BDS Programme Curricular Outcomes


At the end of four years dental undergraduate program, the graduates should be able to:


  1. Independently assess the patients, order relevant investigations, and formulate a treatment plan.
  2. Render treatments in the domain of general dental practitioners to their patients in time efficient and quality-controlled manner.
  3. Practice evidence-based dentistry.
  4. Correlate basic dental sciences knowledge and skills with clinical dental practice.
  5. Modify dental treatments according to patient’s special needs, if any, in the form of medical conditions, physical or mental disabilities etc.
  6. Assess and refer the patients with case difficulty indices requiring consultation or treatment by specialists.
  7. Show empathy and respect in their attitude and behavior towards their patients.
  8. Maintain high ethical and professional standards in their pursuit of clinical excellence.
  9. Draw upon their existing knowledge and update it through continuing education programs.
  10. Exercise infection control protocol guidelines laid out by their local health councils.
  11. Exercise management qualities to maintain single or multiple unit private practices where applicable.
  12.  Work in a team of other health care professionals including dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, laboratory technicians, ceramists and dental nurses etc.
  13. Maintain patient records with emphasis on legal and patient confidentiality aspects.
  14. Provide basic life support to patients requiring critical care in or outside dental set up.
  15. Manage dental emergencies in a dental set up.
  16. Demonstrate clear verbal and written communication skills.