Stream Community Dentistry
Duration 3 years
Course MDS

MDS in Community Dentistry: What is it About?

Community Dentistry pertains to the study of oral or dental health problems of a whole group or community of people living in a same geographical area. Enrolled students are taught on an advanced level about the legal and social aspects of dentistry, conduct of seminars, dental camps, etc., as also biostatistics. Major subjects of study that form part of the program are:

  • community oral health
  • Oral health promotion
  • Provision and funding of oral health care
  • Issues in the planning and management of public oral health services.

Eligibility of the Master of Dental Surgery [MDS].

To pursue an MD degree, below mentioned eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled:

  • Candidates should have obtained a BDS Degree from an institution recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
  • Candidate should have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship after passing the final professional examination which is BDS before 31st March of the academic year.

Candidates in possession of a BDS degree or Provisional BDS Pass Certificate recognized by the Dental Council of India or State Dental Council and having completed 1 year of internship or/ are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March of the relevant year. A candidate must clear NEET-MDS exam in order to be

  • Eligible for admission to postgraduate Medical Courses for a particular academic year in case of General, General-EWS, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET-MDS (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) to Postgraduate Medical Courses held for the said academic year.
  • However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at the 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with Benchmark, Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for Unreserved Category & GEN-EWS Category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates.
  • The percentile shall be determined based on highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses

Please Note: The following Medical institute is not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- MDS

  • AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS

MDS in Community Dentistry: Syllabus and Course Description.

A paper-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

aper I Paper-II Paper III
Genetics Public Health Dental Public Health
Applied Anatomy and Histology Health Epidemiology of Oral Diseases and Conditions
Applied Anatomy in relation to Disease Oral Survey Procedures
Oral Histology General Epidemiology Delivery of Dental Care
Applied General and Oral Physiology and Biochemistry Environmental Health Payment for Dental care
Applied Pathology Public Health Education Evaluation of Quality of Dental Care
Microbiology Public Health Practice and Administration System in India Preventive Dentistry
Oral Pathology Ethics and Jurisprudence Practice Management
Physical and Social Anthropology Nutrition in Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Applied Pharmacology Behavioral Sciences Forensic medicine and Pathology.
Oral Biology and Genetics Hospital Administration -
- Health Care Delivery System -
- Research Methodology and Biostatistics -

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Top Institutes offering MDS in Community Dentistry.

Sr.No List of Top Institutes offering MDS Course Under NEET MDS
1 Maulana Azad Institute and Dental Science, New Delhi
2 Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
3 Government Dental College, Chennai
4 Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
5 Government Dental College, Kozhikode
6 Government Dental College, Kottayam
8 Dr.Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh
9 Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore
10 Nair Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
11 Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
12 Government of Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur
13 Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry
14 Governemnt Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad
15 Government Dental College and Hospital, Vijayawada
16 Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur
17 Government College and Hospital, Amritsar
18 Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Jamnagar
19 Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad
20 Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata
21 Regional Dental College, Guwahati
22 Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow
23 Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
24 Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital
25 Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla

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