DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

The MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) in Periodontology is a specialized postgraduate degree program in the field of dentistry that focuses on periodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.


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Program Objectives:

The following objectives are laid out to achieve the goals of the course

A) Knowledge:

Discuss historical perspective to advancement in the subject proper and related topics.
• Describe etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management and prevention of common periodontal diseases with emphasis on Indian population
• Familiarize with the biochemical, microbiologic and immunologic genetic aspects of  periodontal pathology
• Describe the interrelationship between periodontal disease and various systemic conditions
• Focus on Interdisciplinary Cases.
• Update the student by attending courses, conferences and seminars relevant to 
periodontics or by self-learning process.
• Plan out/ carry out research activity both basic and clinical aspects with the aim of publishing his/her work in scientific journals
• Shall develop knowledge, skill in the science and practice of Oral Implantology
• Principals of Surgery and Medical Emergencies.


B) Skills:

• Take a proper clinical history, thorough examination of intra oral, extra oral, medical history evaluation, advice essential diagnostic procedures and interpret them to come to a reasonable diagnosis
• Effective motivation and education regarding periodontal disease maintenance after the treatment
• Perform both non-surgical and surgical procedures independently
• Provide Basic Life Support Service (BLS) recognizes the need for advance life support and does the immediate need for that.
• Human values, ethical practice to communication abilities

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Program Duration:


The MDS Periodontology course typically has a duration of three years. It is pursued after completing a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree.




The curriculum of the MDS Periodontology course includes both theoretical and clinical components. It covers various aspects of periodontics, including:


a.) Periodontal Anatomy and Physiology: Studying the anatomy and function of the periodontal structures, such as the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.


b.) Periodontal Pathology and Diagnosis: Learning about the different types of periodontal diseases, their etiology, clinical features, and diagnostic methods.


c.) Periodontal Treatment Techniques: Gaining knowledge and practical skills in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery, regenerative techniques, and dental implantology.


d.) Periodontal Medicine: Understanding the relationship between periodontal diseases and systemic health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and pregnancy.


e.) Research Methodology: Acquiring research skills and learning how to design and conduct scientific research in the field of periodontics.


f. ) Case Presentations and Seminars: Presenting and discussing clinical cases, treatment planning, and management strategies under the guidance of faculty members.


Clinical Training:

The MDS Periodontology program includes extensive clinical training, where students gain hands-on experience in treating patients with various periodontal conditions. This involves performing diagnostic procedures, developing treatment plans, and implementing therapeutic interventions under supervision.


Research Component:

Research is an integral part of the MDS Periodontology course. Students are required to undertake a research project and submit a thesis based on their findings. This encourages critical thinking, enhances research skills, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of periodontology.


Seminars and Conferences:

Students may have opportunities to attend national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars related to periodontics. These events provide a platform for networking, staying updated with the latest research and advancements, and presenting their own research work.


Career Opportunities:

Upon completion of the MDS Periodontology course, graduates can pursue careers as periodontists in various settings, including private dental clinics, hospitals, academic institutions, and research organizations. They can provide specialized periodontal treatment, dental implant therapy, and play a vital role in multidisciplinary dental care teams.


Continuing Education:

Periodontics is a continuously evolving field, and it is important for periodontists to stay updated with the latest developments. Therefore, graduates of the MDS Periodontology program often engage in continuing education activities, such as attending conferences, participating in workshops, and pursuing advanced courses or fellowships to further enhance their knowledge and skills.

The MDS Periodontology course provides in-depth knowledge and advanced clinical training in the specialized field of periodontics. It equips dental professionals with the expertise to diagnose, treat, and manage periodontal diseases, ultimately contributing to the overall oral health and well-being of their patients.





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