Hyderabad: The Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS), established in 2001 in refurbished military barracks at Mercury Lines in Secunderabad has completed 20 years this month.
Affiliated to Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, ACDS, under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society, is recognised by the Dental Council of India for its undergraduate course.
The institution was shifted to the present 30-acre campus in 2003 and obtained permanent recognition for the undergraduate program in 2006. Currently headed by the principal Dr. S Subramanya Sharma, the institution is among the few dental colleges in the country with A grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It ranks 30 among 345 dental colleges in India, according to National Institutional Ranking Framework. ACDS is also the highest ranked dental institution in Telangana.
The institution is equipped with latest facilities, including the latest 3D imaging technologies like the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). This CBCT machine, which is the gold standard in diagnostic imaging, was procured through CSR initiative of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
The machine was inaugurated on in the presence of CMD BDL Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd) and GOC, TASA & Chairman, ACDS, Maj. Gen. RK Singh.