About;Eligibility;Criteria;Admission Process;Sylabus;Career;Top Entrances;Faqs

MDS in Orthodontics is a 3-year postgraduate course in different disciplines of dentistry. The discipline is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, i.e., improper bites, which might be caused due to disproportionate jaw relationships, teeth irregularity, or both. 

The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered dental specialists. The programmes foster the development of critical analysis, research skills, and advanced clinical skills that will be recognized for specialist registration. The programmes prepare students to be both practitioners and advisory consultants in their chosen areas of specialisation. Within each programme, papers on research methods and practice, advanced clinical science, and advanced clinical practice are included.

Top Colleges:

1- Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences

2- Manipal University

3- PDM UNIVERSITY

4- Sharda University

5- Paravara Institute of Medical Sciences

6- Ramaiah University

 

Highlights:

Course level Postgraduate
Duration 3 years
Exam type Yearly
Eligibility BDS from a recognized university
Admission Process Based on counselling after qualification of a relevant entrance tests
Top Recruiters Apollo Hospital, Ganga Hospital, Government Public Sectors, AIIMS
Top Career/Job profiles Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Orthodontist, MDS Coordinator, Public health specialists, etc

 

Course and Eligibility:

Course Duration Eligibility Entrance
Postgraduate 3 years BDS from a recognized University

NEET MDS

AIPGDEE

 

Top Recruiters:

1- Apollo Hospital

2- Ganga Hospital

3- Government Public Sectors

4- AIIMS

5- AMRI Hospitals

 

Admission Process:

Interested eligible candidates are offered admission to the course in India mostly on the basis of a relevant entrance test. Often subsequently, two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview are held as part of the counseling procedure, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is then released, allotting available seats to qualifying candidates. 

 

Syllabus:

PAPER I

 

Applied Anatomy Physiology Pathology
Genetics Physical Anthropology & Dental Materials Biostatistics
Applied Research Methodology in Orthodontics Dental Materials Genetics
Applied Pharmacology Applied Anatomy Physiology
Physical Anthropology    

 

PAPER II

 

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING Orthodontic History Concepts of Occlusion and Esthetics
Etiology and Classification of Malocclusion Dentofacial Anomalies Child and Adult Physiology
Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics Cephalometric Practice Management in Orthodontics

 

PAPER III

 

Clinical Orthodontics and Mechanotherapy Myofunctional Orthodontics
Dentofacial Orthopedics Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation
Biology of Tooth Movement  

 

Skills Required:

1- Be interested and have the aptitude for the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of teeth.

2- Have acritical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.

3- Have an aptitude for independent research and an interest in practicing innovative treatment protocols.

 

Top Entrances:

1- NEET MDS

2- AIPGDEE

3- AICET

4- Bharti Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital MDS Entrance Exam

 

Career and Job Prospect:

Job Profile Job description Annual salary
MDS Coordinator They assess the patient’s condition and collect data for the Minimum Data Set (MDS). They collate charts and chart data, inspect records, and create reports. Also, they implement and explain federal and organizational regulations and guidelines. They maintain patient medical records and develop individualized care plans with targeted outcomes. 3-6 lakhs
Public health specialists Public Health Dentists are dental professional who work in the public sector, usually focusing their skills and expertise on population-based dentistry instead of individual patients. They work to improve the oral health of a group of people, usually within a community or State. By increasing the overall dental health levels in the population, a Public Health Dentist can reduce the number of untreated tooth issues through a combination of treatment, education, and policy changes 4-5 lakhs
Orthodontist They examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. 6-9 lakhs
Consultant Dental Consultants evaluate the efficiencies related to the business and work flow of the daily activities within a dental office. They assess such parameters, and put together plans that offer recommendations to make office work flow more efficient.  6-10 lakhs
Dental Hygenist Dental Hygienists work under the supervision of licensed dentists. They are not qualified to make the same kind of diagnostic decisions or perform the same procedures as dentists 4-5 lakhs
Dental Assistant Assistants perform patient care, office, and laboratory duties, and often work seat-side for dentists. 2-3 lakhs

 

FAQs:

Q: What is an Dentist vs. an Orthodontist?

A: A dentist is a certified doctor trained to work on general conditions related to oral health. This can include plaque removal, root canals, bridges, and fillings. Dentists are highly skilled at a variety of tasks related to keeping your mouth healthy.

An orthodontist is a dentist who in addition to dental school has completed a two-to-three year post-doctoral residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Orthodontists complete training in how to correct jaw abnormalities, straighten teeth, and give you the perfect smile.

Q: What is purpose of this course?

A: The discipline is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, i.e., improper bites, which might be caused due to disproportionate jaw relationships, teeth irregularity, or both.

Q: Who should opt for this course?
A: Ideal candidates of the course would:
 1- Be interested and have the aptitude for the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of teeth.

2- Have acritical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.

3- Have an aptitude for independent research and an interest in practicing innovative treatment protocols.

Q: Q: What is the admission process?

A: interested eligible candidates are offered admission to the course in India mostly on the basis of a relevant entrance test. Often subsequently, two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview are held as part of the counseling procedure, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is then released, allotting available seats to qualifying candidates. 

Q: Q: Which are top Entrances?

A: Listed here are some such major entrance exams held in the country:

1- 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.

2- 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

Q: What are the top Colleges?

A: There are few top colleges offering this course,Some are lited below:

1- Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences

2- Manipal University

3- PDM UNIVERSITY

4- Sharda University

5- Paravara Institute of Medical Sciences

6- Ramaiah University

Q: Which are top recruiters?

A: The top recruiters of the these doctors are:

1- Apollo Hospital

2- Ganga Hospital

3- UPSC

4- AIIMS

5- AMRI Hospitals

Q: What are the career prospects in this field?

A: Successful postgraduates of the course may pursue private practice, or work in professional capacities such as Professor, Dental Assistant, Hygienist, Surgeon, Oral Pathologist, Public Health Specialist, etc. Employment opportunities also exist in railways, Armed Forces, research fields, and private and public organizations. Postgraduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for Ph.D. or M. Phil. in the subject.

Q: What is the duration of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics?

A: The duration of the course is 3 years

Q: What is the average salary of an employee in Dentistry?

A:  The average salary is around 3.5 - 4 lakhs per year.

 

 

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