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About the School

The BDS course offered by Amrita School of Dentistry commenced in September 2003 and was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the then Minister for Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. The School is housed in a self – contained four – storey building, having a built – up area of 154,000 sq. ft., and is one of the biggest dental colleges in Asia.

The building includes pre – clinical dental laboratories, lecture halls, conference center, faculty members offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas, small group discussion areas, research labs and library. A State of the art advanced dental care clinic provides exclusive specialist care.

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Sufficient area has been earmarked for future expansion. Postgraduate courses commenced in 2010 and at present, the nine specialities offered at the School have postgraduate programs. Amrita School of Dentistry seeks to provide top quality, affordable, comprehensive education in oral and craniofacial care. The School ensures that the students undergo an integrated educational experience that combines extensive clinical practice with rigorous course work.

Apart from the regular training offered in various specialties in dentistry such as Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Implantology, Conservative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Periodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Public Health Dentistry, high quality training facilities are available in Craniofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery for trainees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Outreach – Dental Health Camps

As a part of Societal and Community Development program, Amrita School of Dentistry conducts free Dental Health Camps for the rural society and school children.

In the Dental Health Camp conducted from June 2010 to May 2011, more than 10, 250 people attended the dental check-up camp. The patients were examined and screened. Nearly 530 patients were treated at the camp and 17 patients were detected for Oral cancer.

The camps were conducted in various schools like, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School (Tripunithara), Amrita Vidyalayam(Elamakkara), Amrita College of Engineering(Amritapuri).

The camps extended to areas in and around Ernakulum District(like, Aluva, Angamaly, Fort Kochi, Panampally Nagar, Edapally, Tripunithara, etc).

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Principal’s Message

Amrita School of Dentistry amalgamates dental education with value-based education. This is what makes our Dental School different from other institutions. In a very short span Amrita School of Dentistry was listed among the first few dental institutions in the country. Our institution has been very active in research and publications. The culture of research is inculcated during the undergraduate training program onwards.

Students are also exposed to inter disciplinary patient care. The Head & Neck Depart-ment and Department of Sleep Medicine are world class training centers in which dental professional are members of health care providing team. We have MDS training program in all the dental specialities.

Dr. Balagopal Varma R.
Head of Department, School of Dentistry

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