BDS Curriculum [List of Subjects from BDS 1st year to 4th year] in India


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is the graduation course for the Dental professionals, and that is the foundation step for the career of Dentistry. Different countries have different curriculum and subjects in every your of the course, and even the duration of the BDS course differs in them.

Read below for the four years of BDS course where you can learn about the subjects in each course. The actual practical course starts in the third year because the first two years are all about the theory part in both medical and dental subjects.

bds curriculum

BDS First Year

Read: BDS 1st Year Books

i) General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
ii) General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics
iii) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
iv) Dental Materials
v) Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

BDS Second Year

Read: BDS 2nd Year Books

i) General Pathology and Microbiology
ii) General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
iii) Dental Materials
iv) Pre clinical Conservative Dentistry
v) Pre clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
vi) Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

BDS Third Year

Read: BDS 3rd Year Books

i) General Medicine
ii) General Surgery
iii) Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
iv) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
vi) Oral Medicine and Radiology
vii) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
viii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
ix) Periodontology
x) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

BDS Fourth Year

Read: BDS 4th Year Books

i) Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics
ii) Oral Medicine & Radiology
iii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
iv) Periodontology
v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
vi) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
vii) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
viii) Public Health Dentistry

Note that the list of subjects for the four years course if for the BDS course in India and not in the other country, so do not confuse this with the courses outside India.

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    sruthi gade

    Please let me know the best category of MDS course after completing BDS and what is percentage to be acquired in order to gain MDS seat in merit qupta

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