Established in 1985, the A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences is recognized by the Dental Council of India for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It has been recognized by the Malaysian Dental Council and is an affiliate of Okayama University Dental School, Japan and academic mentor to Oman Dental College, Sultanate of Oman. In association with the Smile Train Organization, USA and Cleft Children International, Switzerland, the college has the unique distinction of being at the forefront of treatment and research in cleft and craniofacial anomalies, in the country.
The college also has MoUs with Goethe University, Germany and the Universite de Paul Sabatier, France for faculty and student exchanges.
It is a matter of great pride that the Institution has been ranked as one among the 5 th Best Dental college in the Country according to the Recently announced NIRF ranking 2020 , 3rd among the private dental colleges in the country and 8th among all the dental colleges in India (The Week magazine’s “Hansa Research Survey – 2018). The college also won the Best Dental College (2018) Award, instituted by the Indian Health Professionals Committee for "Outstanding Clinical Work, Contribution towards Research and Scientific Publications".
The college enjoys the distinct honour of being conferred with ‘The Best Community Dental Service Activities Award’ among all the dental colleges in the country by the International College of Dentists, USA for three years consecutively including 2017-18, for promoting good oral health & hygiene among the public and providing dental treatment to the rural and underprivileged people of the society. The college was also awarded ‘The Best Outreach Program’ award by the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry at the National Level for the year 2016-17. The Institution has also bagged the coveted “SUSHRUTA AWARD” for the Best Community Outreach Program at the national level instituted by the IDA Head Office.
The college has incorporated high-end equipment such as CBCT radiographic imaging, CAD CAM Systems, Lingual Angulation & Positioning Device, Zeiss Endo-Surgical Microscope, ensuring that students remain at the forefront of their chosen field. In accordance with the motto “Service to Humanity” and “Dental Health Care Delivery at the Doorstep”, the college has established a network of 21 rural health centres since 1991, spread over a radius of 150 km.
To recognise and to bring forth the hidden potentialities of our students for an all round development of their personality