Text Books for the BDS 2nd Year Course – Subject Wise

The 2nd year of B.D.S had a different subject pattern until the batch of 2007, but later it was changed where the Dental Materials subject which was a part of the first year programme, now comes int the 2nd year, while the Dental Anatomy and Histology are promoted to the 1st year of the B.D.S. course. Following are the subjects and books which are the best recommended for the students of the BDS 2nd Year course:

BDS 2nd Year Books

Dental Materials & Metallurgy

  • Dental Pharmacology
  • General Microbiology & Pathology
  • Pre-clinical Prosthodontics
  • Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry

Dental Materials Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • Basic Dental Material by John. J. Manapallil
  • Phillips Dental Materials by Elsevier

Pharmacology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • KD Tripathi for Dental Students
  • KD Tripathi for Medical Students (For reference purpose)
  • Pharamcology and pharmacotherapeutics: Satoskar
  • Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (For reference purpose)
  • Lippincott’s Pharmacology

Microbiology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • Text book of Microbiology Anant Narayan
  • Text book of Microbiology C P Baweja
  • Microbiology for Dental Students, D.R. Arora
  • Microbiology for Medical Students, D.R. Arora (For reference purpose)

Dental Pathology Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • Harsh Mohan Pathology by Jaypee Brothers
  • Robin’s Pathology (For reference purpose)

Pre-clinical Prosthodontics Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • Boucher’s Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients – Elsevier
  • Essentials Of Complete Denture Prosthodontics by Sheldon Winkler
  • McCracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics – By CBS Publishers
  • Nallaswamy textbook of Prosthodontics

Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry Text Books for BDS 2nd Year

  • Textbook of Preclinical Conservative Dentistry – Jaypee Digital
  • Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry – V Gopikrishna
  • Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry – Theodore
  • Textbook of Operative Dentistry – Vimal K Sikri – CBS Publishers
  • Clinical Operative Dentistry – Principles and Practice – Ramya Raghu

There are several books apart from the ones listed above, which would be good for the basic understanding of the subject, but the ones given above in the list are the most commonly read ones and these are the books recommended by several professionals from the particular subjects.

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