MDS Periodontology and Oral Implantology - National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)


Nepal Medical Council

National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)

Medicine and Health Care

3 year(s)


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.

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Salient features

GOALS

The goal of the MDS program is to prepare clinically competent, compassionate and academically sound human resource in Periodontics.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course of study the candidate should be able to develop:

  1. To achieve adequate knowledge in the diverse disciplines involved in providing care for patients with periodontal disease.
  2. To understand the interrelationship between periodontal health and other oral /systemic problems and to be able to work efficiently as a team in improving the quality of life of patients presenting with periodontal disease
  3. To critically evaluate scientific literature, discovering and disseminating knowledge
  4. To have an in-depth knowledge of basic science applicable to Periodontology.
  5. To implicate the evidence available from the literature in routine treatment planning.
  6. To achieve adequate knowledge in basic concepts of research methodology and be able to conduct good quality periodontal research independently.
  7. To be proficient in delivering high quality periodontal therapy as an integral component of overall oral health care through the surgical or the non-surgical approach based on sound judgment and scientific principles.
  8. To be clinically competent in the treatment planning, placement and maintenance of implants within the concept of comprehensive treatment plan.
  9. To be able to communicate with patients effectively to improve the oral health status and adherence with health care recommendations.
  10. To be able to counsel individual, family and community on preventive and curative aspect of gingival and periodontal problems
  11. To be familiar with research methodology by writing thesis on relevant health problems.
  12. To educate members of the team working with him/her
  13. To become a competent and efficient teacher to teach undergraduate program.
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Eligibility

ENTRY CRITERIA

General entry criteria of National Academy of Medical Sciences for MDS program in Periodontics will be applicable, which is as follows;

  1. Candidates should have BDS or equivalent degree recognized by the Nepal Medical Council.
  2. Candidates should have minimum two years of work experience in Government, University or other similar recognized hospitals after temporary registration with Medical Council.
  3. Candidates should achieve minimum 50% marks in the written MCQ type entrance examination.
  4. For selection of the candidates, 60% of the marking would be as per the markings of the written examination, and rest 40% would be given as followings:
    1. Experience in remote areas as per the classification of Ministry (2 years X maximum number 10%): 20%
    2. PG diplomas from a recognized university in the concerned subject only (Diploma holder in one subject can not apply in other subject): 5%
    3. BDS or equivalent (>75%: 5; >60%: 4; >50: 3): 5%
    4. I Sc or equivalent or certificate in health sciences (>60%: 5; >45%: 4; <45: 3): 5%
    5. SLC or equivalent (>75%: 5; >60%: 4; >45: 3; <45%: 2): 5%