Jobs after BDS


BDS is the bachelor’s degree programme offered in many universities in the country. It is the dentistry field which includes the study of various diagnosis methods and problems or abnormality related to the oral cavity. This is a five year programme that covers the core theory subjects and practical sessions of the related field.

The professionals working in this field are called as dentists. Their most important duty is to instruct and encourage the patients to keep up the oral hygiene, since most of the problems are caused due to insufficient dental hygiene. Dentists are said to be a most important part of the health care field. There are many specializations in dentistry such as

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

The BDS graduates can have many options after their graduation. They can either opt for the higher studies or find jobs in related fields. After post graduation they can also go for the research programmes like searching relation between oral infections and heart problems, respiratory illness, diabetes, causes of oral cancer, etc. The diverse areas of employment for the dentists are to begin a private dental clinic, government hospital or a private organization, forensic dentistry, reputed dental colleges, companies which manufactures the oral care products, etc.

Private Sector Jobs after BDS

The private sector opportunities are many for the professionals in dentistry. After gaining enough experience one can start their own private dental clinics. Most of the dentists choose to do private practice, since it gives a better financial prospects as well as much independence. There are opportunities for them in private hospitals and in many other related firms. In private sector they can perform many roles like dental hygienist, dental consultant to film artists and models, dental assistants, etc. These roles will provide better remunerations also.

Government Sector Jobs after BDS

The government sector jobs are also plenty for the BDS graduates. They can appear for various government examinations such as UPSC, SSC, State PSCs, public sector banks, etc. Employments are also there within the hospitals run by diverse public departments like railways, defense services and ordnance factories. The BDS graduates can get jobs in public sector health care centers by qualifying the examinations organized by the concerned government departments. The Combined Medical Services is one such examination conducted for the recruitment of qualified candidates in the government hospitals.

Job Prospects Abroad after BDS

Dentistry is a greatly respected profession all over the world. In most of the foreign countries the dentists are one of the highly paid professionals. Since the dentists are greatly needed in the foreign nations, there many opportunities for these professionals in abroad. But the career opportunities will be greater for the post graduates in this field. So it is better for the candidates to seek jobs in abroad after pursuing the Master’s degree in Dentistry.

Most of the foreign nations do not recognize the BDS graduation. To practice in such countries like USA, one has to qualify certain set of examinations and have to undergo another two year under graduation. In Australia and New Zealand they have to clear a license examination to practice there as a dentist. This license examination is very difficult to crack and has high examination fee.



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4 Responses to “Jobs after BDS”

  1. 4

    I am a BDS graduate but has not done RCT in our college due to short span of our internship so I could not get any good placements so I think it would be better to do some diploma courses! can u please give me the information regarding this?

  2. 3
    Adiityaa thakur:

    I m Dentist.Plz tell me how to get a job in railway sector? and is there any entrance exam 4 railway job????????????

  3. 2
    Aman sharma:

    any oral care product companies offering jobs to BDS graduates?any job available now?

  4. 1
    dr rajkumar:

    iam a dentist i have copleted my course bda with 1yr experience i want work my service in abroad countries so plz contact me