Bachelors of Dentistry (BDS)

Bachelor of Dentistry is generally known as BDS that is the preferred choice of many aspirants besides MBBS. It is a 4-years degree program that imparts detailed knowledge about dental anatomy, diseases, and surgery. The degree holders study the basic principles of medical, diagnostic, and surgical techniques in dentistry. During the four years, students get extensive knowledge and practical training to get the status of a dentist. After 4 years of course work, the BDS degree holders have to do one year of house work to become eligible for the degree of BDS and get registered with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The prerequisite of admission in BDS is FSc (pre-medical) or equivalent education (related subjects) with a minimum of 60% marks. The students have to pass the MCAT/ Entry test with the required marks to make a place on the merit list.

Core Courses

  • Science of Dental Materials
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics & Orthodontics
  • Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis & Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Preclinical Dentistry
  • General Pathology & Pharmacology
  • Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate (FSc Pre-Medical) with 60% marks.
  • Passing marks in the entrance exam required by the institution.


Bachelor of Dentistry is a professional medical science degree that imparts the advanced and practical knowledge of curative, preventive, and rehabilitative practices in dental and oral health. The degree holders are equipped with professional training to manage all kinds of patients in regular clinics and emergencies. Oral and dental health is a specialized field that has high-cost treatment worldwide. BDS is a professional degree that has high scope in private and government setup. All major hospitals have fully established dental departments that have a high rate of employment for BDS degree holders. The degree holders can establish their clinics and practice accordingly. Many people prefer to go to private clinics of the dentist. Besides doing practice, the degree holders can join the faculty of dental medical colleges to educate and train future dentists. The degree of Bachelor in Dentistry can be taken forward for higher studies in the same field to gain more advanced knowledge.

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