Dental PG-Dip

Post-Graduate Diploma of Dental Science

Stream Dental
Course Type PG Diploma
Duration 2 Years


Apart from MDS, BDS graduates even have access to PG Diploma programs. These are PG (postgraduate) level programs. PG Diploma programs are usually one to 2 years long. Like MDS, these programs too allow candidates to specialise in different areas/sub-disciplines of dentistry.

The following are the specialities of Diploma Courses:

  1. Prosthodontics, Crown Bridge, Aesthetic Dentistry and Oral Implantology
  2. Periodontology and Oral Implantology
  3. Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and Oral Implantology
  4. Conservative, Endodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry
  5. Orthodontics & Dento-facial Orthopedics
  6. Public Health Dentistry
  7. Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry viii) Oral Medicine & Radiology

Entrance exams

  • All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Exam (AIPGDEE)

Best Institutes in India that offer PG Diploma courses

  • JSS Dental College & Hospital
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences
  • D.A. Pandu Memorial
  • Medvarsity
  • Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital  

Future Scope


After the completion of this course, candidates can find work at the following places:

  • Dental hospitals/clinics
  • Dental implant marketing/manufacturing firms
  • Dental education institutes
  • R&D firms


On an average, the starting salary could be anywhere between 40-70K INR per month. It depends upon various factors such as job location, job profile, academic performance of the candidate etc.


Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for this course, the candidate has to be a Bachelor of Dental Surgery graduate from a recognised Dental College in India with a minimum of 50%. Candidates who don’t possess a recognized Dental qualification must secure the prior approval of his/her qualifications by the Dental Council of India before he/she may be admitted to the Diploma courses.