NEET PG Dental/MDS (NEET MDS)

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, being the most demanded specialty among MDS aspirants, needs full dedication and hard work to prepare this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams. Moreover, it is a crucial subject to be prepared due to high weightage of questions from this subject in previous year’s papers.

As days are numbered, a well-crafted study schedule along with selective study approach is a key to prepare the entire syllabus. Moreover, correlating subjects is a good strategy to boost your preparation. Oral Surgery can be easily correlated with oral medicine and oral pathology, and thus, thoroughly preparing oral surgery will assist in preparing these subjects quickly, saving time for other important topics.

PrepLadder, in order to assist you all in preparation for exams, bring forth this blog to acquaint you with the tips to prepare and topics imperative to be covered in this subject.   

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Tips to Prepare:

  • Prepare notes for quick revision during the exam.
  • Devise a proper study schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Revision is an important part of any preparation, hence, regularly revise the topics already covered.
  • Validate your preparation level by taking mock tests and practicing previous year’s papers.

 

Vital Topics to thoroughly prepare Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for MDS entrance exams:

  1. INSTRUMENTS

Most Important topics:

  • Principles of Instrumentation
  • Principles  Of Elevation: Wedge Principle, Lever Principle, Wheel And Axle Principle, Mechanical Advantage
  • Stobie’s Technique
  • Chisel, Broad Base Retractor
  • Sutures-Absorbable Sutures
  • Non-Absorbable Sutures
  • Suture Methods
  • Types Of Knots

 

  1. STERLIZATION AND ASEPSIS

Most Important topic:

  • Methods of Sterilization

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  1. ANESTHESIA

Most Important topics:

  • Types of anesthesia
  • Monitoring depth of anesthesia
  • Drugs to be modified pre-operatively
  • Medical Gas Supply: Colors Of Cylinders - Oxygen, Nitrogen
  • Spinal Anesthesia - Drugs
  • Intravenous Anesthetic Agents (Induction) – Sodium Thiopentone, Propofol, Ketamine, Midazolam, Nitrous Oxide
  • Local Anesthetics- Ester, Amide Linked, Classification
  • Local Anesthetic Agents - Maximum recommended doses, Composition Of LA, Periodontal Ligament Injection, ‘Dumb –Bell Swelling’ 

 

  1. EXODONTIA

Most Important topics:

  • Indications for extractions
  • Contraindications
  • Forces used for extraction
  • Extraction techniques
  • Frequency of impaction
  • Classification of impaction
  • Dry socket

 

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  1. TUMOURS

Most Important topics:

Odontogenic tumors of jaws:-

  • Ameloblastoma
  • CEOT (Pindborg tumors)
  • Odontoma – compound, complex
  • Dentinoma

 

  1. CYSTS

Most Important topics:

Odontogenic  cysts of jaws:-

  • Radicular cyst
  • Dentigerous cystodontogenic
  • Keratocyst median
  • Anterior maxillary cyst
  • Globulomaxillary cyst
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst

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  1. TREATMENT OF CYSTS

Most Important topics:

  • Decompression
  • Enucleation
  • Marsupialization

 

  1. DISEASES OF SALIVARY GLANDS

Most Important topics:

Adenomas

  • Pleomorphic Adenoma
  • Warthin’s Tumor

Carcinomas

  • Acinic Cell Carcinoma
  • Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

 

Other Important topics:

Disorders - Mucocele, Ranula, Bohn’s Nodules

 

  1. FACIAL SPACE INFECTIONS

Most Important topics:

  • Buccal infections
  • Infraorbital infections
  • Sublingual infections
  • Submandibular infections
  • Submental infections
  • Teeth involved  with space infections
  • Eagleton criteria (for diagnosis of cavernous sinus thrombosis)
  • Ludwig’s Angina - Clinical features, Extra/intra oral examination, Treatment

 

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  1. TEMPOROMANDIBULAR  JOINT

Most Important topics:

  • TMJ Ankylosis
  • TMJ Dislocation
  • Surgical procedures and treatment/surgical approach to TMJ

 

  1. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA

Most Important topics:

  • Trimodal distribution of trauma ( 3 Peaks)
  • Mandibular fractures
  • Maxillary fractures
  • Radiographic signs of fracture
  • Fracture Management - Approaches, Methods of immobilization of Mandibular Fractures
  • Techniques of Intermaxillary Wiring
  • Rigid/Semi-rigid Fixation
  • Lag Screws
  • Gillie’s Temporal Approach
  • Keen’s Approach
  • Healing After Fracture
  • Distraction Osteogenesis

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

Most Important topics:

  • Management of Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Biopsy

 

  1. GOOD TO KNOW TOPICS

Most Important topics:

  • Carnoy’s solution
  • Triage
  • Intubation
  • Syncope
  • Dentocardiac reflex

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Reference BOOKS:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Volume I and II by Daniel M. Laskin
  • Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia - Malamed
  • Monheim's Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dental Practice
  • Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Neelima Anil Malik
  • Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - S.M Balaji
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma - Fonseca, Walker, Barber, Powers, Frost

 

It is expected that many questions will be asked from this subject in this year’s MDS entrance exams.

We hope this blog will surely benefit you in preparing this subject judiciously so that you are able to answer the questions effortlessly in exams.

 

“Stay positive, work hard and make it happen”

 

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