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BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery Scope in Pakistan & Abroad


BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Dentist diagnosis and treats the dental and oral diseases.Its a noble profession. Dentists enjoy a respectable place in the society. Younger sister of Quaid-e-Azam was a dental doctor. BDS is a five years program and the second choice of every F.Sc pre medical student after MBBS.
There is a great demand of professional dentists through out the world and it is taken as one of the highly paid profession.



In Pakistan quacks are treating the patients and there is still a great demand of qualified dentists in every city of Pakistan. Due to shortage of qualified dentists in the country almost all the BDS degree holders get job in some public or private hospital. But majority of dental doctors prefer private practice due to huge income possibilities. Some years back, it was a difficult task for Pakistani students to become a dentist but know a days number of private dental colleges have opened in different cities of Pakistan.



Many students are also doing BDS from China. But if you get admission in BDS program in China then kindly confirm from PMDC about the authenticity of dental college or university. BDS doctors are offered 17th grade in government hospitals. Dentistry has become very advance now a days and lot of technology (laser, computer and high tech equipment) has been involved in this field. Dentists can get foreign immigration easily but it is not recommended at all as our country its self need the services of qualified dentists and they can earn great income in their own country.


HEC has proposed following scheme of studies for B.D.S.
First Year
Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology
Islamic Studies & Pakistan Studies
Second Year
General Pathology
General Pharmacology
Preclinical Dentistry
Oral Pathology
Science of Dental Materials
Behavioral Science
Third Year
General Medicine
General Surgery
Community Dentistry
Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis/Oral Radiology
Fourth Year
Operative Dentistry
Oral and Maxillo facial Surgery
Elective Projects
Selective Projects
Fifth Year
Comprehensive Dental Care
Operative Dentistry including Peodontics
Oral Medicine/Oral Diagnosis/Oral Radiology
Special Care Dentistry
Elective Projects
Selective Projects


Eligibility Criteria
Students with at least 60 percent marks in F.Sc pre medical/BSc/A level or equivalent qualification can apply for admission in BDS but they also have to appear in the MCAT entry test. Provincial governments conducts the MCAT test while in Punjab University of Health Sciences has been assigned the duty of conducting the MCAT Test.



Who Should Go For BDS
The students who want to serve humanity should go for BDS.
Students who want to add the prefix of Doctor with their name.
Students who want to research in dental field.
Students who wish to join dental college as lecturer.
Those who want to become their own boss.
Those who want to have a respectable place in the society.
Those who want to lead a luxurious life with sense of satisfaction.



Career & Scope

Job Areas
Government Dental Hospitals
Private Dental Hospital
Private Practice
Pharma Companies
Dental Technician Colleges
Dental Equipment Manufacturing Factories
Dental Raw Material Manufacturing Factories



Job Types
Lecturer in Dental Technician College
Dental Medical Officer in Government Hospitals
Medical Representative
Consultant Dentist
Private Practitioner
Dental Lab In-charge
Quality Testing Officer in Dental Products Manufacturing Factories.

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8 thoughts on “BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery Scope in Pakistan & Abroad”

  1. i am desperate for medical but unfortunately ….i got 67% in hsc part 1… n hoping to increse it … plz tell me dat it may possible? to get da admissin in bds in behria? aur any self finance ?

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