Value of Diploma Courses after BDS

If you have just finished your BDS degree and are looking forward to working in big healthcare organizations, then hold steady. That’s because having a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery will not bring many rewards to you. In fact this is the case scenario with almost every other degree holder today. There was a time when securing a Bachelor’s degree in any subject or stream meant career insurance. However, that time has passed long ago and now the worth of a degree, no matter masters or bachelor, holds lesser importance unless lustered with a diploma in the same field or subject.

Recently a study accentuated in regard to this fact that how much the value of a 4-year B.Tech degree has degraded. It was further figured that those who obtained a diploma in the same subject got exposed to better employment opportunities. But then a very common question comes to mind of every student as to which diploma course is best suited after attaining a BDS degree and in which college or institute to enroll into?

Well, there are various courses offered for degree holders to multiply their knowledge. Basically, they are of two types: – Diploma from government institutions and from private institutions. Key difference being of the course fees which vary a lot in the private foundations whereas it is relatively cheaper in government establishments.
While “IGNOU” & “Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences” are the two top-most government recognized Dental Courses Institutions in Delhi, there are numerous private organizations to choose from. “Dr. Bhutani Dental Clinic” is one of the longest running dental healthcare centres which offer a variety of programs for individuals ranging from weekend crash courses to short term and long term courses.

    Some of the proposed programs are:-
    Complete Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry Course
    Extensive Endodontics
    Rotatory Endodontics
    Laser Dentistry
    Removable Prosthodontics
    Fixed Prosthetics

Since the foundation follows International standards, the diploma provided is globally recognized which gives the individual an advantage of working in overseas countries. So, if you are willing to give your career a lift after having a BDS degree and gain substantial knowledge about dental health care, Dr. Bhutani Dental Courses is the right place to be in.

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.