Most of us are familiar with the term ‘Crash Course’. Reason being during our high school we were offered by numerous private institutions the facility to learn the entire annual session’s work within a few weeks or a couple of months. Some of us cashed in the opportunity while some didn’t.
Likewise, in higher education as well, the same stratagem follows. Although this time not everyone guarantees you to help cover the entire syllabus but provide you with most of what is considered to be essential.
At Dr. Bhutani Dental Courses, you are provided with weekend crash courses to train the most of any dental procedure you wish to learn, apart from the obviously full-fledged diploma courses. And it is always advised that one must not undergo full length dental courses unless completely sure about it.
There are various fields of dentistry which you can learn about such as Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Orthodontics. With weekend classes, it is the supreme benefit for an individual to learn about any dental practice while doing a job on weekdays or even while studying any particular subject.
Also, there is no boundation on a person to learn multiple courses at the same time considering the schedule for the classes is limited to a certain extent unlike of what happens in diploma or degree courses where there is no option but to learn and finish one dental practice for a specific period of time.
Another concern that is both for the parents and the students is regarding the fee structure. While in degree/diploma courses if you leave the course abruptly, there is always a possibility of losing all the money invested in the program; in weekend crash courses though, one doesn’t have the fear of wasting the money as it is not too lofty.
So if you are interested in learning dentistry or want to get a glimpse of the medical practice before making your mind for hitting the full dental program, just contact us. We are the best dental health care unit in India.
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:
- Students would be admitted based on competitive exams conducted by state/central/private institutions.
- For admission into a specific college, the candidate must possess a BDS degree issued by the university and recognized by the DCI.
- If not, then the candidate shall secure the prior approval of his/her qualifications by the DCI prior to admission.
- The candidate should have the certificate of internship.
After completing MDS in the field, the given certificate regards him/her as a Prosthodontist.
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.
BDS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery is one of the main dental courses in India. A good tip is not to take all the tips you find too seriously (No, that doesn’t mean that you can close this tab! Let me explain!).
There is plenty of advice for students on the internet – take a break every 45/ 40-90/ 40-50 minutes, cramming a couple of days before the exams don’t help (Not suggesting you to, but isn’t it what all students do?), and so on. You need to figure out what works for you.
Example: Whether you decide to revise till late in the night, or wake up early in the morning to do so when the exam is the next/same day depends on whether you are an owl or a lark.
Do use old examination papers (Question papers) to discover significant questions. A number of questions repeatedly appear over the years. Old question papers also throw light on important areas other questions may be asked from.
Try to keep your life sorted during exams – stress-inducing heartbreaks, arguments/ conflicts with loved ones, etc. are unbelievably distracting. During exams, try to be in a relaxed state of mind (Meditate if needed.) and approach studying with pure concentration. If you have a gymming habit, it would help, since exercise helps relieve stress.
For more tips for BDS students, read this article by our writer.