Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS in Pakistan 2024 Complete Guide for Students
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Updated 25-Sep-2024

FMH Medical and Dental College has opened the BDS Admissions, admissions are open you can online apply by clicking this link.

Updated 25-Sep-2024

Lahore Medical and Dental has opened the BDS Admission, Last date to apply is 31-Oct-2024

Updated 25-Sep-2022

  • All the candidates are informed that NUMS has opened the admissions for BDS, so students are advised to check complete detail from here. Check Admission Detail


PMC has ordered all the private and public medical/dental colleges to close admissions for MBBS/BDS 2024. It will assess the data on 15th February 2022 meeting regarding vacant seats for MBBS and BDS programs.

According to PMC, all medical and dental colleges are bound to demand admission fee after the publication of final merit list on their respective websites. They have to complete all tests, interviews etc. then they can demand fee from the students.

Check: BDS merit list 2024

PMC has issued the process for colleges tests and interviews which has to be followed by all private medical colleges in order to start admissions for the session 2024.

Also Check: BDS fee structure in Pakistan

BDS stands for in Pakistan as Bachelor of Dental Surgery. It is a four-year degree program along with one year of house job. BDS is also a well-known and respectable profession. This degree is ought to be the second most demanded degree in the field of medicine after MBBS which ensures a bright future as a Dentist. As getting enrolled in this BDS medical degree program is very difficult and needs a lot of hard work and study because the merit for BDS is also high like MBBS as thousands of students apply for the admissions in BDS.

BDS Stand For

BDS full form is Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bechelor of Dental Surgery BDS in Pakistan 2024

For the better understanding of students BDS full form is Bachelor of dental surgery. In the last many years, there is high need of dentist in the world, also BDS in Pakistan is becoming popular because people have many issues with their teeth health. The students can work as dentists in government as well as in private sector or in personal dental clinics. If it is your wish to get admission in good college or University, then work hard to get admission in Pakistan colleges or universities. Students have to study BDS course annually or semester wise in dental colleges.

Purpose of BDS Degree Program

The purpose of BDS Degree is to prepare dental professional who will be trained in:

  • Taking care of patients by utilizing clinical and intellectual skills
  • Research related to various diseases and cures
  • Healthcare and dental practice should be provided by logical knowledge
  • Uphold the professionalism
  • Obtained written informed consent for all presented treatment plans
  • To recognize new techniques needed for the provision of high standard oral health care
  • To practice dentistry with professional attitude


Related: BDS admission 2024 in Pakistan

BDS Degree Program intended Learning

At the end of completion of BDS Degree, a graduate shall be able to:

  • Team working abilities with providing good health care
  • Exhibiting leadership roles in order to make important decisions
  • Must evaluate every procedure critically and carefully
  • To enable the students to perform and interpret required investigate procedure
  • To provide theoretical knowledge and practice to students of orthodontic appliances
  • Provide knowledge and abilities in the field of oral health care
  • Improvement in oral health system through patient and community education

Check: BDS doctor Career in Pakistan

BDS Frequently Asked Questions / BDS FAQs

  • Q: What is BDS in medical?
    Ans: BDS stands for in medical as Bachelor of Dental Surgery. BDS is a five years degree program in dentistry. It is professional degree in which a dentist focuses on gums, mouth and teeth. This degree includes four years of education and fifth year is of house job experience. This degree is for successful career as a dental surgeon.
  • Q: What are the requirements for getting admission in BDS?
    Ans: To get admission in BDS, the candidates must have passed FSc pre-medical with at least 60% marks and National MDCAT with 65% marks.
  • Q: What is the merit formula of BDS admission?
    Ans: The general merit formula for getting admission is given:
40% of FSc pre-medical marks + 10% of matric marks + 50% of National MDCAT marks
  • Q: Is MDCAT is necessary for admission in BDS in Pakistan?
    Ans: Yes, National MDCAT is necessary for getting admission in BDS. Minimum 65% marks are required in National MDCAT for getting admission. This entry test is compulsory for getting admission in medical and dental colleges.
  • Q: What is the fee for public medical and dental colleges of BDS?
    Ans: The fee of BDS for public sector medical and dental colleges ranges from Rs. 40,000 to 60,000 per annum. Prospectus fee is Rs. 500 – 1,000.
  • Q: Which are the best dental colleges for BDS in Pakistan?
    Ans: The best dental colleges for BDS in Pakistan are: De’ Montmorency College of Dentistry. Khyber College of Dentistry. Nishtar Medical College, Punjab Medical College.
  • Q: What is the scope of BDS in Pakistan?
    Ans: BDS is a professional degree in which you have 100% chances of getting job. There are a lot of good job opportunities after getting the degree of BDS as a doctor. There are plenty of higher study opportunities available after BDS. A dental doctor has good earning. A dentist can also run a part time clinic with job.
  • Q: Is BDS a difficult degree?
    Ans: BDS is not an easy degree. It is considered as one of the toughest degrees. It is four years undergraduate degree in dentistry in which fifth year is of internship. The job of a dentist is not easy but interesting. Dentist has to deal with gums, teeth and oral cavity related diseases and their cure.
  • Q: What are the subjects in BDS?
    Ans: The basic subjects in BDS are Human anatomy, Dental material, general & dental pharmacology and pathology, periodontics, Orthodontics, physiology & biochemistry and dentistry. Endodontic, restorative dentistry, oral pathology and microbiology are some of the main subjects that are taught in BDS. These subjects are taught in first four years. The students have to do internship in fifth year.
  • Q: What is the salary of a BDS doctor?
    Ans: A dental doctor earns good in Pakistan. This degree is of high importance in all countries. The salary of BDS ranges from Rs.45,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month. Moreover, the dentists can also run their clinics or hospitals.


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  • Eman Jamil

    09 Nov 2022

    Mera matric ma marks ha or fsc ma kya mera private mbbs ya bds ma admission ho sakt ha

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  • Eman Jamil

    09 Nov 2022

    Mera matric ma marks ha or fsc ma .....kya mujha private mbbs ma admission mil sakta or agr mil sakta to mdcat ma kitna matks chahiya mujha

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