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MDS Orthodontics

MDS Orthodontics

Orthodontics was the first specialization introduced in Dentistry. It includes the study and management of the alignment of the teeth and jaws. MDS (Orthodontics) is a three-year post-graduation programme. It imparts knowledge and training to the students for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the irregularities of the teeth, jaws, and other structures of the mouth. As an orthodontist, you get trained in various techniques of molding and set of teeth braces, aligning of teeth, removal of dental deformity.

Who is the course for?

Candidates who look forward to pursuing in the discipline of Orthodontics should have this skill set:

- Good vision and an eye for detail
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to use advanced technical tools
- Strong dedication and commitment towards the profession


Why choose MDS Orthodontics?

Orthodontics, as a specialized course, incurs many personal and professional benefits to you. These benefits motivate you to opt for Orthodontics as your area of specialization:
• Orthodontics as a discipline is intellectually challenging with a mix of Science, management, engineering, and art.
• Technological advances happen every day in Orthodontics. So, it offers endless opportunities to learn and improve your skills.
• Orthodontists treat crooked and unsightly teeth. They help to improve the bite and the smile of people and regain their self-confidence and self-esteem. So, you can make a difference in people’s lives.
• Being a lucrative profession, it shows positive growth in the job opportunities.

Career opportunities after MDS in Orthodontics


Senior Lecturer or Professor in Dental colleges

If one is interested in an academic career, they can join the government or private dental colleges as a senior lecturer or professor.

Private Clinic

Clinical practice

If one has the budget and the marketing skills, they can start their dental clinics. Alternatively, one can join the dental department in government and private hospitals or the dental clinics and nursing homes in India and abroad.

Cosmetic Makeover

Cosmetic Clinics

Orthodontics treatment improves the color, size, shape, and alignment of teeth. Therefore, such a specialization prepares you to get lucrative jobs in the cosmetic dental clinics.


Clinical Research

After completing your post-graduation in Orthodontics, you can work with dental equipment manufacturers to investigate the efficiency of various aesthetic and dental equipment or create new technological advances in Dentistry.

Administrative Services

Government Jobs

As an orthodontist, one can expect recruitment in the government sector as:

  • Dental Corp in Armed Forces
  • Dentist or Dental Surgeon in Indian Railways
  • Public health specialist, who focuses on improvement of the dental health in a population rather than an individual
  • A Dental officer in Indian Army/Navy/Airforce
  • A Territorial officer in Indian Army

Higher studies


One can pursue Ph.D. Orthodontics after completing their post-graduation.

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Remuneration In India

Earning as an orthodontist depends upon your skills, work experience, and the work location. In the government and private organizations, you can expect a starting salary of INR 25,000–40,000 per month, which eventually increases to INR 1, 50,000 per month with experience.

Remuneration Abroad

Those who are self-employed make more money than those who work in the hospitals, as they can charge per case depending on their experience and work location. However, pay packages are higher in countries like UK and Australia where orthodontists earn INR 18–25 lakhs per annum.

  1. The Oxford Dental College  [8 seats]
  2. Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital [3 seats]
  3. D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College [5 seats]
  4. Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences [5 seats]
  5. Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre  [2 seats]
  6. KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences [5 seats]
  7. Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital [5 seats]
  8. M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital [4 seats]
  9. M.S. Ramaiah Dental College [5 seats]
  10. Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre [6 seats]
  11. Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital [6 seats]
  12. Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital [3 seats]
  13. V.S. Dental College [4 seats]
  14. Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research [2 seats]
  1. A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore [9 seats]
  2. A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore [6 seats]
  3. Al Ameen Dental College & Hospital, Bijapur [2 seats]
  4. Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital, Gulbarga [5 seats]
  5. AME’s Dental College & Hospital, Raichur [3 seats]
  6. Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere [6 seats]
  7. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal [ 3 seats]
  8. College of Dental Sciences, Davangere [6 seats]
  9. Manipal College of Dental Surgery, Mangalore [5 seats]
  10. Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpat [6 seats]
  11. Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, Mysore [3 seats]
  12. S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Kalaburgi [3 seats]
  13. JSS Dental College & Hospital, Mysore [4 seats]
  14. K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital, Sullia [5 seats] 
  15. KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum [6 seats]
  16. Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre, Belgaum [ 3 seats]
  17. Navodaya Dental College, Raichur [3 seats]
  18. P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital, Bagalkot [2 seats]
  19. SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad [6 seats]
  20. Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital, Shimoga [3 seats]
  21. Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital, Hassan [3 seats]
  22. Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur [2 seats]
  23. Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital, Mangalore [8 seats]
  1. Govt. Dental College, Bangalore [3 seats]

MDS Orthodontics Colleges and Fees


To secure admission in MDS (Orthodontics), you must qualify the entrance examination, NEET MDS (National Eligibility and Entrance Test) after completing your graduation. Here is the list of Top Colleges in Karnataka approved by the Dental Council of India which offer post-graduation in Orthodontics:

Al Ameen Dental College & Hospital, Bijapur

Seats: 02
Management Fees/Year: 15 Lakhs (2017)

Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital, Gulbarga

Seats: 05
Management Fees/Year: 10 Lakhs (2017)

AME’s Dental College & Hospital, Raichur

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 10 Lakhs (2017)

R.V. Dental College, Bengaluru

Seats: 05
Management Fees/Year: 14 Lakhs (2017)

Navodaya Dental College, Raichur

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 10 Lakhs (2017)

Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Bengaluru

Seats: 02
Management Fees/Year: 10 Lakhs (2017)

M.R.A. Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru

Seats: 06
Management Fees/Year: 13 Lakhs (2017)

K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital, Sullia

Seats: 05
Management Fees/Year: 15 Lakhs (2017)

JSS Dental College & Hospital, Mysore

Seats: 04
Management Fees/Year: 18 Lakhs (2017)

P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital, Bagalkot

Seats: 02
Management Fees/Year: 14 Lakhs (2017)

Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru

Seats: 06
Management Fees/Year: 12 Lakhs (2017)

M.S. Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru

Seats: 05
Management Fees/Year: 15 Lakhs (2017)

The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru

Seats: 08
Management Fees/Year: 14 Lakhs (2017)

V.S. Dental College, Bengaluru

Seats: 06
Management Fees/Year: 13 Lakhs (2017)

Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur

Seats: 02
Management Fees/Year: 08 Lakhs (2017)

Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davengere

Seats: 06
Management Fees/Year: 16 Lakhs (2017)

Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, Mysore

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 12.75 Lakhs (2017)

Sharavathi Dental College, Shimoga

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 12 Lakhs (2017)

Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital, Hassan

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 14 Lakhs (2017)

Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital, Mangalore

Seats: 03
Management Fees/Year: 14.5 Lakhs (2017)

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