MDS in Operative Dentistry

About the MDS in Operative Dentistry

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is one of the flag bearers of health science education and research in Pakistan. Manifested from the mission of the University, DUHS is continuously upgrading its research themes for in the progressively evolving field of Operative Dentistry.

Masters of Dental Surgery in Operative Dentistry is a specialized postgraduate program that focuses on advanced techniques and skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dental caries (tooth decay) and other defects of teeth. Operative dentistry is a critical aspect of general dentistry, aiming to restore the function, aesthetics, and health of teeth through various procedures.

During the program, students delve into a wide range of topics including dental materials, restorative techniques, adhesive dentistry, endodontics (root canal treatment), and esthetic dentistry. They learn advanced methods for restoring teeth using materials such as composite resins, ceramics, and amalgam, and gain expertise in techniques like tooth preparation, cavity design, and dental bonding.

Students also develop proficiency in managing complex cases involving dental trauma, tooth wear, and structural defects. The program often integrates hands-on clinical experience, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world dental practice settings under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are equipped to provide high-quality, comprehensive dental care with a focus on preserving natural tooth structure and enhancing patient oral health and aesthetics. They may pursue careers in private practice, academic institutions, research, or specialized dental clinics, contributing to the advancement of operative dentistry through their expertise and innovation.

Program Highlights


4 years

Type of Study

Full time

Study System

Semesters system

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 1st semester of coursework
9 Credit hours each from 2nd to 8th Semester
(including 06 credit hours for thesis)
Total Credit Hours : 75

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays = 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching Hours Distribution

Lecture hours/ Facilitation / Self Directed
Studies/ Lab training/ Clinical Rotations

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health
Sciences/School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility​ criteria for 2023-2024 admission cycle for MDS in Operative Dentistry:


Fees and Financial information

The following is the Fee structure of the MDS in Operative Dentistry program as of 2023-2024

Fee TypeAmount
Admission FeePKR 35,000
Semester FeePKR 101,200
Lab Charges per SemesterPKR 10,000
Security DepositPKR 10,000
TotalPKR 156,200

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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