Thanks to mushrooming private dental colleges in India, more dental graduates are being created than there is demand for, as the metros, smaller cities and towns are already saturated. As for rural areas, oral healthcare is not an area of great concern yet.
The dental education sector in India provides training at the under-graduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral levels. The first degree, BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), comprises under-graduate training of four years followed by one year of internship. The students rotate through various dental specialities after the completion of the formal coursework and examinations given during the first four years of the programme.
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