Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS)

Re accredited by NAAC with B Grade

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

Teaching Activity

The college ensures 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 institute emphasizes quality academic delivery to the student following the curriculum prescribed by the affiliating University. Faculty members prepare a plan of study for the academic activities and other activities are planned by the department heads before the commencement of the academic session. Academic delivery is conducted in a dynamic environment supported by multimedia applications. The institute scrupulously adheres to the stringent guidelines of the Dental Council of India (DCI) and other applicable guidelines of the university. The institute has excellent classrooms, a well-stocked library, a Museum with a multitude of specimens, laboratories, and OPD Facilities. IDS has professionally qualified, competent, and experienced faculty members in compliance with the norms stipulated by DCI who have rich and varied experience in teaching, research, and clinical practice. The students are motivated to participate in seminars and conferences and contribute to research papers and posters. They are inspired to attend the scientific meeting which instills a sense of scientific inquiry among the students. The students have been displaying a high degree of innovation and creativity blended with a scientific temper in sensitizing the masses on various special days including but not limited to World AIDS Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Hand Washing Day, etc.

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 endodontic, 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 chair-side 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 centres mainly created in rural areas or city slums.