Infused with the inspirational vision of Pujya Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, was born in 1986, destined to be an exemplary leader in dental education and oral health care. Honing student learning skills and clinical care, amalgamating research and innovation, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital was ordained to challenge excellence. The college is recognized by the Dental Council of India, and is re-accreditated in the third cycle by the NAAC with "A" Grade, the only dental institution in the country with such an achievement. The college offers, BDS, MDS (all 9 departments), Ph.D and Fellowship courses.
Founded on strong social values and community service of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, the college hospital has catered to a huge number of patients, which is the bedrock of sustenance and success. The vibrant undergraduate and post graduate students from all over India and abroad have the zeal to excel which is complimented by our team of highly qualified and dedicated teaching faculty who have a robust number of research projects and scientific publications at the international and national level and are always excelling in academic activities, which translates to constant high accomplishments. International recognition and collaborations, national awards, accolades, and the distinction of being in the top 10 among all dental colleges and in the top 3 private dental colleges of India as per national media surveys in the past decade has been a hall mark. Consistent university ranks and gold medals have been secured which is now an ingrained tradition of this premiere centre of learning. Always a pioneer, SDMCDSH has many firsts with unique departments and distinctive activities. The campus is eco-friendly with hostels, eateries and a variety of sporting facilities.