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Career as a Dentist

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About Career as a Dentist

Dentists examine patients' teeth and mouth tissue in order to diagnose and treat problems. Most are general practitioners, but some specialize by becoming:

 

  • orthodontists
  • oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  • pediatric dentists
  • periodontists
  • prosthodontists
  • endodontists
  • public health dentists
  • oral pathologists
  • oral and maxillofacial radiologists

 

Career Prospects of Career as a Dentist

BDS degree holders can begin their careers as practitioners in government hospitals, private nursing homes, industrial and corporate hospitals. Establishments like Defense Service, Railways, and Ordnance Factories also employ Dentists for hospitals run by them. However, a specialized degree opens up more career opportunities in teaching and research institutions like Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Besides, as private practitioners, they can have their own dental clinics. Those who are interested in social service can join NGOs. Moreover, a lot of career opportunities are available abroad for Indian dentists in countries like USA, UK and Austral

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Dentist

The basic course for being a Dentist is Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Science (BDS). The minimum requirement for BDS courses is 10+2 pass in Science with Biology as an optional. Selection to the BDS courses is made through an entrance test conducted by different state separately. However, CBSE and AIIMS conduct their entrance test at all India level. BDS is a four-year course divided into four semester of one year each followed by one year of rotating internship. Those who have completed the BDS should be registered to practice dentistry by the Dental Council of India. A Masters in Dental Science (MDS) requires two years of additional training.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Dentist

  • Hi I have completed my BDS and Internship from Saveetha University, Chennai. I wanted to work as practitioner in some hospital/NGOs in Delhi NCR. can you help. Posted By : Shilpa Sharma, on 02-01-2012 15:28:28 Report Abuse

  • Hi I have completed my BDS and Internship from Saveetha University, Chennai. I wanted to work as practitioner in some hospital/NGOs in Delhi NCR. can you help. Posted By : Shilpa Sharma, on 02-01-2012 15:28:06 Report Abuse

  • Hi I have completed my BDS and Internship from Saveetha University, Chennai. I wanted to work as practitioner in some hospital/NGOs in Delhi NCR. can you help. Posted By : Shilpa Sharma, on 02-01-2012 15:27:20 Report Abuse

  • Hi I have completed my BDS and Internship from Saveetha University, Chennai. I wanted to work as practitioner in some hospital/NGOs in Delhi NCR. can you help. Posted By : Shilpa Sharma, on 02-01-2012 15:27:01 Report Abuse

  • would like to know about the fee structure of private colleges and name of colleges for better career Posted By : yathiga johnson.c, on 13-10-2011 15:49:20 Report Abuse

  • would like to know about the fee structure of private colleges and name of colleges for better career Posted By : yathiga johnson.c, on 13-10-2011 15:48:31 Report Abuse

  • please give ma details of course fee of BDS. Posted By : chandan kumar, on 18-08-2011 12:42:32 Report Abuse

  • Is there a good scope for B.D.S in abroard in the near future.Does it has a good career. Posted By : samiah, on 08-07-2011 13:52:53 Report Abuse

  • Is there a good scope for B.D.S in abroard in the near future.Does it has a good career. Posted By : samiah, on 08-07-2011 13:51:06 Report Abuse

  • Is there a good scope for B.D.S in abroard in the near future.Does it has a good career. Posted By : samiah, on 08-07-2011 13:49:41 Report Abuse

  • i want to know whats the later scope for bds if we join it from a good college then hw can we get settled up in this carrer.....i need a help pls suggest..... Posted By : ruchika, on 04-07-2011 00:33:51 Report Abuse

  • At presant in xi std with pcmb and would like to request you to update me for all india and hp/punjab state BDS exam schedule and other important information if possible. regards Posted By : namrata, on 27-06-2011 21:34:13 Report Abuse

  • At presant in xi std with pcmb and would like to request you to update me for all india and hp/punjab state BDS exam schedule and other important information if possible. regards Posted By : namrata, on 27-06-2011 21:33:57 Report Abuse

  • hi!I have completed BDS from RGDC Banglore.i would like to work in government or private hospitals in orissa or ngo.Help me as to how am i supposed to apply to get a job. Posted By : Kabita Jena, on 21-06-2011 21:18:56 Report Abuse

  • b.d.s admision procedure Posted By : Darshil Bhandari, on 16-06-2011 00:47:40 Report Abuse

  • hi,i hv completed bds.i want to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in delhi,chandigarh or in haryana.want to know if there is any BDS lecturer vaccancy in colleges of these areas? Posted By : savita singh, on 23-05-2011 00:56:11 Report Abuse

  • am a dentist. i would like to work in a govt or private hospital or in a clinic or ngo. help me as to how am i supposed to apply to get a job Posted By : sharon, on 04-05-2011 12:34:06 Report Abuse

  • i want a sear for BDS in kochi pls suggest the colleges and other onformation Posted By : AShline CLARIS FRANCIS, on 25-04-2011 11:21:36 Report Abuse

  • hi,i hv completd my bds.want to work as a practitioner in any hospital in gorakhpur or want to join as a bds lecturer in purvanchal dental college in gorakhpur.is there any vacancy? Posted By : pratibha, on 22-03-2011 13:11:38 Report Abuse

  • hi,i hv completd my bds.want to work as a practitioner in any hospital in gorakhpur or want to join as a bds lecturer in purvanchal dental college in gorakhpur.is there any vacancy? Posted By : pratibha, on 22-03-2011 13:11:37 Report Abuse

  • i want admission in bds . suggest me college near chandigarh Posted By : sandeep, on 15-03-2011 09:30:47 Report Abuse

  • hi i passed BDS from nair hospital want to work as practitioner in some hospital ... Posted By : Dr.rakesh, on 07-03-2011 11:44:49 Report Abuse

  • hi i passed BDS from nair hospital want to work as practitioner in some hospital ... Posted By : Dr.rakesh, on 07-03-2011 11:44:38 Report Abuse

  • hi i passed BDS from nair hospital want to work as practitioner in some hospital ... Posted By : Dr.rakesh, on 07-03-2011 11:44:32 Report Abuse

  • hi i passed BDS from nair hospital want to work as practitioner in some hospital ... Posted By : Dr.rakesh, on 07-03-2011 11:44:23 Report Abuse

  • hi i passed BDS from nair hospital want to work as practitioner in some hospital ... Posted By : Dr.rakesh, on 07-03-2011 11:44:16 Report Abuse

  • I want admission in BDS this year, pl. suggest me colleges and the admission proceeder too. Posted By : brindabon bania, on 24-02-2011 01:59:34 Report Abuse

  • hi i m a dentist n i want to work as a lecturer in a dental college in or near to jalandhar or in some private clinic or hospital as a dentist so can u please help me with my job search? Posted By : anubha saxena, on 02-02-2011 11:25:33 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:57:43 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:57:43 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:57:43 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:57:43 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:57:42 Report Abuse

  • hi,i finished my BDS graduation last month.I wanted to join as a BDS lecturer in some college in chennai.Wanted to know if there is any BDS lecturer post vacancy in any college in chennai? Posted By : lavanya j, on 09-11-2010 08:56:38 Report Abuse

  • hi i m doing internship, i would like to know the career prospects in railways and defense services,also about research work and institutes conducting them. Posted By : kavita, on 05-11-2010 12:56:18 Report Abuse

  • hi, i hv completed bds.looking to do postgraduation.is hospital management better or clincal research ??? Posted By : asha, on 26-06-2010 11:35:27 Report Abuse

  • sent application form soon as possible Posted By : nisha chauhan, on 02-03-2010 03:22:32 Report Abuse

  • What is the benifite of being a dentist. i mean what is the scope in future after being a dentist.(gets my degree) Posted By : malapan, on 28-10-2009 07:46:59 Report Abuse

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