BDS and MDS are two popular dental courses. Do you want to pursue any of these academic programs? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best dental colleges in Odisha.
Both students and parents may use this guide as reference material. If you want to become a dentist, this post will be of help to you.
In this post, I’ve listed down some of the popular dental colleges in Odisha. Apart from the names of institutes, I’ve also covered relevant dental courses, their duration, eligibility and admission process.
As I mentioned before, BDS and MDS are popular dental courses. These courses belong to different academic levels such as – UG and PG level. Before pursuing any course, it is important to know as much details about the academic program as possible. Knowing more about the course will help you make a better decision.
Scope, career prospects, nature of work – you should have knowledge about these things. This guide will help you gather all the details that you should have access to. This guide will simplify your BDS admission process.
What is dentistry all about? What’s it like to become a dentist? What’s the scope and prospects associated with this sector like? You will find answers to these questions in the next section. Let us start –
Dentistry: Profession, Scope and Details
Dentistry is also known as dental or oral medicine. It is a branch of medical science. This branch of medicine deals with the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions occurring in the oral cavity.
A dentist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the field of dentistry. He/she is also known as a dental surgeon. It is not uncommon to see dentists making use of a support team. The support team consists of allied healthcare workers such as – dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians and dental therapists.
Have you ever been to a dental clinic? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind while talking about dentistry? There’s a notion that dentists deal with teeth only. This is wrong! They take care of different aspects of oral healthcare. Teeth, gum, oral mucosa, adjacent tissues and structures – a dentist deals with different aspects of oral healthcare. Surgery, diagnosis, medication – a dentist is knowledgeable in these areas.
Dentistry is a vast field. It consists of different areas of specialization. Dental public health, endodontics, forensic odontology, geriatric dentistry, oral implantology – these are some such areas of specialization.
There’s decent demand for skilled dentists out there. Dentists have access to different types of job profiles and opportunities such as – Government jobs, private jobs, self-employment etc.
It is time to check out the popular dental courses. Here’s everything you need to know –
Dental courses can be classified into the following categories (based on academic level) –
- Doctoral Degree
BDS is the most popular UG level course. UG stands for undergraduate level. BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The academic program is five years long. 12th Science (Biology) pass students are eligible to apply for admission.
MDS stands for Master of Dental Surgery. It is a PG level course. PG stands for postgraduate level. Apart from MDS, there also exists numerous PG Diploma and Certification programs related to dentistry.
Types of dental colleges
There exists three main types of dental colleges in Odisha –
- Government dental colleges
- Private dental colleges
- Aided dental colleges
Let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –
List of dental colleges in Odisha 2019
Here are some of the popular dental colleges in Odisha –
- SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha
- Gandhi Dental College, Khurda, Odisha
- Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
- Hi-Tech Dental College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
- Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
- VMLJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
In order to secure admission into Government and reputed private colleges, you must crack relevant entrance exam. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks scored by them in relevant entrance exam and/or board exam.