BDS; Bachelors of Dental Surgery

What is BDS?

BDS is an abbreviation of Bachelors of Dental Surgery. This is a course for undergraduates related to dental health who are further said to be dentist who are contacted in order to maintain dental health. The course comprises the components like integrated basic medical science, clinical medical science and clinical dental science. The students are taught to diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems. The course is officially for five years that includes a year of internship in order to practice the theories they are taught within the interval of four years.  It is a degree that directly contributes in well being of human beings. It is the recognised degree in perspective of teeth as teeth has a major function in a human body that regulates the functions of mouth in case of speech.


The major objectives of the programs are listed below:

  • To make the graduates demonstrate the understanding of principles and practice of modem dentistry with an in-depth knowledge of structure and functions of human body, normal and in diseases
  • To make the students participate in immunization and dental health programs and in health camp
  • To make the students identify the  common dental health problems, treat them and suggest the prevention for further days.
  • To make people aware about dental hygiene and health sanitation
  • To provide education to people about oral health and related health issues
  • To produce capable graduates who can identify medico legal dental cases and function as required
  • To develop a holistic approach to the practice of modem dentistry
  • To make the dental education as a matter of concern for everyone

Scope of BDS

Dentists is a recognised degree that covers up the various needs within a society. From oral care to the teeth related problems and mouth issues,dentists are always preferred to solve them and make patient free from dental problems. BDS graduates can enroll themselves in dental clinics, hospitals, health institutes, pharmaceutical companies and so on.  Here are the major scopes of BDS:

  • Dentist
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Endodontic
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Universities offering the course

Here is a list of top universities that offers the course:

The University of Hong Kong

Main Building, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong


King’s College London

London, England


University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam the Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Tokyo, Japan


Karolinska Institutet

Solna, Sweden


University of Bern

Bern, Switzerland


KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium


UCL (University College London)

Gower Street London


University of Gothenbur

Gothenburg, Sweden


Universities offering the course within Nepal

Nepal is an aspiring country in case of dental health. BDS is becoming one of the rising course for the medical students. Here is a list of the universities offering the course within Nepal:

Tribhuvan University

Officially known as TU, Constituent Colleges  and affiliated colleges are established under IOM( Institute of Medicine) out of which the following colleges offers the course

Maharajgunj Medical Campus

  1. Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
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Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences

Bhandarkhal, Kathmandu


Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences



Janamaitri Foundation Institute of Medical Sciences

Balaju, Kathmandu


National Model College for Advanced Learning

Lainchaur, Kathmandu


People’s Dental College and Hospital

Naya Bazar, Kathmandu


KIST Medical College

Patan, Lalitpur


MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj


Universal College of Medical Sciences

Siddharthanagar,  Bhairahawa


Janaki Medical College, Janakpur


Gandaki Medical College

Lekhnath, Kaski


Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur


Kathmandu University

Officially known as KU, this university has given affiliation to following colleges:

Kathmandu University School of Medical Science (KUSMS)

Address:  Dhulikhel Kavrepalanchok

Contact no,: 977-11-490497


Kantipur Dental College

Dhapasi, Basundhara, Ring Road (Near Police Bit) Kathmandu-3, Nepal

Contact no.: 977-01-4385910,


B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Dharan, Nepal

Tel : 977-25-525555

Fax: 977-25-520251


As a whole, BDS is an effective course for upcoming dentist who serve the state as a dentists maintaining the dental health, hygiene and oral health. The graduates can enroll in various places and establish themselves into a varieties of professionals holding the responsibility of oral health.  

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