In 1998 the Department of Oral Biology was established at AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS) under Mangalore University of Karnataka state.
The Department of Oral Biology is first of its kind introduced and established in India. Ongoing activities within re-shaped Oral Biology & Genomic Studies (OBGS)
To build a humane society through excellence in education and health care
To develop a Centre of Excellence imparting quality education, generating competent, skilled manpower to face the scientific and social challenges, with a high degree of credibility, integrity, ethical standards and social concern