Q. I have completed my SSC and am interested in Dentistry. Please guide me regarding this?

Answer: You need at least a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Sciences) degree to practice dentistry. Since you’ve completed your SSC, the next step towards your dream profession would be to enroll your self in a Junior College with Physics, Biology and Chemistry as your compulsory subjects. After your HSC you can join a dental college for BDS.

For a seat in a dental college you got to secure good percentage in the MH-CET (Common Entrance Test) examination, which is a prerequisite for admission to BDS and other medical courses in Maharashtra. 

Dentistry is a four-year course, which is followed by one year of rotating internship. After your BDS, if you want your career to grow, then you will have to be a specialist with a MDS degree.

Some of the Government Dental colleges in Mumbai where you can get a BDS degrees are given below:

1. Government Dental College & Hospital, Government Dental College and Hospital
I.P.D. Mello Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001

2. Padmashri Dr.D.Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital,
Sector 7, Nerul, Dr. D.Y.Patil Vidya Nagar, Navi Mumbai-6

3. Ramrao Adik Education Society's Dental College
Near CIDCO Bus Stand, Opp Kokan Bhavan, Nerul, Mumbai 400614

4. Nair Hospital Dental College
Anandilal Nair Road, Opp Maratha mandir Talkies, Mumbai Central, Mumbai 400008

* This list is indicative not exhaustive.