An Overview:

The Dental Screening Test (FDST) for BDS Graduates and MDS Degree/PG Diploma holders has been introduced through Screening Test Regulations 2009

As per the regulations, “An Indian citizen or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) possessing a primary dental qualification/PG Diploma/Post Graduate Dental qualification awarded by any dental institution outside India, who is desirous of getting registration with any State Dental Council or of any other purpose as specified by the Dental Council of India from time to time, on or after the date of publication of these regulations in the official gazette, shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 10(4) or 10(5) of the Dentist Act, 1948, as the case may be”.

The responsibility of NBEMS is limited to the conduct of Foreign Dental Screening Test, declaration of the result and handling of the result to Dental Council of India (DCI). NBEMS has no role in document verification and eligibility determination; these shall be undertaken by DCI.

Applications for FDST are not invited by NBEMS and are directly submitted to the DCI. Candidates are advised to refer to the website of Dental Council of India ( for the Screening Test Regulations, 2009 & all its amendments, and any other updates related to the Screening Test for Foreign Dental Graduates.

This webpage on NBEMS website offers easy access to the Information Bulletin of FDST, Applicant login for admit card download, Notices related to FDST published time to time and Results of FDST conducted by NBEMS.