Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course Details and its Career Scope

By Sanjeet Nayak

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course involves the study of diagnosing miss alignments, wounds, and deformities of the human jaws and related oral and facial structures. It also focuses on the technical and scientific aspects of surgical and adjunctive treatments. This course trains and teaches its students about diverse oral surgeries, ways to treat numerous illnesses, wounds, and imperfections in the head, neck, face, jaws including the hard and soft tissues in the oral region (mouth) and maxillofacial area (jaws and face). Maxillofacial injuries, sores and tumors, oral malignancy, orthognathic surgery, bone unite, diversion, and congenital fissures are some of the significant topics that are covered in the course period. After the course, students can gain expert knowledge in oral surgical treatments, therapies for congenital, developmental disorders, and traumatic issues related to the human jaw and facial region. Read the full article to know more details about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

What the course focuses on?

  • Different types of disorders occurring in the human jaw and facial region.
  • Remedies and Therapies available for various types of disorders.
  • The detailed surgical process for proper alignments, wounds, or deformations.
  • Theories related to Human Anatomy and Physiology.


Course Name Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Course Level
  • BDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • BDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: 4-5 Years
  • MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: 3 Years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility Varies with degree
Top Recruiters Fortis Healthcare, Max Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital, etc
Top Career/Job Profiles Dentist, Dental Assistants, Dental Surgeon/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dental Lab Technician, Professor, Medical Representative, etc

Top Colleges:

College Name College Name
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata
SDM College of Dental Sciences Dharwad Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam
King George's Medical University, Lucknow Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, [BVDU] Pune 
SRM Dental College, Chennai Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Thiruvalla
Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur
Subharti Dental College, Meerut National Dental College & Hospital, Mohali
Tamilnadu Government Dental College And Hospital, Chennai Institute of Dental Science, Bareilly

Eligibility Criteria:

Course Duration Eligibility
BDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 4-5 Years
  • 10+2 level of education in the Science stream, completed from a recognized educational Board.
  • The minimum aggregate score of 60% (55% for SC/ST candidates) at the 10+2 level.
MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation.
  • Completion of a 1-year compulsory internship.

Skills Required:

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


BDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester V
General Human Anatomy (Embryology & Histology) Dental Materials 1 General Pathology & Microbiology Dental Materials 2 Dental Histology
General Human Physiology & Biochemistry Dental Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral History General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics Preclinical Conservative Dentistry General Medicine
Nutrition and Dietetics Preclinical Prosthodontics Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge Dental Anatomy General Surgery
Semester VI Semester VII Semester VIII Semester IX Semester X
Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology Maxillofacial Surgery & Oral Implantology Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Internship
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Oral Medicine & Radiology Periodontology
Minor Oral Surgery & Trauma Public Health Dentistry Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Seminar 1 Seminar 2

MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Periodontics
Applied Basic Sciences Applied Basic Sciences
Minor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Trauma Etiopathogenesis Of Periodontal Diseases
Maxillofacial Surgery Diagnosis, Treatment, Preventive Periodontology and Implantology
Recent Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recent Advances in Periodontics
Conservative Dentistry Oral Pathology
Applied Basic Sciences Applied Basic Sciences
Conservative Dentistry including Preventive dentistry and dental Materials Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology & Forensic Odontology
Endodontics Laboratory and Histopathological Techniques
Recent Advances in Conservative Dentistry Recent Advances in Oral Pathology
Orthodontics Practical Work
Applied Basic Sciences Didactic Lectures
Growth and Development, Basics in orthodontics, Diagnosis & Radiology Seminars
Bio-Mechanics & Various Orthodontics Tissue Changes, Techniques & Treatment Planning Demonstrations
Recent Advances in Orthodontics Laboratory Techniques
Clinical Case Conference
Structured Lecture Programs
Joint Clinical Meetings with Allied Specialties
Weekly Journal Clubs
Submission of Dissertation Thesis, Models, Radiographs and Photographs
Practicals (Working on patients under the guidance of teachers)
Practicals (Laboratory related work)

Admission Process:

The admission process for a degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery courses can vary from one institute to another. Top medical colleges in India have an entrance based admission system, while some of the private colleges accept candidates on the basis of merit. However, a few prestigious institutes like Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University and Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences conduct their own entrance exams for the same. On the other hand, several medical colleges accept the score of national level entrance exams only, like AIIMS PG. It is therefore advised that students should check, analyze, and understand the complete admission process of the specific college before applying for a degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course.

Top Entrances:


  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have an MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Exam Date: 5th January 2021
  • Exam Mode: Online


  • Minimum Qualification: The candidate needs to have an MBBS degree from any university recognized by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Councils.
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Exam Mode: Online


  • 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


  • Exam Mode: Offline mode (Pen &Paper )
  • Total number of questions: 250
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Career and Job prospects:

Job/Career Profiles Average Salary/Year
Dentist Rs 6 Lakhs
Dental Assistants Rs 5 Lakhs
Dental Surgeon/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Rs 3-10 Lakhs
Dental Lab Technician Rs 2-6 Lakhs
Professor Rs 2-4.5 Lakhs
Medical Representative Rs 2-4 Lakhs

Employment Areas: 

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Research Centers
  • Medical Institutions/Colleges
  • Laboratories

Top Recruiters:

  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Max Healthcare
  • Care Hospitals
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Kailash Hospital

Top Hiring Cities in India:

  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata


Q: What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery course?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course involves the study of diagnosing miss alignments, wounds, and deformities of the human jaws and related oral and facial structures. It also focuses on the technical and scientific aspects of surgical and adjunctive treatments.

Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
A:  The top entrances are mentioned below:

Q: What are the top career/job scope in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
A: The career/job scopes are mentioned below:

  • Dentist
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Lab Technician

Q: Who are the top recruiters in the field of  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
A:  The top recruiters are mentioned below:

  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Max Healthcare
  • Care Hospitals
  • Indian Council of Medical Research



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