Nepal Medical Council
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
The training in Prosthodontics is the base required to gain subsequent adequate training in its specialties. The name of the specialty “Prosthodontics” comes from the Greek words “Prostho”, meaning artificial: “Odontos” meaning teeth. Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by replacement of missing teeth and contiguous tissues with artificial substitutes.
National Academy of Medical Sciences is the first institute in the country to start MDS in Prosthodontics 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 Prosthodontics is 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 Prosthodontics has been 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 has teaching experience of more than five years to undergraduate as a part time or visiting faculty.
In Nepal 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.
The goal of the MDS program is to prepare clinically competent, compassionate and academically sound human resource in Prosthodontics.
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 Prosthodontics will be applicable, which is as follows;