MDS in Oral Surgery

About the MDS in Oral Surgery

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 Oral Surgery.

The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) program in Oral Surgery is a specialized postgraduate degree program designed to provide advanced training and expertise in surgical procedures related to the oral cavity, jaws, and associated structures. It is tailored for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career as oral surgeons, equipped to manage a wide range of surgical conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Key features are as follows:

1. Surgical Focus: The MDS program in Oral Surgery is centered around surgical principles, techniques, and procedures specific to the oral and maxillofacial region. Students delve into advanced topics such as complex tooth extractions, dental implantology, management of oral and facial trauma, surgical management of oral pathology, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and corrective jaw surgery.

2. Comprehensive Curriculum: The curriculum of the MDS program covers a broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for oral surgeons. It includes in-depth studies of oral anatomy, oral pathology, oral medicine, radiology, anesthesia techniques, surgical oncology, and principles of infection control and sterilization in surgical settings.

3. Clinical Training: Clinical experience is a vital component of the MDS program in Oral Surgery. Students undergo hands-on training in hospital settings, dental clinics, and surgical theaters under the supervision of experienced faculty members. They gain exposure to a variety of surgical cases, learn to perform surgical procedures with precision, and develop proficiency in patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and postoperative care.

4. Research Emphasis: Research is an integral part of the MDS program, encouraging students to engage in scholarly activities and contribute to the advancement of oral surgery knowledge and techniques. Students undertake research projects, write dissertations, and present their findings at conferences, fostering critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and academic excellence.

5. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Oral surgery often involves collaboration with other dental and medical specialties. The MDS program promotes interdisciplinary interactions, allowing students to work alongside professionals in fields such as periodontology, prosthodontics, orthodontics, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery to provide comprehensive patient care and address complex surgical cases.

In summary, the MDS program in Oral Surgery offers dental professionals a structured pathway to become proficient oral surgeons, capable of providing high-quality surgical care to patients with diverse oral and maxillofacial conditions, while also contributing to advancements in the field through research and academic pursuits.

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

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 Oral Surgery:

Fees and Financial information

The following is the Fee structure of the MDS in Oral Surgery 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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