Dentistry is the field of medical science that pertains to overall oral health and hygiene, including dental health, gums health, and cosmetic procedures. Nowadays, there is immense use of technology in dental health care, with intraoral cameras, software-enabled dentistry tools, and computer-aided imaging gaining popularity. Intending to match the international standards, the top dental colleges in India have also introduced the latest technologies in their courses.

Types of Dentistry Programs:

Unlike other domains of medical science, for dentistry, students can choose from certificate, diploma, and degree courses. The most common course is B.D.S, following which students must complete their M.D.S to gain a solid footing as professionals since specialisation is available at the post-graduate level only. The short-term dental diploma courses are for specific areas, like dental mechanics, oral hygiene, para-dental course, etc. Several top dental colleges have introduced diploma courses for students who wish to get specialised knowledge in less duration. Similarly, there are certificate courses available with various specialisations, of which the most popular ones now are dental aesthetics, implantology, laser dentistry, and endodontics.

Choose a Top Dental College in India:

When choosing a college, it is important to check the ranking of the colleges done by a trusted source. Some of the best private dental colleges in India are Manipal College of Dental Sciences (Mangalore), Karnavati University (Gandhinagar), Awadh Dental College (Jamshedpur), Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital (Sangli), and ABS Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (Mangalore). Apart from NAAC accreditation, the dental colleges also aspire for recognition by the Dental Council of India. The Army College of Dental Sciences, and Centre for Dental Education and Research by AIIMS are the top government dental colleges that attract the largest number of students. Other leading colleges by the government for dental science study are D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital (Pune), Govt. Dental College and Hospital (Mumbai), Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (Delhi), KGMC (Lucknow), and Govt. Dental College and Research Institute (Bangalore).

The most common exams for entrance in dental courses are NEET MDS, JIPMER PG, GCET, PGIMER, AIPGDEE, etc. Students must keep a tab on the notifications for exam dates, form filling dates, and syllabus updates.

National Rank*Name of the CollegeCityStateZone
1Maulana Azad Institute of Dental SciencesDelhiDelhiNorth
2Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and ResearchChennaiTamil NaduSouth
3Manipal College of Dental SciencesUdupiKarnatakaSouth
4JSS Dental College and HospitalMysuruKarnatakaSouth
5Amrita School of DentistryKochiKeralaSouth
6Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiDelhiNorth
7Christian Dental CollegeLudhianaPunjabNorth
8Datta Meghe Institute of Medical SciencesWardhaMaharashtraWest
8Nair Hospital Dental CollegeMumbaiMaharashtraWest
9Institute of Medical SciencesVaranasiUttar PradeshNorth
10Manav Rachna Dental CollegeFaridabadHaryanaNorth
11SDM Institute of Dental, SDM UniversityDharwadKarnatakaSouth
11Manipal College of Dental SciencesMangaloreKarnatakaSouth
12Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & HospitalChennaiTamil NaduSouth
13Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical SciencesChennaiTamil NaduSouth
14Dr. D. Y. Patil VidyapeethPuneMaharashtraWest
15Yenepoya Dental CollegeMangaluruKarnatakaSouth
16M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied SciencesBangaloreKarnatakaSouth
17SRM Dental CollegeChennaiTamil NaduSouth
17College of Dental SciencesDavangereKarnatakaSouth
18Siksha 'O' AnusandhanBhubaneswarOdishaEast
19Postgraduate Institute of Dental SciencesRohtakHaryanaNorth
20Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyBhubaneswarOdishaEast
21Army College of Dental SciencesSecunderabdTelanganaSouth
22Bapuji Dental College & HospitalDavangereKarnatakaSouth
23Government Dental CollegeIndoreMadhya PradeshCentral
24M. G. R. Educational And Research InstituteChennaiTamil NaduSouth
25KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental SciencesBelgaumKarnatakaSouth
26Panjab UniversityChandigarhChandigarhNorth
27Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental SciencesKanchipuramTamil NaduSouth
28Dayananda Sagar College of Dental SciencesBengaluruKarnatakaSouth
29A. B. S. M. Institute of Dental SciencesMangaluruKarnatakaSouth
29Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & HospitalChennaiTamil NaduSouth
30Govt. Dental College & HospitalNagpurMaharashtraWest
30Nanded Rural Dental College & Research CenterNandedMaharashtraWest
31Sri Siddhartha Dental CollegeTumkurKarnatakaSouth
32RVS Dental College & HospitalSulurTamil NaduSouth
33Sathyabama University Dental College And HospitalChennaiTamil NaduSouth
33Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & HospitalNavi MumbaiMaharashtraWest
34Chettinad Dental College & Research InstituteKancheepuramTamil NaduSouth
35Pacific Dental CollegeUdaipurRajasthanNorth
36Maharishi Markandeshwar UniversityAmbalaHaryanaNorth
37Priyadarshini Dental College & HospitalPandurMaharashtraSouth
38Sree Balaji Dental College & HospitalNarayanpuram Andhra PradeshSouth
39Govt. Dental College & HospitalAurangabadMaharashtraWest
40Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & ResearchLaturMaharashtraWest
41Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & HospitalPuneMaharashtraWest
42Sri Venkateswara Dental College & HospitalKancheepuramTamil NaduSouth
43Govt. Dental College & HospitalMumbaiMaharashtraWest
44Mahatma Gandhi Missions Dental College & Hospital, KamotheNavi MumbaiMaharashtraWest
45Sinhgad Dental College & HospitalPuneMaharashtraWest
46Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & HospitalNavi MumbaiMaharashtraWest
47VSPM’s Dental College & Research CentreNagpurMaharashtraWest
48Govt. Dental College & Research InstituteBellaryKarnatakaSouth
49Dayanand Sagar College of Dental SciencesBangaloreKarnatakaSouth
50Guardian College of Dental Sciences & Research CentrePuneMaharashtraWest
51Govt. Dental CollegeBangaloreKarnatakaSouth
52Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental CollegeSolapurMaharashtraWest
53School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical SciencesKaradMaharashtraWest
54Srinivas Institute of Dental SciencesMangaloreKarnatakaSouth
55S B Patil Dental College & HospitalBidarKarnatakaSouth
56Thai Moogambigai Dental College & HospitalChennaiTamil NaduSouth
57Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & HospitalBangaloreKarnatakaSouth