Nepal Medical Council
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
The training in Periodontics is the base required to gain subsequent adequate training in its specialties. Training in Periodontics consists of understanding the pathophysiology of periodontium with prevention and correction of gingival and periodontal diseases.
The name of the specialty “Periodontics” comes from the Greek words “Peri”, meaning around: “Odontos” meaning teeth. So, Periodontology means study of the diseases of structures surrounding the tooth. Periodontics is specialty of Dentistry, which deals with the diseases of the structures surrounding the teeth as they affect the oral health and the physical, esthetic and mental well being of the person. The scope of Periodontics includes treating and preventing gingival and periodontal diseases.
National Academy of Medical Sciences will be the first institute in the country to start MDS in Periodontics under, which will not only meet the faculties requirement of various Dental School of the country, rather it will reinforce specialty dental service at regional, zonal and district level. The training in Periodontics will be done in the Department of Dental Surgery, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital. We have setup the Surgery as per the need of the Post-graduate program in NAMS.
The PG training in Periodontics will be started with the involvement of two post-graduate degree holder out of which one having more than ten years teaching experience to undergraduate as a permanent faculty and the other is from Army hospital which is affiliated with NAMS with experience of more than three years as a periodontist as a part time or visiting faculty.
This is high time to start MDS program within the country where there are already five Dental Colleges and few more in the pipeline to start. There may not be ideal number of faculty to start the program but until we start the program how we can develop the faculties.
Pass percentage and Degree Awarded:
Minimum pass percentages are 50% overall in Clinical Practical, including that obtained from the formative assessment.The candidates who pass the examination will be awarded the degree of Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Periodontics by National Academy of Medical Sciences.
The goal of the MDS program is to prepare clinically competent, compassionate and academically sound human resource in Periodontics.
At the end of the course of study the candidate should be able to develop:
General entry criteria of National Academy of Medical Sciences for MDS program in Periodontics will be applicable, which is as follows;