restoring ailing teeth to full function and appearance. The course trains candidates in performing root canal treatments and associated surgical procedures to rid the tooth of maladies. The course’s curriculum covers subjects such as fillings, root canal treatments, surgical endodontics, endodontic implants, bleaching, and management of traumatized teeth.

What the course focuses on?

  • Substances that are Biologically admissible.
  • Different types of tooth treatment.
  • Surgical procedures for fractured or diseased teeth.
  • Different types of diseases associated with teeth and their preventives.

Highlights:

Course Name  Conservative Dentistry
Course Level Postgraduate (MDS in Conservative Dentistry)
Duration

MDS in Conservative Dentistry: 3 years

Examination Type Semester
Eligibility
  • Candidates should have completed their BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks.
  • Students should have 2 years or 24 months of professional experience in the health care field.
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters

Government Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Health Cares, Research centres, Community Organizations, Wellness Centers, Medical Health Centres, etc

Top Career Scopes Dentist, Oral Surgeon, Dental lab Technician, Orthopedist, Defense Services, Multi-Specialty Clinics, Polyclinics etc.

Top Colleges

College Name College Name
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College Kolkata SDM College of Dental Sciences Dharwad
Government Dental College and Hospital Aurangabad King George's Medical University
Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Government Dental College and Hospital Ahemdabad A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
SRM Dental College Awadh Dental College and Hospital
Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences
Army College Of Dental Sciences Mamata Dental College
Maharishi Markandeshwar University Uttaranchal Dental and Medical Research Institute

Eligibility

Course Duration Eligibility
MDS in Conservative Dentistry 3 years
  • Candidates should have completed their BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks.
  • Students should have 2 years or 24 months of professional experience in the health care field.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative skills
  • Helping nature
  • Caring nature
  • Good manual dexterity and a steady hand.
  • Good Knowledge in the field of oral science

Syllabus

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Applied Anatomy of Head and Neck Conservative Dentistry ClinicalExercise I
Conservative Dentistry 1 Endodontics 2 Clinical Exercise II
Endodontics 1 Essay Clinical Exercise III
Conservative Dentistry 2 Pulp capping: Direct/ Indirect on extracted teeth Root Canal Access Preparation 
Instrumentation and Obturation of root canal space Viva Voce

Admission Process

The process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university. Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.

Top Entrances

1. AIPGDEE:

  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours/180 mins
  • Marking Scheme: 4 Marks for each correct answer and (-1) for every negative answer.
  • Mode of Exam: Online

2. PGIMER:

  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Duration of Exam: 180 mins/3 hours
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions

3. NEET MDS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Masters of Dental Surgery):

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have an MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Question Type: Multiple choice
  • Exam Mode: Online

4. COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka):

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have a BDS or MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Marking Scheme: No Negative Marking

5. MP DMAT (Madhya Pradesh Dental and Medical Admission Test):

  • Total Number of Questions: 200
  • Question Type: Multiple choice
  • Marking Scheme: No Negative Marking

6. DUMET (Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test):

  • AIPMT replaces DUMET 
  • Colleges accepting DUMET scorecard are now accepting AIPMT scorecard
  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have a BDS or MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.

7. UPCAT-Dental:

  • Exam Mode: Offline/Pen-paper based
  • Duration of Exam: 180 mins or 3 hours
  • Total Number of Questions: 200

Career Scope:

Job/Career Profile Average Salary/Year
Dentist Rs 3-6 Lakhs
Oral Surgeon Rs 2-4 Lakhs
Dental lab Technician Rs 2-5 Lakhs
Orthopedist Rs 8-10 Lakhs

Top Recruiters

  • Fortis Healthcare
  • MAX Healthcare
  • Care Hospitals
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Kailash Hospital
  • Defense Services
  • Healthcare Panels (Companies)
  • Multi-Specialty Clinics
  • Polyclinics
  • Private Practice

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkatta

FAQ's

Q: Which are the good colleges to pursue PG in Conservative Dentistry?
A:
 Some of the top good colleges are mentioned below:

Q: What is Conservative Dentistry?
A:
 Conservative Dentistry is concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries that originate in the teeth. In this type of medication, diseased or fractured teeth are restored with materials that are biologically acceptable. It is the science of prevention and treatment of pulp diseases.

Q:  What is the starting salary in a career in Conservative Dentistry?
A:
 The average starting salary is around 3.5 to 4 Lakhs per annum

Q: What is the minimum qualification required for a course in Conservative Dentistry?
A:
 The minimum qualification is mentioned below:

  • The student should have completed his/her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)degree recognized by the Dental Council of India with a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
  • Some colleges offer admission through the entrance exam selection process

Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in Conservative Dentistry?
A:
 The top entrances are mentioned below:

 

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