Institute of Dental Sciences: Innovative research for quality learning
Institute of Dental Sciences

One of the most reputed dental colleges in eastern India, the Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), has been consistently producing the best dental surgeons with its committed efforts.

Journey, history and salient features

Institute of Dental Sciences is a constituent of Siksha ‘O’Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar which is amongst the top 25 Universities in the country in NIRF (MHRD) for the last five consecutive years. It has earned a global ranking in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings & has been reaccredited by NAAC “A” grade.

IDS is the brain child of its visionary and humanist founder Prof. Manojranjan Nayak. Since its inception in the year 2006, it has gone through leaps and bounds in a short period of time to transform into one of the premier dental institutes of India. It has been ranked 12th in the NIRF-2020 Dental rankings. Equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, it has a building coverage area of over one lakh square feet which houses smart and air-conditioned classrooms and the latest dental equipment in nine PG departments. The central library has more than 6000 books and 200 national/international journals, 8000 ebooks, free access to EBSCO Host, Science Direct and Proquest. Students benefit from a sprawling Wi-Fi campus which includes a sought-after auditorium and convention centre, gymnasium, stadium and sports courts. The campus provides a hostel facility for both boys and girls with a choice of single/shared, AC/non-AC accommodation. All the hostels have a common room, activity room, reading room and a hygienic multi-cuisine mess facility with adequate security and CCTV surveillance.

Students at IDS find themselves in a wonderful academic environment which nurtures budding dental professionals with case-based clinical learning under a mentoring and proctorial program supported with remedial classes.

Dental Hospital Highlights

  1. Major OT in the Dental Hospital along with major OT’s in the attached hospital with ICU facility
  2. Integrated Oral Implantology Department
  3. Central Research Laboratory
  4. Comprehensive (Executive) clinics
  5. Tobacco Cessation Centre
  6. Evening Clinic
  7. Triple ‘O’ Department.

Mission, vision, core values and motto

Mission and Vision
Institute of Dental Sciences aims to be a leading institution of higher learning in Dental Sciences, by preparing future dental professionals through quality teaching and innovative research and to emerge as a comprehensive and socially inclusive dental institute in the country for professional advancements in related disciplines of dentistry

Academic programs, accreditations and specializations

Academic Programs

  1. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  2. Master of Dental Surgery


  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  2. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  4. Periodontology
  5. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  6. Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  7. Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
  8. Conservative and Endodontics
  9. Public Health Dentistry
  10. Diploma in Dental Mechanics
  11. PhD


  1. Dental Council of India (DCI)
  2. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  3. University Grants Commission (UGC)
  4. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

Extra-curricular activities for wholesome development

Scientific paper and poster presentation in various national and international forums.
Publications in indexed journals. Filing of Patents.
Scientific projects in collaboration with institutes of national repute. Institutional short-term research projects.
Regular CDE’s, Workshops, Symposiums, Master Classes and National Conferences.
Value added courses like: Conducting systematic review, Basic Oral Implantology, Laboratory Microbiology, Understanding CBCT, Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice.

Platform for display of talent in fine arts and cultural activities.
Organising annual sports events, yoga and self-defence.

Career options

Students are trained for competitive exams through career guidance program. This has resulted in several of our students securing positions in various centers across the world for higher studies.

Career options after BDS:

  • Master’s in Dental Surgery. (MDS or Post Graduation in any of the nine specialties of dentistry in either government or private colleges)
  • Private dental practice
  • Government Services (State government through PSC examination, Central Government through UPSC examination, Railways, AIIMS, NRHM, ECHS Hospitals, ESI Hospitals)
  • Army Dental Corps.
  • MBA in Hospital Management.
  • MSc in Clinical Research
  • Master’s in Public Health.
  • Study Abroad (NBDE-DDS, MFDS, MSc Forensic Odontology, MSc Epidemiology)

Training students to handle Covid19 challenges

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and has impacted every aspect of our lives. Right from the initial days, IDS emphasized on acquiring of proper information and training of barrier protection mandatory for all students and faculty. All students were also trained about identifying and segregating of dental procedures as emergency and nonemergency as per the guidelines given by Dental Council of India. Some painful conditions which are not emergency are also managed by taking proper precautions.

Major achievements

IDS is the first institute in Eastern India to have started specialty programs in all the disciplines of dentistry. This year it has secured 12th rank in NIRF rankings of Dental Institutions in the Country and has been ranked as the No. 1 Dental Hospital by the Times Health Survey for three consecutive years in Eastern India since 2018 and is positioned currently at 9th rank nationally.

The institute holds a record for the largest community based Oral Cancer Screening program which was recognized by India Books of Records and Asia Book of Records (2018) and found its place among the Top 100 Record Holder 2019 by India and Asia book of records.

Academic Highlights:

  1. Faculty and Student Publications: 1511 (Pubmed = 290; Scopus 590; Other index=631, With Impact factor = 57; Highest IF=7.890)
  2. Patents (Total Indian patents filed and published: 45 and 01 US patent filed and published; Granted: 04).
  3. Extramural Research project funding from BIRAC, Govt. of India. (90.68 lacs)
  4. PhD Scholars (Currently,16 PhD scholars and two awarded)
  5. Dental Mechanics course first time in the state.
  6. Several National and International MOU’s and Collaborations including University of Toulouse, Paul Sabatier France, IISc Bangalore, IIT (Kharagpur, Kanpur), ILS, CTTC, NISER, CIPET, IMMT, IIT(Bhubaneswar) among many more.

Special Social Inclusiveness:

  1. Adopted many villages and schools for Comprehensive oral health
  2. Regular free oral pre-cancer and cancer detection camps in the Institute, villages, rural & urban health center with free investigations, biopsies and minimal treatment charges.
  3. To and fro vehicles provided for patients from villages and schools for treatment at hospital.
  4. Awareness programs through SOA Radio FM.

Future goals

  1. To start skill-based programs: Diploma in
    1. Dental Technician
    2. Dental Imaging and Radiography and
    3. Chairside Dental Assistant
  2.  To setup a Cleft Lip and Palate Centre
  3. A 24-hour dedicated Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma Centre
  4. Interdepartmental Collaboration Clinics: Pain Cure Clinic and TMJ clinic.
  5. More tie-ups with reputed national and international universities for faculty development, research collaboration and student exchange program
  6. To set up a Tumor Board.

Person Behind the Quality Education

Professor Neeta Mohanty, an alumna of Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, is currently serving as the Dean of Institute of Dental Sciences and department chair of Oral Pathology and Microbiology. A post graduate teacher and a PhD guide with a teaching experience of more than twenty-three years, she is a true academician with immense research acumen in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She has more than 65 national and international publications, two books and four patents to her credit.

Prof. Mohanty is an efficient administrator with wide organizational capabilities which has resulted in achieving excellent national rankings of IDS. She has been an invited speaker at various national and international academic forums and was awarded an honorary title ‘The Name in Science’ by the Socrates Committee Oxford, U.K in 2016. She was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Dental Association and conferred fellowship by Academy of Dentistry International in 2018. Further, in 2019 Prof. Mohanty, was awarded the “Best Dental Administrator Award” by the World Dentists Association, for an impeccable record. She has been an ardent promoter of research in Oral Cancer through various projects and was instrumental in initiating the regular free oral pre-cancer and cancer detection camps in villages which earned an entry into the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records (2018) for conducting the largest community based oral cancer screening program. Her continuing endeavour also made oral cancer as the major thrust area of research for IDS. She was awarded the Top 100 Record Holder 2019 by India and Asia Book of Records.

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