SSB or Services selection board is a Defense organization which selects candidates for Army, Navy and Air force recruitment based on multiple criteria giving them points by conducting Examinations. The many criteria include Medical Examination along with Dental check ups and examinations along with mental, physical and intellectual evaluation to access the potential of the candidate and determine if he or she is eligible. Coming to Dental checkup, the candidate is assessed for their overall Dental health looking for certain criteria. With defense being a very competitive and physically enduing field, it is important for the candidate to be fit in all aspects of Physical and Mental health.
What are the minimum points to qualify in Dental Examination for SSB?
You need a minimum of 14 points to qualify in your Dental Examination for SSB.
Are there Negative points for Dental examination in SSB?
No, there are no negative points if you are having a missing tooth or fractured tooth or a Root Canal treated tooth. Just the points are not counted for that particular and the opposing tooth.
Will points be given to Root canal Treated Tooth in SSB?
Yes, if the Root Canal treated tooth is covered with a Dental Crown and has the opposite tooth, you will be given points. If the RCT treated tooth is broken or dosen’t have a crown the Dental examiner will not give points depending on the situation of the tooth.
Many candidates are eliminated based on their physical health issues which include Dental health as well. In every batch based on the fitness report, the unfit rate goes up to 45-55% making it one the most crucial aspect in the SSB recruiting process. The Medical and Dental examinations are done prior to interviews and many health issues are considered before declaring the candidate fit for interviews. The cut off mark to pass a Dental examinations is 14 Dental Points which are required after examining the candidate and these are the points which you should keep in mind before going for the Dental examination. Make sure to visit a Dentist and get your self treated before the examination.
How Dental Points are measured in SSB examination:
Note: Points are given only when the opposing teeth are in proper occlusion, if the teeth are not touching each other in posterior teeth or are in cross bite or Open bite in Anterior teeth, the points are not given to those particular teeth.
Teeth which are considered to be essential or must have are given 2 points each – Molars
Teeth which are not required for efficient function of the oral cavity are given 1 point for U/L teeth combined- Incisors, Canines and Premolars
For the front teeth –
- Incisors (4 points): 2 points for Left side Central and Lateral Incisors and 2 points for right side Central and Lateral Incisors
- Canine (2 points): 1 point for U/L Left side Canines, 1 point for U/L Right side canine
- Premolars (4 points) – 2 points for one Right side U/L Pre molars, and 2 points for Left Side U/L Premolars.
For each U/L teeth in occlusion you are given 1 point each if the corresponding or opposite teeth are present. So you will get 10 points if you have all the Upper and Lower Incisors, all 4 canines and 8 premolars. You will not be given 1 point each for any one tooth missing from either upper or lower jaw.
For the Molars, you will get 2 points each for Upper and Lower Molar, So as you have 6 molars (including Third Molars) U/L on each side, you will be getting 12 points for having all the molars. In case you are not having third molars on both sides you will be getting only 8 points.
The 1st Molar, 2nd Molar and 3rd Molars are given 2 points each if they are in correct occlusion (touching each other and able to chew with them) with the opposing teeth.
If the 3rd Molar is either impacted (partially erupted) or not well developed it is given 1 point
How are the Dental points given while examination for SSB selection:
Based on the above points allotment, if you are having all 16 teeth (including 3rd molars) in upper jaw having good opposite 16 teeth (lower jaw) in good occlusion, the points given are 20 to 22. This number changes with problems seen in any teeth.
How many minimum number of teeth should be present to qualify in SSB Defense Dental Examination?
Anterior Teeth: From the 6 anterior or front teeth 4 should be without any problem and having good opposing teeth with good occlusion
Posterior Teeth: Out of the 10 posterior teeth 6 should be without any problem and having good opposing teeth with good occlusion
Are Dental Implants given points in SSB Examination:
It is actually a confusing aspect of Dental Examination points in SSB, there are no clear points given officially. So it comes down to the examiner and how he or she considers the implant to be. Here are some points they usually consider for Dental Implants –
1. Points are considered if the Implant is properly Osseointegrated and restored with a crown in proper occlusion.
2. The location of the implant – Anterior teeth or less stress bearing areas having an Implant usually are given points. If the Dental Implant is located in the Molar or higher stress bearing areas they are properly accessed and considered whether the points should be given or not.
So the number of points required to clear the Dental examination is 14, if a candidate fails to get 14 points they are termed as medically unfit for the interview stage.
It is better to get check up done from a Dentist to determine if there are any Dental Caries or Impaction of the Wisdom teeth which need to be addressed and treated before going for the examination. Make sure that you get complete Oral prophylaxis done before the Dental examination and any missing teeth replaced as they affect the points given.
If there is any problem in teeths remedial is applicable for that
Sir i have 28 teeth and having two of my upper front incisor misalignment.
Lower two side incisor is also misaligned.
But i have all my teeth in very good condition and perfect aligned.
I can cleard ssb without rejection?
Doctor , I have 28 tooth but 6 teeth are permanently filled and 3 artificial permanent cap fixed to my teeth will I get 14 points or will I be rejected in Ssb medical test ? Please answer
Yes, you will get sufficient points to qualify for SSB Medical. If your teeth are filled or Capped as long as they are able to function normally they will not be given negative marks.
Hi sir, I have permanent filling in 6 teeth and one RCT, will points be given for these teeth or not in ssb?
Dr. I have 28 teeth but artificial bridge teeth cap are been fixed permanently and 6 molars are been permanently filled will I get 14 points in Ssb medical or will I be rejected ? Please answer I am tensed
As they are all functional and treated you wont be having a problem in getting the required points
I have 27 teeths..will i be eligible?
Sir i have 24 teeth in my mouth my four premolars two from upper jaw and two from lower jaw are removed. Should I clear medical
Sir I have extracted two of my teeth third molar,, and I am not fill it again , am I eligible for ssc gd cisf?
Third molars are usually not included in the score. So there is nothing to worry about it.
Sir..marks are given for dental implants or not??
@varun sir can you please provide your email id. As I have few doubts regarding my teeth and I want to send you the X-Ray of my teeth.
you can contact me at my mail i.d – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir I have 27 teeth except 3rd molars . Am I able to join armed forces??
Sir my upper front teeth have cap and two molar of one side is removed in lower jaw and another side lower jaw molar have cavity am I eligible for ssb
Another question sir is tooth cap or toothbridge is considered in point or not?
Sir , i am having rct in one molar, and 2 other molar are needed to be extracted in the same lower jaw. I am planning to get denta bridge at the extracted molars . So will i get dental points for bridge? Am i fit for airforce ?
Tooth caps are considered as points if they are properly restored and are functional (have the opposite tooth to chew on). As for the points in your case as you re missing two molar teeth you will be missing 4 points (2 each). You can get the cavity filled in the molar on the opposite tooth to avoid not getting the points counted.
Yes, you will be eligible and you will be getting sufficient points to clear SSB.
Sir I have dental fillings how many marks are there for dental fillings.
If you replace the teeth with an FPD it will not be a problem. As they will be in occlusion and that is what will be considered. If the teeth are not replaced after extraction then the points will not be considered.
Yes, marks will be given for Dental Implants which replace Natural teeth.
Depends on how many teeth are in good Occlusion or Opposing teeth are present. If all the opposing teeth (both mandibular and maxillary teeth are present) you will be eligible for SSB with sufficient points.
Sir , my leftside lower first premolar is little bit shift inside from the rightside and my teeths are overjet .and there is an extra teeth in front of my leftside lower first premolar .sir , please tell me am I able to join armed force.
Sir , if before my SSB Medical test I got treatment and use dental Braces .then I am able to get select in my test or may be I get eliminate. SIR PLEASE TELL ME.
If you finish your treatment before the SSB examination and all your teeth are properly in position. There will not be any problem. The Examiner seen the current position and situation of your teeth and gives points accordingly.
If there is time before you attend your SSB Medical Examination, it is better you get it checked once by the Dentist and find out the treatment duration. IT is best to get checked physically by a Dentist to get a clear idea on what can be done and how that might affect your Points in SSB.
If the Dental Fillings are done properly and the teeth which have the Fillings are functional and you are able to eat and chew with them, the teeth with Dental Fillings are considered normal and are given normal points.
sir i have extracted my 4 teeth for braces and I have one filling in my lower molar. will I have 14 points
Sir,I removed 4 premolar teeth for braces because of that any problem for joining in armed forces.
Is deep bite a case of rejection in the SSB? I have a mild deep bite and also have missing mandibular lateral incisors (hypodontia). The orthodontist suggested FBD or Tooth Implant after Deep bite will get cured.
How much time will it take to completely cure this malocclusion and is bridge cap or Implant allowed?
Sir I am 18 years old. My third molars have not yet grown and second molars have cavities (milk molars) should I go for the tooth caps ?will cavities effect my ssb medical?
Sir, Currently i am studying in class 11th and targetting for NDA. My two front teeth are longer than other teeth. And I only have 8 molar instead of 12. will be selected in NDA or rejected?
It won’t be problem
Do you have milk teeth as the molars??
If all the other teeth (Molars, incisors and Premolars) are present and in occlusion without deep bite or open bite you will have 14 points to qualify for SSB.
Having Deep bite is usually a strong case of rejection in SSB. It is best to get it corrected before going for the SSB examination.
It won’t be a problem if all the other teeth are in proper occlusion and you do not have any caries or decayed teeth. You should not be having deep bite or Open bite.
MY TOOTH ARE YELLOWISH IN COLOUR AND I HAVE 30 TEETH. WILL I CLEAR SSB DENTAL EXAMINATIONS ?
WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY…..
SIR please tell WILL MY YELLOW TOOTH CREATE ANY PROBLEM FOR MY SELECTION IN SSB DENTALS?
and also what is the solution for that…
It is important to know the cause of Yellow teeth – If it is a reversible cause like Stains or Calculus it can be cleared with just Cleaning which will not be a problem with clearing SSB.
But if the Yellow teeth are due to conditions like Fluorosis or other such conditions it can be a reason for getting negative points in the Medical examination. It is best if you get it checked at a Dentist and do the needful.
Sir , bridges are allowed in ssb medicals . And the points for bridge gets counted or not? Please help..
Yes, Tanmaya Bridges are considered in SSB Medicals as long as they are done in proper occlusion restoring the complete function of how your natural tooth would have been.
Sir my 2 premolars were extracted from upper and lower jaw and now i have total 12 dental points in my upper and lower jaw what can i do for clear my medical
Sir I am having two high canine on my upper jaw and now I am planning to try braces will it be okay if I want to try for government exams or should I change my thoughts on wearing braces?
You can get your Braces done to correct the position of the Canines before appearing for the Physical Examination. If the Canine are out of occlusion, you will not be getting the points corresponding to the two canines.
Do you have Wisdom tooth extracted ? In some cases they might consider if you mention that the Premolars were removed for Orthodontic treatment. But we can never be sure as they usually search for a reason to dis qualify based on such criteria.
Dr I have posterior open bite what should i do and how expensive is the treatment, how much time it takes to fix it, will it cause my ssb to pass or fail if I had the treatment. And also i have multiple teeths not touching each other when I clench.
Posterior Open bite has to be treated if you wish to clear SSB as multiple teeth not touching each other means those teeth will not be given points, which might affect your final score. As for treatment of Posterior Open bite it needs Braces and a minimum of 1 year. Best is to got it checked by an Orthodontist to get the correct idea.
I have a damaged tooth. Only one, the 2nd last in below row , is there a issue for selection ?