Dentistry is changing rapidly, creating many opportunities and challenges. Dentistry, a lucrative profession, is concerned with all health problems afflicting the mouth, teeth, gums and other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. It is accepted as a professional field which includes dental care and correction. Dentists help people maintain their health and appearance.
To practice as a dentist one must need at least a Bachelor's degree in Dental Science (BDS). There is no specialisation at the bachelor level. If you want your career to grow, then you will have to be a specialist with a Masters (MDS) degree.
Dentists or dental surgeons provide surgical, medical and other forms of treatment for oral and dental disorders and diseases by examining teeth and mouth of the patients.  




  • Commitment and Self-confidence
  • Artist's aesthetic sense
  • Hard working
  • Power of concentration
  • Manual dexterity and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Research and analytical skills




  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Operative Dentistry or Endodontic 
  • Prosthodontics 
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
  • Paediatric Dentistry 
  • Oral Pathology




10+2 with PCB




NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2020 (NEET (UG) ) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India.


  • The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper 
  • Indian Nationals of 17 years of age on December 31st of the Year of admission.
  • Age should be below 25 Years.
  • Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages -
  • The number of attempts shall be limited to 3 (three)


* To be eligible for practice, one must ensure that the course chosen is approved by the Dental Council of INDIA




Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)


  • 10+2 with physics, chemistry, biology
  • Five Year course (4 years academic education + 1 year mandatory internship)


Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)


  • Three Year course




Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)


Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, New Delhi


  • Duration: 5 Year (including one year of Internship)
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB
  • Selection: NEET


Jamia Millia Islamia: Faculty of Dentistry, New Delhi


  • Duration: 5 Year
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB
  • Selection: NEET


King Georges Medical University, Lucknow


  • Duration: 5 Year
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB
  • Selection: NEET


Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Mohali


  • Duration:  5 Year
  • Eligibility:  PCB/Biotechnology & English compulsory in 10+2 with min. 50% of marks 
  • Selection Process: NEET


Government Dental College, Shimla


  • Duration:  5 Year
  • Eligibility: PCB 10+2 with min. 50% of marks 
  • Selection Process: NEET


Government Dental College, Rohtak


  • Duration:  5 Year
  • Eligibility: PCB 10+2 with min. 50% of marks 
  • Selection Process: NEET


The Christian Medical College, Ludhiana


  • Duration: 5 Year
  • Eligibility:  PCB in 12th Class
  • Selection Process: NEET


  • MNDAV Dental College and Hospital, Solan 
  • PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgar
  • Babu Banarasi Das University (BBD) : School of Dental Sciences, Lucknow
  • KD Dental College and Hospital, Mathura
  • Subharti Dental College, Meerut




Excellent employment opportunities are available for dentists in dental departments-


  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Dental clinics 
  • Health departments 
  • Teaching departments in dental colleges. 
  • Research and Advisory functions of a pharmaceutical company
  • Self-employment





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