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Indian Dental Post Graduation Exam 2014,Preparation Tips

1. Any drug with oral or Dental significance needs to be read.
2. Give a lot of importance to C/I (contradictions) than to indications. Especially, renal insufficiency, cardio patients and pregnancy, lactation and pediatric patients need to be emphasized.
3. Management of pain, bleeding, infection, shock needs to be grasped.
4. Therapeutic, limiting and toxic doses for adult, pediatric and compromised patients are significant.
5. Emergencies.
7. Drug classes and classification of all categories. This is important at least to know the drug names, and the class of drugs. This will act as an aid in solving tricky questions.
8. CIMS reference for drugs used and latest drugs available in India under specific categories.
9. Use you instincts. If you do not feel comfortable with a certain topic, do not leave it. Try and read it at least.
10. As doctors, the candidate s must have a detailed pharmacological knowledge, not only for practice sake, but also, many times, AIPG and AIDGP have several questions that are same in basic sciences, except for different questions for medical and dental specialties respectively.
11. Many topics that are not includes requires a reading too.

Also, a detailed knowledge of following topics is required.
1. Muscle-relaxants.
2. GA mainly ADR and emergencies in GA’s. Halothane shock, hyperthermia, cardiac emergencies etc.
3. Special relevance to pediatric patients (since some LA procedure for adults may have to be done under GA for the children due to lack of co-operation.
4. LA detailed knowledge for all oral and perioral uses. Formulations, dosage in terms of cartridge and volume. Special significance to cardiac patients, maximum dose, toxicities C/I and all. ( Exhaustive reading is mandatory and no excuse). Include a brief study about the LA procedures in other parts of the bosy including spinal anaesthesia. Exhaustive reading may not be required.
5. Chemotherapy all drugs effective against the common oral infections and dosage adjustments in compromised patients, pregnant and lactating woman. Prophylaxis in cardio patients etc. It is also important to read about MTB.
6. HIV is an important disease and everything about HIV and associated oral diseasesâ?¦ and Rx of HIV patients including precautions for the patient and the dentist is important.
7. Epinephrine and its use in dentistry and emergencies.
8. General emergency (hypertensive crisis, shock, cardio emergency, epilepsy), casualty management and dental emergencies (LA hypersensitivity, dental syncope etc)
9. Anti-viral therapy of common oral viral infections. And ofcourse, AIDS.
10. Anti-fungal therapy, special reference to HIV patients.
11. Sterilizations and disinfections.
12. Rx for Hemophilia, drugs taken by hypersensitive patients is important, their interactions etc.
13. Drugs with toxic-potentials are a must to know.
14. Inducing agents.
15. Insulin and precautions in diabetic patients.
16. Corticosteroids and opioids.
17. Pulp medications. Drugs regulating calcium levels.
18. Drugs given for the oral side effects for cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
19. Teratogens and fatal drug interactions.
20. General pharmacology principles.
21. Vitamins and Mineral

It’s not all that plain-sailing to crack pharmacology for Indian Dental Post Graduation ExamAIPGDEE 2014 conducted by AIIMS.

The syllabus for AIPGDEE 2014 shall be that of the BDS standard.
The syllabus shall cover all the subjects taught during the BDS course.

Paper pattern:
This exam, to be conducted online will consist of 1 paper that will include 200 objective type, multiple choice questions. The exam duration is 3 hours.
The question paper will be based on Basic Sciences, Para-clinical and clinical subjects.
Negative marking is applicable.

Moderate depth study is required for the following:
1. Drugs on ANS.
2. Diuretics.
3. Arrhythmias.
4. Drugs in Asthma.
5. Endocrinology.
6. Drugs in epilepsy.
7. Cancer chemotherapy and radio-therapy with special significance for oral cancers.

Dental pharmacology (insignificant list, but dental materials will include an exhaustive list)
1. Mouthwashes.
2. Sialogogues and saliva substitutes.
3. Denture cleansers and dentifrices.
4. Fluorides.

The AIPGDEE 2014 Dental PG Entrance Exam to be held on 25h January 2014 by AIIMS expects to announce the results 5th February 2014 onwards.

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