The BDS course offered by Amrita School of Dentistry commenced in September 2003 and was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the then Minister for Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India.
The School is housed in a self - contained four - storey building, having a built - up area of 154,000 sq. ft., and is one of the biggest dental colleges in Asia.
The building includes pre - clinical dental laboratories, lecture halls, conference center, faculty members offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas, small group discussion areas, research labs and library.
A State of the art advanced dental care clinic provides exclusive specialist care.
Sufficient area has been earmarked for future expansion. Postgraduate courses commenced in 2010 and at present, the nine specialities offered at the School have postgraduate programs. Amrita School of Dentistry seeks to provide top quality, affordable, comprehensive education in oral and craniofacial care. The School ensures that the students undergo an integrated educational experience that combines extensive clinical practice with rigorous course work.
Apart from the regular training offered in various specialties in dentistry such as Orthodontics, Prosthodontics & Implantology, Conservative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Periodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Public Health Dentistry, high quality training facilities are available in Craniofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery for trainees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
The students are exposed to maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation carried out in the Department of Prosthodontics. A great deal of emphasis is placed on community - oriented dental outreach programs.
The School extends the knowledge of oral health by encouraging and assisting faculty in the pursuit of innovative research.
The School stimulates and encourages the qualities of ethics, human values and character that mark the true oral health professional.
The School also attracts a diverse patient population. Students have the opportunity to acquire a full range of clinical experiences, both within the School and the community, including treatment of emergency cases, medically compromised cases, and physically and mentally challenged patients.
Students become adept at attending to the special needs of patients who have complex medical histories and may already be receiving treatment for a number of diseases.
Outreach - Dental Health Camps
As a part of Societal and Community Development program, Amrita School of Dentistry conducts free Dental Health Camps for the rural society and school children.
In the Dental Health Camp conducted from June 2010 to May 2011, more than 10, 250 people attended the dental check-up camp. The patients were examined and screened. Nearly 530 patients were treated at the camp and 17 patients were detected for Oral cancer.
The camps were conducted in various schools like, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School (Tripunithara), Amrita Vidyalayam(Elamakkara), Amrita College of Engineering(Amritapuri).
The camps extended to areas in and around Ernakulum District(like, Aluva, Angamaly, Fort Kochi, Panampally Nagar, Edapally, Tripunithara, etc).