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MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) FOR DENTAL STUDENTS – PART 1

We have discussed, in detail, about many career prospects available for dental students (BDS/MDS) here at DENTALORG.COM. You can read all of them by browsing through the site. Off lately, I have been getting more and more requests regarding the career prospect of Masters In Public Health. So, in this article we will be seeing about the course of MPH, its prospects for a dental student and its financial aspects.

WHAT IS MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH ?

The purpose of Public Health is to educate, research, and raise awareness to make communities healthy. Public Health careers also can educate and promote a lifestyle that is healthy and can keep people in good health.

People with careers in Public Health are generally trying to prevent disease or injuries. The role of Public Health Officer is in the fact that he / she strives hard to motivate people to adopt a healthy physical and mental life by practicing healthy habits. Public Health Officer also teaches citizens about the pertaining health hazards and how to tackle them. So, Public Health covers a rather broad spectrum of specializations, so there are many different types of jobs and careers one can pursue in the field Some of them are mentioned below

Public Health Nursing

This field of Public Health involves educating people about injury and disease awareness and avoidance. A Public Health Nurse teaches the public safety and ways to prevent disease or injury while at home or in the workplace.

Public Health Nurses can work in a variety of places. They do a lot of work in poor communities. They lend their services to the poor by treating them and giving much-needed immunizations to those who aren’t immunized. A Public Health Nurse can also work with certain governmental establishments to find ways to decrease any threatening epidemics.

Other places they could work are at schools, colleges to help educate students regarding health hazards or other problems students are having.

Epidemiologist

The field of Public Health is concerned with controlling and preventing outbreaks of diseases. Epidemiologists do a lot of investigative work to find the cause of disease, and they also try to determine who is most likely to be affected by the disease. Finally, an Epidemiologist tries to research how to prevent any further outbreaks. By the work of the epidemiologist, Govt. is able to plan out course of action to tackle any health problem outbreak.

There are a variety of places Epidemiologists can work for including pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, health departments, research facilities, and Government emergency Units.

Public Health Inspector

A Public Health Inspector is crucial to protecting the public from potential health risks. They go to establishments of many kinds, like restaurants, and file a report that notes whether the establishment was compliant with sanitary codes and health laws. They inspect many other places like hotels and community homes. Their work helps to keep the public safe from unhealthy practices by restaurants, and they address complaints about an establishment to see if there is a problem.

Public Health Inspectors work for a few different places but generally find jobs working for the Government and private quality controlling agencies.

WHO CAN DO MPH ?

Any one with a valid graduation degree can do MPH. The graduation degree must be valid and if you are planning to study MPH in a college outside your country you should fulfil all the official formalities and provide the documents that the college enquires from you.

WHAT IS MPH DEGREE?

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a graduate-level program that emphasises the practical aspects of public health. This type of program is designed to prepare students for their role in promoting community awareness about injury, violence prevention, communicable diseases and other issues that affect health and safety.

Since MPH programs are applied degree programs, students are required to engage in work-related activities. This may take the form of an internship, or practical experience where the student assumes job functions in the public health field, while under supervision. Additionally, some programs may require students to participate in a small, semester-long project such as a research paper or grant proposal that shows their competence in the field.

EMPLOYMENT CHANCES WITH A MPH DEGREE

The following are titles of jobs that are available to graduates of schools of public health. A MPH degree provides innumerable opportunities with multiple specializations within the five core disciplines in a master’s of public health degree program.

  • Education
  • Administration or Management
  • Policy
  • Community Practice
  • Research

Education

The AIDS epidemic is expected to substantially increase the need for qualified health educators throughout the world.The demand for health educators in this sector is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade. Demand for interdisciplinary faculty in secondary and higher education is expanding rapidly to keep pace with ever changing public health technologies. The goal is to have health educators and managers who can teach people about proper health practices and also who can act in case of emergency health situations. Candidates trained in maternal and child health, industrial hygiene, population dynamics etc will increasingly find career opportunities in developing countries.

  • Colleges and universities
  • Public and private secondary schools
  • Consumer advocacy organizations
  • International organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • State legislative committees
  • Health service delivery organizations
  • Community organizations
  • Federal and state health agencies
  • Voluntary health agencies

Administration or Management

There has been a steady rise in the demand for professional health managers in the corporate world. The demand for marketing expertise will increase with competition. Exportation of public health technologies to developing nations will expand well into the future. The demand for qualified managers and administrators will grow as the industry expands.

Rapid changes in the private and public sectors of health care results in more opportunities for qualified professionals to manage complex institutions, organizations, and health services programs. There are dynamic career opportunities for public health graduates in all sectors of the health care industry. One can work in

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Managed care organisations
  • Insurance companies
  • International agencies
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Professional organizations
  • Federal and local government agencies
  • Industry and business
  • Colleges and universities
  • Consulting firms

Policy

There is a great deal of demand for public health professional in Government agencies as policy makers. Govt. keep running many health programmes. They also need to plan out relief in case of any epidemic. Proper planning is needed also for toxic and chemical waste disposal that are hazardous for health. All the plans also need timely employment in cities and in rural areas. All these work ned the expertise of a public health professional.

Health policy examines the complexity and dynamics of public health system and its impact on the health of individuals and communities. A graduate degree in public health will multiply your career opportunities regardless of your academic background. If you have an advanced degree, you will be able to make vital health policy decisions that affect numerous lives.

  • Regulatory agencies
  • Advocacy groups
  • Government agencies
  • Public NGOs
  • Industry
  • Corporations
  • Consulting firms

WHERE CAN YOU STUDY FOR MPH DEGREE?

This question might seem simple, but it’s not as simple as it appears. You can just Google regarding MPH degree. Within moments you will be provided with hundreds of search results from educational institutions all over the world urging you to join the MPH degree. But the most popular destinations for MPH are USA, UK, AUSTRALIA and other European Countries.

It is possible that, that you first might have heard about MPH from one of your friends or seniors who were planning to go abroad for settling or further studies. In such cases MPH degree has always come handy. For example suppose you want to go and settle in Australia after your BDS degree. How do you do that in the most feasible way? Answer lies in MPH degree. MPH is usually a 2-year course. Studying MPH for 2 years in Australia gives you the citizenship, the additional 2 years time to prepare for the ADC Exams and also a degree that you can use to work in the meantime to sustain yourself when you are preparing for ADC. People planning to go to USA also many times choose the MPH route.

Many students, who eventually are no more interested to continue ADC exams or NBDE DDS, do additional specialization in MPH and start working full time in the field.

So, be aware that MPH is being mostly used by Indian or Asian dental students who are looking for a way to settle in USA, Australia or other European countries. How far the course is feasible in Indian context needs to be seen and you need to take a proper decision taking in to account all the factors.

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You can have a look how MPH is used to go to Australia and USA by dental students to settle there as a dentist in this article.

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BASIC COURSE STUDY IN MPH DEGREE

Outline

A Public Health study program will train you to plan, manage, review and co-ordinate public health programs for Governments, NGOs and private and public health care service providers.

Aims

You will be trained in four key areas essential for a modern Public Health professional.

  • Evidence based knowledge – the corner stone for Public Health policy development and practice. Gathering and interpreting data as the basis for informed decision making.
  • Decision making – beliefs and interests of stakeholders and their impact on informed decision making based on the evidence.
  • Action – translating evidence and decisions into policy and practice; advocating for change at a national, regional and community level.
  • Outcomes – understanding evaluation research methods and practice to evaluate and continually improve public health programs.
  • Master of Public Health develops skills essential for the effective practice of public health. Graduates will be able to determine the nature of community health problems, and bring together the necessary services to deliver them.
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health – requires a shorter period of study and has more flexible entry requirements. An option to upgrade from the GradDipPH to the MPH is available once you complete 24 credit points of coursework.

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See this link to have a broad idea on the courses being taught under MPH. In the link below have a look at the syllabus for MPH in one of the most premier institute in Australia

Overview of the Syllabus

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WHAT IS THE COST OF MPH?

Cost of MPH varies from colleges to colleges and country to country. MPH is such a wide spread course provided in so many countries that its cost and finance varies. Costs in Western and European countries are more than the costs in Asian countries.

We will be providing you the costs of the course by one of the most premier institutes in world for MPH degree in Australia. Suppose you are planning to study MPH in Australia then the basic formalities that you must fulfil are :

Proof of your 12th grade certificates, Documents of your graduation, Approval letter from the head of your previous Institution, Visa requirements etc. But don’t worry as once you decide to join the course then the college authorities will guide you through all the regulations.

Average cost for a foreign student wanting to study MPH in Australia :

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26, 400 

Please note that this is the price in the top college in Australia. There are colleges in Singapore and Malaysia that provide the same degree at a much lower price. But when trying for job, the degree from top colleges is given much more value.

 

READ PART 2 OF THE ARTICLE WITH  LIST OF THE COLLEGES Giving MPH COURSE AND WHATS THE SALARY AFTER DOING MPH ?

MPH FOR DENTAL STUDENTS PART 2

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MASTER IN PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) FOR DENTAL STUDENTS – PART 2

TOP COLLEGES FOR MPH ABROAD

From polling by online sources the top colleges for MPH are listed in the table below. Please do verify about the colleges from the respective embassies before you commit to join any course. All the colleges have their regulations and admission rules. So, it is always advised for you to get in direct touch with the college admission agents. They will guide you through all the visa, immigration as well as admission formalities. Always try to get the first hand information. You will come across many admission agents who might offer you an easy passage. Always be careful from such persons or else you might be cheated of your valuable time and money.

 

TOP MPH COLLEGES ABROAD

John Hopkins University

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Harvard

University

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Columbia University

Emory University

University of Washington

University of California Berkeley

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of California Los Angeles

MPH DEGREE & COLLEGES IN INDIA

As mentioned in the earlier part of the article, MPH till recently was mostly used by health profession Indian students ( MBBS, BDS, Nursing, BPT etc ) as a means to settle, work and study abroad.

But gradually the MPH degree are being provided now in many colleges of India. In almost all the major stated there are MPH degree colleges. But in this article we will giving you the list of some of the major colleges.

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (Rajastan) is one of the leading institutions offering the Master of Public Health programme. Holders of the integrated first degree of BITS or its equivalent; MBBS; B.D.S.; and M.Sc. nursing or its equivalent qualification with at least 60 per cent marks in aggregate are eligible for admission. Selection will be made on an all-India basis strictly on academic merit.

Short listed applicants will be called for a written test, group discussion and interview, which will be conducted at Pilani. Sponsored seats are available for employed persons.

This programme aims at imparting knowledge to working public health professionals and others who seek to upgrade their expertise in the field of health and management or administration.

The objective of the entrance test is to ascertain one’s strength in basic knowledge and skills in some of the fundamentals of the course such as basic science; basic mathematics; health awareness; communication skills and reasoning; interpersonal skills; environmental awareness; computer skills; and so on.

There are 12 core and three elective courses for the MPH programme here. Core courses are designed to develop skills and knowledge in the key areas of public health. The course work will be conducted through contact classes as well as field training, and also involves an in-field assignment and dissertation.

Field training and a choice of electives will help train the students in tackling practical situations in different aspects of public health. This practical training and dissertation work will help in career development.

More details can be obtained from www.bitsadmission.com

•The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, offers a Master of Public Health programme that explores the link between social environment and health of the population. It also offers a strong methodological and technical foundation in epidemiology; biostatistics; quantitative analysis; and national and international public health policies. The internship component of the MPH programme here involves interaction with various health institutions followed by an independent research study.

Those who have a Masters degree in any discipline, MBBS or a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 2 years of work experience in the health sector after graduation are eligible for admission. Medical graduates should have completed their internship.

Selection is based on an entrance test, personal interview and academic merit. Course content covers different areas, including social science perspectives on health; research methodology; quantitative methods; introduction to epidemiology; public health; epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases; social and behavioural influences on health; introduction to biostatistics; healthcare management; health policy formulations and implementation; health policy and systems research; evaluation research in public health; public health nutrition; and so on. More details can be obtained from www.tiss.edu

•The National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai – 600 007 offers an MPH (specialisation: health services, development and research) course. It aims at developing middle-level managers in the public health field. It is a two-year residential programme. Total seats: 20.

Those who have passed MBBS or have been working in public health (sponsored on deputation) for two or three years after MBBS are eligible for admission. Age should be below 40 years. Selection is based on interview and academic merit.

•The Achuthamenon Centre for Health Science Studies, a wing of the Sreechitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, is recognised as the centre of excellence for public health training.

•National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi – 110 054 offers MPH in field epidemiology. Those who have passed MBBS; M.Sc. biosciences or allied subjects; or B.Tech. in biotechnology are eligible for admissions. Upper age limit is 28 years (up to 45 years for sponsored applicants). Fore details, visit www.nicd.org

•The All-India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata offers an MPH programme for meritorious graduates.

•The Allahadbad Agricultural Institute (Deemed University) conducts an MPH course in reproductive health. Duration: 2 years; seats: 20. Graduates in any discipline are eligible for admission. Selection is through interview.

•The School of Medical Education under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam ( www.mguniversity.edu) offers an MPH programme on self-financing basis. Duration: 2 years (4 semesters). Any graduates with at least 50 per cent marks are eligible for admission.

•The Directorate of Distance Education under Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 offers a two-year Master of Health Science in Public Health course through the distance education mode. It also conducts a one-year postgraduate diploma course in health science in public health. Details can be obtained from the web site www.annamaliuniversity.ac.in or over phone. No: 04144-238610, 238047.

One of the key teaching/learning components of the MPH programme here is the internship rotation as the programme functions in close association with the government health services and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Rural residency during internship is a compulsory requirement.

N.B. Please note college phone numbers and admission procedures might have changed. So verify before any decision

SCOPE FOR DENTAL STUDENTS IN INDIA AFTER MPH

Those successfully complete the MPH programme are eligible to become healthcare professionals and managers or administrators in government, non-governmental and public sector organisations and hospitals. Graduates can also occupy technical and leadership positions in the implementation of public health or community health programmes of the State and Central governments and the World Health Organisation.

BITS Pilani is perhaps one of the trusted and premier institute providing the course in MPH in INDIA. The cost of the curse is usually 1.2 to 1.5 lakh INR. and 2 years of duration.

WHAT IS THE SALARY FOR MPH PROFESSIONAL ?

SALARY IN INDIA

More and more Private NGOs from all over the world are gradually opening their bases in India and transferring funds that can be used in the development of the society and the poor. A MPH professional can be hired by such private NGOs with a stable salary depending on the position that he/she joins in. In many well financed private NGOs the starting salary for a new MPH professional can be 40,000 to 50,000 INR per month. People with 4 years or more of experience stand to earn a lot more with monthly salary up to 70,000 to 1 Lakh INR. There is also a constant growth in the career. There are enough chances for you to travel the world and work abroad after you gain adequate experience. One thing you must note that the demand for professional human resources officers are always increasing all over the world.

SALARY ABROAD

Salaries being paid to a MPH professional in abroad ( USA , AUSTRALIA and European Countries ) are very lucrative from an Indian point of view. As mentioned before there are many sub-specializations under the degree of MPH and depending upon your speciality and the demand of it, salary can vary. You also have a chance to be hired by WHO and travel many places all over world as an health officer.

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But lets have an estimate of the average salary. Depending on the seniority, experience and the grade of your service, you might be earning an yearly salary of $ 34, 000 to $ 128, 000 USD. ( Thats a hefty pay check from an Indian point of view )

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Please note that its not as easy as it seems. You need to work hard from scratch and keep updating and improving with additional specialization degrees. You also need to improve your public relation skills. and as you increase your work experience you start climbing up the ladder of salaries.

RECAP :

  • MPH has now evolved as an alternative career for the dental graduates (BDS/ MDS).
  • Previously it was used as a career mostly by the students who wanted to settle in western countries.
  • But now many colleges have opened in India providing certified courses in Masters in Public Health. India being a developing country has a lot of need for qualified and talented MPH professionals.
  • MPH Professionals have a great chance of working in Govt. and Private NGOs & also in Corporate sector with good amount of pay as described above in the article.

This article is aims to give you all the basic information about Masters In Public Health & Dentistry as a career. You are advised to research more so that you can make a decision that is suitable to your goals.

PROS & CONS OF DENTISTRY

The Pros and Cons of Dentistry

This article is an original written piece by “Lolabees” who was a dentist for 10 years. After a decade in dental profession she ventured out in to other career as a writer, blogger and travel industry. In this article she shares about her experience in dental profession and gives a perfect idea on the pros and cons of dental profession.  All the details about the author are there at the end of the article along with the link to her blog. Happy reading !!!  : )

If so, you’ll be happy to hear that US News and World Report recently crowned the dentist as the #1 best job of 2013.  But wait, not so fast.  Is this report sugar-coating the realities of the job?  Is dentistry really all about the great hours, reliable income, warm fuzzies, and constant demand?  If you’ve spent a day or two shadowing a dentist in his/her office, chances are good that it appeared as great as the US News article makes it seem.  It’s pretty hard to find a dentist to shadow that hates their job, and even if they did, would they tell you?  Probably not– it’s likely they’re hiding that fact from everyone they know, maybe even themselves.  So, recognize that you might not be getting the full picture.  When I was researching and observed dentists in their offices, they seemed to love their jobs.  I only got to see the good side, or more accurately, I only saw what I wanted to see.

I never had the chance see the downside of dentistry before making the commitment.

Since I’ve established myself as the expert who loves to hate dentistry (I know, it’s quite an accolade,) this blog has attracted potentials who want to know the truth about a career in dentistry.  It’s the only place they can go to learn the other side of the story.  So I’ve compiled a list to help those searching for answers, and maybe to show that I’m not all about the hate.

Pros:

  • Good Income.  There’s no question this career does allow for a solid, stable income, and there is potential to earn a phenomenal income.  But don’t be fooled… it does come with a price.  It is an extremely challenging job with a lot of responsibility.  Don’t expect it to be easy money.  Are you willing to work your booty off to earn that income?  If not, this is the wrong career.

  • Autonomy.  Be your own boss.  Make the decisions you want to make.  No need to answer to anyone.  But you hold all the financial risk, you have to make the tough decisions, and the buck stops with you.  Are you willing to take on that type of responsibility?

  • Respect.  Dentists are generally highly trusted and respected.  Who doesn’t want that?

  • People.  If you like to work with people, you’ll certainly get a lot of people time.  It is a very caring profession, and the relationships are the best part of it.  Unlike some other businesses it ISN’T all about the money.

  • Variety.  It’s always challenging and interesting.  No two days are ever the same.  When you think you’ve learned all there is to learn, you’ll see something new.  Do you deal well with change and constant learning?  If you want life to be black and white, this isn’t for you.

  • Excitement.  You wouldn’t expect it to be action-packed, but it’s not your average desk job pushing paper around.  There’s never a dull moment.  Whether it’s a kooky patient, an assistant who calls in sick, or an emergency root canal, you will not get bored.  The day will fly by, and there will be no chance to sit around, bored, staring at the clock waiting for the hours to pass you by.

  • Great hours.  You can generally set your hours.  Part-time is always a possibility, allowing you to maintain a balanced lifestyle.  It’s also a great career for women who want to have a family.

  • Warm Fuzzies.  Yes, folks, the warm fuzzies are real.  You get a chance to help others and even change lives.  Your job is to help make people smile– not a bad goal in my book.

  • Solutions.  Everyday you get the chance to offer real, concrete solutions and actually fix things for people.

  • Creativity.  People may not realize that there is a lot of creativity to being a dentist.  On some levels it’s very pragmatic and scientific, but the actual work is like carving or sculpting.  It is an art.  You also have many opportunities to use your creativity for problem solving.

  • Demand.  This is true.  People always need dental services.  It seems there is a lot of competition out there now, but if you find your niche, the patients will come.

 

Cons:

  • Education.  Get ready for many years of school.  It’ll take at least 8 years (including 4 years of college) but it’s well worth it if you enjoy the outcome.  And if you love being a student like I do, this can actually be a good thing.

  • Costs.  Dental school is expensive.  Expect to enter into the real world with several hundred thousand dollars of student loans.  Don’t let this deter you though– your income will help you pay it off eventually.  Also, if you want to stay at the top of your game, you’ll want to take continuing education every year.  This is a fun aspect of the career, but it still costs money.

  • High Responsibility.  You are in charge of someone’s health.  Administering anesthesia, prescribing drugs, and essentially performing surgery on teeth are all great responsibilities that are to be taken seriously.  When things go wrong, which they do– even when you do everything properly– it’s your responsibility.

  • Stress.  With the high responsibility comes the high stress.  Not only is someone’s health in your hands, but this is a customer service industry.  You have to keep the customer happy.  If you do the right thing, this will generally work itself out, but sometimes there are customers that can never be pleased no matter what you do.  The pressure is on to do your best work in a limited amount of time, keep the customer happy, and manage your business.

  • Costs, again.  High practice overhead.  It’s expensive just to open the doors to your practice.  Patients may not understand that dental fees are high for a reason.

  • Call.  Being on call on the weekends.  Some people don’t mind this, but I hated it.  For me my weekends were a break from my stressful week, and this “violated” that personal time.  I liked my job so much more when I didn’t have to be on call.  But you must accept it because it is part of the job description.

  • Challenging Patients.  No matter how great you want your work to be, you are not the only determining factor here.  If a challenging patient makes it difficult for you to do your best work, chances are the results might not be up to your expectations.

  • Unpredictability.  There’s never a dull moment.  Whether it’s a kooky patient, an assistant who calls in sick, or an emergency root canal the day will fly by.  Recognize this point from the Excitement point in the “Pros” section?  While it certainly keeps you on your toes, these unpredictable events can make a day really challenging, really long, and really tiring.

  • High Intensity.  Expect intense, close contact with many people throughout the day.  Working with people can be a “Pro”, but spending a lot of time 6 inches from another person’s face can get exhausting.

  • The Yuck Factor.  You might have to deal with bad breath, stinky people, and some really gross mouths.  When you’re used to practicing, the gross-out factor is pretty rare, but I’ve almost thrown up in my mouth one or twice in the 10 years I practiced.

  • Surprises.  The text books seem to be in absolutes, but in nature, some things are out of our control.  You may do everything by the book, but the results still don’t work out right.  Luckily, there are a few pleasant surprises too.

  • Dental Insurance.  Fortunately, we haven’t taken the same road that medicine has, but it is still a driving force in dental practice today.  Insurance coverage is poor at best, and in the end this leaves both the patients and the dentists unhappy.  Dentists struggle to get paid for their work, and patients get pissed at the dentists when their insurance won’t cover a procedure.

  • Physical Stress and Risks.  Dentistry can take a serious toll on your body.  You are trying to see and work in a very small space and often have to contort your body for long periods of time.  The constant high-pitched buzz of the dental drill may lead to hearing loss.  And chances are good you will accidentally poke yourself with a needle or dental instrument, potentially leaving you exposed to a blood-borne illness.  The body aches can be counteracted with daily exercise and splurges such as massages.  The potential of hearing loss can be prevented with earplugs.  And the risks of getting HIV or Hepatitis are extremely low, but when it happens, it can lead to some unnerving emotions.

  • The Haters.  And let’s not forget… patients that hate the dentist but still come to you anyway.  Remember those warm fuzzies I mentioned above?  Well, they sometimes disappear in the shuffle.  We often have 9 patient experiences in a day that give us the warm fuzzies, but the 1 bad apple makes us forget all the good ones.  It is possible, but it takes work to let go of the negative and embrace the positive.

Ten kinds of people who should never join Dentistry : Know here … And you can advise any body you know who is planning to enter dentistry and you feel he/she is not fit for dental profession

Ten kinds of people who should never take up dentistry.

 

This article is written by Lolabees. I have come across many articles that talk about pros and cons of dentistry. But to state the truth I was never much convinced with any of those articles. Reason being non of the articles were close to what I personally felt about the profession. But then I came across this blog by  “Lolabess” . She is a former dental professional who worked as a dentist for 10 years. But after a decade of dedicated dentistry, she decided and has ventured in to different career. I came across her blog accidentally and soon I stopped being surprised at the large number comments from her readers. She has written some of the most relevant articles  on dentistry but in a very fun manner. She also writes about healthy food habits in her blog.

You can visit her blogs here

http://lolabees.me/

http://idealdiet.wordpress.com/

Join her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lolabees/310361585662540

 

IS DENTISTRY A GOOD CAREER … THE TOUGH TRUTH !!!

Before we start getting in to dentistry lets just see what is the official  definition of ” Career “. Career is an activity that occupies most of the time in the seventy years of your life. ( btw 70 years is the average human life ). Its the activity that provides you the finance to sustain your life, pays for your expenses, provides you the power to fund your fun and hobbies, runs your family and in the due course of time provides you the progress in terms of status in society and emotional satisfaction also.The perception of career as to which is good and which is bad keeps changing over time. Also to some extent career is where our destiny takes us. Some times people get the career they want and in some cases time and situation dictates the career that a person gets in to. So now lets get in to the question in our hand … Is Dentistry a good career choice ?

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As per a report in United States of America done in 2013 , Dentistry is the Number 1 profession. Its is so because the returns are estimated to be very high. But is it the same for an Indian dental student ??? May be yes … May be not …

Whether Dentistry is a good career or not finally depends on many scenarios. The scenarios differ like PLOTS in different Bollywood movies with few common points. And whether its good or not for you depends on which scenario you fit in roughly.

So rather than simply writing down the pros and cons of dentistry as career ( that you can find in many articles in web ) we will have a detailed in depth personal look at the question.

SCENARIOS FOR A DENTAL CAREER

BDS TO MDS TO CLINIC EXPENSES

FINANCES INVOLVED TO AFFORD A CAREER EDUCATION IN DENTISTRY ( BDS + MDS )

You can read this article on the detailed list of finances

FINANCES OF BDS & MDS ( PRIVATE & GOVT. )

FOR THE STUDENT BELONGING TO CATEGORY A (See 1st Pic)

 

FOR STUDENTS BELONGING TO CATEGORY B & C

For students belonging to Category B & C it needs proper planning and its not as easy as its is for category A .

Category B & C students need to plan out whether they want to do private MDS or Govt MDS . Private MDS in guaranteed seat but hefty price. Govt MDS is very low in expenditure but needs lot of preparation and no guarantee that Entrance will be cleared.

If planning to open a clinic then organizing fund can be an issue. But now a days many offers from bank are available.

Ok … finally studies are over. You feel whether its BDS or MDS its over and you decide to proceed on in your career. You are free to work as BDS or MDS or Manage clinic . But what do you stand to earn ???? Its a detailed financial explanation which you can read here

YOU MUST READ THIS ARTICLE

                             HOW MUCH A DENTAL STUDENT CAN EARN

So, rather than any one else telling you whether Dentistry is a good career option or not … you assess you situation and decide whether its a good career option for you. In all probabilities you are are already in to dentistry even if you feel you are not preferring it any more. Then don’t be disheartened. Each career can be build up from the beginning. All it needs is perseverance and patience.

The goal of this article is to aware students some of the tough realities of dental career and leave the information with you so that you are able to make a real informed and justified planning to  strengthen the career.

ALWAYS REMEMBER, AT THE END OF THE DAY PEOPLE WHO PLAN AND KEEP DOING WITHOUT MUCH LOOKING OR WORRYING ABOUT THE RESULT, END UP IN CREATING SOME THING BIG. JUST WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOAL DAY BY DAY

CONCLUSION :

Now it’s your turn docs.  Whether you love, hate, or are indifferent to dentistry, share any pros and cons I may have missed : )

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HOW MUCH A DENTAL STUDENT CAN EARN ?

My greetings to all young dentists : ) Now that you are a dental student, you are a part of the brigade saving human tooth : ) I assume you are either doing BDS or just finished it . So I have few questions for you.

Are you really happy with your career choice?

Do you feel excited that you are going to be a dentist ?

Do you feel determined to make a name as a dentist or you keep looking for other alternatives?

Are you ready in a true sense to do it all to have a big and successful clinical practice?

Are you worried most of the times ?

Will dentistry as a career bring you success and lots of money ?

Do you feel the need to do MDS at any cost (whether through merit or through management).

 

At dentalorg.com we have the answers to all your questionsIn this article we are going to discuss about MDS in terms of its earning capacity , salary it can get you and also if its really worth going through all the hurdles and doing MDS. So read on the article.

What is MDS : ) 

MDS is masters of dental surgery . It is the extension of bachelor of dental surgery, BDS. The day any BDS student reaches 3rd year or final year the seed to be MDS is planted in his/her mind. Some has the courage and talent to study and clear the entrance. Believe me, preparing for MDS entrance needs all your blood, sweat and emotions. Only those who have prepared sincerely can understand what it takes.

Some have enough money with their parents. So they are able to directly book a MDS seat through management. Some students who are not so willing to prepare and also not so rich to book a seat, aim to improve their clinical skills and jump in to the market. Situations may take different students to different places, but given a choice, each and every dental student wants to do MDS.

Then, why this excitement for MDS. What’s so special about it ?

  • MDS is a post graduate course and it takes you to a superior position in your academics career.
  • We all feel in BDS days that MDS carries that extra respect value along with it. It does satisfy  your ego to some extent : )
  • MDS has an option to join any college as staff. Not that a BDS can’t join but there is no promotion for BDS and the joining salary is also less. But for a MDS there is regular promotion with a higher joining salary. With promotion the salary also keeps increasing. Thus , MDS has an additional layer of security.  MDS has the chance to go as high as HOD and also rise high in the administrative part of a college. MDS acts as a retirement policy. Even after retirement age ( 65 ) you have a chance to work in the management part of the dental college because of your vast experience.  So, all in all, MDS definitely seems a better way for a dentist in the long run.

No doubt, for a dental graduate, there always has been an excitement to be a MDS.

THE REALITY OF MDS IN TODAYS TIME  :O

Let me start by saying that MDS till today remains the most preferred option for a BDS graduate. That has not changed with time. But what has changed with time is the situation around MDS. 

A decade ago, the number of dental graduates passing every year was low. That time there was not much need for MDS degree. The BDS graduate had all the chances to be established in a short span of time. Simple reason being less number of dentists and a large market for private practice. So students did MDS if they wanted to. There was no compulsion for it. It was relatively easy to get a govt seat. Few private MDS colleges were there and prices were less. For any MDS pass out there were enough openings to join as staff and get that financial security.

With time the scenario changed. Opening colleges became a way for the powerful and rich to stash in their unaccounted money in a white manner.  DCI just kept on giving approval to any one or any group of people who had the land, money and power to construct a college. Dental colleges just kept coming up here, there and every where. The number of BDS seats just kept on increasing without any check. At present on an average , there are around 20,000 plus dental graduates every year.

This sudden increase in BDS graduates changed the entire scenario. It started a mad fight for MDS seats. Both for govt. and management seats. 20,000 plus BDS graduates every year and less than half MDS seats all over India (including govt and private). This situation was used by the Colleges and Administrators wisely. Govt MDS seats were very limited with reservations and quotas. So students started to join private MDS seats. Colleges increased the price of each MDS seat in lakhs. We will have a detail look on the complete finance related to a MDS seat in  the present times . Due to increasing population and extremely high level of competition students have become desperate for their future and they are ready to do anything for survival. So, they spend lakhs of money to get that MDS seat which might provide them security that they desire.

In this article we will see approximately how much are you investing and how much are you getting back.

FINANCIAL ASPECT OF BDS/MDS SEATS 

N.B. Now this financial aspect is a concern for average middle class Indian dental students.  For students who are from a very well to do and financially rich back ground this is not a concern at all.

Also please note prices fluctuate from state to state. This is just an average estimate.

We haven’t included the living cost, book cost, instruments cos, exam fees, supplement exam fees and some other additional expenditures.

GOVERNMENT SEATS :

BDS

Average Fees for a Govt. BDS seat every year : Rs 10,000.

Total Average Cost of BDS 4 years : Rs 40, 000.

Govt. Colleges Pay stipend to BDS interns (every month) with a minimum possible value of : Rs 2000 pm

One year of internship total average stipend money : Rs 24, 000

(Please note in many colleges stipend for BDS graduates go as high as Rs 10, 000. Here we have taken the minimum amount).

MDS

Average Fees for a Govt. MDS seat every year : Rs 15,000

Total Average Cost of MDS for 3 years : Rs 45, 000.

Govt. Colleges pay stipend to MDS students ( every month)with a minimum possible average value of : Rs 15,000 at the time of joining to Rs 30, 000 by the 3rd year MDS

Considering the minimum amount of Rs 15, 000 pm , the total average stipend money in 3 years of MDS : Rs 5,40,000

(Please note this amount varies. In some colleges like AIIMS MDS stipend goes as high as Rs 40, 000 plus per month)

So, total finance of the Govt. BDS+MDS seats are :

Total average expenditure : Rs 40 , 000 + Rs 45, 000 = Rs  85, 000.

Total average stipend money : Rs 24, 000 + Rs 5,40, 000 = Rs 5,64, 000.

NET MONEY left with the student = Rs ( 5,64, 000 – 85, 000) = Rs 4,79,000

Hence , a student who finished his BDS + MDS in govt dental colleges has a total gain of Rs 4 Lakhs Plus. Thats a huge advantage financially . This gives the student a great push to start with and he is in a stable secure position.

01-cash-girl-cartoonPRIVATE SEATS :

 

BDS

Please note now a days for BDS seats private colleges are not taking traditional capitation fees. They have split that amount in 4 years and raised the yearly fees.

Average Fees for a Private BDS seat every year : Rs 3,00,000

Total Average Cost of BDS 4 years : Rs 12,00,000

Total Stipend by college : Rs Zero

Most of the private colleges don’t pay any stipend to Interns. Even if they pay its max around 1000 in selected colleges.Vey old private colleges like Manipal and few other colleges do pay respectable amount. But in our survey we found that  most of the private colleges don’t pay stipend. So, its not taken in to account.

 

MDS

The capitation fees for the MDS seats vary from state to state. But we can take the average minimum capitation price to be : Rs 25 Lakhs.

Average Fees for a Private MDS seat every year : Rs 3,00, 000.

Total Average Cost of MDS for 3 years : Rs 10,00, 000.

Very Few private dental colleges pay stipend to MDS students. As the number of colleges giving stipend is low, we did not take the factor in to consideration.

Total Stipend money in MDS : Rs Zero

So, total expenditure for Private BDS+MDS seats are:

Rs (10,00, 000 + 25 Lakhs) = Rs 35 Lakhs plus all the additional expenses + BDS Expenditure of 12 lakhs = 47 lakhs (Minimum)

Please note MDS additionally includes costly books, instruments, conferences price , CDE courses .

So you can see, in private colleges ( BDS + MDS ) you have already paid nearly 50 LAKHS with no gain till your study time .

HOW MUCH YOU EARN AFTER BDS / MDS 

JOINING AS A STAFF 

Salaries of BDS in Govt. Colleges

There was a time when government used to offer many govt. posts to dental graduates. But now the openings have reduced. But time to time openings are made public for selection.

A Govt. BDS employ is posted in one of the Rural Health Centre upon his joining. He does gets all the benefits of a Govt. servant. Average salary varies from Rs 30, 000 to Rs 40, 000 per month.

Salaries of BDS in private Colleges

Situation is poor here. Private colleges are known to be paying as low as low Rs 7000 pm to BDS staffs and thats very low.

Salaries after MDS in Government Organisations 

In government sector, the initial pay for dentists will be less compared to other sector. But their salary will increase accordingly, based on the experience they gain. Getting placed in government sector is really a difficult task. They also need to write departmental test for promotion, which will increase their pay packages. The fresher in this field can also earn in between Rs.35, 000 to Rs.50, 000 per month as per their performance. MDS staffs are employed in Govt. Colleges as staff also and salary increases along with experience.

Salaries after MDS in Private Institutions

The pay in private institutions for dentists is determined on the basis of their skill and talent. Normally the monthly salary of dentist in private sector ranges from Rs.25000-Rs 40000. Experienced doctors in the private sector earn a salary ranging from Rs. 40,000-1, 50,000 per month. Many dental colleges have their own hospitals and if a candidate proves his potential during course of studies, they can even get placed in the same institute in which they do their course and will be paid nicely from the starting stage itself.

Remuneration after MDS in Private Practice in India and Abroad

Lots of opportunities are available for dentists in India and in abroad. Many dentists prefer to work abroad because of the pay packages available to them. Their pay packages are high in countries like UK and Australia compared to India. In order to build a lucrative career, the dentists need to really work hard. They should be dedicated to their profession, provide as much service to the patient and provide comfort to them through good treatment.

The satisfaction of the patient determines the growth of the dentist in his professional field. In medical field, dentists are found to be well paid and have better career options abroad. Salary of the dentists will differ according to the country in which they work. Most of the dentists get a pay of around  Rs 20 to 50 lakhs/annum, abroad. The experience and the professional record play an important role in determining the pay of the dentists.

PRIVATE PRACTICE / CONSULTANCY:

A BDS graduate can excel in his skills, learn new techniques, do proper marketing and soon he can earn handsomely in his private practice. There are instances when long standing BDS graduates earn ten times more than a MDS graduate. But its needs time dedication and some initial investing. But since you will be saving the money that you were about to spend on private MDS seat, you can use some of that money to establish a good clinical set up.

Just like a BDS , a MDS can also open his clinical set up. If the person has spent a lot in private MDS seat, it may not be as easy to spend more immediately on a big clinical set up. But the MDS candidate has an option to join a college as a staff. And in the mean time he can go for consultancies related to his speciality MDS .

Clinical practice is completely dependant on your practice planning, working hours, PR skills, marketing, location of the clinic.

I have personally seen dentists who earn around 1 to 2 lakhs per month within 1 to 2 years of opening a clinic. A dentist ( BDS or MDS) can also join companies (govt & private) , dental insurance companies and can work as a resident dentist with salary and perks.

One more trend is becoming popular now a days. Many fresh and experienced MDS professionals are opening up training centres to provide hands on training to fresh graduates. The training centres do charge a good amount of fees and tie ups with dental companies.

In summary , if you do MDS you can earn in the following ways depending on how much you can manage. ( All estimations are approx minimum average)

Joining college as a staff : Rs 20, 000 Starting thats keeps on increasing with your experience

Consultancy : Open to how much you charge and how many consultancies you do per day

Private clinical practice : Depends on how much you invest in your clinic set up. With consistent practice and management you can earn as minimum as 1 lakh per month and more within a span of 2 to 3 years. You just need to be good in your work with good PR skills.

daydreaming2Well that’s it. I guess by now you have an approximate idea on all the financial aspects of BDS & MDS. Hope this article helps you a little in planning up things about your career.

The role of a dentist is not confined to the area in which they specialise. They provide essential health care services and also enjoy a respectable position in the society. And don’t always just keep thinking about money and more money. Be thankful for what all you have and try for more to improve yourself as a human being. In the struggle for money don’t just let go of the thing that you are doing all this for – Life : )

So, your friendly neighborhood Dr.Deb stops the article here wishing you the best of lucks for all your efforts and projects : )

Happy Earning : )

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DCI APPROVED BDS /MDS COLLEGES IN INDIA

LIST OF DENTAL COLLEGES IN INDIA

The following is a list of colleges that are approved by the DCI & Govt of  India to  undertake courses in dentistry ( BDS/MDS).

DISCLAIMER : THE FOLLOWING LIST IS NOT FINAL AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN RELATION TO THE RULINGS AND APPROVAL OF DCI. So students are advised to en-quire thoroughly regarding the seat availability and approval before seeking admission to any of the colleges. This list is just suggestive.

For latest news regarding the Approved Status of a college refer this link of the DCI home page .  www.dciindia.org

 

Before joining & applying for any dental college for BDS or MDS, check about the status of the college in the DCI website. DCI has a complete up to date list of the dental colleges that are approved to take admission. Always be careful and don’t take admission or pay money to college if you have any doubt. It’s always better to be careful. If you are not then in the end your degree might not be approved and you will end up not only loosing money but a lot of valuable years of your career.

 

Sl. No. Name Type Status Seats Sanctioned
ANDHRA PRADESH
1 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Afzalganj, Hyderabad – 500012 (A.P.)
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Vijayawada – 520008 (A.P.)
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Army College of Dental Sciences,
Mercury Lines, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad – 500 015 (A.P.).
Private Recognised 40
4 C.V.S. Krishnamurthy Teja Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Chandalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, Tirupati – 517506 (A.P.)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
5 Dr. Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences,
Chinaoutpalli, Gannavaram Mandalam, Krishna Dist. – 521 286 (A.P.)
Private Approved 100
6 G. Pulla Reddy Dental College & Hospital,
Kurnool (A.P.)
Private Approved 50
7 Gitam Dental College,
Gandhinagar Campus, Rushi Konda, Vishakhapatnam – 530045 (Andhra Pradesh)
Private Approved 40
Approved 40 to 100
8 Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences,
Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda District – 508 254 (A.P.)
Private Approved 100
9 Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences,
D.No.9-556/1, Visranthipuram, Korukonda Road, Rajahmundry, E.G.Dt. A.P.
Private Approved 60
10 Mamata Dental College,
4-2-161, Police Housing Colony, Opp. Rotary Nagar, Khamam – 507 002 (Andhra Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
11 Meghna Institute of Dental Sciences,
Distt. Nizamabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
12 MNR Dental College,
Sangareddy, Dist.: Medak, Andhra Pradesh
Private Approved 100
13 Narayana Dental College,
Chinthareddypalem, Nellore – 524 002 (A.P.)
Private Recognised 100
14 Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute for Dental Science & Research Centre,
Dilsukhnagar, Ranga Reddy District (A.P.)
Private Approved 100
15 Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences,
Takkellapadu, Guntur – 522 509 (Andhra Pradesh)
Private Recognised 40
Recognised 40 to 100
16 Sree Sai Dental College & Research Institute,
Vill.:Chapuram, Balaga Rural, Dist.: Srikakulam – 532 001 (A.P.)
Private Approved 100
17 Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery,
Opp. Shiv Nagar, Kothrapally, Vikarabad – 501101 (A.P.)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 100
18 Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences,
H. No.16-2-740/51, Mahabubnagar, Kalyannagar, Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad – 500060 (A.P.)
Private Approved 60
19 St. Joseph Dental College,
Duggirala – 534 004, Eluru, W.G. Dt. A.P.
Private Approved 100
20 Vishnu Dental College,
Kovvada, (V), Vishnupur, Bhimavaram –534202 (A.P.)
Private Approved 100
ASSAM
1 Regional Dental College,
Guwahati, – 781002 (Assam)
Govt. Recognised 40
BIHAR
1 Patna Dental College & Hospital,
Ashok Raj Path, P.O. Bankipur, Patna – 800004 (Bihar)
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Budha Institute of Dental Sciences,
Patrakarnagar, Kankarbagh, Patna – 800020 (Bihar)
Private Recognised 40
3 Darbhanga Dental College,
Mir Gheyas Chak, Millat College West Road, Darbhanga– 846 004(Bihar)
Private Approved 40
4 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
New Bailey Road, (West of Kanal) Patna – 801 503 (Bihar).
Private Recognised 40
5 Dr. S.M. Naqui Imam Dental College & Hospital,
Behera –847201 (Bihar)
Private Approved 60
6 Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital,
Samastipur Road, Mansukh Nagar (Ekmighat), Loheriasarai, Darbhanga, (Bihar)
Private Approved 60
7 Sarjug Dental College, Hospital Road,
Laheria Sarai, Darbhanga (Bihar).
Private Recognised 40
CHANDIGARH
1 Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences Govt. Approved 100
CHHATTISGARH
1 Govt. Dental College,
Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Govt. Approved 100
2 Chatttisgarh Dental College & Research Institute,
P.B. No.-25, Sundra, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh – 491441
Private Approved 100
3 Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre,
Gram Anjora, Dist. Durg (Chhattisgarh)
Private Approved 100
4 New Horizon Dental College & Research Instiute,
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Private Approved 100
5 Rungta College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Bhilai, Chattisgarh
Private Approved 100
DELHI
1 Maulana Azad Dental College & Hospital,
MAMC Complex, New Delhi – 110002
Govt. Recognised 20
GOA
1 Goa Dental College & Hospital,
P.O. Bambolim, Goa – 403202
Govt. Recognised 40
GUJARAT
1 Ahmedabad Dental College,
Ranchodpura, Santej Village, Gandhinagar, Taluka, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Private Approved 40
2 College of Dental Sciences and Research,
Manipur, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Private Approved 50
3 Faculty of Dental Sciences,
Dharmsinh Desai University, College Road, Nadiad – 387001 (Gujarat)
Private Approved 100
4 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
New Civil Hospital Compound, Asarwa, Ahmedabad – 380016 (Gujarat)
Govt. Recognised 100
5 Govt. Dental College,
Jamnagar – 361008 (Gujarat)
Govt. Recognised 40
6 K.M. Shah Dental College,
Waghodia Road, Piparia, Teh. Waghodia, Distt. Vadodara – 391760 (Gujarat)
Private Recognised 100
7 Karnavati School of Dentistry,
907/A, Uvarsad – 382 422, Distt. Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
Private Approved 100
8 Manubhai Patel Dental College,
Vishva Jyoti Ashram Nr. Vishvamitri Bridge, Munjmahuda, Vadodara – 390 011(Gujarat)
Private Recognised 40
9 Nootan Dental College & Hospital,
Visnagar, North Gujarat, Gujarat
Private Approved 50
HARYANA
1 B.R.S. Dental College & Hospital,
Kotbilla, Distt. Panchkula – 134118 (Haryana)
Private Recognised 60
2 D.A.V. Centanary Dental College,
Model Town, Yamuna Nagar-135001(Haryana)
Private Recognised 40
3 Dental College,
Medical Campus, Rohtak – 124001 (Haryana)
Govt. Recognised 20
Approved 20 to 60
4 Guru Govind Tricenetary Dental College,
Hospital & Research Institute, Near Sultanpur Jheel,Bir Sanctuary, Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar Road, Budhera – 123505 Gurgaon (Haryana)
Private Approved 100
5 Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Dental College,
Post Box No.81, Barnala Road, Sirsa (Haryana)
Private Approved 100
6 Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Mullana – 133 203 (Ambala) Haryana.
Private Recognised 100
7 Manav Rachana Dental College,
Faridabad, Haryana
Private Approved 100
8 PDM Dental College & Research Institute,
Bahadurgarh, Haryana
Private Approved 100
9 Shri Baba Mastnath Dental College & Hospital,
Asthal Bohar, Rohtak – 124021 (Haryana) *Admission stopped by the Govt of India
Private Approved 60
10 Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Kheri More, Village Bhopani, Faridabad – 121002 (Haryana)
Private Approved 100
11 Swami Devi Dyal Hospital & Dental College,
Goalpura, Teh:Barwala, Dist. Panchkula(Haryana)
Private Approved 100
HIMACHAL PRADESH
1 Bhojia Dental College & Hospital,
Chandigarh – Nalagarh Road, Budh, (Baddi) Teh. Nalagarh (H.P.)
Private Recognised 60
2 H.P. Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Shimla – 171 001 (Himachal Pradesh)
Govt. Recognised 20
Approved 20 to 60
3 Himachal Dental College,
Sunder Nagar, Distt. Mandi,(HimachalPradesh)
Private Recognised 60
4 Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences,
Paonta Sahib, Distt. Sirmour (H.P.)
Private Approved 100
5 MNDAV Dental College & Hospital,
Tatul, P.O. Oachghat-173223 (H.P.)
Private Recognised 60
JAMMU & KASHMIR
1 Govt. Dental College,
Shreem Bag Karan Nagar, Srinagar – 190008 (J & K)
Govt. Recognised 20
Approved 20 to 50
2 Institute of Dental Sciences,
Sehora, Jammu
Private Approved 100
KARNATAKA
1 A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences,
Medical Complex, Deralakatte – 574 160 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
2 A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences,
N.H.17, Kuntikana, Mangalore – 575004 (Karnataka)
Private Approved 40 to 100
Approved 40
3 Al Ameen Dental College,
Bijapur – 586108 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
4 Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital,
M.S.K. Mill Road, Gulbarga – 585102 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
5 AME’s Dental College,
Raichur -584 103 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
6 Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
5/3, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore – 560029 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 60
7 Bapuji Dental College & Hospital,
Davangere – 577004 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
8 College of Dental Sciences,
Davangere – 577004 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
9 College of Dental Surgery,
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal – 576119 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
10 College of Dental Surgery,
Light House, Hill Road, Mangalore – 575001 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
11 Coorge Institute of Dental Sciences,
Kanjithanda, Kushalappa Complex, Maggula, Virajpat – 571 218, Coorg District, Karnataka
Private Recognised 40
12 Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences,
Shavige Malleawara Hills, Kumara Swamy Layout, Bangalore – 560078 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
13 Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College,
298, 299 S.G.R. Towers, 7th Cross, Domlur Layout, Bangalore – 560071 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
14 Farooquia Dental College & Hospital,
Umer Khayyam Road, Edigha, Tilak Nagar, Mysore – 570021 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
15 Govt. Dental College,
Fort, Bangalore – 580002 (Karnataka)
Govt. Recognised 60
16 H.K.D.E.T’s Dental College & Hospital &
Research Instt., Humnabad – 585330 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
17 H.K.E. Society’s Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Sedam Road, Gulbarga -585 105 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
18 J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital,
Sri Shivarathruaswara Nagar, Mysore – 570 015 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
19 K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
No. 36, Temple Road, BEML Nagar, Kolar Gold, Kolar Gold Fields – 563115 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
20 K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital,
Kurunjibag – 574237, Sullia – D.K. (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
21 KLE Society’s Dental College, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Campus,
Nehru Nagar, Belgaum –590010 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
22 KLE Society’s Dental College,
No. 20, Yeshwanthpur Suburb, II Stage, Tumkur Road, Bangalore – 560022 (Karnataka).
Private Recognised 40
23 Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Krishnadevarayanagar, Hunasamaranahalli, (Via) Yelahanka, Bangalore – 562 157 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
24 M.R.A. Dental College,
1/36, Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore – 560005 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
25 M.S. Ramaiaha Dental College,
M.S.Ramaiah, Edl. Campus, M.S.R.I.T. Post, New BEL Road, Bangalore – 560054 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
26 Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
No. 6 & 7, Bileakhalli Gate, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore – 560 076 (Karnataka).
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
Approved 60 to 100
27 Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre,
1007, Malmaruti Ext., Opp. Police Parade Ground, Belgaum – 590016 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
28 Navodaya Dental College,
Raichur (Karnataka)
Private Approved 100
29 NSVK Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital,
Kariyappanhalli, Anckel Road, Bannerghatta, Bangalore – 560 083 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
30 Oxford Dental College,
I, Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore – 560078 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
31 P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital,
Bagalkot – 587101 (Distt. Bijapur – Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
32 R.V. Dental College,
No. CA 37, 24th Main, 1st Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore – 560078 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
33 Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital,
No.14, Ramohalli Cross, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road, Bangalore – 560 074(Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
34 S.B. Patil Institute for Dental Sciences & Research,
Naubad, Bidar – 585402 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
35 S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital,
Chitradurga – 577502 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 60
36 SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Dharwad – 580009 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
37 Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital,
Alkola, T.H. Road, Shimoga – 577204 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
38 Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital,
Vidya Nagar, Hassan – 573201 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
39 Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Cholanagar, Hebbal, Bangalore – 560032 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 60
40 Sri Siddhartha Dental College,
B.H. Road, Agalkate, Tumkur- 572107 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 40
41 V.S. Dental College,
K.R. Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore – 560004 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 60
42 Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
#82, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bangalore – 560 066 (Karnataka)
Private Approved 60
43 Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital,
Nithynanda Nagar, Deralakatte, Mangalore – 575018 (Karnataka)
Private Recognised 100
KERALA
1 Dental College,
Medical Campus, Trivandrum – 695 011 (Kerala).
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Dental College,
Medical College Campus, Kozhikode – 8 (Kerala).
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Govt. Dental College,
Gandhinagar, Kottayam – 686008 (Kerala)
Govt. Approved 40
4 Amrita Inst. of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
Kunnumpuram, Edappalli North, Cochin – 24 (Kerala)
Private Approved 60
5 Annoor Dental College,
Perumattom P.O., Muvattupuzha, Dist. Ernakulam, Kerala
Private Approved 40
6 Azeezia College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Diamond Hills, Meeyyannoor, P.O., Kollam – 691 537 (Kerala)
Private Approved 40
7 Century International Institute of Dental Science & Research Center,
Poinachi, P.O. Thekkil, (VIA), Chengala, Dist. : Kasaragod – 671541 (Kerala)
Private Approved 100
8 Dental College, Academy of Medical Sciences,
Pariyaram – 670503, Kannur (Kerala)
Private Approved 60
9 Kannur Dental College,
Kannur (Kerala)
Private Approved 50
10 KMCT Dental College,
Calicut (Kerala)
Private Approved 50
11 Mar Baselios Dental College,
Thankalam, Kothamangalam, Distt. Ernakulam Kerala – 686691
Private Approved 40
Approved 40 to 60
12 Noorul Islam College of Dental Sciences,
Trivandrum (Kerala)
Private Approved 50
13 PMS College of Dental Science & Research,
P.O. Venkode, Vatappara, Thiruvananthpuram – 695028 (Kerala)
Private Approved 40
14 Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences,
Thiruvalla (Kerala)
Private Approved 50
15 Royal Dental College,
Iron Hills, Chalissery P.O., Palakkad Dt., Kerala – 679 536
Private Approved 60
16 Sri Sankara Dental College,
Akathumuri, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District (Kerala)
Private Approved 50
17 St. Gregories Dental College,
Chelad, Kothamangalam, District – Ernakulam (Kerala)
Private Approved 40
MADHYA PRADESH
1 College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
F-12, Jhoomer Ghat, Rau, Indore – 453 331(M.P.)
Private Recognised 60
2 Govt. College of Dentistry,
Indore – 452 001 (M.P.)
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Science & Research Centre,
Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
4 Hitkarini Dental College & Hospital,
Hitkarini Hills, Dumna Road, Jabalpur – 482 005 (M.P.)
Private Approved 60
5 Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry & Research Centre,
Putli Ghar Road (Near Jiwaji University), Gwalior (M.P.).
Private Approved 100
6 Modern Dental College & Research Centre,
Nainod, Gandhi Nagar, Airport Road, Indore – 453 112 (M.P.).
Private Recognised 100
7 People’s Dental Academy,
Bhanpur, Bhopal – 462 010(M.P.)
Private Approved 100
8 Peoples College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
Karond-Bhanpur Bypass Road, Bhopal –462070 (M.P.)
Private Approved 100
9 Rishi Raj Keer College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Private Approved 50
10 RKDF Dental College & Research Centre,
N.H.-12, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal – 462 026 (Madhya Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
11 Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry,
Bhanwrasala, Sanwer Road, Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
MAHARASHTRA
1 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
1, P.D’mello Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001 (Maharashtra)
Govt. Recognised 100
2 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Medical College Campus, Aurangabad – 431001 (Maharashtra)
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Nagpur – 440003 (Maharashtra)
Govt. Recognised 40
4 Nair Hospital Dental College,
Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Mumbai-400008 (Maharashtra)
Govt. Recognised 60
5 Aditya Dental College,
Beed, Maharashtra
Private Approved 100
6 Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College,
Post Box No.145, Sakri Road, Dhule-424001 (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 100
7 Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital,
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 100
8 Bharati Vidyapeetha Dental College & Hospital,
Katraj Dhankawadi Educational Complex, Pune – 411043 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
9 Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College,
Paithan Road, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad – 431003 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 50
Approved 50 to 100
10 Jamanlal Goenka Dental College & Hospital,
Gorakshan Road, P.O. Box No. 146, Akola – 444004 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 40
11 M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
2390 K.B. Hidayatullah Road, Azam Campus, Camp, Pune – 411 001 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
12 Maharasthra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College),
Latur, Maharashtra
Private Approved 100
13 Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Dental College,
Sec-18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai – 410209 (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 100
14 Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College &
Hospital, Mumbai Agar Road, Panchvati, Nashik-422003 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
15 Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital,
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Nagar, Sector-7, Nerul Noda, Navi Bombay – 400 706 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
16 Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital,
Pimpri, Mahesh Nagar, Pune – 411 018 (Maharashtra).
Private Recognised 100
17 Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College,
19/1, Kegaon, Solapur – 413 255 (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 40
18 Rural Dental College,
Loni, B.K.413736 Dist. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 60
19 S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital,
Ghulewadi-422608 (Amrutnagar) Maharashtra
Private Recognised 100
20 S.R.M.M.M.T.’s Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital,
Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha – 442004 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
21 Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital,
Vadgaon (BK), Pune, Mahatashtra
Private Approved 50
22 Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Pratishtan Dental College & Hospital,
Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 50
23 Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research Centre,
Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Campus, New Paragon – 416137, Distt. Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 60
24 Terna Dental College & Hospital,
Sector-22, Phase II, Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706 (Maharashtra)
Private Approved 100
25 Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital,
A/P Kavalapur, Tal. Miraj,South Shivaji Nagar, Sangli-416416 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 40
26 Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital,
Tapovan, Wadali Road Camp, Amravati – 444602 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 50
27 Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre,
Digdoh Hill, Hingna Road, Nagpur – 440019 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
28 Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital,
Sector 4, Plot No. 18, Opp. Kharghar Railway Station, Khardhar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210 (Maharashtra)
Private Recognised 100
ORISSA
1 Dental Wing, S.C.B. Medical College,
Cuttak – 753007 (Orissa)
Govt. Recognised 20
2 Gandhi Dental College,
Baba Raghunathpur, Madanpur, District – Khurda, Orissa
Private Approved 60
3 Hi-Tech Dental College,
Pandra, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa)
Private Approved 100
4 Institute of Dental Sciences,
Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Private Approved 50
PONDICHERRY
1 Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital,
Indira Nagar, Gorimedu, Pondicherry – 605006.
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences,
Pondicherry
Private Approved 100
PUNJAB
1 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Patiala – 147001 (Punjab)
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Pb. Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Amritsar – 143001 (Punjab)
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital & Research Institute,
Sector 40, Urban State, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana-141010 (Punjab)
Private Recognised 100
4 Christian Dental College,
Post Box No. 109, C.M.C., Ludhiana – 141 008 (Punjab)
Private Recognised 40
5 Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences,
Faridkot – 151203 (Punjab)
Private Recognised 60
6 Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital,
Kotkapura Road, Muktsar – 152 026 (Punjab).
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
7 Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences & Research(Dental College & Hospital),
Ferozepur – Moga Road, Ferozepur (Punjab)
Private Approved 100
8 Guru Nanak Dev Dental College & Research Institute,
Lakhmirwala Road, Sunam – 148028 (Punjab)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
9 Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Stone 8 k.m., Sirhind Road, Patiala (Punjab).
Private Recognised 60
10 National Dental College & Hospital,
Gulabgarh, Dera Bassi, Distt. Patiala (Punjab).
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
11 Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Sri Amritsar – 143006 (Punjab)
Private Recognised 60
RAJASTHAN
1 Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Near T.B. Hospital, Subhash Nagar, Jaipur – 302016 (Rajasthan)
Govt. Recognised 40
2 College of Dentistry, Mahatama Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences,
RIICO Institutional Area, Sitapura, Jaipur – 302022 (Rajasthan)
Private Approved 60
3 Darshan Dental College & Hospital,
Ranakpur Road, Loyara, Udaipur – 313001 (Rajasthan)
Private Recognised 100
4 Eklavya Dental College & Hospital,
Delhi-Jaipur Highway (NH-8), Kotputli – 303 108 (Rajasthan)
Private Approved 100
5 Jaipur Dental College,
Dhand, Tehsil – Amer, Jaipur-Delhi-National Highway No.-8, Jaipur – 303 101 (Rajasthan)
Private Recognised 100
6 Jodhpur Dental College & General Hospital,
A-301, Aanchal Complex, Near ICICI Bank, Residency Road, Jodhpur – 342 001 (Rajasthan)
Private Approved 100
7 NIMS Dental College,
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Private Approved 100
8 Pacific Dental College,
Debari, Udaipur – 313 024 (Rajasthan).
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
9 Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital,
NH-8, Bagru Khurd, Ajmer Road, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Private Approved 100
10 Surendra Dental College & Research Institute,
His Highness Garden, Sadulshahar Road, Sri Ganganagar – 335001 (Rajasthan)
Private Approved 100
11 Vyas Dental College & Hospital,
Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Private Approved 50
TAMIL NADU
1 Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College,
Opp. Fort Railway Station, Chennai – 600003 (Tamil Nadu).
Govt. Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
2 Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital,
Melmaruvathur – 603 319 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Approved 100
3 JKK Natrajah Dental College,
Komarapalayam – 6388183 Namakkal Dt. (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 40
4 K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research,
K.S.R. Kalvi Nagar, Thokkavadi (P.O.), Tiruchengode – 637 209 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Approved 60
5 Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital,
Alapakkam Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai – 602102 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
6 Ragas Dental College & Hospital,
2/102, East Coast Road, Uthandhi, Chennai 600 119(Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 60 to 100
7 Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital,
Annamalai Nagar – 808002 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
8 Rajas Dental College,
Raja Nagar, Vadakangulam – 627116 Tirunaivali Distt.) (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
9 S.R.M. Dental College,
Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Madras – 600089 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
10 Saveetha Dental College & Hospital,
No. 162 Poonamellee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600077 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
11 Sofia Dental College,
Trichirapalli, Tamil Nadu
Private Approved 50
12 Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,
Velachery Main Road, Narayanpuram, Chennai – 601 302 (Tamil Nadu).
Private Recognised 40
Approved 60 to 100
Approved 40 to 60
13 Sri Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences,
Padanilam Welfare Trust, V.P.M. Hospital Complex, Padanilam, Kulasekharam, K.K. Distt. Tamil Nadu – 629 161.
Private Recognised 60
14 Sri Rama Krishna Dental College & Hospital,
S.N.R. College Road, Coimbatore – 641 006 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 60
15 Sri Ramachandra Dental College,
1, Ramachandara Nagar, Porur, Chennai – 600116 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
16 Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital,
New No.22, Plot No.121, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 60
17 Vinayaka Mission’s Sankaracharayar Dental College,
44-Second Agracharan, Salem – 636001 (Tamil Nadu)
Private Recognised 100
UTTAR PRADESH
1 Dental College & Hospital,
Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (U.P.)
Govt. Recognised 40
2 Faculty of Dental Sciences,
U.P. K.G. University of Dental Sciences,
Lucknow – 226003 (U.P.)
Govt. Recognised 40
3 Avadh Institute of Dental Sciences,
Dewa Road, Chinhat, Lucknow – 226 019 (Uttar Pradesh).
Private Approved 100
4 Career Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
10/44, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow – 226 002 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
5 Chandra Dental College & Hospital,
Vill Dharsania, Safedabad, Dist.:Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)
Private Approved 40 to 100
Approved 40
6 D.J. College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Ajit Mahal, Niwari Road, Modi Nagar – 201 204 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
7 Dental College Azamgarh Itaura,
Chandeshwa, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Private Approved 100
8 Harsaran Dass Dental College,
Kazipura More, 26th Km Stone, Delhi-Hapur Bypass, N.H.-24, Ghaziabad (U.P.).
Private Approved 100
9 Hindustan Instiute of Dental Sciences,
Greater Noida, U.P.
Private Approved 100
10 I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies & Research,
Delhi Meerut Road, Asalat Nagar, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad – 201206 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
11 I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre,
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
12 Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital,
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Private Approved 50
13 Institute of Dental Sciences,
Bichpuri Road, Navada Jogian, Pilibhit Bypass Road, Bareilly-243006 (U.P.)
Private Approved 60
14 Institute of Dental Studies & Technology,
Delhi Meerut Road, NH-55, Kadrabad, Modi Nagar – 201201 (U.P.)
Private Approved 100
15 Kalka Dental College,
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)
Private Approved 100
16 Kanti Devi Dental College,
Delhi Mathura Road, National Highway P.O. Chhatikara, Mathura – 281006 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
17 Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre,
Mohra Mustaqeen, Kanth Road, Moradabad (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
18 Krishna Dental College,
95, Katori Mill, Loni Road, Near Hindon Air Force Station, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad – 201 007 (U.P.)
Private Approved 100
19 Maharana Pratap Dental College,
Kothi Mandhana, Kanpur (U.P.)
Private Approved 100
20 Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences,
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Private Approved 100
21 Rama Dental College & Hospital & Research Centre,
A/1, Lakhanpur (Near Shahu Ji Maharaj University) Kanpur – 208024 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
22 Santosh Dental College & Hospital,
No. 1, Santosh Nagar, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad-201009 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 40
Approved 40 to 100
23 Saraswati Dental College,
233, Tiwari Ganj, Faizabad Road, P.O. – Juggour (Via Chinhat), Lucknow – 227 105 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
24 Sardar Patel Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences,
Chaudhary Vihar, Utrathia, Rae Bareilly Road, Lucknow – 226025 (U.P.)
Private Recognised 60
Approved 60 to 100
25 Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College & Research Centre,
Masuri Canal, N.H.-24, Masuri – 201 302, Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Private Approved 100
26 Subharati Dental College,
Subharti Puram, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road, Meerut– 250003 (Uttar Pradesh)
Private Recognised 100
27 Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre,
Moradabad, (U.P.)
Private Approved 100
28 U.P. Dental College & Research Centre,
Sector-1, Akhilesh Das Nagar, Faizabad Road, Lucknow (U.P.)
Private Recognised 100
UTTARANCHAL
1 Seema Dental College,
Virpur, Rishikesh, Uttaranchal -249201
Private Approved 100
2 Uttaranchal Dental College & Medical Research Institute,
Dehradun (Uttaranchal)
Private Approved 50
WEST BENGAL
1 Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital,
114, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road, Calcutta – 700014.
Govt. Recognised 50
Approved 50 to 100
2 The North Bengal Dental College, North Bengal Medical College & Hospital,
Campus, Sushratangar, Distt. Darjeeling (West Bengal)
Govt. Recognised 20
3 Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science & Research,
Panihati,Kolkatta – 700114 (West Bengal)
Private Approved 100

 

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ARMY DENTAL CORPS 2014 OPENINGS FOR BDS – MDS

A warm welcome to all dental students from yours Sincerely Dr.Deb. Dentalorg.com has brought to you regular updates on Army Dental Corps. This article is collected from the experiences of the past candidates who appeared for the exam. This is one of the most comprehensive article for any dental student out there who wants to get into the wonderful organization called ARMY DENTAL CORPS, a very vital part of INDIAN ARMY.

So read the article, note the points and be ready for the army openings. They are few and it gives you the chance to serve the nation with lot of character and prestige.

You must read the complete article to understand the all the details and at the end of the article there is the APPLICATION FORM FOR 2014 ARMY DENTAL CORPS OPENINGS 

 

It’s a beautiful organization to start with and a fantastic career option for a fresh dental graduate/post graduate while looking onto the current state of dental jobs available and otherwise also in terms of patient exposure, challenging cases in challenging conditions, job satisfaction, financial aspects and etc,etc….

It is the only organization in India right now to provide so many dental jobs in a govt’ sector to dental graduates both UG and PG

How to Get Entry?

It can be through two modes:

(i) SSC(short service commission) or a,

(ii) DPC( Direct Permanent commission).

But due to some reason commissioning are going on for SSC only these days. Of which the procedure is as follows:

Usually it all starts with an advertisement in leading newspapers and electronic media i.e. www.indianarmy.nic.in  stating the number of vacancies, format of application, dead lines, phone numbers for enquiry and other relevant information. Mostly in the month of sep-oct each year.

The candidates should read all eligibility crieteria’s carefully before applying and apply in the given format only with all necessary documents neatly attached in a orderwise fashion and make sure it reaches the HQ before due date.

Then wait patiently to get the acknowledgement card due to lot many applications it might take sometime after the due date of applications.

You will get the acknowledgment card signifying that your application has been reached the concerned office and has not to do anything with the interview call.

Then if your name gets shortlisted for the interview ( only for BDS , MDS will surely get a call as per current scenario) you will get a interview letter along with a intimation call, since last year the list has also been displayed on the website i.e. www.indianarmy.nic.in along with the day you’ve been assigned for the interview.

And then be prepared for the interview and on the day please be well dressed in formals (preferably), shoes well polished, tie for gentlemen’s and don’t commit any blunders, show offs like wearing a Indian flag on tie and so on(people do sometimes)

For the interview part, be thorough with the academics part anything to everything can be asked from dentistry and its latest advancements plus they will also judge you on the basis of your personality, the way you talk, the way you dress and so on, some questions can be asked to judge your aptitude also.

Itl be a panel of 8-9 High flying officer ‘s from different specialties, stalwarts in there fields, sitting on a round table, i know this all sounds too much but please be patient and calm during the interview, they are there to select you and judge you and your potential, so remain confident, polite and answer questions wisely take your time don’t just utter anything

Enter the room by asking permission, greet everyone, sit when asked, be to the point in answering, don’t bluff around if you don’t know just say it politely that you don’t ( no one knows everything), speak only the truth while asked don’t make up thing they are smart enough to catch, don’t commit things like i’m here to serve the nation and all, be what you are, then after the interview is over leave when they told you to leave & leave the room while greeting once again.

Like you must have heard “An Officer – A Gentleman”

Read the following Article for more Info on How to face SSB Interview 

http://www.dentalorg.com/tips-to-face-the-ssb-interview.html

Then you have to wait till the evening announcement of results, if your name is there then you will be given a form to be filled along with the information about the centre/venue for your medical examination which is always on the next following day of interview. Till this point its provisional merit list.

For the medical examination, reach the medical facility on time, empty stomach, then you will be subjected a a complete thorough medical checkup from all medical specialties and in the evening the results will be declared.

Then on the basis of your interview and medical examination, etc the final merit list will be made and the selected candidates based on the number of vacancies will be called for commissioning along with all the information for joining.

And from here the “new life begins with the uniform.”

You will be granted a rank of Capt. in Indian army with all the facilities and perks of an officer along with ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES and COMMITMENTS involved for the organization.

And that is all in brief about the selection procedure. I wish you guys all the very best for your future

And all those who gonna be selected (definitely 36 Officers this time amongst you people only)

Wish you all a very bright and successful career in Army Dental Corps.

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2014 ARMY DENTAL CORPS OPENINGS :

http://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/WhatsNew/445/SSC%20Ad-2014.pdf

LAST DATE TO APPLY 31 AUGUST 2014

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Read all OTHER articles published on Army Dental Corps for more details

http://www.dentalorg.com/dentist-in-army-army-dental-corps.html

http://www.dentalorg.com/join-territorial-army-as-an-officer.html

http://www.dentalorg.com/army-dental-corps-2011-opening.html

http://www.dentalorg.com/army-dental-corps-28-sept-2012.html

http://www.dentalorg.com/category/careers/career-in-defence


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DISCLAIMER: This article is just a recollection from the past candidates who appeared for the exam . Since that time rules and pattern may change . The article is just aimed at giving a basic overview so as to help the students gain an initial view of the exam . 

 

BDS QUESTION PAPERS ( I, II, III, IV) LAST 20 YEARS

The most comprehensive list of question papers of all BDS years ( 1st year to 4th year) of last 20 years covering all the topics and syllabus. Download and prepare for the question papers for sure pass and good marks. All the best for your preparation.

BDS QUESTION PAPERS ( I, II, III, IV) LAST 20 YEARS

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 (BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (B.D.S)

FIRST YEAR

New Modified Regulations : (5 Years Duration) 
For Candidates admitted from 2008-2009 onwards

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

Paper I

 Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology

2009-2012

Paper II

 General Human Physiology and Biochemistry

2009-2012

Paper III

 Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

2009-2012

FIRST YEAR

Modified Regulations III : For Candidates admitted from 2003-04 to 2007-08

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

YEAR

  Paper I

 Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

1990-2000

2001-2013

Paper II

 Human Physiology and Biochemistry

1990-2000

2001-2012

Paper III

 Materials used in Dentistry

1990-2000

2001-2011

 SECOND YEAR

New Modified Regulations III : (5 years Duration)

For Candidates admitted from 2008-09 onwards

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

Paper I

 General Pathology and Microbiology

2011-2012

Paper II

 General Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

2011-2012

Paper III

 Dental Materials

2011-2012

SECOND YEAR

(New Modified Regulations)

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

YEAR

Paper I

 Human Oral Anatomy Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology

1990-2000

2001-2012

Paper II

 General Pathology and Microbiology

1990-2000

2001-2013

Paper III

 General Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1990-2000

2001-2012

THIRD YEAR

New Modified Regulations : (5 Years Duration) 

For Candidates admitted from 2008-2009 onwards

    PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

    Paper I  General Medicine

2011-2012

Paper II

 General Surgery

2011-2012

Paper III

 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

2011-2012

THIRD YEAR

New Modified Regulations : (5 Years Duration)

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

YEAR

Paper I

 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

1991-2000

2001-2013

Paper II

 General Medicine

1991-2000

2001-2013

Paper III

 General Surgery

1991- 2000

2001-2013

Paper IV

 Preventive and Community Dentistry

1991-2000

2001-2013

THIRD YEAR

(Revised Regulations)

PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

Paper I

 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

2001-2006

Paper II

 General Medicine

2001-2006

Paper III

 General Surgery

2001-2006

Paper IV

 Preventive and Community Dentistry

2001-2006

FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR

(New Modified Regulations)

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

YEAR

Paper I

 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

2004-2012

Paper II

 Orthodontics

1993-2000

2001-2007

Paper III

 Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology

1993-2000

2001-2012

Paper III

 Paedodontics

1993-2000

2001-2012

Paper IV

 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

1993-2000

2001-2012

Paper V

 

 Periodontics

1993-2000

2001-2012

Paper VI

 Oral Surgery

1993-2000

2001-2011

Paper VII

 Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

1993-2000

2001-2011

FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR

     PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

Paper I

 Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology

2013

Paper II

 Pedodontics

2013

Paper III

 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

2013

Paper IV

 Periodontics

2013

Paper V

 Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

2013

Paper VI

 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

2013

Paper VII

 Oral Surgery

2013

    Paper VIII  Public Health Dentistry

2013

FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR

(Revised Regulations)

PAPER

SUBJECT

YEAR

    Paper I  Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

2001-2006

Paper II

 Orthodontics

2001-2006

Paper III

 Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology

2001-2006

Paper IV

 Periodontics

2001-2006

   Paper V  Oral Surgery

2001-2006

Paper VI

 Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

2001-2006

Paper VII

 Paedodontics

2001-2006

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LIFE OF A DENTAL STUDENT : COMEDY OR PARODY

COMEDY OR PARODY OF A DENTAL STUDENT

Well!

We all have heard the song from the movie ” 3 Idiots “

“Give me some sunshine

Give me some rain”

Now let’s comprehend and understand the lyrics from the point of view of a dental student … 

Give me some sunshine …Do not ask too much, sunshine would be dream come true,  artificial yellow light of the bulb above the chair is diminutive what we get.

…. And for rain : we always have tear drops on our face especially in the final year, what do we need rain for??

And now let’s hum all together

Na … nanna … naa

Nana..

All we are concerned is

YAAR YE 5 SAAL KAB KHATAM HONGE??
PATIENTS KO KIDHAR SE PAKAD KE LAYE????
QUOTA KAM KAR DO PLZZZZZZZ  DCI…

Hello everyone!!

I am Trupti Talegaon.

The sarcasm of song is completely because of the some recent facts seen or gone through, but believe me life is not all thrones as said.

For all my new friends who are still pursuing their B.D.S course or have just completed, I hope this article adds a little more smile to your face in next 5 minutes.

Flashback – 6 yrs ago of my life … some day of October 2008 …

I still vividly remember that I had been called for the counseling round…And had finally got the admission. It was a big sigh of relief…at the same time thousands of thoughts came across my mind about the new city, new milieu. Every now and then I was eager as well as apprehensive of the future that laid ahead me. Soon came the first day of the college. All was euphoric for me…I had seen many seniors walking with the white coat in college corridors, I had dreamt off , anticipated  that one day I would be one of them…and thankfully all of it was coming true.

In the hustle was the swing of first year started. In few days I had managed to make some wonderful friends in hostel. There I bought a concept of friendship…Relation with no contract.
In the first carving classes, carver was used as a playing tool more than its original use. We use to love the skate-like feel of our room, which was slippery enough to make one fall if swift turns were taken. Slowly had we learned to shape the wax block dexterously and artistically into a tooth.

The anatomy classes reminded me of  the particular scene of Munnabhai  film ,where he faints on the very first sight of dead body.Everytime I used to enter the dissection lab, I was struck with that scene and my Oh my! the smell of formalin still makes me throw up. Later when we were familiar with the surroundings we clicked photos with a brain or human heart in our hands to boast. Most of the first year classes were spent doing the up and down from medical to the dental building.
The physiology practical taught us some of the self mutilating technique.

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I am actually referring to the simple finger prick which we had to perform. But overall I may say that the practical’s were amusing, we held the stethoscope in our hand, checked our friends BP, did our own blood group test.

In a jiffy was the first year over and I got back home. Believe me; I used to walk down the street like a Don, boasting everyone that I am the future dentist.

All the uncles of the colony use to say that,

“Beta, ab toh tum dentist banogi,
ab hamri daaton ki treatment free mein kar dena”

Publically all I did was go along the verse with a sweet smile on face and have a gentle head nod. But deep inside the lion in me was set free pondering that if I treat you for free, what will I eat and in next to no time, pictured myself hungry on streets for food.

Soon the vacations ended and the second year started, where things started taking a pretty serious twirl. Studies became more serious and I could feel the intricacy level increasing. The pharmacology Yamraj killed us day by day in titrated dose, not sequentially but exponentially.

Pathology was a complete bouncer; all it made us think that I and my friends were sufferers of some disease. The disease could be described as some neurodegenerative disorder with weakness prevailing all time amongst masses. Viva voices were turning bitter.Proffesor’s eyes used to bulge more and more with each successive unanswered question. The changed facial turned ridicule sometimes.

But anyways All izzz well  !!!  Equation helps a lot when you chant along in your mind.

The teeth arrangement was a completely new concept introduced to me at that point of time. The first ever time I had done the arrangement it was completely messed .Also I remember whenever I used to converse with people I use to observe or rather stare at their teeth. Overall to be very honest for me second year was not as happy go lucky as was the first year. The part that I fell till today was the most awkwardly funny part of second year was the lost instruments scenario. Everyone in our batch had to be very careful about his/her instruments, the minute you are gone something would vanish from your working table. The only happening news of the year was the newly formed love triangles. The who’s who game was generally a topic to discuss upon. Relationship and break ups were routine of the day.

Unlike the first year holidays were no more boasting in vacation. Instead parents bombarded question from all side; asking where are you going??? Have you thought about your future??Having my mind boggled and perplexed. Believe me it was that day I understood the need of disclaimer that all investment are subjected to market risk. Where you are the unfortunate investors, market is your parent’s mood swing and the share market goes down like the falling Indian economy. You, the poor investors sit down banging hand over one’s forehead.

The clinical years (third and fourth) were quite exciting for me. Each moment was an innovative experience having to learn something new in the vast field of dentistry, here is when I realized what actually I will be doing as a dentist. The most hilarious incidence was in my first posting of OMDR. As told by my teachers I used a easily comprehendible language for dental   X – ray.

I said to my patient that “ Auntiji aapka photo leke dekhna padega fir treatment bol sakte hian.”
Soon the patient got up redid the sari pleats tidily, covered her hairs with pallu, gave a broad smile gazing at me and asked to click her photo now. I was drum struck with my other friends laughing at the incidence.

Another incidence which I still vividly remember, took place in oral surgery department. I  had just learned to extract grade 3 mobile teeth and one fine day got a deprived  skinny old lady as my patient .I  did my routine that was extracting her teeth with utter care. After doing so, she bowed down and thanked me .I was completely taken aback for a minute to actually react to the situation but later on I was overwhelmed by her gesture.

But trust me the final year drives you completely crazy. The last month you would find yourself on the doorsteps of every department in search of patients. To get sign on your journal is a huge task in itself. The search of patients on street with friends was a whole other story to start with it right now. But the search was challenging, demanding as well as fun to convince them in all possible manners, whether by hook or by crook.

At the end of the fourth year my teachers started saying that if you want to become something different, try to think outside the box .It took me many months to try finding the box. Believe me till date I have never found what box they are referring to, so thinking was pretty much out of question!

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]Is Mugging Up the Only Option :D [/pullquote]

Ratta Maar was the only option left in front of me to pass. The rising pressure of last month was completely out of control. We had to give all 8 subjects in one go. At the end I had left all things over almighty, and thankfully I passed out with flying colors.

The much awaited period then starts… INTERNSHIP. Time for rock n roll, time for adventure, time to know that you are young and allowed to be crazy and time to go completely impulsive with no one to question you. Go. Goa trip was our only moto packed in our head. Though none of the plans of our trip ever reached Goa but definitely yes I had loads of fun and that, it is the most enjoyable period of my life till now. I in whole had 12 trips in a year, with each trip having its unique hilarious fun. Internship is the fraction in which you have full authority but no responsibilities, what else can you ask for? But as time is in no one’s hand, quickly were the good days over. I had only a month left for my course to get over, where I would be labeled as done 4+ 1.Thereby marking the end of an era.

The day I had been waiting for 5 yrs long was actually approaching and on contrary instead of being happy I was becoming gloomy. The last day of my life in college campus was a nostalgic one. Thousands of kilometers were again traveled to go back in the nest, I once grew up …

This story is by Dr.Trupti Talegaon  where she shares her experiences about the Life of A Dental Student. In her own words ” Hello, I am Trupti ,the very soon PG student ( hi fi!!!).I am currently living in Gujarat. Apart from being a dentist ,dancing, reading novels are my favorite hobbies. Overall I am a happy go lucky person and friends are the biggest charm of my life.”
If you also want to share youe experiences do mail us your stories at dentalorg.com@gmail.com