Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Course and Career Scopes

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics is a three-year Postgraduate program. It is the branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of caries, malformed, discolored, nonesthetic, or fractured teeth, and endodontics deals with the treatment of pulpal and periapical diseases and dental pain management. The curriculum provides training in the prevention and treatment of the disease and injuries of the hard tissues and the pulp of the tooth and associated periodical lesions.
The purpose of the course is to provide advanced education in the subject to highly qualified graduate dentists who are interested in a career of specialized practice, teaching, and research.

Highlights:

Couse level

Postgraduate

Duration 

3 Years

Examination Type

Semester

Eligibility

Graduate from a recognized university with BDS

Admission Process

Direct admission to colleges. Entrance test in some cases.

Top Recruiters

Hospitals, Clinics, Consultancy Services, Dental Colleges

Top Career/Job Profiles

Dentist, Oral surgeon, Dental Lab Technician, Orthopedist.

Course and Eligibility:

Course

Duration

Eligibility

Entrance

Postgraduate/M.D.S 3 Years Candidate must have Passed a Graduation with BDS from any recognized Board/ University.

NEET MDS

AIPGDEE

ACDS PG-WAT

Top Recruiters:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Consultancy Services
  • Dental Colleges

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.

Syllabus:

Year 1

  • Applied Anatomy of Head and Neck
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Endodontics

Year 2

  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Essay

Year 3

  • Clinicals
  • Clinical Exercise I
  • Clinical Exercise III
  • Viva Voce

Skills Required:

  • Be interested and have the aptitude for the restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance of teeth.
  • Have an acritical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.
  • Have an aptitude for independent research and an interest in practicing innovative treatment protocols.

Top Entrances:

Career and Job Prospect:

Job Profile Job Description Annual Salary
Dentist A dentist removes tooth decay, fills cavities, and repairs fractured teeth. They diagnose and treat problems with patients' teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health 3-6 lakhs
Oral surgeon An Oral Surgeon follows procedures that include repairing injuries due to facial trauma, reconstruction to correct birth defects, and treatment of malignant cysts and tumors in the mouth and neck area. 60-8 lakhs
Dental Lab Technician They replace the partial or total loss of natural teeth by constructing partial or full dentures, which are either metal or non-metal. They restore natural teeth by fabricating crowns and bridges. Also, they correct dental irregularities by manufacturing fixed or removable teeth appliances 3-4 lakhs
Orthopedist An Orthopedist focuses on the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and skin. 8-10 lakhs

Faqs:

Q: What is the purpose of this course?
A:
 This specialty pertains to saving infected teeth and maintaining their strength and integrity in the dental arch. MDS in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 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.

Q: Who should opt for this course?
A
Ideal candidates of the course would:

  • Be interested and have the aptitude for the restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance of teeth.
  • Have an acritical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.
  • Have an aptitude for independent research and an interest in practicing innovative treatment protocols.

Q: What is the admission process?
A:
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.

Q: Which are top Entrances?
A:
 Listed here are some such major entrance exams held in the country:

  • All India Postgraduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE): It is a national level entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
  • NEET MDS: This eligibility cum entrance exam serves as a basis of admission to the course. The exam is conducted by NBE and serves as a gateway for admission to most of the State Dental colleges, private universities, deemed universities and private dental colleges.
  • Telangana EAMCET AC: TS EAMCET  (Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test) is an entrance exam conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. This is the prerequisite for admission into various professional courses offered at universities/ private colleges in the State of Telangana.
  • ACDS PG-WAT: Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS), Secunderabad, conducts the Post Graduate Written Test (PG-WAT) for admission to the course.

Q: What are the top Colleges?
A:
There are a lot of top colleges in which candidates can get the best of knowledge in this field, Some are mentioned below:

  • Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University
  • Maharishi Markandeshwar University
  • Bharath University
  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences 
  • Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences
  • Army College of Dental Sciences - [ACDS]
  • Dayananda Sagar Institutions - [DSI]

Q: Which are top recruiters?
A:
Listed below are the top recruiting areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Consultancy Services
  • Dental Colleges

Q: What are the career/job prospects in this field?
A: 
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are dentist, Oral surgeon, orthopedist

Q: What is the duration of M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics?
A:
The duration of M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is 3 years.

Q: What is the process of admission into M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics?
A: 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.

Q: What are the skills required for a career in M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics?
A:
The skill set is mentioned below:

  • Be interested and have the aptitude for the restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance of teeth.
  • Have an acritical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.
  • Have an aptitude for independent research and an interest in practicing innovative treatment protocols.
Q: Can I get direct admission into a course in M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics?
A:
 There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based on the candidate's performance at the entrance exam. But there are also some institutions or universities that provide direct admission on merit basis.

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