MDS Orthodontics

Stream Orthodontics
Duration 3 years
Course MDS
Course Type Post Graduation

MDS Orthodontics: What is it About?

MDS Orthodontics is a PG course in the field of dental studies and it was the first specialty to be introduced in the PG dental courses. This field is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, the meaning of this term in colloquial language is improper bites, which might be due to the disproportionate jaw relationships, tooth irregularity or both.

Knowledge gain

The dynamic interaction of biologic processes and mechanical forces acting on the stomatognathic system during orthodontic treatment 2. The etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment planning of various common Orthodontic problems 3. Various treatment modalities in Orthodontics – preventive, interceptive and corrective. 4. Basic sciences relevant to the practice of Orthodontics 5. Interaction of social, cultural, economic, genetic and environmental factors and their relevance to management of oro – facial deformities 6. Factors affecting the long-range stability of orthodontic correction and their management 7. 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 and other highly contagious diseases.


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 Orthodontics: Syllabus and Course Description.

Paper I Paper-II
Applied Anatomy Orthodontic History
Physiology Concepts of Occlusion and Esthetics
Dental Materials Etiology and Classification of Malocclusion
Genetics Dentofacial Anomalies
Physical Anthropology Child and Adult Physiology
Biostatistics Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics
Applied Research Methodology in Orthodontics Cephalometrics
Applied Pharmacology Practice Management in Orthodontics
Paper III Paper IV
Myofunctional Orthodontics Essay
Dentofacial Orthopedics -
Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation: -
Biology of Tooth Movement -
Orthodontic / Orthognathic Surgery -
Ortho / Perio / Prostho Inter-Relationship -
Basic Principles of Mechanotherapy -
Applied Preventive Aspects in Orthodontics -
Interceptive Orthodontics -
Retention and Relapse -

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MDS Orthodontics: 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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