Masters of Dental Sciences - MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology.

Stream Oral Medicine and Radiology
Duration 3 years
Course MDS
Course Type Post Graduation

MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology: What is it about?

MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology includes everything related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and maxillofacial diseases.

Knowledge gain

Theoretical, Clinical and practical knowledge of all oral mucosal lesions, skeletal involvement of maxillofacial region, diagnostic procedures pertaining to them and latest information of imaging modules.

Skills gain

Three important skills need to be imparted in maxillofacial diseases 1. Diagnostic skill in recognition of oral diseases with radiographic diagnosis and their management 2. Research skills in handling scientific problems pertaining to oral treatment 3. Clinical and Didactic skills in encouraging younger doctors to attain learning objectives


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

MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology: Syllabus and Course Description.

Over the course of three years students must complete their syllabus which is divided into 4 papers:

  1. Applied Anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology
  2. Diagnosis, Diagnostic methods and imageology and Applied Oral Pathology
  3. Oral Medicine, therapeutics, and laboratory investigations
  4. Essay/Dissertation

To know more about the Oral Medicine and Radiology Syllabus, click here

MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology: Top universities offering the course.

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 Governmnt 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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