Master of Dental Science

Stream Dental
Course Type Master
Duration 3 Years

M.D.S is a three year program that has almost nine speciality disciplines. The course follows an annual system over semester system. The mode of admission is solely through Entrance Examination which is either conducted by a state, university, national level.Masters of Dental Science(M.D.S.) is a postgraduate course in different disciplines of dentistry. A candidate has to be a BachelorofDentalScience from a recognised university in order to be eligible for this course. Since there is a large quantity of colleges both private and government the average tuition fee tends to vary a lot. However, at an average, the fees for the entire course would range from 10 Lakhs INR to 25 Lakhs INR.  Since this a professional or a career oriented course, students with an M.D.S degree can find employment in Dental departments of Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Research Centres, Educational Institutions as Dentists, Dental researcher, Dental Teacher etc. A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average annual salary of 1 Lakh INR to 2.5 Lakh INR. This salary would only increase with experience and on the type of hospitals and clinics.


This course follows the annual mode of examination and hence has no semester system. This course is completed over the duration of 3 year


In different colleges, students would find Master of Dental Health (Public Health) or some other variant. These are specializations and not an entirely different course. M.D.S provides the following specializations:

  1. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  2. Periodontology
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  5. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  6. Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  7. Public Health Dentistry
  8. Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  9. Oral Medicine and Radiology


Eligibility Of the Master of Dental Sciences [MDS]

To be eligible for this course, the candidate has to be a Bachelor of Dental Science graduate from a recognised Dental College in India with a minimum of 50%.

Candidates possessing a PG Diploma recognised by Dental Council of India with the duration of two years is also eligible for MDS.