COURSE OF STUDIES

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

The course of studies for BDS is four academic years. The duration of the academic session shall be 9 months including preparatory holidays and examinations.

The BDS curriculum is so arranged that it should produce a dental surgeon, capable of:

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making an accurate oral and dental examination and diagnosis

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giving local anaesthetic

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performing an operation on the teeth and jaws

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taking a good roentgenogram.

He/She should be proficient in:

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dental laboratory techniques

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advice on operative dentistry

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dento-legal work

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looking after community dental health.

 

Subjects

Lecture Hours

Practical/

Clinical Hours

Anatomy, Histology, etc.

100

300

Physiology & Biochemistry

50

150

Dental Materials & Dental Technology

50

200

Pakistan Studies

25

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Islamic Studies

25

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Oral & Dental Anatomy, Oral Physiology, Histology & Tooth Morphology

45

100

General & Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics

60

100

General Pathology & Microbiology

50

150

Surgery

60

200

Medicine

60

200

Oral Medicine

65

100

Oral Pathology & Bacteriology

65

100

Prosthetics

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Pre-Clinical Prosthetics (2nd year)

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Clinical Prosthetics (3rd & 4th years): complete dentures, immediate dentures, crown & bridge work, orofacial prosthetics

110

40

70

 

510

260

250

 

Conservative Dentistry

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Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry

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Clinical Conservative Dentistry

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Endodontics

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Periodontia

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Paedodontics

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Community Dentistry

125

30

30

15

20

15

15

695

260

45

100

100

100

30

Orthodontia & Radiology

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Orthodontia

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Radiology

55

40

15

160

140

20

Oral Surgery, Anaesthesia, Dental Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Medical / Dental Ethics & Dental Practice Management (40+20+5+2+3 hours)

70

330


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