WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral health Promotion National Centre for Excellence for Implementation of National Oral Health Programme




Chief, Professor & Head

The Department of Dental Surgery was upgraded to the Center for Dental Education and Research (CDER) in 2003.  At present, it has 8 faculty members. 

The Center’s achievements over the past 3 years and plan of action over the next 3 years is presented in brief herewith.

At present, the Center offers PG courses in 4 specialties, namely

  1. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  2. Prosthodontics
  3. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  4. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery    

It aims to impart post graduate degree courses (MDS) in all the nine specialties of Dentistry besides conducting Continuing Education courses and providing leadership in Dental Research.


       The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been established under the act of parliament and as per section 24 para 3 of the act, "24. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Institute shall have power to grant Medical, Dental or  Nursing degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions and titles under the act”. Therefore all degrees awarded by AIIMS including Master of Dental Surgery shall be deemed  to be included in schedule of Dentists act,1948





Introduction of Different Department




Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics has always been in the forefront and is rated as one of the finest departments in Center for Dental Education and Research (CDER) for quality patient care, teaching, training and research.  Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) was started in  January 2004. Residents join this department from various parts of the country. It is equipped with state of art machinery, which includes surgical microscope, facility for bleaching and latest technology for routine procedures. It   runs a   specialty OPD and postgraduate clinic daily.  The department has set up its own high standards in patient care, education and research.  All junior residents take part in the Didactic teaching activities regularly. The activities are for 3 days a week, which includes seminars, journal clubs, and case discussion. This is in addition to daily teaching activity based on the clinical cases discussion. The department provides state of the art, compassionate care to all patients   requiring its specialized services. We are committed to academic excellence in teaching and research, and strive to be leaders in the specialty. The department has contributed significantly in developing and promoting our speciality and is represented in the national and international conferences Our motto is to develop a friendly environment that fosters personal and professional pride, satisfaction and growth.


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Deformities

MDS Orthodontics course was the first Post Graduate Programme in Dentistry at AIIMS started in 1986 with two admissions/year. It is a full time three-year Residency programme, admission to which is through an all India open competition. 

The programme highlights, a major emphasis on case selection diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment with variety of functional and state of the art contemporary fixed and modern techniques. MDS Orthodontics programme at AIIMS, has integrated curriculum on all aspects of treatment of malocclusion and dentofacial deformities. The department has a strong clinical and research emphasis on Inter disciplinary management of Cleft Lip and Palate. A mandatory research Thesis that is a prerequisite to be submitted 6 months prior to summative examination and evaluation makes a important component of the curriculum


Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry aims in improving oral health of the children by an approach based on the universally accepted principles of prevention. The core philosophy of the Pedodontics recognizes oral health as an important part of general health. The department believes in prevention and early interception of oral diseases such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, malocclusion and traumatic injuries.

The department caters to the need of the disadvantaged strata of our society as well as excels in giving care to the medically compromised and children with special needs. The facility provides comprehensive oral health care under sedation to children in pre-cooperative age group and those with special needs.

Efficient behaviour management helps in management of children of pre-cooperative age. Besides giving therapeutic care for dental problems the unit is working towards prevention of dental diseases by parent education and frequent oral hygiene awareness program. The use of newer dental materials and latest technology along with high standard of infection control helps to offer excellent dental care to the pediatric patients.