Becoming A Prosthodontist – What to Expect – II

Educational Track

The educational tracks are different in India compared to dental studies in USA or UK. In India, one must complete his/her masters or post-graduation in Prosthodontics. But for MDS, one must complete BDS.

BDS is a 5-year program: 4 years of studying and 1-year compulsory internship. One has to be eligible for entrance test as per the directives were given by the Dental Council of India (DCI). After that, the candidate needs to qualify an entrance examination conducted by state universities, private universities or The All India Pre-Medical/Dental Entrance Examination.

Following this would be the selection procedure.

MDS is a 3-year post-graduate program. There are many private, state & government-run institutions that offer the course like AIIMS and RGUHS. The standard requirements for selection are as follows:

  1. Students would be admitted based on competitive exams conducted by state/central/private institutions.
  2. For admission into a specific college, the candidate must possess a BDS degree issued by the university and recognized by the DCI.
  3. If not, then the candidate shall secure the prior approval of his/her qualifications by the DCI prior to admission.
  4. The candidate should have the certificate of internship.

After completing MDS in the field, the given certificate regards him/her as a Prosthodontist.

Job Prospects

Prosthodontists could find jobs easily as there is a huge demand of this profession. They earn a healthy salary according to the stats given by IDA & DCI. Sufficiency can’t be counted as it depends on the individual’s needs. A less experienced dentist would earn somewhere between 4-6 lakh per annum. An experienced Prosthodontist would earn a bit higher as various remunerations like rents & bills might be allowed. But pay rates always vary according to experience and sector.

Removable Prosthodontics Courses After BDS At Dr. Bhutani Dental Academy

‘Removable Prosthodontics’ are good options for patients who cannot medically or financially afford dental implants. This includes people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, or those taking medications that make the bone healing difficult.

For such patients, removable prosthodontics are a good option. The teeth and associated soft tissues are replaced with a prosthesis that can be removed, i.e., dentures. Constructing dentures takes skill both on the part of the dentist as well as the technician.

At Dr. Bhutani Dental Courses, our practical-oriented diploma courses after BDS work to improve your dentistry skills.
Our courses are of varying duration – we have long-term, short-term and weekend crash courses. Clinical training is assured in both short-term and long-term courses. Our highly-qualified faculty, each professor with one to two decades of clinical and teaching experience, would train you on case selection.

Both flexible and complete dentures would be covered during the course. Cast RPDs (Removable partial dentures) and acrylic RPDs would be a part of the curriculum too. Not to forget, all our courses include several practical procedures and demonstrations on patients. Our aim is not just to impart knowledge, but also to improve your working skills.

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