Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge is that branch of dental art and science pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral function, health, comfort, and appearance by the replacement of mission or lost natural teeth and associated tissues either by fixed or removable artificial substitutes.
MDS Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth, utilizing fixed or removable prostheses. Crown and bridge, a common treatment in prosthodontics, involves placing artificial crowns on damaged teeth or bridging the gap between missing teeth for improved aesthetics and function.
The eligibility criteria for admission to the MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge program are as follows:
The candidate should have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from a recognized university. The candidate should also have completed a one-year rotating internship program in a recognized dental college.
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in their BDS degree. However, for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes, the minimum percentage is 40%.
Duration of the Course: 3 Years.
Theory & Examination:
Distribution of topics for each paper will be as follows:
1st Year MDS:
Paper-I: Applied Basic Sciences:
Applied anatomy, embryology, growth and development Genetics,
Immunology, anthropology, Physiology, Nutrition and Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology, virology, applied pharmacology, Research Methodology and bio statistics.
Applied Dental anatomy and histology, Oral pathology & Oral Microbiology, Adult and geriatric psychology. Applied dental materials.
3rd Year MDS:
Paper-I: Removable Prosthodontics and Implant supported prosthesis (Implantology), Geriatric dentistry and Cranio facial Prosthodontics.
Paper-II: Fixed Prosthodontics, occlusion, TMJ and esthetics.
Paper-III: Descriptive and analyzing type question.
Practical / Clinical Examination:
1. Presentation of treated patients and records during their 3 years Training period:
b. R. P.D.
c. F.P.D. including single tooth and surface restoration
e. Occlusal rehabilitation
g. Maxillofacial Prosthesis
h. Pre-Clinic Exercises
2. Present actual treated patients C.D. Prosthesis and Insertion:
1. Discussion on Treatment plan and patient review.
2. Tentative jaw relation records.
3. Face Bow transfer.
4. Transferring it on articulators.
5. Extra Oral tracing and securing centric and protrusive/ Lateral record.
6. Transfer in on articulator.
7. Selection of teeth.
8. Arrangement of teeth.
9. Waxed up denture trial.
10. Fit, insertion and instruction of previously processed characterized, anatomic complete denture prosthesis.
3. Fixed Partial Denture:
a. Case discussion and selection of patient for F.P.D.
b. Abutment preparation isolation and fluid control
c. Gingival retraction and impressions
d. Cementation of provisional restoration
4. Removable Partial Denture:
a. Surveying and designing of partial dentate cast.
b. Discussion on components and material selection including occlusal schemes.
I. Viva-Voce examination
II. Pedagogy Exercise.
Here are some career opportunities and prospects for MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge graduates:
Prosthodontist in Private Practice:
Many MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge specialists establish their own private practice, offering comprehensive prosthodontic treatments to patients. This allows them to have control over their work, patient base, and income.
Graduates can pursue an academic career by joining dental colleges or universities as faculty members. They can contribute to teaching and mentoring dental students, conducting research, and publishing scientific papers in the field of prosthodontics.
Government Dental Surgeon:
MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge specialists can work as dental surgeons in government hospitals, dental clinics, and healthcare facilities. They may be involved in providing prosthodontic treatment to patients, conducting dental health programs, and contributing to public dental health initiatives.
Research and Development:
Graduates can pursue careers in research and development, working with dental product manufacturers or research institutions. They can contribute to the development of new materials, techniques, and technologies in the field of prosthodontics.
MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge specialists can work as consultants, providing expert advice and specialized prosthodontic services to dental clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.
Dental Specialist in Multi-specialty Clinics:
They can join multi-specialty dental clinics as a part of a team of dental specialists, collaborating with other dental professionals to provide comprehensive dental care to patients.
There are opportunities for MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge specialists to work abroad in countries where there is a demand for dental specialists or to pursue fellowship programs or advanced training in reputed international institutions.>