The Indian Board Of Prosthodontics

The mission of the Indian Board of Prosthodontics is to certify Individuals as diplomats through the conduct of an examination, who have demonstrated extraordinary knowledge and skills in the field of Prosthodontics and allied sciences. The Board seeks to certify those who are committed to life­long learning and a lifetime of ethical practices, who value the doctor/patient relationship, who respect those with philosophical, cultural or physical differences and who are committed to the advancement of the Science of Prosthodontics.


  1. Ensure that Diplomats meet a high degree of knowledge and skill criteria and issue certificates to these individuals indicating they have met the established criteria.
  2. Ensure that Diplomats maintain continued proficiency in the science of Prosthodontics and allied subjects.
  3. Provide the public and profession with information regarding individuals who are IBP Certified.
  4. Encourage the specialty to advance itself through IBP certification.


By the authority of the Indian Prosthodontic Society, the Indian Board of Prosthodontics may issue certificates after testing an applicant’s knowledge, ability and proficiency in the specialty of Prosthodontics.

Full members of The Indian Prosthodontic Society, who meet the qualifications as set forth in this document may become a candidate for certification by making formal application to the Indian Board of Prosthodontics. The Indian Board of Prosthodontics will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, origin, ancestry, age, marital status or handicaps.

Diplomats of Indian Board of Prosthodontics may announce and accordingly limit their practice to specialty of Prosthodontics.


  1. Have satisfactory moral and ethical standing in the dental profession.
  2. Be a good standing Member of the Indian Prosthodontic Society.
  3. Possess a MDS degree or equivalent in Prosthodontics recognized by DCI.
  4. Must have minimum of 5 years of teaching / clinical experience after completion of post graduation.
  5. The candidate becomes Board eligible only when their application for certification approved.


The period of Board eligibility begins on the date when the individual’s application is accepted and approved by the Board and is valid for six (6) consecutive years. However, Board eligibility status will be forfeited if the Part I written examination is not taken with in two (2) years of eligibility. Although eligibility may be re-established by reapplication, all phases of the examination must be successfully completed within six (6) years of initial eligibility. No re-applications are acceptable after this six (6) year period unless, upon consultation with the applicant, the entire Board determines that unusual circumstances warrant an extension of the duration of eligibility.


Any Prosthodontist who has successfully met the requirements of the IBP for certification and remains in good standing.


Requests for information or application forms should be directed to the secretary, Indian Board of Prosthodontics. The completed form must include certified copies of the originals. The candidate must include the application fee with the completed form. The fee is non-refundable, either in the event of acceptance or rejection by the Board.

NOTE: Incomplete forms will not be considered by the Board. All transcripts & certificates must be true copies attested by a competent person (Gazetted Officer or Principal of a DCI recognized Dental College).

After the Board has reviewed the completed application, the candidate will be informed of their eligibility status and of the date and place of the examination.


Application Fee: Rs. 5OO/-
Part-I Examination: Rs. 5OOO/-
Part-II Examination: Rs. 5OOO/-

Re-Examination fee for each part will also be Rs. 5000/-. At this point, the candidate, in writing, signifies that he/she intends to take a portion of the examination. All fees must be paid in Indian currency.


The Part-I examination is a written examination.
The Part-II examination includes Case Discussions and Presentations of treated Patients in all aspects of Prosthodontics as described later.
The Candidate should be aware that the entire examination must be completed in 6 consecutive years from the date of eligibility.
English is the official language of the Indian Board of Prosthodontics.

Description Of Part-I

The Part-I examination is conducted by a sub-committee of the Board and is reviewed by the full Board. The candidates are expected to have a thorough knowledge in the following topics

  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Fixed Partial Prosthodontics
  • Implant Prosthodontics
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Occlusion

Applied knowledge of the following allied subjects

  • Pharmacology
  • Biomaterials
  • Craniofacial Physiology
  • Dental Radiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Growth and Aging
  • Head and Neck Anatomy Medical Emergencies
  • Oral Pathology
  • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery including Surgical Implantology Temporo-Mandibular Disorders and Facial Pain
  • Biostatistics
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Practice Management
  • Research Methodology

Description Of Part-II

Candidates are eligible to appear for Part-II only after passing the Part-I. The maximum duration between passing the Part-I and appearance for Part-II will be 2 years. Part-II examination shall be Case Presentation and an Oral Examination in length.

Presentation must be done of cases treated by the Candidate in all aspects of clinical Prosthodontics with a minimum 2 year follow up substantiating with periodic clinical pictures and radiograph. A minimum of one case must be presented in

  • Complete Dentures
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Partial Dentures
  • Implant Prosthodontics
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Smile Design
  • Temporo–Mandibular Joint Disorder and Management
  • Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics

Applied knowledge of the following allied subjects

  • Pharmacology
  • Biomaterials
  • Craniofacial Physiology
  • Dental Radiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Growth and Aging
  • Head and Neck Anatomy Medical Emergencies
  • Oral Pathology
  • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery including Surgical Implantology Temporo-Mandibular Disorders and Facial Pain
  • Biostatistics
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Practice Management
  • Research Methodology


Date of Notification 01-06-2014
Request for Application Form by Candidates upto 30-06-2014
Dispersal of Application Form from IBP office 01-07-2014
Last date for receiving the duly filled Application Form and the enclosed Documents at Secretary’s Office 31-07-2014
Issue of Hall Tickets 20-08-2014

Date of Part-I Examination

First week of September.
Date and Venue will be confirmed when Hall Tickets are issued.
Announcement of Part-I Examination results on 20-09-2014.

Date of Part-II Examination

Will be announced at suitable time.
Announcement of Part-II Results and Convocation during Valedictory Function of Annual National Conference of IPS.

A Candidate who fulfills the selection criteria desiring to write the Part-I Exam of the Indian Board of Prosthodontics must submit a letter in A4 size white paper requesting for the application form. It should be sent to the following address by Registered Post/Courier:

Hon. Secretary, Indian Board of Prosthodontics:
296/D, 38th Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 041

A Demand Draft for Rs. 500 /- (Five Hundred Only) favouring "Indian Board of Prosthodontics" must be enclosed in the letter.
The Candidates will then receive the Application Form along with the Prospectus of the Indian Board of Prosthodontics.


Office: 220, 32nd A Cross, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 070

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  • Dr. J. Suhasini Nagda - Vice-Chairman
  • Dr. Ravindra Savadi - Secretary cum Treasurer - 99000 16920
  • Dr. C. L. Satish Babu - President
  • Dr. V.Rangarajan - Hon. Secretary cum Treasurer
  • Dr. K. Mahendranadh Reddy - Imm. Past President
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