Master of Dental Science in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Stream Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Duration 3 years
Course MDS
Course Type Post Graduation

MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: What is it About?

MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course involves the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of ailments, wounds, and deformities of the human jaws and related oral and facial structures. The Knowledge acquired principally aims: • To have acquired adequate knowledge and understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis, treatment planning of various common oral and Maxillofacial surgical problems both minor and major in nature. • To have understood the general surgical principles like pre and post surgical management, particularly evaluation, post surgical care, fluid and electrolyte management, blood transfusion and post surgical pain management. • Understanding of basic sciences relevant to practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery • Able to identify social, cultural, economic, genetic and environmental factors and their relevance to disease process management in the oral and Maxillofacial region. • Essential knowledge of personal hygiene and infection control, prevention of cross infection and safe disposal of hospital waste keeping in view the high prevalence of hepatitis and HIV.


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 31stMarch of the academic year.

Candidates in possession of an 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 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 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 on the basis of 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 instituteis not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- MDS

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS

MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Syllabus and Course Structure.

MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Syllabus
Section I Section II
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Periodontics
Applied Basic Sciences Applied Basic Sciences
Minor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Trauma Etiopathogenesis Of Periodontal Diseases
Maxillofacial Surgery Diagnosis, Treatment, Preventive Periodontology and Implantology
Recent Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recent Advances in Periodontics
Section III Section IV
Conservative Dentistry Oral Pathology
Applied Basic Sciences Applied Basic Sciences
Conservative Dentistry including Preventive dentistry and dental Materials Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology & Forensic Odontology
Endodontics Laboratory and Histopathological Techniques
Recent Advances in Conservative Dentistry Recent Advances in Oral Pathology
Section V Practical Work
Orthodontics Didactic Lectures
Applied Basic Sciences Seminars
Growth and Development, Basics in orthodontics, Diagnosis & Radiology Demonstrations
Bio-Mechanics & Various Orthodontics Tissue Changes, Techniques & Treatment Planning Laboratory Techniques
Recent Advances in Orthodontics Clinical Case Conference
- Structured Lecture Programs
- Joint Clinical Meetings with Allied Specialties
- Weekly Journal Clubs
- Submission of Dissertation Thesis, Models, Radiographs and Photographs
- The students will work on patients in the clinics under the supervision of teachers
- The students will undertake the laboratory work for the patients who are under their treatment
- Training in Methodology of Teaching.

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MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Top Institutes

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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