What is the full form of BDS


BDS: Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BDS full form is Bachelor of Dental Sugery. It is a degree course offered by dental schools in many countries. Actually BDS is a first professional degree programme in dentistry. After the completion of this degree course, one can pursue master degree. In BDS degree program, the students get knowledge of surgery related to mouth and handling the injuries related to teeth, jaw, and gums. This degree course is getting popularity day by day because  it is not only restricted to treating tooth decay. Now a day it is mandatory because people are becoming moreconcious of their looks and overall appearance.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Course Structure

BDS is a five year undergraduate degree program in dentistry. This five years of dental course is divided in two parts:

  • Four year training
  • One year compulsory internship

The BDS degree is awarded at the successful completion of four years of study and one year of internship to the students.

Admission Procedure

The student must have passed at least 10+2 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as his/her major subjects. Many universities in India conduct entrance test to get admission in this course.

Future after completing BDS

After completing BDS degree, a student can gain practical experience through internship at any private or government dental clinic. He can run a dental clinic after gaining practical experience.

A qualified surgeon can also get a job of dentist in state or central government hospitals. Indian army also recruits the dentist in army hospitals. Depending on their interest and ability. MDS is also an option for getting Masters in Dental Surgery.