Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

Master of Dental Surgery (MDS):

What is it?

  • A postgraduate program focusing on dental تخصص in various areas like Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Periodontology, Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge, Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Public Health Dentistry.

  • Equips dentists with advanced clinical skills, in-depth knowledge, and research abilities to become dental specialists.


  • Candidates must have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree and complete a one-year internship.

  • Entrance exams like NEET MDS or AIIMS PG are required for admission to top colleges.


  • Typically three years, with some exceptions like MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery which can be four years.


  • Specialization: Enables dentists to focus on a specific area of dentistry and provide expert care.

  • Career advancement: Opens doors to higher-paying jobs, teaching positions, research opportunities, and private practice.

  • Improved patient care: Provides patients with access to specialized dental treatment.

Some specializations within MDS:

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Deals with facial trauma, jaw surgery, and oral tumors.

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics: Corrects misaligned teeth and jaws.

  • Periodontology: Focuses on gum disease and supporting structures of teeth.

  • Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge: Replaces missing teeth and restores damaged ones.

  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics: Treats tooth decay and nerve problems.

  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology: Diagnoses and studies diseases of the mouth and jaws.

  • Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry: Provides dental care to children and emphasizes prevention.

  • Public Health Dentistry: Promotes oral health in communities and populations.

If you’re interested in pursuing an MDS, I recommend researching the different specializations and exploring career options to find the best fit for your interests and goals.

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