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Eligibility
 
How to join Army Dental Corps
 

Entry Open For Indian Nationals Only

Direct Permanent Commission

1.     Candidate must be BDS (with minimum 60% marks in final year)/ MDS, college recognised by DCI.
2.    Should have completed one year rotatory internship, recognised by the Dental Council of India on the date of application.
3.     Should be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate.
4.     Candidates with BDS qualification must not have attained 28 years of age on 31 Dec of the year of application. Age limit may be extended upto 30 years in case of candidate with Postgraduate qualification.
5.     Should be medically fit in all respects for service in the Defence Forces.

Short Service Commission

1.     Candidate must be BDS(with minimum 55% marks in final year)/ MDS,college recognised by DCI.
2.     Should have completed one year rotatory internship recognised by the Dental Council of India on the date of application.
3.     Should be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate.
4.     Less than 45 years of age as on 31 Dec of the year of application.
5.     Should be medically fit in all respects for service in the Defence Forces.

Note:
 
Short service commission officers can opt for Permanent commission during their service.

SSC officers tenure- 05 years, further extendable to 05 years and another 04 years.

Three chances are given to serving SSC officers for grant of Departmental Permanent Commission.

Two chances can be availed after putting and active service of 2-4 years and the third chance can only be availed during extended tenure of service but before completion of 8 years of service.

Enrolment

Officers

1.     General

Graduate and Postgraduate civilian dentists can join A D Corps if they fulfill the eligibility criteria for enrolment. Two types of commissions are offered :

  •  PERMANENT COMMISSION
  •  SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION

The advertisement for grant of commission in A D Corps is published in most of the national and regional dailies every year. Complete details along with application form will be available in the advertisement.

2.    Selection Procedure

Permanent Commission :-

Candidates found eligible are short listed based on their final BDS marks.

Short listed candidates are called for written test and clinical test followed by an interview.

Successful candidates at the written and clinical test will only be required to appear before the Selection Board for interview.

Short Service Commission :-

Candidates found eligible are short listed based on their final BDS marks and attempts taken in final BDS.

Short- listed candidates will be required to appear before the Selection Board for interview only.

Medical Examination : -

All the candidates who are provisionally placed on the merit list will be brought before a medical board for medical fitness. 

Other Categories

Dental services have three other categories or trades for the personnel below officers’ rank :

      Dental Operating Room Assistants (DORA) 
      Dental Hygienists (DH) 
      Dental Technicians (DT)

The personnel of other categories are recruited through various recruitmentboards as medical assistants. After completing the basic nursing course only selective personnel are remustered for the dental trades to undergo further
training as applicable to their trade.

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