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BDS - Dental Surgery

BDS is the graduation programme to become a dental surgeon. The programme covers various aspects of dental problems, denture and surgery in the same fields. BDS or Bachelor of Dental Surgery is the most popular medical course after MBBS.

Candidates who successfully complete this 5-year course are also awarded the title of ‘Dr’ and can practice dentistry once they have acquired the license. Pursuing BDS successfully will open up various opportunities for you in the government as well as private sector of medicine.

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  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (Chemistry, Biology & Physics)
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50%
  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (Chemistry, Biology & Physics)


The medical field has expanded in the past decade such that there are various job opportunities in the private sector as well. Most of the good colleges offer placement opportunities in private hospitals and dental healthcare centres. Dentists are also hired in government hospitals and other government departments on the basis of entrance exam. Aspiring candidates can apply for these courses after completing their graduation, however, some jobs are available after pursuing MDS.

Graduates also have the options to start their own dental clinic to treat patients. With enough capital and proper research, a dental clinic can help you earn decent money. Following are some of the job roles that you can take up after completing BDS:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Public Oral Health Specialist
  • Professor in Dental Institute
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Ceramist
  • Private Dental Practitioner