BDS

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

The course of studies for BDS is four academic years. The duration of the academic session shall be 9 months including preparatory holidays and examinations.

The BDS curriculum is so arranged that it should produce a dental surgeon, capable of:

  • making an accurate oral and dental examination and diagnosis,
  • giving local anaesthetic,
  • performing an operation on the teeth and jaws, and
  • taking a good roentgenogram.

He/She should be proficient in:

    • dental laboratory techniques,

 

  • advice on operative dentistry,
  • dento-legal work, and
  • looking after community dental health.
Subjects Lecture Hours Practical/Clinical Hours
Anatomy, Histology, etc. 100 300
Physiology & Biochemistry 50 150
Dental Materials & Dental Technology 50 200
Pakistan Studies 25 —–
Islamic Studies 25 —–
Oral & Dental Anatomy, Oral Physiology, Histology & Tooth Morphology 45 100
General & Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics 60 100
General Pathology & Microbiology 50 150
Surgery 60 200
Medicine 60 200
Oral Medicine 65 100
Oral Pathology & Bacteriology 65 100
Prosthetics 110 40
Pre-Clinical Prosthetics (2nd year) 70 510
Clinical Prosthetics (3rd & 4th years): complete dentures, immediate dentures, crown & bridge work, orofacial prosthetics 260 250
Conservative Dentistry 110 40
Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry 125 30
Clinical Conservative Dentistry 30 15
Endodontics 20 15
Periodontia 260 45
Paedodontics 100 100
Community Dentistry 100 30
Orthodontia & Radiology 55 40
Orthodontia 15 160
Radiology 140 20
Oral Surgery, Anaesthesia, Dental Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Medical / Dental Ethics & Dental Practice Management (40+20+5+2+3 hours)70 330

 

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