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    Dental science means dealing with health problems afflicting the mouth, the teeth, the gums and the other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. This field is rapidly changing and is creating many opportunities and challenges for those who plan to take up a career in dental science. Those who are in the practice of dentistry are known as dentists. Other people aiding in oral health service are called dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists.

    Dentistry is that branch of medicine which deals with the study and practice of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the mouth, the maxilla, and the face. This field of science also includes cosmetology under which the dentists try to improve the patients appearance by using a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Some of dentistry specialization areas are:

    Dental Public Health It is a study of dental epidemiology and social health policies.
    Endodontics It is a root canal therapy and study of diseases of the dental pulp.
    Orthodontics – It deals with straightening and aligning teeth and jaws.
    Periodontics This field takes care of gums and diseases that might affect them.
    Operative Dentistry or Endodontics This area specializes in root canal jobs, fillings and cosmetic surgery.
    Prosthodontics It involves making of artificial teeth.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology It is a study as well as treatment of oral and maxillofacial related diseases.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology It is a study and radiologic interpretation of of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery It deals specifically with surgeries of the mouth and the jaw.
    Oral pathology It provides the diagnosis for diseases that affect the mouth.

    Eligibility criteria:-
    All those candidates who have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry, biology, with at least 50% marks are eligible for admission in the Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) course. The all India Pre-medical / Pre-dental Entrance exam that is conducted by CBSE is common for both the MBBS and the Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS).

    Personal skills required:-
    If a candidate is willing to take up BDS, he / she must have patience, stamina to work hard for long periods, good health, cool temperament, strong interpersonal skills, concentration power, manual dexterity, accuracy along with a keen eye for detail.

    Job Scope and Career Options:-
    There are opportunities galore for dentists in dental departments in hospitals, nursing homes, dental clinics and health departments as well as teaching departments in dental colleges. Besides that, dentists can work in the Research and Advisory functions of pharmaceutical and other companies producing oral care products and medicines like a toothpaste, mouth wash, gum care products etc. There are some dentists who prefer self-employment like many other doctors, which is also a lucrative option.

    Colleges offering dental courses:

    SRM University, Chennai
    Meenakshi University, Chennai
    The Tuberculosis Research Centre (TRC), Chennai
    Shri Ramachandra University, Chennai
    Saveetha University, Chennai
    Rajas Dental College, Chennai
    Madras Institute of Development Studies University of Madras, Chennai
    The open International University For Alternative Medicines, Kolkata
    Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science & Research (GNIDSR), Kolkata
    Inter Global Education Services, Kolkata
    North Bengal Medical College University of North Bengal, Darjeeling
    M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Center, Pune
    Bhaarti Vidyapeeth University, Pune
    College of Nursing, AFMC Pune
    Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College, Pune
    University of Mumabi, Mumbai
    Sancheti Orthopedic Research Institute, Pune
    Government Medical College, Nagpur
    Enine School of Medical Transcription, Mumbai
    Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
    Saraswati Vidya Bhavan College of Pharmacy University of Mumbai, Mumbai
    SRM University, Ghaziabad
    All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Delhi
    University of Delhi, Delhi
    Maulana Azad Dental College, Delhi
    Protonix Research Services Pvt Ltd, Delhi
    University College Of Medical Sciences, Delhi
    Hindustan Institute of Dental Science, Greater Noida
    Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad
    Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad
    Sri Gobind Tricentinary Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute of Gurgaon
    Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College University of Delhi, Delhi
    Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Science & Research, Faridabad
    I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad
    Indira Gandhi College of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
    Clinnovo Research Labs, Hyderabad
    Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad
    Gandhi Institute Of Technology And Management, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam,