MDS Community Dentistry

MDS Community Dentistry

3 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 2,381,760

Entrance Exams

MDS Community Dentistry is a 3-year postgraduate course in dentistry. It pertains to the study of oral or dental health problems of a whole group or community of people living in a same geographical area. Enrolled students are taught on an advanced level about the legal and social aspects of dentistry, conduct of seminars, dental camps, etc., as also bio-statistics.

Areas of study are:

  • Community oral health
  • Oral health promotion
  • Provision and funding of oral health care
  • Issues in the planning and management of public oral health services



  • BDS or equivalent from institutions recognized by the government of Nepal
  • Registered in Nepal Medical Council 
  • Registered in the respective medical council of the applicant's own country for foreign candidates 
  • One year experience
  • Candidate should score a minimum of 50% (Pass Marks) in the Entrance Examinations conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list

Exam Format

  • Single best response type with Multiple choice questions
  • Four options (A, B, C, D)
  • No. of questions - 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application – 30:50:20
  • Duration – (3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break)


S.No. Subjects Marks
Clinical Dental Sciences Subjects
1 Oral Medicine and Radiology (10+5) 15
2 Oral and Maxillofacial 15
3 Periodontics 15
4 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (7+8) 15
5 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 15
6 Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 15
7 Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Removable Prostho + Fixed Prosthodontics + Maxillofacial Prosthetics) (8+6+1) 15
8 Public Health Dentistry + Community Medicine and Biostatistics (5+5) 10
9 Oral Pathology and Microbiology 10
10 Dental Implantology 5
Sub-Total   130
Basic Medical Sciences
11 Anatomy 5
12 Physiology 5
13 Pathology 5
14 Pharmacology 5
15 Biochemistry 5
16 Microbiology 5
  Sub-Total 30
17 Oral Biology 5
18 Dental Materials 5
19 Forensic Odontology 5
20 General Medicine 5
21 General Surgery 5
22 Anesthesia 5
23 NMC CPD Topics (Medical ethics, rational use of drugs, infection prevention, BLS/ACLS, communication skills, medical emergencies in dental practices and practice management in dentistry) 10
Total   200

Job Prospects

Successful graduates of the course are hired in capacities such as:

  • Community Counselor
  • Community Program Manager
  • Family Physician
  • Community development Expert 
  • Public health inspector

They are hired in fields such as healthcare environments including hospitals, physician practices, integrative healthcare clinics, public health clinics, college health centers, natural apothecaries, and in settings that care for military veterans. They may even pursue private practice.