Fellowship after BDS
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is a five-year course for aspiring students to become a doctor. The course covers basic human anatomy and focuses on dentistry. After completion of BDS, many students go for MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) but there are students who feel that spending three more years studying for a master's might not be possible for them. In addition to that, the fees for master's in private universities are also one of the most significant issues that students face.
If you are also facing this question, you can consider going for a fellowship after BDS. Fellowship is a training period that doctors spend to learn and train. It is a type of medical training that helps the students to sharpen their knowledge of particular subjects so they can practice them. There are many fellowships available for students after completion of their BDS.
These fellowships range from 3 months to 1 year depending on the specialization you choose to go for.
Types of Fellowships
Forensic Odontology is a part of Forensic medicine. During its fellowship period, the students can learn about hands-on training on how they can help in solving legal cases and contribute to the judiciary system to reach the right judgment. After completing this fellowship the students can apply for careers in Forensic science.
Laser & Cosmetic
A fellowship in laser & cosmetic dentistry is related to enhancing and improving one’s appearance of teeth. Here students study the structure and fundamentals of esthetics to help others in improving their looks.
Sports dentistry includes the prevention and management of oral injuries among athletes. During this fellowship, the dentists learn how they can prevent, diagnose and treat athletes if they face any oral injury during sports.
Fellowship in orthodontics is related to straightening the teeth and improving their appearance along with how they function. It also includes looking after the long-term health of the teeth. This stream is always high in demand and many students pursue a fellowship in Orthodontics to make their career in it.
Implantology includes learning about dental implants, single and multiple implants, extractions and immediate implants, sinus lifts, augmentation etc. It includes studying restorative treatment in those with missing teeth.
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that is related to diseases and injuries related to the soft tissue located inside the tooth. Fellows of Endodontics study the removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and replace it with filling material.
Fellowship in Micropigmentation is a branch of cosmetics, where the students study skin and how different treatments can help to improve or replace the lost colour of your skin. Here an in-depth study of eyebrows, eyelids, eyelashes and lips is also covered. The duration of these fellowships is often very short.
The demand for Aesthetic dentistry is increasing slowly in the industry and fellowship in this area covers how the aesthetics of teeth can be improved using different methods such as bleaching, polishing, straightening, restoration, tooth jewellery etc.
Apart from these fellowships, there are many small-term and long-term certifications that you can pursue after completion of your BDS. It is up to you to select which fellowship will be suitable for you and help you in your career. You get more information and find the suitable institute for you, using Docthub. Click here to learn more about the available fellowships.