To produce a post graduate who is competent in performing diagnosing and treating edentulous conditions with implants. He or she will manage the surgical and prosthetic procedures. He or she will be able to manage the surgical complications with ample knowledge of post-operative care and will be able to communicate properly and understand medico legal responsibilities.
Knowledge & Understanding
At the end of the course and the clinical training the graduate is expected to –
(1) Able to apply the knowledge gained in the preclinical subjects and related medical subjects like general surgery and general medicine in the management of patients with edentulous scenarios
(2) Able to diagnose, manage and treat (understand the principles of treatment of) patients with edentulous conditions by using implants.
(3) Knowledge of range of surgical and prosthetic treatments in implantology.
(4) Ability to decide the requirement of a patient to have prosthetic rehabilitation with implants.
(5) Understand the principles of in-patient management.
(6) Understand the principles of emergency management of complications, BLS measures and the medico legal responsibilities and formalities.
(7) Be able to decide the need for medical/ surgical consultations and the method of doing so.
(9) Should know ethical issues and have communication ability.
(10) Should know the common systemic and local diseases, drugs used and drug interactions
(11)Death Certification & legal aspects of forensic medicine
A graduate should have acquired the skill to:
(1) Examine any patient with edentulous conditions.
(2) Be able to understand requisition of various clinical and laboratory investigations. Radiographic planning with 2D AND 3D radiographs.
(3) Should be competent in atraumatic extraction of and immediate placement of implants.
(4) Should be able to carry out augmentation procedures of bone.
(5) Ability to assess, prevent and manage various complications during and after surgery.
(6) Able to provide primary care and manage medical emergencies in the dental office.
(7) Should be competent in measures necessary for homeostasis and wound closures.
On completion of the undergraduate training program the graduate should:
- Be able to apply the knowledge gained in the basic medical and clinical subjects in the management of patients with surgical problems.
- Be able to diagnose, manage and treat patients with basic oral surgical problem
- Have a broad knowledge of maxillofacial surgery and oral Implantology.
- Be familiar with legal, ethical and moral issues pertaining to patient care and communication skills.
- Have acquired the skill to examine any patient with an oral surgical problem in an orderly manner.
- Understand and practice the basic principles of asepsis and sterilization.
- Be competent in the extraction of the teeth under local anesthesia.
- Be Competent to carry out certain minor oral surgical procedures under Local Anesthesia like trans-alveolar extraction, frenectomy, Dentoalveolar procedures, simple impaction, biopsy, etc.
- Be Competent to assess, prevent and manage common complications that arise during and after minor oral surgery.
- Able to provide primary care and manage medical emergencies in the dental office.
- Be familiar with the management of major oral surgical problems and principles involved in the in-patient management.
- Be able to Certify Death.
The goals of postgraduate training in various specialities are to train the BDS graduate who will:
▫ Practice respective specialty efficiently and effectively, backed by scientific knowledge and skill.
▫ Exercise empathy and a caring attitude and maintain high ethical standards.
▫ Continue to evince keen interest in continuing professional education in the specialty and allied specialties irrespective of whether in teaching or practice.
▫ Willing to share the knowledge and skills with any learner, junior or a colleague.
▫To develop the faculty for critical analysis and evaluation of various concepts and views, to adopt the most rational approach.
The objective is to train a candidate so as to ensure higher competence in both general and special area of interest and prepare him/her for a career in teaching, research and specialty practice. A candidate must achieve a high degree of clinical proficiency in the subject matter and develop competence in research and its methodology as related to the field concerned. The above objectives are to be achieved by the time the candidate completes the course. The objectives may be considered as under –
- Knowledge (Cognitive Domain)
- Skills (Psychomotor Domain)
- Human values, ethical practice and communication abilities.
▫ Demonstrate understanding of basic sciences relevant to the specialty.
▫ Describe etiology, pathophysiology, principles of diagnosis and management of common problem within the specialty in adults and children.
▫ Identify social, economic, environmental and emotional determinants in a given case and take them into account for planning treatment.
▫ Recognize conditions that may be outside the area of specialty/competence and to refer them to an appropriate specialist.
▫ Update knowledge by self-study and by attending courses, conferences and seminars relevant to specialty.
▫ Undertake audit; use information technology and carry out research both basic and clinical with the aim of publishing or presenting the work at various scientific gatherings.
▫ Take a proper clinical history, examine the patient, perform essential diagnostic procedures and order relevant tests and interpret them to come to a reasonable diagnosis about the condition.
▫ Acquire adequate skills and competence in performing various procedures as required in the specialty.
Human values, ethical practice and communication abilities
▫ Adopt ethical principles in all aspects of practice.
▫ Foster professional honesty and integrity.
▫ Deliver patient care, irrespective of social status, caste, creed, or religion of the patient.
▫ Develop communication skills, in particular skill to explain various options available in management and to obtain a true informed consent from the patient.
▫ Provide leadership and get the best out of his team in congenial working atmosphere.
▫ Apply high moral and ethical standards while carrying out human or animal research.
▫ Be humble and accept the limitations in his knowledge and skill and to ask for help from colleagues when needed.
▫ Respect patient’s rights and privileges including patient’s right to information and right to seek a second opinion.
Medium of instruction:
The medium of instruction for the course shall be English.
This branch deals with the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the human facial skeleton and associated oral and facial structures.
The course shall be of three years duration. All the candidates for the degree of MDS are required to pursue the recommended course for at least three academic years as full time candidates in an institution affiliated to and approved for Postgraduate studies by KUHS, observing the norms put forward by the DCI.
- There will be no reduction for the course duration for any of the students including service candidates, diploma holders and those who have done senior house surgeoncy or equivalent research experience.
- No student shall be permitted to complete the course by attending more than 6 continuous years.
- A candidate selected for admission in a Dental College is obliged to follow the curriculum, rules and regulations as approved by the Dental Council of India and the University. Curriculum, rules or regulations are subject to changes from time to time.