Text Books for the BDS 4th Year (Final Year) Course – Subject Wise


After the three years of BDS are completed, the main year for the education for students is the Final year, i.e. the 4th year which has got 8 subjects, a lot to study along with the practicals that are to be done during the entire year and you cannot rely at all on the study materials because they are not going to get you passed through the tough practical and theory exams, and the concepts are to be understood first by reading the text books. Following are the subjects and the recommended text books to study during the final year of BDS:

BDS 4th Year Books

Oral Medicine and Radiology Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Burkett’s Oral Medicine: Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Textbook of Oral Medicine – Ghom
  • Oral Radiology – Principles & Interpretation by Stuart White & Michael Pharaoh
  • Essentials of Dental Radiology – Pramod John
  • Short Handbook of Radiology by Jaypee Brothers

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Peterson’s Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Neelima Anil Malik
  • Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – S. M. Balaji
  • Chitra Chakravarthy: Textbook of Oral and Maxillo facial surgery
  • The Extraction of Teeth: Geoffrey Howe
  • Local Anesthesia Books:
  • Hand Book of Local Anesthesia by Malamed
  • Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dental Practice: Monheims

Pedodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • McDonald and Avery: Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent
  • Textbook of Pedodontics: Shobha Tandon
  • Textbook of Pediatric Dentistry: Nikhil Marwah
  • Text Book Of Pediatric Dentistry – Dr. S.G. Damle

Periodontics Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Clinical Periodontology by Carranza
  • Essentials of Clinical Periodontology and Periodontics by Shanti Priya Reddy
  • Eley and Manson’s Outline of Periodontics
  • Textbook of Periodontics by Arathi Rao

Conservative Dentistry Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • 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
  • Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry

Endodontics Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Ingle’s Textbook of Endodontics – Ingle & Bakland
  • Pathways of Pulp – Cohen
  • Grossman’s Endodontic Practice – L.I. Grossman
  • The Textbook of Endodontics: Nisha Garg
  • Anil Kohli’s Text Book of Endodontics

Orthodontics Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Textbook of Contemporary Orthodontics by William R. Profitt
  • O.P. Kharbanda – Orthodontic Diagnosis and Management of Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformities
  • Orthodontics Current Principles and Techniques – Graber
  • Textbook of Orthodontics by Gurkeerat Singh
  • Orthodontics – The Art and Science by S. I. Bhalaji

Prosthodontics Text Books for BDS Final 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
  • Book of Fixed Prosthodontics by Rosenstiel
  • Fundaments of Fixed Prosthodontics by Herbert T. Shillingburg

Community Dentistry Text Books for BDS Final Year

  • Essentials Of Preventive Community Dentistry – Dr. Soben Peter
  • Textbook of Community Dentistry – Shaleen Chandra
  • Textbook Of Preventive And Community Dentistry by Joseph John

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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