Program Description

The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree provides graduate training in different disciplines in dentistry. Each discipline program aims to prepare graduate students to become registered dental specialists. The programs foster the development of critical analysis, research skills, and advanced clinical skills that will be recognized for specialist registration. The programs prepare students to be both practitioners and advisory consultants in their chosen areas of specialization. Within each program, papers on research methods and practice, advanced clinical science, and advanced clinical practice are included.

Program Highlights


In the first year of the PG program, the resident performs the preclinical exercises, before embarking on the clinical treatments. The resident has primary responsibility for examining, diagnosing, and treating patients in the outpatient clinic. The resident works closely with the senior residents to provide specialized treatments. A research project is assigned in the first year of post-graduation, that needs to be submitted to the university after performing the preliminary study.


The residents work to perform procedures at par in the concerned specialty. During their term in the Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, the residents are involved in various procedures in various capacities like observing, assisting, and independently performing as a pediatric surgeon. A research project is assigned in the second year of post-graduation, as a Library Dissertation, that need to be submitted to the university after a thorough review of the topic.

Third year

Third-year residents function as senior residents assuming the responsibility for the overall function of the department. Chief residents are involved in various procedures as an assistant or as a chief operating pedodontists. The research project assigned in the first year of post-graduation needs to be completed by third year and submitted to the university after performing a complete research study.

Clinical Experience

The three-year course exposes the residents to the complete range of surgeries in a staged and graded manner beginning with involvement as an observer and progressing to assisting and independently performing various procedures in children and adolescents.
Behavior management using non-pharmacological and pharmacological techniques
All kinds of Restorations; using various esthetic and recent dental materials.
Restorations of fractured teeth
Endodontic procedures
Space management
Space maintenance
Interceptive orthodontics
Corrective orthodontics
Surgical extractions
Extraction of impacted teeth
Surgical procedures using Electrocautery and Laser
Management of Pathologies
Dentoalveolar trauma
Management of special children
Procedures under General Anesthesia
Post and cores
Crowns in deciduous and permanent teeth
Management of gingival and Periodontal problems

Didactic components

Core lectures
Includes material on such disciplines as Anatomy, Physiology, General Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Radiology, and Dental Materials as well as Restorative Dentistry, Pediatric Endodontics, Trauma, Dentoalveolar Surgery, Infections, Orthodontics, Periodontology and Rehabilitation with Crowns.

Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry conferences

Regular seminars are held covering the full scope of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, spread over three years beginning with the basics and advancing to complex clinical topics.

Journal Review
Regular review of classic articles, current articles of importance, and advancements in Pediatric and Preventive dentistry done at a meeting of the residents and faculty.

Case Presentations
Regular presentation of interesting cases is done by the residents in a meeting with the residents and the faculty.

Teaching Rounds
Residents and faculty hold teaching rounds during which in-patients and upcoming complicated cases are reviewed.


Research and Publications

During the 3 year residency, each resident is expected to complete at least one detailed Research, one Library Dissertation, and one Publication. The residents are encouraged to take up more than one research. In addition to the above activities, the residents are required to attend speciality related Conferences and Workshops along with the presentation of Papers and Posters.