NEET MDS - How To prepare for Periodontics?

Periodontics is considered to be one of the most scoring subjects in NEET MDS exam. Though it has a vast syllabus, it is comparatively easier to prepare provided you stick to the right strategy. The idea is to cover the entire syllabus within a specified time frame to avoid last minute rush and hassle. Students are advised to concentrate on high yielding topics which have a higher weightage. This not only saves time but paves way for effective learning. Apart from this, it is extremely important to be dedicated and focused.

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?

12-15/240 Questions (6%)

 

Standard Books to Refer:

Newman and Carranza's Clinical Periodontology

Author : Chini Doraiswami Dwarakanath, N Ambalavanan, Dilip G Nayak, Ashita Uppoor, Ashish Jain

INR 2,174

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 1-2 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 7-10 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading 3-4 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  5-7 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 1-2 subjects

 

Periodontics - Important Topics 

UNIT MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS
Gingiva & Tooth Supporting Structures
Periodontium
  • periodontium 
Periodontla ligament.
  • periodontla ligament.
Cementum.
  • Cementum. 
Alveolar bone.
  • Alveolar bone.
Periodontal Microbiology
Dental plaque.
  • Dental plaque. 
Microbial interaction with host.
  • Microbial interaction with host.
Cytokines, Molecular biology of periodontium.
  • Cytokines, Molecular biology of periodontium.
Cytokines, Molecular biology of periodontium.
GCF
  • GCF
Saliva
  • Saliva
Calculus & latrogenic Diseases
Calculus.
  • Calculus.
Difference between subgingival and supragingival calculus
  • Difference between subgingival and supragingival calculus
Gingivitis
Various stages of gingivitis. 
  • Various stages of gingivitis. 
Gingival Enlargements
Gingival enlargement
  • Gingival enlargement
Acute Gingival Infections
ANUG.
  • ANUG. 
Herpetic gingivostomatis. 
  • Herpetic gingivostomatis.
Periodontal Pocket
Periodontal pocket.
  • Periodontal pocket.
Patterns Of Bone Loss And Trauma From Occlusion
Bone defects
  • Bone defects
Trauma from occlusion. 
  • Trauma from occlusion.
Slowly Progressive & Aggressive Periodontits
Chronic periodontitis. 
  • Chronic periodontitis. 
Aggressive periodontitis. 
  • Aggressive periodontitis. 
HIV and peroidontitis. 
  • HIV and peroidontitis. 
Diagnosis, Prognosis And Treatment Plan
Treatment plan. 
  • Treatment plan. 
Periodontal Instrumentation
Periodontal instruments.
  • Periodontal instruments.
Plaque Control
Plaque control methods
  • Plaque control methods
Plaque control methods
Gingivectomy.
  • Gingivectomy.
Curettage.
  • Curettage.
Flap & Mucogingival Surgery
Types of flap surgery. 
  • Types of flap surgery. 
Mucogingival surgery. 
  • Mucogingival surgery. 
Treatment Of Furcation Involvrmrnt & Osseous Surgeries
Furcation involvement. 
  • Furcation involvement. 
Osseous surgery. 
  • Osseous surgery. 
Implants and Miscellaneous
Dental implants 
  • Dental implants 
Systemic.
Systemic.
  • Systemic.
Oral mal odour.
Oral mal odour.
  • Oral mal odour.
 Chemotherapeutic agents.
Chemotherapeutic agents
  • Chemotherapeutic agents
 Host modulating agents
Host modulating agents.
  • Host modulating agents.
Advanced diagnostic aids
Advanced diagnostic aids
  • Advanced diagnostic aids

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer
  • Case Based
  • 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.