B.D.S. or Bachelor of Dental Surgery is an undergraduate Dentistry programme. The duration of BDS course is 4-5 years with internship and without internship. The B.D.S. course is divided into 2 or more semesters. It is one of the most famous and chosen degree of dentists (doctors). The BDS is the only educational and professional programme of dental surgery in India. It is equivalent to the MBBS and owes the “Dr” domain. In the medical educational field, it is the second choice of the students after the MBBS course.
The students are taught about the denture, dental problems and surgery in BDS. It is a job oriented degree programme and various job opportunities are available in the hospital, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.
The degree of BDS is conferred on the successful completion of the four-year academic education and the one year mandatory internship programme in dentistry education leading to this programme. After completing the BDS, one is authorized to practice as a dentist.