Welcome to the Faculty of Dental Science (FDS), one of DDU's flagship institutions that offers speciality postgraduate and under graduate education in dental science.
Founded in 2005 with the goal of instituting an innovative, high-quality teaching approach in dental education, the DDU's Faculty of Dental Science is today one of the most modern institutions in the country.
The Faculty is armed with modern infrastructure including fully-equipped labs, smart seminar rooms, well-managed departmental libraries, and a professionally managed in-house dental clinic for patient exposure.
The Faculty has employed renowned teachers as professors and readers, who leverage their knowledge, achievements and experience to facilitate best quality education and practice to the students. We prescribe a holistic teaching approach thereby equipping students with emerging dental concepts as well as practical skills to confidently face the future and excel in their career paths. Equal emphasis is laid on instilling professional values and dental ethics in the students to ensure that they not only become competent dentists but also remain compassionate to patients.
FDS continues to remain at the forefront of facilitating research & development as well as stay sensitive to community needs.
Recognised by Dental Council of India to run specialty courses such as
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridgework
Periodontics and Oral Implantology
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
One of the highest patient flows amongst dental institutes of Gujarat
Collaboration with local as well as state-level hospitals for placement of postgraduate students
Dean's Message
Dr. B.S. Jathal
Faculty of Dental Science
The Faculty of Dental Science, DDU takes pride in maintaining high standards of dental education. Our course curricula have been fleshed out by incorporating the BDS Course Regulations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and benchmarking it with international protocols.We expose our students to the contemporary research methodology and clinical experience of advanced dental treatments.
Every year around 120,000 patients get treatment in our dental clinic. A Medical OPD has also been started with the intention of providing ample medical care under one roof to the people of the region. An Oral Cancer Centre has also been incorporated to take care of the menace of tobacco in this region.
I am confident that a student enrolled in under graduate and postgraduate courses in this faculty will immensely benefit and embark on a bright future. Testimonies to this statement, are the hundreds of alumni of this faculty spread across the globe making a mark in their respective ventures, fields and endeavours.
Mission
Global leadership in human development, excellence in education and health care.
To reduce morbidity and mortality from oral and craniofacial diseases and thereby increase the quality of life.
To promote sustainable, priority-driven policies and programmes in oral health systems that has been derived from systematic reviews of best practices.
To reduce disparities in oral health between different socio-economic groups within a country and inequalities in oral health across countries.
Vision
To spread education globally in the field of dental science using existing resources and technology.
Developing exemplary clinicians, educators and scientists.
To provide need-based infrastructure and facilities to the students and staff.
To minimise the impact of diseases of oral and craniofacial origin on health and psychosocial development, giving emphasis to promoting oral health and reducing oral disease amongst populations with the greatest burden of such condition and diseases.
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