Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS)

Re accredited by NAAC with B Grade

Sehora, Kunjwani Bishnah Road Jammu, (J&K), Pin: 181132

Academic Activities

The institution has clearly defined goals and objectives which are reflected in all its academic programs. The institute strictly follows guidelines laid down by the University & DCI in all its spheres including curriculum design, development, and revision of the curriculum. The institution follows a specific timetable for the effective delivery of the curriculum. Director academics monitors the quality of curriculum planning & implementation as per DCI (Dental Council of India) and the affiliated university’s norm. At the end of the academic year, feedback is collected from the students & faculty members on the course & curriculum. Based on the feedback remedial actions are initiated and implemented as per the academic policy of the institution. Courses generally progress in sequence, building competencies, and their positioning indicates certain academic maturity on the part of the students. Students are expected to follow the terminal-wise schedule of the course. The performance of the students is evaluated through internal assessment, this pattern ensures the timely completion of the course and methodical preparation for the students too. It also addresses employability, innovation, research, community needs, etc. The institute follows global trends in Dental Education, thereby using the latest materials, equipment, and techniques for imparting education to the students. The institute regularly organizes various Webinars and Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programs which assist in knowledge enhancement as well as the development of clinical skills. Seminars and weekly/monthly case discussions which are purely subject-oriented and involve eminent faculty in the field enable them to learn practical procedures before doing it on patients. Apart from this, the institute also takes the initiative towards the overall personality development, addressing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the student by celebrating various National Health Programs and also by organizing annual cultural and sports week. Adequate emphasis is laid on patient safety; early clinical exposure has been the hallmark of clinical teaching at IDS. The introduction of early patient contact (etc) in the programs is the result of the feedback received from the alumni of the college.

Considering its vision and mission to be achieved in a stipulated time, the college ensures high publicity and the highest degree of transparency in the admission process. The academic rigor of IDS is at par with the best Dental Colleges in the region. The curriculum of the BDS program is divided into pre-clinical years and clinical years. The preclinical teaching takes place in didactic methods and Phantom Head laboratories. Students are taught and given enough practice sessions to become familiar with Rotary instruments, hand instruments, and x-ray equipment, which are generally used in clinics. Their Students get opportunities to study operative dental skills in a simulated environment. As per the syllabus prescribed by the University the students of first and second-year BDS study basic restorative skills, with the teaching of endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and oral surgery in later years (third to fourth). The teachers create a virtual learning environment where live demonstrations or recorded demonstrations of clinical skills are available on the Internet. The college has decided to install virtual reality simulators shortly. Another important aspect of the BDS Curriculum is to develop the communication skills of the students. Our teachers use video technology to demonstrate best practices in communication skills and case-based teaching where the students develop their performance as per their capacity. At the preclinical level, students learned to extract teeth from Thiel-embalmed cadavers to improve verisimilitude. During the clinical years, the students are posted in the internship at the Dental Hospitals under the guidance of senior dentists at the hospital and a faculty supervisor. Feedback on the performance of the students in clinical procedures is collected from the clinical supervisors and remedial practice sessions are organized. The chairside teaching is effectively organized at the internship hospital. Along with this, the students are posted some of their internship periods at the offsite small dental clinics called satellite dental clinics or outreach centers mainly created in rural areas or city slums.

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