MDS syllabus – Essential Knowledge

The MDS essential knowledge includes basic medical subjects, oral medicine, clinical dentistry, management of medical emergencies, oral radiological techniques, interpretation and diagnosis of orofacial disorders.



  • Examination of Patient – Case history recordings – 100
  • FNAC – 50
  • Biopsy – 50 Observe, Assist, & Perform under supervision
  • Intra – Oral radiographs: Perform an interpretation -500


  • Dental treatment to medically compromised patients – 25 Observe, Assist and perform under supervision
  • Extraoral radiographs, digital radiography – 25 Observe, Assist and perform under supervision


  • Giving intramuscular and intravenous injections
  • Administration of oxygen and life-saving drugs to the patient
  • Performing basic CPR and certification by redcross


  • All the above
  • Performed independently – Case history: Routine cases – 100
  • Interesting Cases – 25
  • Intra-oral Radiographs – 100
  • Periapical view – 100
  • Bitewing view – 50
  • Occlusal view – 50
  • Extraoral radiographs of different views – 100

All the students shall complete the minimum quota for the teaching and learning activities as follows

1.Journal Clubs5 in a Year
2.Seminars5 in a Year
3.Clinical Case Presentations4 in a Year
4.The lecture took for Undergraduates1 in a Year
5.Scientific Paper / Poster Presentations at State / National Level Conference4 paper/posters during three years of training workshop period
6.Clinical Pathological Conferences2 Presentations during three years of the training period
7.Scientific Publication (optional)One Publication in any Indexed Scientific Journal
8.Submission of SynopsisOne Synopsis within six months from the date of commencement of the course
9.Submission of Dissertation monthsOne dissertation within six before appearing for the university examination
10.Submission of Library DissertationOne dissertation within eighteen months from the date of commencement of the course