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:
- What is the subject wise Weightage?
- Which Books to refer?
- How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
- How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
- How many times should the subject be Revised?
- What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
- What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
- 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:
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
|Development and growth of teeth||
Development of teeth
Molecular insights in tooth morphogenesis
Properties of Enamel
Incremental lines of enamel
Physical properties of dentin
Histology of dentin
Mineralization of dentin
Incremental lines of dentin
Blood and nerve supply of Pulp
Zones of pulp
Types of cementum
Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of cementum
|Bone, TMJ and Maxillary sinus||
|Oral mucous membrane||
Types of OMM
Oral mucous membrane
|Tooth eruption, shedding||
What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?
- 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.