Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry

Stream Conservative Dentistry
Duration 3 years
Course MDS
Course Type Post-Graduation

MDS (Conservative Dentistry): What is it About?

MDS in Conservative Dentistry deals with prevention and treatment of the diseases and injuries of the hard tissues and the pulp of the tooth and associated periapical lesions, alongwith restoration of those teeth to normal form function and aesthetics At the end of 36 months of training, the candidates should be able to: • Describe etiology, pathophysiology, periapical diagnosis and management of common restorative situations, endodontic situations that will include contemporary management of dental caries, management of trauma and pulpal pathosis including periodontal situations. • Demonstrate understanding of basic sciences as relevant to conservative / restorative dentistry and Endodontics. • Identify social, economic, environmental and emotional determinants in a given case or community and take them into account for planning and execution at individual and community level. • Ability to master differential diagnosis and recognize conditions that may require multi disciplinary approach or a clinical situation outside the realm of the specialty, which he or she should be able to recognize and refer to appropriate specialist. • Update himself by self-study and by attending basic and advanced courses, conferences, seminars, and workshops in the specialty of Conservative Dentistry-Endodontics-Dental Materials and Restorative Dentistry. • Ability to teach/guide, colleagues and other students.


Typically, to pursue an MD degree, candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • 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

M.D.S. (Conservative Dentistry): Syllabus & Course Description.

Semester I Semester II
Applied Anatomy of Head & Neck Endodontics 1
Conservative Dentistry 1 Conservative Dentistry 2
Semester III Semester IV
Endodontics 2 Clinicals
Essay Clinical Exercise 1
Pulp capping: Direct/ Indirect on extracted teeth Instrumentation and Obturation of root canal space
Semester IV Semester V
Clinical Exercise 2 Clinical Exercise 3
Exercises on tooth preparation, base and varnish application, matrix and wedge placement and amalgam restoration. Root Canal Access Preparation

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Top Institutes offering M.D.S. in Conservative 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 Government 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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