BDS in General Surgery is a 4 to 5-year full-time undergraduate degree program which is also include an internship program. It is the most popular course after MBBS in the field of medical sciences. It is designed to provide the candidates with a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of various oral and maxillofacial (jaws and face) diseases and injuries that contribute to the oral health of society. The BDS degree is regulated by the Dental Council of India (DCI). Students who want to practice need to get themselves registered under the council.
A 10+2 or equivalent qualification in the Science stream from a recognized educational board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%, is the basic qualifying condition for pursuing in General Surgery. Admission to BDS in General Surgery is offered on the basis of the score obtained by a candidate in an entrance exam. The average course fee for a BDS in General Surgery ranges from INR 1,00,000- 6,00,000 per annum.
Once the candidates successfully complete the BDS General Surgery Course, they can start their career in the field of dentist, or else they can go for higher studies.
The average initial salary ranges from INR 4, 00,000- 6,00,000 approximately.
BDS General Surgery: Entrance Exams
Given below are some of the top entrance exams that are conducted in India for candidates seeking admission to the BDS General Surgery Course.
1) AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test)
2) NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
3) AICET BDS (All India Common Entrance Test)
4) DUMET (Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test)
5) MUOET (Manipal University Online Entrance Test)
6) COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka)
7) MP DMAT (Madhya Pradesh Dental and Medical Admission Test)
BDS General Surgery: Job Profile
Some of the Job Options after completing the BDS in General Surgery course are given below
* Defense Dental Officer
* Indian Railways Dentist
* Territorial Army Officer
* Dental Surgeons
* Dental Assistant
* Private practitioner
BDS General Surgery: Employment Areas
* Dental Equipment Manufacturers
* Dental Clinics
* Educational Institutes
* Dental Products Manufacturers
* Pharmaceutical Companies
* Private Practice
* Research Institutes