The institute aims to impart dental education of the highest standard and to render optimum oral health care.
Situated at Mumbai, Maharashtra, Nair Hospital Dental College is one of the premier institutes of the country. The history of the college dates back to the pro-British era in the year 1933, when late Ex Dean Dr. V.M. Desai conceived the idea of a national dental college. With the help of other founder members, Dr. A.L. Nair and Dr. M. Venkat Rao, Dr. Desai pioneered to mark the beginning of a new era in dentistry.
Splendid Infrastructural Facilities
The college is spread across a campus of eight acres and houses a total number of four fully air-conditioned class rooms, two auditoriums, and six seminar halls. It also has three state-of-the-art well-equipped operation theatres and ICUs facility in the medical college and 25 bedded and well-equipped indoor wards along with supporting 1700 bedded Dr. B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. Additional facilities of the college include 180 completely functional high end electrical dental chairs and Wi-Fi enabled campus with cutting-edge facilities like CBCT Centre, implantology section, and twin simulator student labs. The college also has an AC library with around 10199 books and 85 journals to its credit.
Nair Hospital Dental College embraces technological advancements to ensure that the students receive the best possible academic exposure. Its primary goal is to transform students into the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. The excellent infrastructure ensures that each student is provided with the best possible facility to pursue education with ease and comfort. Accompanying them is an excellent preclinical prosthetic and conservative lab with manikins and a simulator lab. The ceramic lab, histopathology lab, state-of-the-art student lab, CBCT centre, mobile dental van, along with GA facility for paediatric patients and dental treatments are some of the additional facilities provided by the college.
Dedication towards Educational Excellence
The college’s prime focus is on imparting experiential learning through specialized undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses in different areas of dental studies. The college believes in involving students as active participants in their educational experience, rather than as customers or active participants. It aims to transform students into independent scholarly learners and instil in them scholarly learning, critical judgement, academic integrity, and ethical sensitivity.
Accordingly, Nair Hospital Dental College organizes a monthly “Meet the Expert” series, where stalwarts in various fields of dentistry are invited to provide career guidance guide to the students. It also takes pride in hosting various national and international conferences in various subjects of dentistry at the institute.
Nair Hospital Dental College has taken various initiatives to create awareness regarding oral and dental health. It organizes various camps to create awareness regarding dental health as well as effects of tobacco and related products on oral health. The college has conducted 17 health camps in which around 2761 patients have been screened in 2018-19. It has also collaborated with BEST employees where it performs bi-weekly oral check-up drive within BEST premises and counsels workers regarding the reduction of tobacco consumption, oral precancerous and cancerous lesions. The college pays utmost importance to increasing access to education and quality patient care.
The Dedicated Leader
The personality leading the college towards excellence is none other than the college’s Dean, Dr. Neelam N. Andrade. She took on her responsibilities on December 2017 and has been marching ahead with dedication and remarkable enthusiasm. A strict administrator, known for her leadership qualities, Neelam is rebuilding and redesigning the future of the institute. With over three decades of teaching experience, she has 72 national and international publications to her credit and has made a total of 130 presentations at state/ national/ international levels. Dr. Andrade has taken stringent efforts to develop the PHD by procuring a state of art Mobile Dental Van, starting a clinical PHD dept., a No Tobacco Cessation Dedicated centre and a soon to start satellite dental services clinic near Ganeshpuri.
Ascending the Heights of Success
Throughout its exceptional journey of offering brilliant educational and career development opportunities, Nair Hospital Dental College has achieved many noteworthy landmarks. It was ranked the 3rd best dental college in the country by Outlook survey, 2019. The college has produced various successful graduates, who have established themselves in various walks of life. Some of the noteworthy alumni of the college include:
- Jaanvi Dedhia, pursuing DDS in UCLA School of Dentistry, LA, USA
- Shehnaaz Tambawala, DDS, Herman Otsrow School of Dentistry of USC
- Ashna Jain, pursuing DDS in UCLA School of Dentistry, LA, USA
- Shruti Shejole, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Indian Revenue services
- Mahendra Mahajan, Renowned Cyclist, Trekker & Mountaineer accomplished ‘Sea to Sky’ mission in which he climbed Mt. Everest successfully after completing cycling expedition from Mumbai to Kathmandu.
Career Development Opportunities
The college takes numerous steps to ensure that the students are given ample opportunities towards career development. It gives the provision of recommendation for students who are willing to pursue foreign degrees. Additionally, it offers campus recruitment in transcript writing in collaboration with IKS Health. Marching towards the future, the college plans to come up with a modern 11 storey extension building NHDC, the work for which has commenced in 2018 and is to be completed by 2022.