Syllabus of FCPS Part 1 Dentistry by CPSP

Syllabus of FCPS Part 1 Dentistry by CPSP

FCPS Part-1 Examination in Dentistry.


1-General Features of :-
-Blood vessels

2-General Embryology :-
-General aspects

General Features of :-
-Blood vessels
-Connective tissue
-Lymphoid tissue

4-Brain & Spinal cord
General Features of :-
-Spinal nerves
-Cranial nerves
-Vertebral column

5-Head & Neck
General Features of :-
-Major blood vessels

General Features of :-

7-Endocrine glands
-Gross structure and important relations of pituitary gland ,thyroid gland ,parathyroid gland, adrenal glands

Applied Head & Neck Anatomy


Osteology of Skull :-

Gross anatomical features of :-
-Norma Frontalis
-Norma Lateralis
-Norma Occipitalis
-Norma Verticalis
-Norma Basalis
-Cranial Fossae(Anterior + Middle + Posterior)

Applied anatomy :- Fractures (especially Lefort’s classification),Age changes,Skull deformities

2-Parotid Region :-

Gross anatomical features of :-
-Parotid gland and structures within it
-Surgical anatomical relations of parotid gland
-Innervation of parotid gland

Applied anatomy :- Facial nerve injury during surgery ,Parotiditis ,Parotid abscess ,Blockage of parotid duct

3-Temporal Region :-

-Bony boundaries and contents of temporal and infratempoal fossa
-Gross anatomical features of muscles of mastication ,innervation and blood supply
-Mandibular nerve course ,branches and areas supplied
-Maxillary artery course ,branches and areas supplied
-Gross anatomical features of TMJ with knowledge of mechanism of movements

Applied anatomy :- Mypfacial pain dysfunction syndrome ,TMJ dislocation ,Arthritis of TMJ

4-Oral Region :-

-Gross anatomical features + nerve and blood supply of the oral cavity, lips and cheeks

Applied anatomy :- Cleft lip, carcinoma of lip, cyanosis of lip, large labial frenum


Applied anatomy :- Gingivitis ,gingival recession


Applied anatomy :- Dental caries, pulpitis, abscess, extractions, periodontal disease


Applied anatomy :- Cleft palate


Applied anatomy :- Gag reflex, paralysis of genioglossus, injury to the hypoglossal nerve,sublingual absorption of drugs, lingual carcinoma, short/large lingual frenum, salivary glands

5-Submandibular Region :-

-Gross anatomical features of submandibular gland and duct
-Surgical anatomical relations of submandibular gland
-Innervation and blood supply of submandibular gland

Applied anatomy :- Excision of submandibular gland due to tumor or stone, blockage of submandibular duct

6-Orbit :-

-Contents of orbit
-Gross anatomical features of lacrimal apparatus and orbital muscles with their action ,nerve supply and blood supply

7-Nose :-

-Contents of pterygopalatine fossa
-Gross anatomical features of external nose,nasal cavity,paranasal sinuses

8-Ear :-

-Gross anatomical features of external ear ,middle ear ,inner ear


1-Osteology :-

-Gross anatomical features of cervical vertebrae + joints and hyoid bone

2-Muscles :-

-Gross anatomical features of :-

-Superfacial + Lateral (Platysma/Sternocleidomastoid/Trapezius) Muscles of neck

Applied anatomy :- Paralysis of platysma, congenital torticollis, spasmodic torticollis

3-Triangles of Neck :-

-Boundaries and contents of anterior triangle and their significance
-Boundaries and contents of posterior triangle and their significance

4-Cranial Nerves :-

Applied anatomy of V, VII, IX, X, XI, XII


General Physiology :-

1-Components of cell with their major functions, transport across the cell membrane
2-Action potential, muscle contraction
3-Classification and properties of nerve fibers
4-Receptor types and their functions
5-Somatic sensations, transmission of pain
6-Function of motor and sensory areas
7-Cerebrospinal fluid formation, functions and drainage
8-Autonomic nervous system parts and their functions
9-General properties and composition of blood including normal cell counts and functions of RBCs, WBCs and platelets
10-Mechanism of hemostatic coagulation factors and their functions
11-Blood groups
12-Conducting tissues of heart, generation and propagation of cardiac impulse
13-Cardiac cycle (pressure, volume, valvular changes)
14-Blood pressure and its regulation
15-Respiration, ventilation, transport of gases and regulation of respiration
16-Body fluids compartments and regulation of osmotic equilibrium
17-Regulation of ECF, blood volume and flow
18-Peripheral circulation
19-General functions of kidneys
20-Regulation of body temperature


1-Requisites of a balanced diet
2-General principles of electrolyte balance
3-Role and functions of endocrine hormones ,feed back mechanisms
4-Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins


-Clinical pharmacokinetics
-Adverse reactions of common drugs
-General principles of rational drug therapy
-Drug interactions :- Classification, mechanism, factors influencing the drug interactions in clinical dentistry
-Toxicity :- Dose-response relationship, acute and chronic toxicity, local and systemic toxicity

Autonomic Drugs :-

-Chemistry and mechanism of action
-Pharmacological effects
-Absorption, fate and excretion of drugs
-General therapeutic uses
-Therapeutic uses in dentistry
-Adverse effects

Analgesics, Sedatives, Hypnotics :-

-Site and mode of action
-Pharmacological effects
-Absorption, fate and excretion
-Adverse effects
-Indications and contraindications
-Therapeutic uses

Antimicrobials ( Antibacterials, Antifungal, Antiviral) :-

-Chemistry and classification
-Mechanism of action and antimicrobial spectrum
-Timing of dose + duration of therapy + routes of administration
-Mechanism of development of bacterial resistance
-Absorption, fate, and excretion of drugs
-Therapeutics + Prophylactic uses in dentistry
-Adverse effects and allergic reactions

Anaesthetics (LA & GA) :-

-Classification and mode of action
-Physical, chemical and anaesthetic properties
-Pharmacological effects
– Absorption, fate, and excretion of drugs
-General therapeutics uses
-Uses in dentistry
-Preparation and dosage + duration + routes of administration
-Adverse effects


(Oral anatomy, Oral physiology, Oral histology, Tooth morphology, Embryology)

1-General Embryology :-
-Knowledge of developmental processes involved in the formation of head and neck, including the neural folds, neural crest cell,
pharyngeal arches and pouches.
-Knowledge of developmental sequences of face, palate, tongue, skull, mandible and maxilla.

2-Tooth Development :-
-Initiation of tooth development, stages of tooth development, hard tissue formation and destruction, crown shape determination, root formation,
tooth eruption and shedding

3-Enamel :-
-Structure, formation and clinical considerations

4-Dentine-Pulp complex :-
-Structure, formation and clinical considerations

5-Periodontium :-
-Alveolar bone and fibroblasts, cementum, periodontal ligament, gingivae ….Structure, formation and clinical considerations

6-Oral Mucosa :-
-Oral epithelium, mucogingival junction, structural variations …..Definition, functions and organization

7-Salivary Glands :-
-Chemical composition, formation and functions of saliva
-Histology, functions and clinical considerations of salivary glands

8-Temporomandibular Joint :-
-Type, development, structure and functions

9-Tooth Morphology :-
-Terminology, classification and notations, timing of eruption, individual characteristics of permanent and deciduous teeth,
comparison of primary and permanent teeth, developmental characteristics and clinical considerations of occlusion

10-Age changes of dental tissues


1-Effects of injury on cell by physical, chemical and biological agents
-Chronic including granulomatous
3-Regeneration and repair
4-Metabolic response to trauma
5-Disturbance of homeostatic mechanism
-Hemorrhage and shock (mechanism & types)
-Disturbances of fluid and electrolytes
6-Thrombosis and embolism, infarction and gangrene
7-Disorders of growth (atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia)
8-Carcinogens and premalignant lesions
9-Neoplasia (types and spread of tumor)
10-General characteristics of bacteria,viruses,paracites and fungi
11-Immune system (general principles)
12-Medical genetics (basic concepts)
13-Interpretations of routine biochemical tests ,e.g liver function tests, glucose, urea, cretinine
14-Nutrition diseases, disorders due to deficiency of vitamins and minerals


1-Wound healing in oral mucosa
-Repair of enamel, dentin, pulp and periodontium
2-Disorders of development of teeth and related tissues (abnormalities in no. of teeth, disorders of eruption, defects of structure of teeth, developmental defects of oral soft tissues)
3-Dental caries (aetiology, microscopy, role of saliva, types, histopathology of enamel and dentine, root caries ,zones of caries,theories of caries)
4-Diseases of pulp and periodontal tissues (aetiology, pathology, clinical and histological features, radiological findinds, prognosis and role of dentist in prevention of diseases)
5-Major infections of mouth, jaw and perioral tissues (aetiology, pathology ,prevention)
6-Cysts of jaws (defination, classification, pathogenesis of cyst formation, clinical features, histologic features and radiological findings)
7-Pathology of odontogenic and non odontogenic tumors of jaw (aetiology, classification, clinical features, histologic features and radiological findings)
8-Pathophysiology of genetics, metabolic and non neoplastic bone diseases
9-Disorders of TMJ and periarticular tissues (classification, aetiology and pathology)
10-Neoplastic and non neoplastic diseases of salivary glands (aetiology, classification, clinical features, histologic features,special investigations)
11-Infective and non infective diseases of oral mucosa (aetiology, clinical features and pathology)
12-Tongue disorders (aetiology, clinical features, pathology, diagnosis and treatment)
13-Benign mucosal swelling and chronic mucosal white lesions (aetiology, clinical features,differential diagnosis and pathology)
14-Oral premalignancy (predisposing factors, incidence, clinical and histological features)
15-Oral screening (aetiology, clinical features, spread, screening and TNM classification)


1-Properties of materials :-
-Mechanical, Rheological, Thermal ,Chemical, Biological properties and Adhesion
2-Structure and properties of metals and alloys
3-Impression materials :-
-Classification, requirement, composition, setting reaction
-Elastic and non elastic


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