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Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry

MDS in Community Dentistry is a three-year duration course and mainly deals with prevention of disease, prolongation of life and promoting mental, physical efficiency through an organized community effort for the sanitation of environment. The discipline of Community Dentistry is also referred to as Public Health Dentistry.

Course Name Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry
Course Level Postgraduate
Course Duration 3 Years
Exam Mode Yearly Based
Minimum Eligibility BDS + Internship
Entrance Exam NEET MDS
Average Course Fee INR 2 Lakhs - INR 12 Lakhs
Average Package INR 6 LPA - INR 15 LPA
Job Profiles Medical coordinator, Dental surgeon, Senior lecturer etc.
Relevant Sectors Public health clinics, College health centers, Natural apothecaries

Why study Community Dentistry in Karnataka?

In a recent study, it was concluded that more than 58% of dental graduates showed their considerable amount of inertest in pursuing a PG degree from this specialization of MDS. Lots of efforts are being intensified by both the Dental Council of India (DCI) and the dental colleges/ universities across the country, to enhance this specialty of dental studies. India, being the biggest medical hub of world, has taken multiple initiatives to broaden the infrastructure and the services. Moreover the dental colleges in India are having-

  • World-class infrastructure
  • Cost effective curriculum
  • Industrial exposure
  • Quality education
  • Security & rapid growth

MDS in Community Dentistry Admissions

Each year, hundreds and thousands of BDS graduates apply for the MDS program to the top dental colleges across India. There are over 300 dental colleges in India offering full-time, part-time and distance learning mode of study across this specialty of MDS.

Admission to MDS in Community Dentistry is completely based upon the rank/ score obtained in the relevant national-level entrance exams such as NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). Merely qualifying the exams is not just, the candidates will also have to clear the group discussion (GD) and the personal interview (PI) conducted by the colleges at their respective campuses.

The candidates clearing the exams will be summoned by the colleges for admissions. Candidates will have to submit the necessary documents like-

  • 10th Mark sheet
  • 12th Mark sheet
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Migration certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Graduation certificate (BDS/ PGD)

Career Scope in MDS Community Dentistry

The career scope for this specialty of MDS is quite lucrative and overwhelming keeping career growth and future prospects in mind. Students are hired across some of the best medical and dental establishments that are owned privately as well as publically.

The pass out postgrads can get employed across the community health services, military hospitals, multi/ super - specialty hospitals, dental institutes for some of the job profiles like medical coordinator, dental surgeon, lecturers, professors etc.

  • Highest pay package: INR 15 LPA - INR 20 LPA
  • Average pay package: INR 6 LPA - INR 12 LPA
  • Minimum pay package: INR 3.5 LPA - INR 5.5 LPA

Moreover, the students accomplishing a degree in MDS can also go for higher studies such as Ph. D. or can also go for self-employment besides a getting a job. In self-employment also, the professionals can expect of pretty handful of salary packages.

Also, the postgrads can go for some international certification courses for enhanced results of job prospects.

Ranking of Colleges offering MDS Community Dentistry in Karnataka

Colleges offering MDS - Community Dentistry
College/ University
Karnataka Manipal College of Dental Science, Mangalore
SDM college of Dental Science and Hospital, Dharwad
College of Dental Science, Davangere
Yenepoya University, Mangalore
S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Science & Research, Gulbarga
KLE VK Institute of Dental Science, Belgaum
Bangalore Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Science
Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital
Bangalore Institute of Dental Science
MS Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital

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