“Strength, determination, challenges and confidence counts your success”. PrepLadder wish to felicitate Dr. Dangar Shyam for his glorious success in Army Dental Corps. We further wish him good luck for his career and future ahead as a dental officer in Indian army.
Here are some excerpts from his exclusive interview with PrepLadder as he shares guidance tips and study approach which worked for him and will be helpful for future aspirants in achieving success in Army Dental Corps.
Hello, please tell us something about yourself.
My name is Dr. Dangar Shyam M. I completed my graduation from Government Dental College and Hospital (Civil Hospital), Ahmedabad. I have secured rank 1 in Army Dental Corps 2017.
What do you think is the correct approach to study for Army Dental Corps?
It is not like a master stroke that can be achieved by one month or year. For this, it takes your firm determination from first year to final year, internship and simultaneous clinical exposure. Therefore, one needs a perfect guidance and motivation and in achieving this success.
How was your MDS Entrance Result?
My rank in Gujarat University is 1st (SEBC) and 1543 in NEET MDS.
Please list the books you followed for your preparation.
As I said, it is not a matter of month or year; hence, thorough knowledge of all clinical and basic subjects is essential.
The books that I like to prefer while managing time and being realistic are:
- Operative Dentistry: by Sturdevant’s
- Endodontic: by Grossman
- Public health dentistry: by Soben Peter
- Oral surgery: by Peterson and Malamed
- Oral pathology: by Shafer and Neville
- Oral medicine: by Burket’s
- Orthodontics: by Proffit
- Pedodontics: by Mc Donald's
- Prosthodontics: Boucher and Wrinkler for complete denture, Mccracken for RPD and Rosenstiel for FPD
- Periodontics: Carranza
- Dental material: Phillips
- DADH: Orban’s and Wheeler’s
Did PrepLadder play a part in your success? If yes, how?
Yes, I used to read success stories of toppers from PrepLadder that helped me to stay motivated and made me aware about the current scenario of the competition. Also, it kept me updated with the latest information regarding the important dates of the interview for Army Dental Corps.
Did you follow a time table/study plan to keep your preparation on track?
Obviously, time table is the most basic and essential thing that make you realize how much time you need to make yourself more precise.
I used to follow long term time table such as 6-8 months duration because, for achieving great things in our life, consistency is necessary.
Long-term time table must be devised from the day of preparation to the day of examination. However, most important thing is to be realistic and thus, time table must be realistic so that one can follow it.
How did you prepare for the Interview?
First of all, I took guidance from my seniors. I used to watch videos from different sites to know how army personnel behave in given circumstances. To prepare for the subjects, I preferred selective standard books along with group discussion with my friends.
Moreover, the most important part is self-confidence which comes to you only when you have a sound knowledge of the subjects and this can be achieved only with revision. So, revision is the key to success.
Some tips/suggestions for future MDS/Army Dental Corps Aspirants?
As I said earlier, the most important thing is the right guidance and sound knowledge of the subjects as this lay down the foundation for achieving success. Keep studying and stay motivated.
If you want to know who are you,
Action will delineate and define you.
Thank you Dr. Dangar Shyam for your valuable tips and suggestions!
PrepLadder hope that this post will definitely assist the future MDS/Army Dental Corps aspirants to prepare prudently.
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