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NEET PG Dental/MDS (NEET MDS)

Owing to one of the most demanding specialties among MDS aspirants, Conservative dentistry & Endodontics is the most important dental subject clinically as well as theoretically. Therefore, it must be prepared prudently for mastering MDS entrance exams.

Correlating subjects is the most effective strategy for preparation and thus, majority topics of this subject will help you to prepare other subjects like prosthodontics, dental materials, periodontics and pedodontics more efficiently.

This blog will now familiarize you with most popular topics of conservative dentistry and endodontics and how to prepare these competently.

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Tips to Prepare:

  • First clear up the basics and then move on to solving chapter-wise MCQs.
  • Prepare notes and learn with the help of flowcharts or diagrams.
  • Practice previous year’s papers and mock tests as much as you can.
  • Revisions are a must and hence, review your notes regularly once you cover a topic.

Also Read: How to Complete Syllabus for NEET MDS in less than 4 Months?

 

Topics to be prepared for Conservative Dentistry

IMPORTANT TOPIC

SUB-TOPIC

Caries and Cavity Preparation

  • Cariology
  • Tooth preparation

Sterilization and Isolation

  • Moist and dry heat sterilization, ETOX gas
  • Rubber dam
  • Matrices

Amalgam

  • Classification
  • Pin retained amalgam restorations
  • Mercury toxicity
  • Trituration

Composites

  • Composition and classification
  • Cavity preparation
  • Polymerization of composites

Direct filling gold

  • Classification
  • Manipulation
  • Principles of tooth preparation

Dental Adhesion

  • Enamel and dentin bonding systems

 

Topics to be prepared for Endodontics

 

ANATOMY OF PULP CANAL

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Maxillary 1st molar and premolar
  • Mandibular 1st premolar
  • Access cavity shape
  • % incidence of various accessory canals
  • Objectives of cavity preparation
  • C shaped canals 
  • Radiographic identification of accessory canals

 

DISEASES OF PULP

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • WHO classification
  • Internal resorption
  • Cracked tooth syndrome
  • Nerve fibers (A&C)
  • Phoenix abscess

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Features of pulp inflammation
  • Chronic alveolar abscess
  • Intrapulpal pressure
  • Difference between pulpitis and maxillary sinusitis
  • Endodontic flare
  • Acute & chronic periapical abscess
  • Enterococcus faecalis and its presence in failure cases

 

BIOMECHANICS

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Irrigants - sodium hypochlorite, EDTA
  • H files
  • K files
  • Peeso reamers

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Cross section of instruments - files, reamers
  • Objectives of cleaning and shaping
  • Crown down technique
  • File systems - retreatment files
  • Diagnostic instruments - DG 16 endo probe
  • Standardization of endodontic instruments
  • Glass bead sterilization
  • GG drills, spreader, HERO shapers 
  • Difference between stainless steel and NiTi files
  • Color coding of files

 

OBTURATION & DISINFECTION

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

Calcium hydroxide: Its properties, uses, mechanism, indications & contraindications.

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Vertical compaction
  • Obturation materials and their properties -ZOE cement 
  • Indication of silver cone obturation
  • Apical seal for post and core
  • Tug back
  • Sealer extrusion
  • AH26 toxicity

 

BLEACHING

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Classification
  • Vital and non-vital bleaching
  • Chemicals used and mechanism of action
  • Walking bleach
  • Bleaching in endodontically treated discolored tooth
  • Tetracycline staining
  • Agents used in home bleach

Also Read: Most effective study plan for MDS entrance exams

 

TRAUMATOLOGY

 

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS


  • Elli's classification
  • Avulsion management
  • Common tooth injury

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Reaction of tooth to trauma
  • Root fracture repair
  • Pulpotomy
  • Zones associated with calcium hydroxide placement 
  • Direct pulp capping
  • Reimplantation
  • Replacement resorption

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

 

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Electronic Pulp Testing
  • Dentin hypersensitivity

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Post and core characteristics
  • Hot test, cold test, bite test
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Working length in open apex cases
  • Apex locator
  • Single visit endodontic treatment and its indications
  • Fiber post and metallic post
  • Revascularization of pulp

 

RADIOGRAPHIC CASES

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Young permanent tooth
  • Phoenix abscess
  • Deep preparations
  • Discoloration
  • Pro taper - diameter of instrument

Also Read: Memory Enhancing Techniques for MDS Entrance Exams

  

ENDODONTIC SURGERIES 

MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Barodontalgia

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Difference between conventional and micro surgery
  • Post-obturation pain

 

Reference Books:

 

  1. Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry
  2. Ingle’s Endodontics
  3. Grossman's Endodontics Practice
  4. Phillips' Science of Dental Materials

 

We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.

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