Students who want to become a dentist can study Bachelors in dental surgery after the class 12th examination. The BDS course is for 3 to 5 years and can be pursued after MBBS as well.
A candidate who has studied science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must study English) and wants to study dentistry can do so by applying to bachelors in dental surgery after class 12. The student should be of 17 or 18 years of age and must clear the 12th standard examination with a minimum of 50% marks of the following subjects mentioned above from a recognized school. NEET is mandatory to be cleared for BDS. The student also needs to clear the cutoff of NEET entrance exam to apply in any dental colleges in Karnataka. The cut-off marks vary every year depending upon the variation of scores but more or less it remains the same.
The admission depends on the marks obtained in 12th examination and the scores of the competitive exam. The candidate will first have to register himself in any dental colleges by providing email is and password and he or she can apply to that specific college. Direct admission for bds in Karnataka can also be taken without any donation or other hidden charges.
The fee structure depends on whether the institution is private or not. Private universities are a bit more expensive than government approved universities but the money is worth paying. Loans could be taken to study BDS in private universities. Bachelors in dental surgery are a four-year course and the average fee is around 2 to 3 lacs. The scholarship is often awarded to students who rank first in entrance test the fee structure also depends on the hostel facilities, food provided and availability of accommodation.
The students after clearing bachelors in a dental surgery can become a general dentist under the supervision of a practitioner. The payment of a general dentist may not be sufficient but it will provide the experience and knowledge about how to handle and work with people having dental problems. They will learn more which will help them to apply for masters in dental surgery.
Admissions to dental colleges in Karnataka are the best as the faculty members of most of the colleges are quite knowledgeable and do their best to educate the students. The labs are well established with modern instruments and well sterilized for the safety of the students as well as for the teachers. The faculty members give their best to help students gain knowledge so that they can pursue masters in dental surgery and also for higher studies so that they become an efficient and effective dentist in future and be successful in their field of specialization
One should thus not wait and apply for bachelors in dental surgery who has a keen interest in dental problems and is ready to learn medical procedures on how to treat dental issues and injuries.