Are you looking for the scope of BDS in Pakistan? Then this blog will provide you all the information you need to know about BDS and scope of BDS in Pakistan. Teeth are the most vital part of the human body, taking good care of your teeth is very important for a healthy life style. Dentists are responsible for promoting dental health and also helps in preventing various diseases because teeth are said to be the gateway for various diseases. So taking good care of teeth is mandatory.

BDS in Pakistan
BDS in Pakistan

What is BDS:

BDS stands for “Bachelor of Dental Surgery”. It is concerned with all health problems afflicting the mouth, teeth, gums & other hard & soft tissues of the oral cavity. To an extent, it includes cosmetology, where corrective treatment is involved. Dentists improve patients’ appearance by using a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures.

Specialization in BDS:

Within dentistry, there are specific specialties. Some of them are mentioned below:

Endodontics:
The area which specializes in the treatment of the internal tissues or “pulp” of the tooth which is mostly made up of nerves and blood vessels; an endodontist performs root canal treatments and other procedures and examinations involving the inner tooth

Orthodontics:
This specialization deals with the alignment and straightening of the teeth and jaw; an orthodontist will fit braces and treat disorders involving misaligned teeth; will also deal with issues involving bone in and around the mouth area which may be related to other health issues. It’s for root canal jobs, filling & cosmetic surgery

Periodontics:
– refers to the area around the tooth, including the gums and other tissues; a periodontist will deal with gum disease and other gum ailments

Prosthodontics
– the area relating to cosmetic dentistry and the appearance of teeth; a prosthodontist fits implants to replace removed teeth and deals with other prosthetics in the mouth. It is specialization in making of artificial teeth

Paediatric dentist:
 specializes in treating children’s teeth; may work with other specialists if specific areas (e.g. gum disease) are involved

BDS in Pakistan
BDS in pakistan

BDS Work nature:

 The major function of a dentist is anticipation & treatment of diseases related to the oral cavity, including the floor of the oral cavity, the ‘roof’ of the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue etc. Dentists also perform treatments like tooth extractions and polishing of teeth .Educating patients about oral hygiene and suggesting ways to preserve a healthy mouth also comes under the category of the jobs of dentists. Basically dentists encourage patients to take good care of teeth so they can prevent cavities and other gum diseases.

BDS Doctors Job:

Dentists may have to perform the following Medicare’s;

  1. Diagnose the problem related to teeth and gems and then treat the problem
  2. Remove tooth decay, fill cavities, straighten teeth, repair cracked teeth
  3. Clean patient’s teeth through dental procedures
  4. Also perform surgery to treat different kind of gums diseases.
  5. Provide instructions related to brushing and flossing.

Eligibility criteria for BDS in Pakistan:

  1. FSc. Pre-Medical (Biology-Chemistry-Physics) or equivalence degree e.g A-Level etc.
  2. 65% Marks in Punjab & 60% in other Provinces
  3. Domicile from Home District
  4. MDCAT entry test
  5. Age should be less than 25 years

Scope of BDS in Pakistan:

The career scope of BDS in Pakistan is very high.BDS scope is very high, not only in Pakistan, but, all over the world. As mentioned before teeth are the most important part of our body problems related to teeth are also very common in  Pakistan. The increasing thorny lifestyles & continuous research has resulted in the emergence of different specialties in the field of BDS

Career Opportunities after BDS in Pakistan:

A vast number of career opportunities are available for BDS students both in Government & Private sectors. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Private clinic
  2. Armed Forces Jobs
  3. Nursing homes
  4. Poly-Clinics
  5. Research & Health centers
  6. Medical colleges teaching jobs
  7. Research Centre Jobs

Dentists salary in Pakistan:

Dentists in Pakistan on average earns around 281,000 PKR per month. Salaries range from 146,000 PKR (lowest) to 430,000 PKR (highest).

Institutes offering BDS in Pakistan.

  1. Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  2. Army Medical College, Rawalpindi
  3. Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Lahore
  4. King Edward Medical College, Lahore
  5. Nishtar Medical College, Multan
  6. Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
  7. Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  8. Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi
  9. Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore
  10. Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha
  11. Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
  12. Nawaz Shairf Medical College, Gujrat
  13. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical College Medical College , Lahore
  14. FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore
  15. Foundation University Medical College, Rawalpindi
  16. Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi
  17. Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  18. Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad
  19. Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt
  20. University Medical College, Faisalabad
  21. University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore
  22. CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore
  23. Islamabad Medical & Dental College, Islamabad
  24. Independent Medical College, Faisalabad
  25. Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  26. Continental Medical College, Lahore
  27. Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  28. Central Parks Medical College, Lahore
  29. Multan Medical & Dental College,Multan
  30. Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
  31. Avicenna Medical College,Lahore
  32. Yusra Medical & Dental College,Islamabad
  33. Chandka Medical College, Larkana
  34. Dow Medical College, Karachi
  35. Sindh Medical College, Karachi
  36. Karachi Medical & Dental College, Karachi
  37. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  38. Nawabshah Medical College for Girls, Nawabshah
  39. Dow International Medical College, Karachi
  40. Ghulam Mohammad Maher Medical College, Sukkur
  41. Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi
  42. Baqai Medical College, Karachi
  43. Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences/Isra University, Hyderabad
  44. Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi
  45. Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi

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