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Total Theory Teaching hours: 70 hours
Total Practical’s / Clinicals: 270 hours
III year :20 hours Theory, 70 Clinical hours
IV year: 50 hours Theory, 200 Clinical hours

Lesson No Topic Details of the Topic Duration
1. Introduction Definition, Aims & objectives of Oral surgery 1 hour
2. Diagnosis in oral surgery History Taking


2 hours

    Clinical Examination
3. Infection control Principles of infection control


1 hour

    Cross infection, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
4. Local Anaesthesia

Neurology of facial pain

Historical aspects, definition, types of LA, indications, contraindications, advantage and disadvantage.

Local anaesthetic drugs, Classification Ideal requirements of LA solutions, composition and mode of action

Choice of particular mode of anaesthesia Complications of LA, prevention

and management.

Anaesthesia technique- Mandible Anaesthesia technique- Maxilla


5 hours

2 hours

2 hours

5. Exodontia Introduction, indications, contra indication 1 hours
    Methods of extraction 1 hours
    Use of instruments and complications – 2 hours
Prevention and management
6. Medical Emergency  


3 hours

7. Medically Compromised Patients  
Total 20 hours

Text Books:

 Alling John Fetal             Impacted teeth
Peterson L Jetal          Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vol 1,2 & 3 Srinivasan B
Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Malamed S F                     Handbook of medical emergencies in the dental office
Banks P                     Killey’s fracture of mandible
Banks P                     Killey’s fracture of middle third of the facial skeleton
McGovanda                    The Maxillary sinus and its dental implication
Seward G R et al        Killey and Kays outline of oral surgery Part I
Mc Carthy F M        Essentials of safe dentistry for the medically compromised patients Laskin D M
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Howe G L Howe G L Peterson l J et al
Extraction of teeth
Minor oral surgery
Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Topazian R G & Goldberg M H     Oral and Maxillofacial infections

Practical and Clinicals hours
III year BDS: 70 clinical hours.
Students are required to learn the following exercises:
Case history taking
Examination of the patient
Recording blood pressure
Use of different instruments in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery
Various local anaesthetic injection techniques on patients

Practical and Clinicals Quota

Year Clinical exercises Quota Category
III year BDS      

Various local anesthetic injection

techniques on patients

10 cases Must do
  Wiring techniques on models 1 exercise Must do
  Suturing techniques onmodels 1 exercise Must do

IV year BDS Theory: 50 hours

1.  Dento-alveolar surgery  Trans alveolar extraction Impacted teeth: General factors, incidence, etiology Classification and indications Assessment: clinical & radiological Anaesthetic considerations Surgical procedure Impacted maxillary third molar & Impacted Canine


1 hour

4 hours

 2.  Endodontic surgery  Introduction, classification, apicectomy, replantation  



Infections of the Introduction, microbiology, anatomy of fascial


4 hours

oral cavity spaces, course of odontogenic infections, Spread of infection, classification, clinical features,
  management Dentoalveolar abscess, ludwigs
  angina osteomyelitis and ORN.
  Hepatitis B and HIV
 4.  Cystic lesions of jaws  Definition, classification and pathogenesis Diagnosis, clinical features, radiological, aspiration biopsy, use of contrast media and histopathology Management-types of surgical procedures, and complications 3 hours
 5.  Oral Implantology  Principles of implantology 2 hours
 6.  Ethics    1 hour




Pre-prosthetic surgery

 Introduction, aims, classification Corrective procedures – hard & soft tissues Ridge extension


2 hours

and augmentation procedures
 8.  Diseases of maxillary Sinus


Surgical anatomy, Acute & chronic sinusitis


1 hour

    Oro antral fistula & Surgical approach for sinus  1 hour
 9.  TMJ disorders  Surgical anatomy  1 hour
     Subluxation & Dislocation  1 hour
     Ankylosis  1 hour
     Myofunctional pain dysfunction syndrome  1 hour
     Internal derangement & Arthritis and other disorders  1 hour
 10.  Tumors of the oral Cavity  General considerations, Carcinoma of oral cavity, TNM classification  1 hour
     Non odontogenic benign tumors – lipoma, fibroma, papilloma, ossifying fibroma, myoma etc. 1 hour
     Ameloblastoma  1 hour
     Biopsy – types  1 hour
     Outline of management of squamous cell carcinoma, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy.


1 hour




Fractures of the jaws

 General consideration, types of the fractures, etiology, C/F, and general principles. Dento-alveolar #methods of management


1 hour

     Mandibular Fractures – Applied Anatomy, Classification Diagnosis – Clinical and Radiological Features


1 hour

    Management -# of condyle – etiology, classification, clinical features and general principles of management reduction and fixation


1 hour

     Fractures of middle third of the face, Definition of midface, applied surgical anatomy, classification, clinical features and outline of management


2 hours

    Orbital fractures & # of Zygomatic complex


1 hour

    Classification, C/F, indications for treatment, various methods of reduction and fixation.  2 hours
     Complications – delayed union, non-union and malunion.  1 hour




Developmental deformities

 Basic forms, prognathism, retrognathism and open bite. Reasons for correction, Outline of surgical methods carried out on maxilla and mandible  4 hour




Salivary gland diseases


Salivary calculi and Infections of the salivary glands its management


1 hour

     Tumours of the salivary gland and management 1 hour




Neurological disorders

Trigeminal neuralgia – definition, etiology, C/F and methods of management including surgery.

Glossopharyngeal and Facial paralysis – etiology , clinical features


1 hour



Nerve injuries – classification, neurorhaphy etc.


1 hour




Cleft lip and cleft palate

 Etiology, of the clefts, incidence, classification’s role of dental surgeon in the management of cleft patients. Outline of the closure procedures.


4 hours



  • Case history taking
  • Examination of the patient
  • Recording blood pressure
  • Use of different instruments in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • Various local anesthetic injection techniques on patients
  • Extraction of mobile and firm teeth
  • Trans-alveolar extraction of root stumps
  • Surgical removal of simple impacted teeth
  • Management of dento-alveolar fractures with arch bar fixation, eyelets and inter-maxillary fixations
  • Training in basic life support skills





Clinical exercises






IV year BDS

   Extraction of mobile and firm teeth  60 cases  must do
   Trans-alveolar method of extraction with suturing  10 cases  must do
   Surgical removal of Simple impactions  5 cases  Desirable to do
   Management of dento-alveolar fractures with arch bar fixation, eyelets and inter-maxillary fixations  5 cases  Desirable to do
   IM & IV Injection techniques  5 cases  Desirable to do
   Assisting major surgical procedures under general anaesthesia  5 cases  Desirable to do
   Training in Handling medical emergencies, CPR and basic life support    must do






Type of questions and marks



 a. 1 Question from Local anaesthesia

b. 1 Question from Oral surgery

 Long Essays 2 x 10 marks  20

a. 5 Questions from Oral surgery

b. 1Question from General anesthesia

 Short Essays 6 x 5 marks 30

 a. 9 Questions from Oral surgery

b. 1 Question from Local anaesthesia

 Short Answers 2 x 10   20
Local Anaesthesia    
Total   70


  1. Internal Assessment- Theory: 10 marks,

                                                       Clinicals: 10 marks

  1. Clinicals: 90 Marks
  2. Clinicals in Oral Surgery:

90 Marks (Extraction of firm tooth)

  1. Case History 30 Marks
  2. Local anaesthesia technique              30 marks
  3. Extraction of firm tooth                     30 marks

( Maxillary/ Mandibular tooth) and management of the patient

1.Viva voce   –  20 marks
2. Theory        –       100 marks
3. University written exam     –        70
4. Viva voce      –        20
5. Internal assessment         –        10
6. Total     –          100
7. Clinical        –       100
8. University exam       –        90
9. Internal assessment     –         10
10. Total         –               100

The training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is structured to achieve the following four objectives-

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Attitude
  • Communicative skills and ability


  • To have acquired adequate knowledge and understanding of the etiology, patho-physiology and diagnosis, treatment planning of various common oral and Maxillofacial surgical problems both minor and major in nature.
  • To have understood the general surgical principles like pre- and post-surgical management, particularly evaluation, post-surgical care, fluid and electrolyte management, blood transfusion and post-surgical pain management.
  • Understanding of basic sciences relevant to practice or oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Able to identify social, cultural, economic, genetic and environmental factors and their relevance to disease process management in the oral and Maxillofacial region.
  • Essential knowledge of personal hygiene and infection control, prevention of cross infection and safe disposal of hospital waste keeping in view the high prevalence of hepatitis and HIV.


  • To obtain proper clinical history, methodical examination of the patient, perform essential diagnostic procedures and order relevant laboratory tests and interpret them and to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis about the surgical condition.
  • To perform with competence minor oral surgical procedures and common maxillofacial surgery. To treat both surgically and medically (or by other means of the oral and Maxillofacial and the related area).
  • Capable of providing care for maxillofacial surgery patients.


  • Develop attitude to adopt ethical principles in all aspect of surgical practice, professional honesty and integrity are to be fostered. Surgical care is to be delivered irrespective of the social status, caste, creed or religion of the patient.
  • Willing to share the knowledge and clinical experience with professional colleagues.
  • Wiling to adopt new techniques of surgical management developed from time to time based on scientific research which are in the best interest of the patient
  • Respect patient’s right and privileges, including patients right to information and right to seek a second opinion.
  • Develop attitude to seek opinion from an allied medical and dental specialist as and when required.

Communication skills:

  • Develop adequate communication skills particularly with the patients giving them the various options available to manage a particular surgical problem and obtain a true informed consent from them for the most appropriate treatment available at that point of time
  • Develop the ability to communicate with professional colleagues.
  • Develop ability to teach undergraduates.

Course content:

The program outline addresses both the knowledge needed in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and allied medical specialties in its scope. A minimum of three years of formal training through a graded system of education as specified will equip the trainee with skill and knowledge at its completion to be able to practice basic oral and Maxillofacial surgeon competently and have the ability to intelligently pursue further apprenticeship towards advance Maxillofacial surgery.

The topics are considered as under: –

  • Basic sciences
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • Allied specialties

Applied Basic Sciences:

A thorough knowledge both on theory and principles in general and in particular the basic medical subjects as relevant to the practice of maxillofacial surgery. It is desirable to have adequate knowledge in bio-statistics, Epidemiology, research methodology, nutrition and computers.


Development of face, paranasal sinuses and associated structures and their anomalies: surgical anatomy of scalp temple and face, anatomy and its applied aspects of triangles of neck, deep structures of neck, cranial facial bones and its surrounding soft tissues, cranial nerves tongue, temporal and infratemporal region, orbits and its contents, muscles of face and neck, paranasal sinuses, eyelids and nasal septum teeth gums and palate, salivary glands, pharynx, thyroid and parathyroid glands, larynx, trachea and esophagus, congenital abnormality of orofacial regions, general consideration of the structure.


Nervous system-physiology of nerve conduction, pain pathway, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, hypothalamus and mechanism of controlling body temperature; Blood-its composition hemostasis, blood dyscrasias and its management, hemorrhage and its control, blood grouping, cross matching, blood component therapy, complications of blood transfusion, blood substitutes, auto transfusion, cell savers; digestive system composition and functions of saliva mastication deglutition, digestion, assimilation, urine formation, normal and abnormal constituents; Respiration control of

ventilation anoxia, asphyxia, artificial respiration, hypoxia – types and management; CVS – cardiac cycle, shock, heart sounds, blood pressure, hypertension; Endocrinology- metabolism of calcium; endocrinal activity and disorder relating to thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland,

pituitary gland, pancreas and gonads; Nutrition- general principles balanced diet. Effect of dietary deficiency, protein energy malnutrition, Kwashiorkor, Marasmus, Nutritional assessment, metabolic responses to stress, need for nutritional support, entrails nutrition, roots of access to GI tract, Parenteral nutrition, Access to central veins, Nutritional support; Fluid and Electrolytic balance/Acid Base metabolism- the body fluid compartment, metabolism of water and electrolytes, factors maintaining hemostasis, causes for treatment of acidosis and alkalosis.


General principles governing the various biological principles of the body, such as osmotic pressure, electrolytes, dissociation, oxidation, reduction etc; general composition of body, intermediary metabolism, carbohydrate, proteins, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antimetabolites.

General Pathology

Inflammation – Acute and chronic inflammation, repair and regeneration, necrosis and gangrene, role of component system in acute inflammation, role of arachidonic acid and its metabolites in acute inflammation, growth factors in acute inflammation role of NSAIDS in inflammation, cellular changes in radiation injury and its manifestation; wound management – Wound healing factors influencing healing; properties if suture materials, appropriate uses of sutures; hemostasis – role of endothelium in thrombogenesis; arterial and venous thrombi, disseminated intravascular coagulation; Hypersensitivity; Shock and pulmonary failure: types of shock, diagnosis, resuscitation, pharmacological support, ARDS and its causes and prevention, ventilation and support, Neoplasm of tumours, Carcinogens and Carcinogenesis, grading and staging of  tumours, various laboratory investigation.

General microbiology

Immunity, Hepatitis B and its prophylaxis, Knowledge of organisms, commonly associated with diseases of oral cavity, culture and sensitivity tests, various staining techniques-Smears and cultures, urine analysis and culture.

Oral pathology and microbiology:

Developmental disturbances of oral and para oral structures, regressive changes of teeth, bacterial, viral, mycotic infection of oral cavity, dental caries, diseases of pulp and Periapical tissues, physical and chemical injuries of oral cavity, wide range of pathological lesions of hard and soft tissues of the orofacial regions like the cysts odontogenic infection, benign, malignant neoplasms, salivary gland diseases, maxillary sinus diseases, mucosal diseases, oral aspects of various systemic diseases, role of laboratory investigation in oral surgery.

Pharmacology and therapeutics:

Definition of terminology used, pharmacokinetics and pharma dynamic dosage and mode of administration of drugs, action and fate in the body, drug addiction, tolerance and hypersensitive reactions, drugs acting on CNS, general and local anaesthetics, antibiotics and analgesics, antiseptics, antitubercular, sialagogues, haematinics, anti-diabetic, Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D,E,K Computer science

Use of computers in surgery, components of computer and its use in practice-principles of word processing, spreadsheet function database and presentations; the internet and its use. The value of computer-based systems in biomedical equipment.


  • Evolution of Maxillofacial surgery.
  • Diagnosis, history taking, clinical examination, investigations.
  • Informed consent/medico-legal issues.
  • Concept of essential drugs and rational use of drugs.
  • Communication skills with patients- understanding clarity in communication, compassionate explanations and giving emotional support at the time of suffering and bereavement
  • Principles of surgical audit – understanding the audit of process and outcome.
  • Methods adopted for the same Basic statistics.
  • Principles of evidence bases surgery- understanding journal-based literature study; the value of textbook, reference book articles, value of review articles; original articles and their critical assessment, understanding the value of retrospective, prospective, randomized control and blinded studies, understanding the pimples and the meaning of various Bio-statistical tests applied in these studies.
  • Principles of surgery- developing a surgical diagnosis, basic necessities for surgery, aseptic techniques, incisions, flap designs, tissue handling, homeostasis, dead space management, decontamination and debridement, suturing, edema control, patient general health and nutrition.
  • Medical emergencies – Prevention and management of altered consciousness, sensitivity reaction, chest discomfort, respiratory difficulty.
  • Pre-operative workup – Concept of fitness for surgery; basic medical work up; work up in special situation like diabetes renal failure, cardiac and respiratory illness; risk stratification
  • Surgical sutures, drains
  • Post-operative care- concept of recovery room care, Airway management, Assessment of Wakefulness, management of cardio vascular instability in this period, Criteria for shifting to the ward, pain management
  • Wound management- Wound healing, factors influencing healing, basic surgical techniques, Properties of suture materials, appropriate use of sutures.
  • Surgical Infections – Asepsis and antisepsis, Microbiological principles, Rational use of antibiotics, special infections like Synergistic Gangrene and Diabetic foot infection, Hepatitis and HIV infection and cross infection.
  • Airway obstruction/management – Anatomy of the airway, principles of keeping the airway patent, mouth to mouth resuscitation, Oropharyngeal airway, endotracheal intubation, Cricothyroidectomy, Tracheostomy.
  • Anaesthesia – stages of anaesthesia, pharmacology of inhalation, intravenous and regional anaesthetics, muscle relaxants.
  • Facial pain; Facial palsy and nerve injuries.
  • Pain control – acute and chronic pain, cancer and non-cancer pain, patient-controlled analgesia
  • General patient management – competence in physical assessment of patients of surgery, competence in evaluation of patients presenting with acute injury, particularly to maxillofacial region. Competence in the evaluation of
  • management of patients for anesthesia
  • Clinical oral surgery – all aspects of dento-alveolar surgery
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery – A wide range of surgical reconstructive procedures in their hard and soft tissues of the edentulous jaws.
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders – TMJ disorders and their sequelae need evaluation, assessment and management. It is preferable to be familiar with therapeutic arthroscopic surgery procedures.
  • Tissue grafting – Understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in auto and heterogeneous tissue grafting.
  • Reconstructive oral and maxillofacial surgery – hard tissue and so reconstruction.
  • Anesthesia – Stages of anesthesia, pharmacology of inhalation, intravenous and regional anesthesia, muscle relaxants.
  • Cyst and tumours of head and neck region and their management – including principles of tumour surgery, giant cell lesion of jaw bones, fibro osseous lesion of jaw lesions. Neurological disorders of maxillofacial region-diagnosis and management of Trigeminal Neuralgia, MPDS, Bell’s palsy, Frey’s Syndrome, Nerve injuries
  • Maxillofacial trauma – basic principles of treatment, primary care, diagnosis and management of hard and soft tissue injuries, Comprehensive, management including polytrauma patients
  • Assessment of trauma-multiple injuries patients/closed abdominal and chest injuries/penetrating injuries, pelvic fractures, urological injuries, vascular injuries.
  • Orthognathic surgery – The trainee must be familiar with the assessment and correcting of jaw deformities
  • Laser surgery – The application of laser technology in the surgical treatment of lesions amenable to such therapy
  • Distraction osteogenesis in maxillofacial region.
  • Cryosurgeries – Principles, the application of cryosurgery in the surgical management of lesions amenable to such surgeries.
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery- detailed knowledge of the development of the face, head and neck, diagnosis and treatment planning, Current concepts in the management of cleft lip and palate deformity, knowledge of nasal endoscopy and other diagnostic techniques In the evaluation of speech and hearing, concept of multi-disciplinary team management.
  • Aesthetic facial surgery – detailed knowledge of structures of facial neck including skin and underlying soft tissues, diagnosis and treatment planning of deformities and conditions affecting facial skin, underlying facial muscles, bone, eyelids, external ear etc. surgical management of post acne scaring, face lift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, facial bone recontouring etc.
  • Craniofacial surgery – basic knowledge of developmental anomalies of face, head and neck, basics concept in the diagnosis and planning of various head and neck anomalies including facial cleft, craniosynostosis, syndromes, etc., Current concepts in the management of craniofacial anomalies
  • Head and neck oncology – understanding of the principles of management of head and neck oncology including various pre-cancerous lesions, Experience in the surgical techniques of reconstruction following ablative surgery.
  • Micro vascular surgery.
  • Implantology – principles, surgical procedures for insertion of various types of implants.
  • Maxillofacial radiology/radio diagnosis
  • Other diagnostic methods and imaging techniques
  • Allied specialties:
  1. General medicine: General assessment of the patient including children with special emphasis on cardiovascular diseases endocrinal and metabolic respiratory and renal eases, Blood dyscrasias.
  2. General surgery: Principles of general surgery, exposure to common general surgical procedures.
  • Neuro – surgery: Evaluation of a patient with head injury, examination of various Neuro-surgical procedures
  1. ENT/Ophthalmology: Examination of ear, nose throat, exposure to ENT surgical procedures, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, exposure to ophthalmic surgical procedures.
  2. Orthopaedic: basic principles of orthopaedic surgery, bone diseases and trauma as relevant to Maxillofacial surgery, interpretation of radiographs, CT, MRI and ultrasound
  3. Anesthesia: Evaluation of patients for GA techniques and management of emergencies, various IV sedation techniques

Academic Clinical programme (applicable for all three years):

Seminars to be presented attended once in a week.

Journal clubs (departmental and interdepartmental) to be conducted once in fifteen days.

Departmental and interdepartmental discussions to be held once in a month.

Minimum 2 scientific papers should be presented.

Every candidate shall maintain a logbook to record his/her work or participate all activities such as journal clubs, seminars, CDE programs etc. this wove scrutinized and certified by the head of the departmental and head of the institute and presented to the university every year

Year by year programme:

I Year

First 6 Months:

Dissection, basic sciences, basic computer sciences, exodontias, seminars on basic selection of dissertation topic, library assignment topic, attending O.T and ward preparation of synopses and its submission within the six months after admission to the university as per calendar of events.

Second six Months (rotation and postings in other department):

  • Oncology – 2 months
  • Emergency – 1 month
  • General medicine- – 15 days
  • General surgery/anesthesia – 15 days
  • Ophthalmology -15 days
  • Neurology -15 days
  • ENT -15 days

II Year

Minor oral surgery and higher surgical training Submission of library assignment by the end of first term

Examination on minor oral surgical procedures – one paper of three hours duration to be conducted by the college.

III Year

Maxillofacial surgery, submission of dissertation in the first term, i.e., six months before the final examination to the university.

Examination of three hours duration three months before the final examination to be conducted by the college. It is desirable to enter general surgical skills and operative procedure that are observed, assisted or performed in the log book in the format as given by RGUHS in the revised ordinance governing MDS degree course.

Final examination at the end of the third

1 Injection I.M and I.V PI I, II 50,20
2 Minor suturing and removal of sutures PI I N, A
3 Incision and drainage of an abscess PI I 10
4 Surgical extraction PI I 15
5 Impacted teeth PI, PA I, II 20,10
6 Pre-prosthetic surgery PI    

a) Corrective procedures

b) Ridge extension

c) Ridge reconstruction










7 OAF closure PI, PA I, II 3,2
8 Cyst enucleation PI, PA I, II 5,5
9 Mandibular fractures PI, PA I, II 10,10
10 Peri-apical surgery PI, PA I 5
11 Infection management PI, PA I, II N, A
12 Biopsy procedures PI I, II N, A
13 Removal of salivary calculi PA I, II 3,5
14 Benign tumours PA, A II, III 3,3
15 Mid face fractures PA, A II, III 3,5
16 Implants PA, A II, III 5,5
17 Tracheostomy PA, A II, III 2,2
18 Skin grafts PA III 3,5
19 Orthognathic surgery PA, A II, III 3

Harvesting bone & cartilage grafts

a) Iliac crest

b) Rib

c) Calvarial

d) Fibula

P A A A A,0   3,2,2
21 TMJ surgery PA, A II, I 1
22 Jaw resections PA, A III, II 3,3
23 Onco-surgery A,0 III, III 3,3
24 Microvascular anastomosis A,0 III 5,10
25 Cleft lip and palate PA, A II, III 10,15
26 Distraction osteogenesis A,0 II, III 2,3
27 Rhinoplasty A,0 III 3,5
28 Access osteotomies and base of skull surgeries A,0 III 1,3


Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, General and Oral Pathology and Microbiology and Pharmacology

Applied Anatomy

  1. Surgical anatomy of the scalp, temple and face
  2. Anatomy of the triangles of neck and deep structures of the neck
  3. Cranial and facial bones and its surrounding soft tissues with its applied aspects in maxillofacial injuries.
  4. Muscles of head and neck
  5. Arterial supply, venous drainage and lymphatics of head and neck
  6. Congenital abnormalities of the head and neck
  7. Surgical anatomy of the cranial nerves
  8. Anatomy of the tongue and its applied aspects
  9. Surgical anatomy of the temporal and infratemporal regions
  10. Anatomy and its applied aspects of salivary glands, pharynx, thyroid and parathyroid gland, larynx, trachea esophagus
  11. Tooth eruption, morphology, and occlusion.
  12. Surgical anatomy of the nose.
  13. The structure and function of the brain including surgical anatomy of intra cranial venous sinuses.
  14. Autonomous nervous system of head and neck
  15. Functional anatomy of mastication, deglutition, speech, respiration and circulation
  16. Development of face, paranasal sinuses and associated structures and their anomalies
  17. MJ: surgical anatomy and function


      1.Nervous system Physiology of nerve conduction, pain pathway, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous  system, hypothalamus and mechanism of controlling body temperature.

  1. Blood
  • Composition
  • Haemostasis, various blood dyscrasias and its management of patients with the same
  • Hemorrhage and its control
  • Capillary and lymphatic circulation.
  • Blood grouping, transfusing procedures.
  1. Digestive system
  • Saliva – composition and functions of saliva
  • Mastication deglutition, digestion, assimilation
  • Urine formation, normal and abnormal constituents
  1. Respiration
  • Control of ventilation anoxia, asphyxia, artificial respiration
  • Hypoxia – types and management
  1. Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiac cycle,
  • Shock
  • Heart sounds,
  • Blood pressure,
  • Hypertension
  1. Endocrinology General endocrinal activity and disorder relating to thyroid gland, Parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas and gonads: Metabolism of calcium
  1. Nutrition
  • General principles balanced diet, effect of dietary deficiency, protein malnutrition, Kwashiorkor, Marasmus.
  • Fluid and Electrolytic balance in maintaining haemostasis and significance in minor and major surgical procedures.


  • General principles governing the various biological activities of the body, such as osmotic pressure, electrolytes, dissociation, oxidation, reduction etc. General composition of the body
  • Intermediary metabolism
  • Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and their metabolism Nucleoproteins, nucleic acid and nucleotides and their metabolism Enzymes, vitamins and minerals Hormones
  • Body and other fluids. Metabolism of inorganic elements. Detoxification in the body.


  1. Inflammation-
  • Repair and regeneration, necrosis and gangrene
  • Role of component system in acute inflammation,
  • Role of arachidonic acid and its metabolites in acute inflammation,
  • Growth factors in acute inflammation
  • Role of molecular events in cell growth and intercellular signalling cell surface receptors
  • Role of NSAIDs in inflammation,
  • Cellular changes in radiation injury and its manifestation.
  1. Haemostasis
  • Role of endothelium in thrombogenesis,
  • Arterial and venous thrombi,
  • Disseminated Intravascular coagulation
  1. Shock:Pathogenesis of haemorrhagic, neurogenic, septic, cardiogenic shock Circulatory disturbances, ischemia hyperaemia, venous congestion, infarction.
  1. Chromosomal abnormalities: Marians Syndrome, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, Fragile X- Syndrome
  1. Hypersensitivity: Anaphylaxis, type 2 hypersensitivity, type 3 sensitivity and cell mediated reaction. And its clinical importance, systemic lupus erythematosus. Infection and infective granulomas.
  1. Neoplasia:
  • Classification of tumours.
  • Carcinogenesis and carcinogen- chemical, viral and microbial
  • Grading and staging of cancers, tumour Angiogenesis, Paraneoplastic syndrome, spread of tumours.
  • Characteristics of benign and malignant tumours.
  1. Others:
  • Sex linked a gamma globulinemia.
  • AIDS
  • Management of immune deficiency patients requiring surgical procedures
  • De George Syndrome
  • Ghons complex, post primary pulmonary tuberculosis – pathology and pathogenesis.
  1. Oral Pathology:
  • Developmental disturbances of oral and Para oral structures
  • Regressive changes of teeth.
  • Bacterial, viral and mycotic infections of oral cavity
  • Dental caries, diseases of pulp and periapical tissues
  • Physical and chemical injuries of the oral cavity
  • Oral manifestations of metabolic and endocrinal disturbances
  • Diseases of jawbones and TMJ
  • Diseases of blood and blood forming organs in relation to oral cavity
  • Cysts of the oral cavity
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Role of laboratory investigations in oral surgery.
  1. Microbiology:
  • Immunity
  • Knowledge of organisms commonly associated with disease of oral cavity.
  • Morphology cultural characteristics of strepto, staphylo, pneumo, gono, meningo, Clostridium group of organisms, spirochetes, organisms of TB, leprosy, diphtheria, actinomycosis and moniliasis.
  • Hepatitis B and its prophylaxis
  • Culture and sensitivity test
  • Laboratory determinations
  • Blood groups, blood matching, RBC and WBC count, bleeding and clotting time etc, smears and cultures,
  • Urine analysis and cultures.

Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics:

  1. Definition of terminologies used
  2. Dosage and mode of administration of drugs.
  3. Action and fate of drugs in the body
  4. Drug addiction, tolerance and hypersensitive reactions.
  5. Drugs acting on the CNS
  6. General and local anaesthetics, hypnotics, analeptics, and tranquilizers.
  7. Chemo therapeutics and antibiotics
  8. Analgesics and antipyretics
  9. Antitubercular and antisyphilitic drugs.
  10. Antiseptics, sialagogues and antisialogogues
  11. Haematinics
  12. Antidiabetics
  13. Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, K


Principles of Surgery: Developing a surgical diagnosis, basic necessities.

Surgery, Aseptic Technique, Incisions, Flap Design Tissue handling, Haemostasis dead space management, decontamination and debridement, Suturing, Oedema control, patient general health and nutrition.

Medical Emergencies: prevention and management of altered consciousness (syncope, orthostatic hypotension, seizures, diabetes mellitus, adrenal insufficiency hypersensitivity reactions, chest discomfort, and respiratory difficulty.

  1. Examination and Diagnosis: clinical history, physical and radiographic, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, implications systemic diseases in surgical patients.
  2. Haemorrhage and Shock: applied physiology, clinical abnormalities coagulation, extra vascular hemorrhage, and haemorrhagic lesions, management secondary hemorrhage, shock.
  3. Exodontia: principles of extraction, indications and contraindications, types of extraction, complications and their management, principles of elevators and elevators used in oral surgery.
  4. Impaction: surgical anatomy, classification, indications and contraindications, diagnosis, procedures, complications and their management.
  5. Surgical Aids to Eruption of Teeth: surgical exposure of unerupted teeth, surgical repositioning of partially erupted teeth.
  6. Transplantation of Teeth
  7. Surgical Endodontics: indications and contraindications, diagnosis, procedures of peri radicular surgery
  8. Procedures to improve Alveolar soft tissues: requirements, types (alveoloplasty, tuberosity reduction, mylohyoid ridge reduction, genial reduction, removal of exostosis, vestibuloplasty)
  9. Procedures to Improve Alveolar soft Tissues: hypermobile tissues- operative / sclerosing method, epulis fissuratum, frenectomy and frenotomy.
  10. Infection of Head and Neck: Odontogenic and non-Odontogenic infections, factors affecting spread of infection, diagnosis ad differential diagnosis, management of facial space infections, Ludwig angina, cavernous sinus thrombosis.
  11. Chronic Infections of the Jaws: Osteomyelitis (types, etiology, pathogenesis, management), osteoradionecrosis
  12. Maxillary Sinus: maxillary sinusitis – types, pathology, treatment, closure of Oro – antral fistula. Caldwell- Luc operation
  13. Cysts of the Orofacial region: classification, diagnosis, management of OKC, dentigerous, radicular non-Odontogenic, ranula
  14. Neurological Disorders of the maxillofacial region: diagnosis and management of trigeminal neuralgia, MPDS, bell’s palsy, Frey’s syndrome, nerve injuries.
  15. Implantology: definition, classification, indications and contraindications, advantages and disadvantages, surgical procedure.
  16. Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia: classification of local anaesthetic drugs, modes of action indications and contra indications, advantages and disadvantages, techniques, complications and their management.
  • General Anesthesia: classification, stages of GA, mechanism of action, indications, and contra indications, advantages and disadvantages, post anaesthetic complications and emergencies, anaesthetic for dental proceduresin children, pre medication, conscious sedation, legal aspects for GA
  1. Trauma
  2. Surgical Anatomy of head and Neck
  3. Etiology of Injury
  4. Basic Principles of Treatment
  5. Primary Care: resuscitation, establishment of airway, management of hemorrhage, management of head injuries and admission to hospital.
  6. Diagnosis: clinical, radiological
  7. Soft Tissue Injury of Face and Scalp: classification and management of soft tissue wounds, injuries to structure requiring special treatment.
  8. Dento Alveolar Fractures: examination and diagnosis, classification, treatment, prevention.
  9. Mandibular Fractures: classification, examination and diagnosis, general principles of treatment, complications and their management.
  10. Fracture of Zygomatic Complex: classification, examination and diagnosis, general principles of treatment, complications and their management.
  11. Orbital Fractures: blow out fractures
  12. Nasal Fractures
  13. Fractures of Middle third of the Facial Skeleton: emergency care, fractured maxilla, and treatment of le fort I, II, III, fractures of Naso-orbito-ethmoidal region.
  14. Ophthalmic Injuries: minor injuries, non-perforating injuries, perforating injuries, retrobulbar hemorrhage, and traumatic optic neuropathy.
  15. Traumatic Injuries to Frontal sinus: diagnosis, classification, treatment
  16. Maxillofacial injuries in Geriatric and paediatric patients.
  17. Gunshot wounds and War Injuries
  18. Osseointegration in Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  19. Metabolic response to Trauma: neuro endocrine responses, inflammatory and clinical implications.
  20. Healing of Traumatic Injuries: soft tissues, bone, cartilage, response of peripheral nerve to injury
  21. Nutritional Consideration following Trauma
  22. Tracheostomy: indications and contraindications, procedure, complications and their management.


  • Salivary gland
  • Sialography
  • Salivary fistula and management
  • Diseases of salivary gland – developmental disturbances, cysts, inflammation and sialolithiasis
  • Mucocele and Ranula
  • Tumours of salivary gland and their management
  • Staging of salivary gland tumours
  • Parotidectomy
  • Temporomandibular Joint
  • Etiology, history signs, symptoms, examination and diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Ankylosis and management of the same with different treatment modalities
  • MPDS and management
  • Condylectomy – different procedures
  • various approaches to TMJ
  • Recurrent dislocations – Etiology and Management
  • Oncology
  • Biopsy
  • Management of pre-malignant tumours of head and neck region
  • Benign and Malignant tumours of Head and Neck region
  • Staging of oral cancer and tumour markers
  • Management of oral cancer
  • Radial Neck dissection
  • Modes of spread of tumour
  • Diagnosis and management of tumours of nasal, paranasal, neck, tongue, cheek, maxilla and mandible
  • Radiation therapy in maxillofacial regions.
  • Lateral neck swellings
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Model surgery
  • Maxillary and mandibular repositioning procedures
  • Segmental osteotomies
  • Management of apertognathia
  • Genioplasty
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Cysts and tumour of orofacial region
  • Odontogenic and non-Odontogenic tumours and their management
  • Giant lesions of jawbone
  • Fibro osseous lesions of jawbone
  • Cysts of jaw
  • Laser surgery
  • The application of laser technology in surgical treatment of lesions Cryosurgery
  • Principles, applications of cryosurgery in surgical management of Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Detailed knowledge of the development of the face, head and neck
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Current concepts in the management of cleft lip and palate deformity
  • Knowledge of Naso endoscopy and other diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of speech and hearing
  • Concept of multidisciplinary team management
  • Aesthetic facial surgery
  • Detailed knowledge of the structures of the face and neck including skin a underlying soft tissue
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning of deformities and conditions affecting facial skin
  • Underlying facial muscles, bone. Eyelids external ear
  • Surgical management of post acne scarring, facelift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, facial bone recontouring, etc
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Basic knowledge of developmental anomalies of the face, head and neck
  • Basic concepts in the diagnosis and planning of various head and neck anomalies including facial clefts, craniosynostosis, syndromes, etc.
  • Current concept in the management of Craniofacial anomalies

Monitoring Learning Progress

It is essential to monitor the learning progress to each candidate through continuous appraisal and regular assessment. It not only helps teachers to evaluate students, but also students to evaluate themselves. The monitoring to be done by the staff of the department based on participation of students in various teaching / learning activities. It may be structured and assessment be done using checklists that assess various aspects.

Checklists are given in Section IV


M.D.S. Degree examinations in any branch of study shall consist of dissertation, written paper (Theory)

Part I at the end of Ist year and Part II at the end of 3 years Practical/Clinical and Viva voce.

Theory: Part-I: Basic Sciences Paper – 100 Marks

Part-II: Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III – 300 Marks (100 Marks for each Paper)

Written examination shall consist of Basic Sciences (Part-I) of three hours duration shall be conducted at the end of First year of MDS course. Part-II Examination shall be conducted at the end of Third year of MDS course.

Part-I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, embryology, growth and development Genetics, Immunology, anthropology, Physiology, nutrition & Biochemistry, Pathology & Microbiology, virology, Applied pharmacology, Research Methodology and bio statistics. Applied Dental anatomy & histology, Oral pathology & oral Microbiology, Adult and geriatric psychology. Applied dental materials.

Part-II Examination shall consist of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III, each of three hours duration.

Paper-I & Paper-II shall consist of two long answer questions carrying 25 marks each and five questions carrying 10 marks each.

Paper-III will be on Essays. In Paper-III three Questions will be given and student has to answer any two questions. Each question carries 50 marks. Questions on recent advances may be asked in any or all the papers.

Distribution of topics for each paper will be as follows:



(1) Part I University Examination (100 Marks): –

There shall be 10 questions of 10 marks each (Total of 100 Marks)

(2) Part II (3 papers of 100 Marks): –

(i) Paper-I: 2 long essay questions of 25 marks each and 5 short essays of 10 marks each. (Total of 100 Marks)

(ii) Paper-II: 2 long essay questions of 25 marks each and 5 short essays of 10 marks each. (Total of 100 Marks)

(iii) Paper III: 2 out of 3 essay questions (50 x 2 = 100 Marks)

Practical and Clinical Examination: 200 Marks

Viva-voce and Pedagogy: 100 Marks

Practical / Clinical Examination: 200 Marks.

  1. Minor Oral Surgery -100 Marks

Each candidate is required to perform the minor oral surgical procedures under local anaesthesia. The minor surgical cases may include removal of impacted lower third molar, cyst enucleation, any similar procedure where students can exhibit their professional skills in raising the flap, removing the bone and suturing the wound.

  1. One long case – 60 marks
  2. Two short cases – 20 marks each

Viva Voce: 100 Marks

  1. Viva-voce examination: 80 marks

All examiners will conduct viva-voce conjointly on candidate’s comprehension, analytical approach, expression, interpretation of data and communication skills. It includes all components of course contents. It includes presentation and discussion on dissertation also.

  1. Pedagogy Exercise: 20 marks

A topic be given to each candidate in the beginning of clinical examination. He/she is asked make a presentation on the topic for 8-10 minutes.