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School of Dental Sciences

Overview

School of Dental Sciences is a world-class platform where students and faculty cooperate in interdisciplinary education and research that serves its students and patient community, resulting in a well-rounded curriculum that produces dentists tremendously skilled in the art and science of dentistry.

Under the direction of exceptionally experienced faculty, students pursue a rigorous course of study at a nationally ranked college through their various degree and certificate programs. Clinics within the college accept patients of all ages.

SDS is recognised for its oral health research which emphasises on infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and other research to improve clinical and dental care.

Objective

After completing this programme, graduates of the program are able to

  • Exhibit good clinical judgment and reasoning along with exhibiting high ethical and professional standards and behaviour.
  • review the most frequent oral lesions in children and adults with the differential diagnosis process
  • understand the fundamentals of treatment decisions that are most common in oral treatment.
  • Interact with other professionals and maintain productive professional relations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the medical-legal and ethical considerations in respect to public health and safety.
Key Highlights
  • Renowned faculty drawn from leading medical and dental institutes.
  • A 900+ bedded Multi Super Specialty Hospital with Trauma Centre, Critical Care Department, NICU, PICU etc.
  • Well established Clinical Departments with state-of-the-art laboratories, MRI (3 Tesla), CT Scan etc.
  • State-of-the-art equipments including 280 modern dental chairs, CBCT, Lasers & Implants.
  • A diverse and brilliantly crafted Curriculum with International methodologies.
  • 80+

    Nationalities on campus

  • 216

    Courses

  • 45000+

    Alumni Base

  • 1200+

    Faculty

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Dr. Jagadeesh H. G.

Dean’s Message

Dr. Jagadeesh HG, Principal, Dean & Professor of School of Dental Sciences (SDS), is among the leading Educational reformers who have given a new direction to the teaching methodology practiced across the country.

He did his Bachelors of Dental Surgery and Masters of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics from Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, Mysore University.

He started his teaching career as Lecturer at Bapuji Dental College, Davangere. During his 8 years of career at Bapuji Dental College, he worked in various roles and introduced innovative teaching methodology for the holistic development of students. He was involved in Clinical case discussions with Under-Graduate students, preparation and presentation of Under-Graduate lectures in Dental Materials and Prosthodontics. In addition, he also worked for Post-Graduate students training in preparing & presenting Seminars and Patient management.

Later, he joined SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad and worked for 12 years as Professor and Associate Professor in the department of Prosthodontics. He represented the College at various Seminars and Conferences and was Secretary of the Staff club. Several research projects were actively carried out under his guidance and supervision. He was a Guest faculty at Koirala Dental College, Dharan, Nepal under the Teacher Exchange Programme.

He was also an active participant in various Workshops organized by Dentaurum at Germany, IDA & Specialty Conferences, and summoned many conferences as Convener. He presented scientific papers at 24th IPS Conference, 3rd Triennial Commonwealth Dental Association, and at the 54th IDA Conference, where his work was duly acclaimed. He was also appointed as Examiner to conduct Under- and Post-Graduate clinical and practical examinations in Prosthodontics and Dental materials for various Universities.
He has many publications to his name and his work on “Effect of different finishing and polishing agents on the surface roughness of Cast Pure Titanium” won him laurels. He is a Life member of the Indian Prosthodontic Society. He served as Hon. Secretary cum Treasurer for two terms at IDA Dharwad district branch, Karnataka.