Jobs after BDS


Bachelor degree in Dental Science includes the identification and treatment of problems related to teeth and oral cavity. Those who have obtained adequate marks in medical entrance examination conducted by Central or State Government can expect an admission to this course. The bachelor degree offers a lot of job opportunities both in India as well as abroad. After successful completion of the course aspirants can either go for higher studies or they can grab a colorful job in the related field.

Higher studies include specialization in any of the related areas such as:

  • Prosthodontics
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Forensic Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Crown & Bridge Dentistry
  • Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry
  • Community Dentistry

Private Sector Jobs after BDS

Private sector offers a lot of job opportunities to BDS graduates. An entry level candidate can start practice in the dental department of a self financed hospital. After gaining sufficient experience and expertise they can start their own private practice. Those who attained higher studies in dentistry can get in to dental Colleges as lecturers. They can also find openings in research projects and Pharmaceutical Companies. Remuneration will be comparatively less for entry level candidates. But as they gain sufficient experience they can demand higher salaries.

Government Sector Jobs after BDS

The public sector also do offer a lot of job opportunities to Bachelors in Dental Science. To get in to Government sector jobs, an aspirant has to attend and pass exams conducted by Central or State Government. Government conducts Combined Medical Services Exams for the selection of candidates in to various health care centers and public hospitals.  Public sector jobs offer job security along with better remuneration packages. Professionals can find job openings in Public hospitals, health centers coming under Railways, Military, Defense services etc.

Job Prospects Abroad after BDS

International job opportunities for dental professionals are huge when compared with that in India. The compensation packages offered for dental professionals is high when compared with that offered for Indian counterparts. It is better to undergo master’s degree before searching a job outside India, as career opportunities are much greater for post graduate candidates. To work in most of the European Countries as dentist, aspirants have to pass a license test. Those who obtain license to perform as Dentist can start their own private practice or they can work in any reputed public or private organization.



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