Bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) degree is awarded at the successful completion of four years of study and one year of internship to the students as per the old regulations of Dental council of India. According to new regulations, the BDS course comprises of five years with no internship period.The course comprises didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work and conferences.The aim and objective of the curriculum is to produce a dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral disease.A dental surgeon is a registered health care professional who has attained a degree in B.D.S. On qualification they will work to standards set and regulated to provide preventive and restorative treatments for patients that affect the mouth, teeth, head and neck. Dental surgeons work closely with patients and develop a high standard of professional responsibility, delivering oral health care to the community within a team environment.
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