NEET MDS - How to Prepare for Dental materials?

Dental materials is considered to be one of the most difficult subjects particularly due to its dry nature. In order to score well in this said subject, the students need to possess high comprehension and retention ability. 

We have compiled a list of Questions in this article, which MERITERS experts will answer and are very essential for an effective and efficient preparation:

  1. What is the subject wise Weightage?
  2. Which Books to refer?
  3. How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
  4. How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
  5. How many times should the subject be Revised?
  6. What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
  7. What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
  8. Types of Questions asked?
 

What is the subject wise Weightage?

 

Standard books to Refer?

Phillips Science of Dental Materials

Author : Arvind Shenoy, Chandrasekharan K Nai

INR 1,140

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 2 Days
  • MCQ Practice - 7 to 10 Days


How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading  - 30 Mins
  • MCQ Practice -  4 - 6 Hours


How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 4-8 times revision is required


What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 1st quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 3-4 subjects

 

Dental materials - Important Topics

UNIT IMPORTANT TOPICS
Physical properties
Mechanical properties
Optical Properties
Thermal properties
Fluid properties
Electric Properties
Impression materials
Impression compound
Impression Plaster
Zinc oxide eugenol
Hydrocolloid
Elastomeric impression compounds
General comparison
Gypsum Products
Gypsum products
Restorative resins
Dental Polymers
Amalgams
Amalgam
Metallurgy
Physical metallurgy 
Alloy
Direct filling gold Direct filling gold
Dental cements
Zinc phosphate 
Zinc Polycarboxylate
Silicates
Glass Ionomer Cement
General consideration of Dental cements
Dental ceramics & Miscellaneous
Ceramics 
Casting procedures 
Casting Procedures
Casting Defects
Composites
Composites

 

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer

  • Fact Based (Memory)
  • Concept based
  • Numerical/Value Based

2. Image based questions

3. True or false type questions

 

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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.