MDS Periodontology






    3 Years

Master of Dental Surgery


Pass in BDS from a recognized Dental College with permanent registration of any State Dental Council. NEET-MDS qualification is a pre-requisite for admission to MDS both under Management & NRI categories.

Admission Procedure

In addition to the basic eligibility criteria mentioned above, students seeking admission to MDS will be required to qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-MDS which will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) generally in December/January each year. The responsibility of NBE is limited to the conduct of NEET-MDS, declaration of the result and providing the NEET-MDS Ranks to DGHS / MCC for counselling 100% seats in Deemed Universities.

Application form for NEET-MDS can be submitted online through the website on notification. Students are advised to carefully read the Information Bulletin and keep the correct details ready, before submission of the form.

DGHS has entrusted the Counselling and Allotment of seats to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Hence, after announcement of results, students are required to register on - PG Medical Counselling - Deemed/Central Universities and lock their choice of colleges

Admission to both Management and NRI category seats in MDS is based on inter-se merit in NEET-MDS.

Candidates interested in taking admission under NRI category, will be required to forward the following NRI documents to the email ID provided by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) a few days prior to the commencement of registration:

  1. Affidavit of the person who is NRI and the sponsor
  2. Documents claiming that the sponsor is an NRI (Passport, Visa of the sponsor)
  3. Relationship of NRI with the candidate as per the court orders of The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in case W.P.(c) No. 689/2017-Consortium of Deemed Universities in Karnataka (CODEUNIK) & Ans. Vs Union of India & Ors.
  4. Affidavit from the sponsor that he/ she will sponsor the entire course fee of the candidate
  5. Embassy Certificate of the Sponsor
  6. NEET score card

The fee structure of MDS (Management & NRI) is made available on the homepage of our website under Course Fee

Documents required for admission to MDS (Original + 3 attested copies)

  • Admit card issued by NBE
  • Result/rank letter issued by NBE
  • NEET-MDS allotment letter & Score card
  • SSLC or equivalent marks card or birth certificate
  • BDS Degree marks cards of all years
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Provisional/BDS Degree certificate
  • Dental Council Registration certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Conduct certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Physically handicapped certificate issued by authorized medical boards (if applicable)
  • Physical fitness & Blood group certificate
  • PAN card copy of the parent and student
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)
  • Additional documents for NRI admission

    The originals of the documents sent to DGHS / MCC supporting NRI status should be submitted.

    Additional documents for foreign nationals

    • Valid foreign passport and valid visa for the period of study
    • Valid Residential Permit in India
    • AIDS-free certificate

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Program Structure

Part I Paper I:Applied Basic Sciences
Part II Paper-I : Normal Periodontal structure, Etiology and Pathogenesis of Periodontal diseases, epidemiology as related to Periodontics
Paper-II : Periodontal diagnosis, therapy and Oral implantology
Paper-III: Essays- Descriptive and analysing type questions

Other requirements: Dissertation

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • PO1 : Describe the biology and pathology of the periodontium as well as the principles of bone biology and wound healing.
  • PO2 : Describe relevant surgical head and neck anatomy.
  • PO3 : Collect, organise, analyse, interpret and present clinical data related to the examination of periodontal tissues.
  • PO4 : Analyse occlusal factors in the initiation and progression (expression) of periodontal disease.
  • PO5 : Collect, organise, analyse, interpret and present clinical data related to the assessment of sites planned for implant placement.
  • PO6 : Utilize the appropriate diagnosing techniques relevant to periodontal and implant treatment.
  • PO7 : Establish a prognosis for the outcomes of periodontal and implant treatments.
  • PO8 : Demonstrate competence in non-surgical and surgical management of periodontal defects, regenerative    techniques, mucogingival procedures.
  • PO9 : Demonstrate Knowledge of managing medical emergencies in the dental clinic.
  • PO10: Demonstrate Knowledge to develop a treatment plan for medically compromised patients.
  • PO11: Perform restoration driven implant placement based on the pre-operative planning.
  • PO12: Perform augmentation procedures prior to implant placement by using the appropriate material and techniques.
  • PO13: Develop and implement recall and evaluate strategies following periodontal treatment and supportive maintenance therapy.
  • PO14: Communicate effectively with other disciplines in treatment planning and in treatment sequencing.
  • PO15: Conduct, present and publish research projects based on national and global needs.
  • PO16: Teach in both didactic and clinical areas of undergraduate periodontics.
  • PO17: Demonstrate appropriate professional attitudes and behaviour in dealing with staff members and helping personnel.
  • PO18: Converse with patients in an attentive manner that conveys concern, compassion, and the moral support of patients or their families.