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Dental Science deals with all health problems afflicting the mouth, the teeth, the gums and the other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. It is a rapidly changing field creating many opportunities and challenges. It also includes cosmetology where the dentists try to improve the patients' appearance by using a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Some of the specialization areas of dentistry are as follows.

·        Orthodontics deals with straightening and aligning teeth and jaws

·        Periodontics specializes in the care of gums and the diseases that might afflict them

·        Operative Dentistry or Endodontics for root canal jobs, fillings and cosmetic surgery

·        Prosthodontics involves the making of artificial teeth

·        Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery deals specifically with operations on the mouth and jaw

·        Pediatric Dentistry for treating children

·        Oral Pathology provides the diagnosis for diseases that affect the mouth


The candidates who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and 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 conducted by the CBSE is common for both the MBBS and the Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS). 

The candidate willing to be a dentist must have patience, stamina to work hard for long periods, good health, cool temperament, strong interpersonal skills, concentration power, manual dexterity and accuracy along with a keen eye for detail.

Job Scope and Career Options

There are excellent employment opportunities available for dentists in dental departments in hospitals, nursing homes, dental clinics and health departments as well as teaching departments in dental colleges. Also, the dentists can work in the Research and Advisory functions of a pharmaceutical and other companies producing oral care products and medicines like toothpaste, mouth wash, gum care products, etc. Many dentists also prefer a self-employment which is also a promising avenue.

Some of the Major Dental Colleges are given below.

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences,
Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda District (A.P.)
Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Afzalganj, Hyderabad – 500012 (A.P.)
Sree Sai Dental College & Research Institute,
Vill.:Chapuram, Balaga Rural, Dist.: Srikakulam (A.P.)
Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute for Dental Science & Research Centre,
Dilsukhnagar, Ranga Reddy District(A.P.)
Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences,H. No.16-2-740/51,- Kalyannagar,Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad - 500060 (A.P.)
Vishnu Dental College,
Kovvada, (V), Vishnupur,Bhimavaram –534202 (A.P.)
Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences,
Rampachodavaram, E.G.- Dt.,Rajahmundry (A.P.)
Mamata Dental College,
4-2-161, Police Housing Colony, Opp. Rotary Nagar, Khamam– 507 002 Andhra Pradesh
Gitam Dental College, Gandhinagar Campus, Rushi Konda,Vishakhapatnam –530045
Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery,
Opp. Shiv Nagar, Kothrapally,Vikarabad– 501101
Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences,
Takkellapadu, Guntur – 522 509 Andhra Pradesh
Narayana Dental College,
Chinthareddypalem, Nellore – 524 002 (A.P.).
Army College of Dental Sciences,
Mercury Lines, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad– 500 015
C.V.S. Krishnamurthy Teja Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Chandalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, Tirupati – 517506

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Vijayawada – 520008 (A.P.)

St. Joseph Dental College,
Duggirala, Eluru 534004Andhra Pradesh

Regional Dental College,
Guwahati– 781002 (Assam)

Patna Dental College & Hospital,
Ashok Raj Path, P.O. Bankipur,Patna – 800004(Bihar)

Dr. S.M. Naqui Imam Dental College & Hospital,
Behera – 847201(Bihar)

Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital,
Samastipur Road,Mansukh Nagar (Ekmighat),Loheriasarai,Darbhanga,(Bihar)

Darbhanga Dental College,
Mir Gheyas Chak, Millat College West Road,Darbhanga– 846 004(Bihar)

Budha Institute of Dental Sciences,
Patrakarnagar, Kankarbagh, Patna – 800020 (Bihar)

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, New Bailey Road, (West of Kanal)Patna– 801503.

Sarjug Dental College,
Hospital Road, Laheria Sarai, Darbhanga (Bihar).

Chatttisgarh Dental College & Research Institute,
P.B. No.25, Sundra, Rajnandgaon,Chhattisgarh 491441

Govt. Dental College,
Raipur Chhattisgarh

Maulana Azad Dental College & Hospital,
MAMC Complex,New Delhi – 110002

Goa Dental College & Hospital,
P.O. Bambolim,Goa – 403202

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
New Civil Hospital Compound, Asarwa,Ahmedabad– 380016 (Gujrat)

Ahmedabad Dental College,
Ranchodpura, Santej Village,Gandhinagar, Taluka,Ahmedabad(Gujarat)
Manubhai Patel Dental College,
Vishva Jyoti Ashram Nr. Vishvamitri Bridge, Munjmahuda,Vadodara – 390 011(Gujarat)
Govt. Dental College,
K.M. Shah Dental College,
Waghodia Road,Piparia, Teh. Waghodia,Distt. Vadodara –391760Gujarat

Jan Nayak Chaudhari Devilal  Dental College,
Haryana, PIN 125 055

Guru Govind Tricenetary Dental College,Hospital & Research Institute,
Near Sultanpur Jheel,Bir Sanctuary, Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar Road,Budhera - 123505 Gurgaon (Haryana)

Dental College,
Medical Campus, Rohtak– 124001 (Haryana)

Swami Devi Dyal Hospital & Dental College,
Goalpura, Teh:Barwala,Dist. Panchkula,Haryana

Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences& Research,
Kheri More,Village Bhopani,Faridabad 121002Haryana

Shri Baba Mastnath Dental College & Hospital,
Asthal Bohar,Rohtak – 124021(Haryana)

D.A.V. Centanary Dental College,
Model Town, Yamuna Nagar-135001 (Haryana)

B.R.S. Dental College & Hospital,
Kotbilla,Distt. Panchkula –134118(Haryana)

Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Mullana – 133 203 (Ambala) Haryana

Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar, Distt. Mandi,(HimachalPradesh)

MNDAV Dental College & Hospital,
Tatul,P.O. Oachghat-173223(H.P.)

H.P. Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Shimla– 171 001.(Himachal Pradesh)

Bhojia Dental College & Hospital,
Budh,Teh.Nalagarh (H.P.).

Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences,
Paonta Sahib,Distt.Sirmour (H.P.)

Govt. Dental College,
Shreem Bag Karan Nagar Srinagar (Kashmir) – 190008

A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences,
Medical Complex- Deralakatte – 574 160

Al Ameen Dental College
Bijapur– 586108

Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital,
M.S.K. Mill Road,Gulbarga – 585102
A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences,
N.H.17, Kuntikana,Mangalore – 575004

AME’s Dental College,

Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
5/3, Hosur Main- Road,Bangalore – 560029

Bapuji Dental College & Hospital,
Davangere – 577004

College of Dental Sciences,
Davangere– 577004.

College of Dental Surgery,
Kasturba Medical College,Manipal– 576119-

College of Dental Surgery,
Light House, Hill Road,Mangalore – 575001-

Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences,
Kanjithanda, Kushalappa- Complex,Maggula,Virajpat – 571 218, Coorg District,Karnataka

Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences,
Shavige Malleawara Hills,Kumara- Swamy Layout,Bangalore – 560078

Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College,
298, 299 S.G.R. Towers, 7th Cross,Domlur Layout, Bangalore – 560071

Farooquia Dental College & Hospital,
Umer Khayyam Road,Edigha, Tilak Nagar,Mysore – 570021

Govt. Dental College Fort,
Bangalore– 580002.

H.K.D.E.T’s Dental College & Hospital & Research Institute,
Humnabad – 585330

H.K.E. Society’s Nijalingappa Insitute of Dental Sciences & Research,

Jagdguru Shri Shivarathruaswara Dental College & Hospital,
Sri Shivarathruaswara Nagar,Mysore – 570015

K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
No. 36, Temple Road,BEML Nagar, Kolar Gold,Kolar Gold Fields – 563115

KLE Society’s Dental College,
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Campus, Nehru Nagar,Belgaum– 590010

K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital,
Kurunjibag 574237Sullia   D.K.

Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Hunasamaranahalli, Vie Yelahanka,Bangalore – 562157

KLE Society’s Dental College,
No. 20, Yeshwanthpur Suburb,II Stage, Tumkur Road,Bangalore-560022.

Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre,
1007, Malmaruti Ext.,Opp. Police Parade Ground,Belgaum  590016

Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
No. 6 & 7, Bileakhalli GateBannerghatta Road,Bangalore-560076

M.R.A. Dental College,
1/36, Cline Road, Cooke Town,Bangalore– 560005.

M.S. Ramaiaha Dental College,
M.S.Ramaiah, Edl. Campus,M.S.R.I.T. Post, New BEL Road,Bangalore – 560054

NSVK Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital,
Kariyappanhalli, Anckel Road Bannerghatta,Bangalore560 083

Oxford Dental College
I, Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore – 560078

P.M. Nadaguda Dental College & Hospital,
Bagalkot – 587101(Distt.Bijapur – Karnataka)

Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital,

R.V. Dental College,
No. CA 37, 24th Main,1st Phase, J.P. Nagar,Bangalore– 560078.

S.B. Patil Institute for Dental Sciences & Research,
Naubad Bidar – 585402-

SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Sattur,Dharwad – 580009-

Shravathi Dental College
Alkola, T.H. Road,Shimoga – 577204

S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital,
Chitradurga – 577502

Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital,
Vidya Nagar, Hassan – 573201

Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Cholanagar, Hebbal,Bangalore – 560032

Sri Siddhartha Dental College,
B.H. Road, Agalkate,Tumkur 572107

V.S. Dental College,
K.R. Road, V.V. Puram,Bangalore– 560004.

Vydehi Instt. of Dental Sciences & Research,
#82, EPIP Area, Whitefield,Bangalore – 560066

Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital,
Nithynanda Nagar,Deralakatte,Mangalore – 575018

College of Dental Sciences,
Edapally, Kochi, Kerala (Amrita)

Dental College,
Medical Campus,Trivandrum – 695 011

Dental College,
Medical College Campus,Kozhikode – 8

Govt.Dental College,

PMS College of Dental Science & Research,
P.O. VenkodeVatappara, Thiruvananthpuram– 695028

Mar Baselios Dental College,Thankalam,
Kothamangalam,Distt. Ernakulam 686691

Annoor Dental College,
Perumattom P.O., Muvattupuzha,Dist. Ernakulam

Royal Dental College,
Iron Mills, Chalissery P.O.,Palakkad Dt., 679536

Pariyaram Dental College,
Pariyaram - 670502, District Kannur (Kerala)

Century International Institute of Dental Science & Research Center,
Poinachi, P.O. Thekkil, (VIA),Chengala,Dist. : Kasaragod- 671541

College of Dentistry,
Indore – 452001 (M.P.)

College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Theomer Ghat, Rao,Indore – 453 331(M.P.)

Modern Dental College & Research Centre,
Nainod, Gandhi Nagar, Airport Road,Indore – 453 112.

Peoples College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
Karond Bhanpur Bypass Road,Bhopal –462070 (M.P.)

RKDF Dental College & Research Centre,

Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry & Research Centre
Gwalior (M.P.)

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College,
Paithan Road, Kanchanwadi,Aurangabad – 431003 (M.J.)

Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre,
Digdoh Hill, Hingna Road, Nagpur – 440019 (Maharashtra)

Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital,
Pimpri, Mahesh Nagar,Pune – 411 018.

M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre,
Pune,2390 K.B. Hidayatullah Road,Azam Campus, Camp.Pune – 411 001

Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College,
19/71 Kegaon,Solapur (Maharashtra)

Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research Centre,
Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Campus,New Paragon –416137Distt. Kolhapur

Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College
Post Box No.145, Sakri Road,Dhule-424001 (Maharashtra)

Mahatma  GandhiMission’s Dental College,
Sec-18, Kamothe,Navi Mumbai 410209

Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital,
Sector 4,  Plot No.18,Opp. Kharghar Railway Station,Khardhar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210

Terna Dental College & Hospital,
Sector-22, Phase II,Nerul,Navi Mumbai-400706

Bharati Vidyapeetha Dental College & Hospital,
Katraj Dhankawadi Educational Complex,Pune – 411043 (Maharashtra)

S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital,

Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial Medical Trust’s Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital,
Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha – 442004 (Maharashtra)

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Medical College Campus,Aurangabad– 431001 (Maharashtra)

Rural Dental College,
Loni,B.K.413736Dist. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital,
Tapovan, Wadali Road Camp,Amravati  444602(Maharashtra)

Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College & Hospital,
Mumbai Agar Road, Panchvati,Nashik-422003 (Maharashtra)

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
1, P.D’mello Road, Fort,Mumbai-400001 (Maharashtra)

Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital,
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Nagar, Sector-7, Nerul Noda,New Bombay – 400706

Nair Hospital Dental College,
Dr. A.L. Nair Road,Byculla,Mumbai-400008 (Maharashtra)

Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital,
A/P Kavalapur, Tal. Miraj,South Shivaji Nagar,Sangli-416416 (Maharashtra)

Jamanlal Goenka Dental College & Hospital,
Gorakshan RoadP.O. Box No. 146,Akola – 444004 (Maharashtra)

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Nagpur – 440003 (Maharashtra)

Dental Wing,S.C.B. Medical College,
Cuttak – 753007 (Orissa)

V.M. Lord Jagganath Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Toshali Plaza,Block No. A-1 & B-1,Satya Nagar,Bhubaneswar – 751007 (Orissa)

Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital,
Old Secretariat Building,Indira Nagar, Gorimedu,Pondicherry– 605006.

Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College,Hospital & Research Institute,
Sector 40, Urban State, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana-141010 (Punjab)

National Dental College & Hospital,
Gulabgarh,Dera Bassi, Distt. Patiala,Punjab.

Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital,
Kotkapura Road,Muktsar – 152 026 (Punjab).

Khalsa Dental College & Hospital,
VPO Nangal Kalan,Distt. Mansa (Punjab)

Guru Nanak Dev Dental College & Research Institute,
Lakhmirwala Road,Sunam  148028(Punjab)

Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences
Faridkot – 151203 (Punjab)

Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research,
Sri Amritsar –143006(Punjab)

Christian Dental College,
Post Box No. 109,C.M.C.,Ludhiana – 141 008 (Punjab)

Pb. Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Amritsar– 143001.(Punjab)

Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Stone 8 k.m., Sirhind Road,Patiala (Punjab).

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Patiala– 147001.(Punjab)

Jodhpur Dental College & General Hospital,

College of Dentistry,Mahatama Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences,
Sitapur Industrical Area,Tonk Road,Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital,
Bagru Khurd, Jaipur,Rajasthan

Pacific Dental College,
Debari,Udaipur – 313 024.

Maharaj Vinayak Dental College & Research Institute,
M-80, Mahesh Colony,Tonk Phatak, Jaipur 302015.

Govt. Dental College & Hospital,
Near T.B. Hospital, Subhash Nagar,Jaipur– 302016 (Rajasthan)

Darshan Dental College & Hospital,
Ranakpur Road,LoyaraUdaipur – 313001

Surendra Dental College & Research Institute,
Sri Ganganagar

Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital,
New No.22, Plot No.121, G.N. Chetty Road,T. NagarChennai – 600017 (Tamil Nadu)

K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research,
Thokkavadi, Dist:NakakkalTamil Nadu

Sri Rama Krishna Dental College & Hospital,
S.N.R. College Road,Coimbatore– 641 006

SRM Dental College,
Bharathy Salai, Ramapuram Madras – 600089

Sri Ramachandra Dental College,
1, Ramachandara Nagar, Porur,Chennai– 600116.(Tamil Nadu)

Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital,
Alapakkam Road, Maduravoyal,Chennai– 602102.(Tamil Nadu)

Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital,
Annamalai Nagar – 808002(Tamil Nadu)

Saveetha Dental College & Hospital,
No. 162 Poonamellee High Road,Velappanchavadi,Chennai – 600077(Tamil Nadu)

Ragas Dental College & Hospital,
2/102, East Coast Road,Uthandhi, Chennai 600 119(Tamil Nadu)

Rajas Dental College,
Raja Nagar,Vadakangulam – 627116(Tirunaivali Distt.) (Tamil Nadu)

JKK Natrajah Dental College
Komarapalayam – 6388183Namakkal Dt.(Tamil Nadu)

Vinayaka Mission’s Sankaracharayar Dental College,
44 Second Agracharan,Salem– 636001 (Tamil Nadu)

Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,
Velachery Main Road,Narayanpuram, Chennai – 601 302 (Tamil Nadu).

Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences,
Padanilam Welfare Trust,V.P.M. Hospital Complex,Padanilam, Kulasekharam, K.K. Distt.Tamilnadu – 629 161.

Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College
Opp. Fort Railway Station,Chennai – 600003

U.P. Dental College & Research Centre,
Sector 1,Akhilesh Das Nagar, Faizabad Road,Lucknow

Harsaran Dass Dental College,
Kazipura More,26th Km Stone,Delhi Hapur Bypass, N.H.24,Ghaziabad.

Career Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
10/44, Vikas Nagar,Lucknow– 226 002

Kanti Devi Dental College,
Delhi Mathura Road, National Highway P.O. Chhatikara,Mathura – 281006 (U.P.)

Institute of Dental Studies & Technology,
Delhi Meerut Road, NH 55,KadrabadModi Nagar – 201201 (U.P.)

Instituteof Dental Sciences,
Bichpuri Road, NavadaJogian,PilibhitBypass Road,Bareilly 243006

Shri Bankey Bihari Dental College & Research Centre,
MasuriCanal, Ghaziabad(U.P.)

I.T.S.Centre for Dental Studies & Research,
DelhiMeerut Road, Asalat Nagar,MuradNagar,Ghaziabad– 201206 (U.P.)

Subharati Dental College,
Subharti Puram Delhi Haridwar Bypass Road,Meerut– 250003

ChandraDental College & Hospital,
VillDharsania, Safedabad,Dist.:Barabanki

Dental College & Hospital,
Faculty of Medicine,Aligarh Muslim University,Aligarh

Avadh Institute of Dental Sciences,
Dewa Road, Chinhat,Lucknow– 226 019.

D.J.College of Dental Sciences & Reseach,
AjitMahal, Niwari Road,ModiNagar – 201 204 (U.P.)

Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre,
Mohra Mustaqeen, Kanth Road, Moradabad

Santosh Dental College & Hospital,
No. 1, Santosh Nagar,Pratap Vihar,Ghaziabad 201009

Sardar Patel Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences,
Chaudhary Vihar, Utrathia,Rae Bareilly Road,Lucknow – 226025

V.M.S. Internationl Dental College,
Mau, Ataria, Arya Nagar,Distt. Sitapur – 261001

Rama Dental College & Hospital & Research Centre,
A/1, Lakhanpur (Near Shahu Ji Maharaj University)Kanpur  208024

Faculty of Dental Sciences,
C.S.M.M.University, Lucknow – 226003.

Saraswati Dental College
233, Tiwari Ganj,Faizabad Road, P.O. – Juggour (Via Chinhat),Lucknow – 227 105

Seema Dental College,
Virpur,Rishikesh,Uttaranchal 249201

Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital,
114, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road,Calcutta – 700014.

The North Bengal Dental College,
North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Campus, Sushratangar, Distt.Darjeeling (West Bengal)

Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science & Research,
Panihati,Kolkatta – 700114 (West Bengal)

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