The Postgraduate (MDS) program started in the year 2014 with 3 seats. The academic curriculum includes a dissertation, Library dissertation, departmental and interdepartmental seminar presentations, journal club, Pre-clinical work and Clinical training. In addition to providing lectures and seminars, a major emphasis is placed on clinical training, such as patient care. Students are expected to be familiar with caries etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment planning. They are required to have clinical experience in management of simple and advanced restorative/endodontic cases (amalgam and composite fillings, inlay/onlay preparations, endodontic treatment of single/multi-rooted teeth, etc.).
At the end of the MDS course the postgraduate is expected to –
- Describe etiology, pathophysiology, periapical diagnosis and management of common restorative situation, endodontics situations that will include contemporary management of dental caries, management of trauma and pulpal pathoses including periodontal situations.
- Perform surgical and non-surgical Endodontics including endodontic endo-osseous implants, as well as endodontic-periodontal surgical procedures as part of multidisciplinary approach to clinical condition.
- Update himself by self-study and by attending basic and advanced courses, conferences seminars, and workshops in the specialty of Conservative Dentistry-Endodontics-Dental Materials and Restorative Dentistry.