BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental surgery. it is a clinical field of surgery associated with mouth and dealing with the injuries related to teeth, jaw, and gums. It is a 5 year undergraduate degree program in dentistry to prepare students for successful career as a dental health practitioner.
MDS in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge is a specialty which deals with restoration of oral function developing restoration as well as maintenance of oral function, making comfortable denture and substitution of natural teeth as well as related tissues by settled or removable artificial substitutes.
MDS in Periodontology is a 3-year post graduate program. Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that involves the concepts and processes of rearrangement of teeth suffering from ailments of the supporting and contributing structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal layers, and alveolar bone. Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that destroy the attaching fibers and supporting bones that hold the teeth in the mouth. The course has been designed to address the need for skilled professionals to help prevent the occurrence of, and curb the spread of damage already caused by the infection.
M.D.S. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics or Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics is a postgraduate Dentistry course. Conservative Dentistry deals with prevention and treatment of disease and injuries of the teeth, here, diseased or fractured teeth are restored with restorative materials that are biologically acceptable and aesthetically pleasing. Whereas Endodontics deals with prevention and treatment of pulp and periarticular diseases and this specialty particularly strives to save an infected tooth and maintains its integrity in the dental arch. The course is an important one that offers many career scopes for the candidates after its successful completion.
M.D.S. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics or Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics is a postgraduate Dentistry Course. The Course helps to educate orthodontists who are proficient at treating the broad scope of occlusal and dento-facial malocclusions. Special emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment planning, growth and development, biomechanics, and occlusion, using research to help develop critical thinking and writing skills while making a significant contribution to the scientific literature. The course helps to focus on the alignment of the teeth and the dental arches: the maxilla and the mandible. The practice of this specialty includes diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion and other abnormalities of the developing or mature oro-facial structures.
M.D.S. Oral Pathology & Microbiology or Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Pathology & Microbiology is postgraduate Dentistry course. The Course includes the study which deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is the science which investigates the causes, process and effects of these diseases. Oral pathology department is to provide basic knowledge of Normal Dental Anatomy and Histology and its pathological form for improved understanding of the oral diseases and increased skill in its diagnosis. The course is career providing in nature that opens many opportunities for them after its completion.
M.D.S. Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry or Master of Dental Surgery in Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry is a postgraduate Dentistry course. Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Course helps to Identify and differentiate between normal and abnormal somatic dentofacial and psychological growth and development and to promote physical, mental, psychological and dental health of the child, to note any aberrant alterations in development of child, to improve the dental health in accord to the general health and to encourage the dental profession at all levels to ensure that the younger generation in the future will require less dental treatment.
Masters of Dental Sciences [MDS] in Oral Medicine and radiology is a 3-year full time postgraduate course, the eligibility for which is having a bachelor’s degree in dental sciences with a minimum of 55% marks. Certain universities offer a direct entrance test for admission in the college while others require you to have already given any of the standard tests for MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology such as NEET MDS.
Maratha Mandal, Belgaum started in 1931, a dedicated group of individuals belonging to the Maratha Community, embarked on a dream. Their vision – to create a strong education base in the neglected areas of North Karnataka. Over a period of 75 years, the Maratha Mandal’s Trust has blazed a trail, and set an unparalleled example in the state. Today, The Maratha Mandal’s trust runs over 35 Institutions in the field of Education. More than 12,000 students undergoing every possible course from kindergarten to degree programs in the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce and also professional courses in Dental, Engineering, Pharmacy & Polytechnic etc. are all part of this gigantic social phenomenon.
The Maratha Mandal Trust is ably managed by a board constituting the President, Vice President & Managing Committee Members, Trust Board Members & Governing Council Members, each a responsible and knowledgeable person with an immaculate track record. The success of Maratha Mandal can be attributed to their sterling contribution over the years. Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Belgaum stands testimony to the high professional standards aimed for and achieved by The Maratha Mandal, Belgaum.