The MDS programme is a 3 year course and is recognized by the Dental Council of India. The first post graduation programme started in the year 1983 in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. By 1985, 8 branches of dentistry started providing PG programmes. The initial intake of 18 post graduate candidates per annum has now increased to 23. Since 2009, it has been affiliated to MUHS, Nashik prior to which it was governed by Nagpur University. The admission into GDCH Nagpur PG programme is solely based on merit through common entrance test NEET.
The college offers post graduate programmes in 8 specialities and they are as follows.
MDS – Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge
MDS – Periodontology
MDS – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
MDS – Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
MDS – Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology
MDS – Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
MDS – Oral Medicine and Radiology
The objective of the post-graduate training is to train a student so as to ensure higher competence in both general and special area of interest and also to prepare him or her for a career in teaching, research and speciality practice. A student must achieve a high degree of clinical proficiency in the subject and develop competence in research in the concerned field.
Formative assessments are conducted in the form of sessional exams, discussions, journal club and clinical case presentations.
Summative assessments are conducted in the form of theory exams, clinical case discussions, practical exams and viva voce.
Interlink activities are conducted regularly wherein post graduate students and faculty members from multiple specialities discuss and plan treatment for cases requiring multidisciplinary approach.