NEET MDS - How to prepare for Oral Histology?

Oral Histology essentially falls among the most basic subjects of Dentistry. It acquires significance particularly due to its application in varied aspects of Dentistry and Clinical subjects such as Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics. Oral Histology is generally clubbed with Oral Anatomy due to their relevance and together they have a vast syllabus. Hence experts suggest opting for a Selective Approach to prepare for Oral Histology for the NEET MDS exam.

Given below are the list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are 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?

5-7/240 Questions (3%)

 

Which Standard Books to Refer?

The most popular book to study Oral Histology is Orban's Oral Histology and Embryology which covers almost 80% of the syllabus required for NEET MDS whereas if you need to cover the 100% then we also suggest you to go for Ten Cates Oral Histology.

Note: Brush up your basics by referring the followng Standard books only since the exam making body NBE, derives questions from standard books of this subject:

Orban's Oral Histology and Embryology

Author : G. S. Kumar, S. N. Bhaskar

INR 1,444

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Ten Cate's Oral Histology

Author : Antonio Nanci PhD

INR 1,498

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 6-8 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 3 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading 15-20 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  2-3 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 4-6 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 3rd quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 12-14 subjects

 

Oral Histology - Important Topics

UNIT IMPORTANT TOPICS
Development and growth of teeth
Development of teeth
  • Development of teeth
Histophysiology
Molecular insights in tooth morphogenesis
Enamel
Properties of Enamel
  • Physical properties of enamel
  • Chemical properties of enamel
Enamel rods
  • Enamel rods
  • Hypocalcified structures of enamel
Hypocalcified structures of enamel
Incremental lines of enamel
  • Incremental lines of enamel
Amelogenesis
  • Amelogenesis
Dentin
Physical properties of dentin
  •  physical properties of dentin
Histology of dentin
  • Histology of dentin 
Mineralization of dentin 
  • Mineralization of dentin 
Incremental lines of dentin 
  • Incremental lines of dentin 
Dentin hypersensitivity
  • Dentin hypersensitivity
Pulp
Pulp Composition
  • Pulp composition 
  • cells in pulp 
Blood and nerve supply of Pulp
  • Blood and nerve supply 
Zones of pulp 
  • zones of pulp 
Pulp stone
  • pulp stones
Cementum
Classification
  • Classification 
Types of cementum 
  • Types of cementum
Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of cementum 
  • Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of cementum
Important facts
  • Important facts
Periodontal ligament
Periodontal ligament
  • Periodontal ligament
Bone, TMJ and Maxillary sinus
Bone 
  • Bone 
TMJ 
  • TMJ  
Maxillary sinus
  • Maxillary sinus
Salivary glands
Salivary gland
  • Salivary gland
Oral mucous membrane
Types of OMM  
  • Types of OMM
Oral mucous membrane
  • Oral mucous membrane
Tooth eruption, shedding
Tooth erruption 
  • Tooth erruption
Shedding
  • Shedding
Miscelleneous
Miscelleneous
  • Miscelleneous

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.