Objective of A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute
The A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore has already established itself as one of the better equipped dental colleges in the country, as all its departments have state-of-the-art diagnostic and research equipments. The institute is committed to maintain the highest standards that pervade all aspects of dentistry, irrespective of cost or effort involved. The institute has been constantly striving for upgrading its capabilities by participating in several exchange programmes with reputed national and international institutions.
Courses of A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute
The A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore offers several courses in various fields of medical science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, apart from offering Doctoral training facilities. The college offers Graduate Programmes, Postgraduate Programmes, Doctoral Programmes in Dentistry (Ph.D.), MFDS Training programmes and Special courses to the students. All the courses have been duly approved by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The courses include BDS, MDS, etc. The students are required to have a minimum qualification of passing the two year PUC of Karnataka State or any other 10 + 2 examination recognized equivalent by the University with not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, for getting admitted in Graduate programmes, in the college.
The A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore offers Post graduate Program of 3 years in eight specialities like Oral medicine and Radiology, Conservative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Pedodontics and Children's Preventive Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Microbiology and Prosthodontics, including Crown and Bridge and Implantology. The students are required to have a BDS degree or an equivalent degree recognised by the University and DCI, to get admitted in the Post Graduate programmes of the college.
Research and Special Courses of A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute
Apart from offering the above mentioned courses, the A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore also conducts research programmes. The major research areas include Oral medicine and Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics including Crown and Bridge and Implantology, Conservative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pedodontics and Children's Preventive Dentistry, Oral pathology and Microbiology, Oral Biology, and Community, Social and Preventive Dentistry.
The college also offers MFDS Training that has been approved by the Inspections and Recognition Committee of the faculty of dental surgery of the Royal College of England. The MFDS Training is offered in the specialities like Conservative (Restorative Dentistry), Community Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry. Some other Special Courses in Osseo-Integrated Supported Prosthesis (Implantology), Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry, Gnathology, Cleft lip and Palate are offered in the college, as well. The college has the major departments like the department of Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Oral Surgery, and Community Dentistry.
Facilities of A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute
A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences is adequately equipped with modern facilities for the betterment of the students. The Library of the college is well stocked and contains numerous books related to dentistry. Moreover the college also has an advanced Computer Laboratory fro the students, with access to free internet via a broadband network. It also has several class room and lecture halls and auditoriums. Hostel facilities are alos provided to the students. A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences consists of separate hostel for girls and boys. Moreover, various conferences, workshops and seminars are also conducted by the college. The college is currently working on developing a placement cell for the students; meanwhile, personality development workshops are conducted by the college, on a regular basis.
A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences is one of the leading dental institutes of the country, producing come of the best dentists of India, who are well networked with various international and national medical facilities of repute.