The core aspiration that makes DY Patil University School of Dentistry different from other dental schools is our commitment to striking a balance among technical excellence in dental education, scientific judgment in assessing the dental literature, and emotional intelligence – that indefinable something more that people expect in a doctor, such as being ethical, sympathetic, and caring in their relationships, as well as comfortable with themselves and others in their environment.
The DY Patil University, School of Dentistry is able to aspire to this goal because of three major assets:
Size. As one of the largest dental schools in the state of Maharashtra, catering to the education of many of our nation’s dentists, and with an enormous number of patient visits per year, the School of Dentistry has unique resources. These resources mean san increased opportunity for students and increased opportunities mean professional growth and development, including unparalleled leadership opportunities and real-world experiences.
Location. The DY Patil University School of Dentistry has a strategic location that enables the patients to have easy access to the hospital facilities. Our location also allows us to leverage both the students and the patients in ways that other schools cannot do, which, in turn, increases the luster of a D.Y.Patil University degree.
Global Brand. DY Patil dental students have virtually limitless opportunities to participate in public health initiatives in a global setting. For our students, this goes directly to the human dimension of doing something good with one’s life and has a transformative impact on them. Also, DYP’s global brand is reflected in the fact that DYP dental graduates practice in every city and state in the nation.
The college provides a full array of top-rate educational opportunities – from undergraduate, postgraduate to the Ph.D. program. Collectively, our students and residents benefit from the skills and experience of our highly devoted faculty and a rich collaborative environment. Our college’s faculty are not only educators and clinicians but also leaders in developing the knowledge that guides teaching and clinical care.
The college has a strong tradition of service to the community and we have a multi-faceted service mission encompassing patient care and community outreach and education, focusing on vulnerable populations and special need patients.
As we focus on developing exceptional dentists, specialists, and researchers we are ever mindful that academic excellence must be matched by compassion, integrity, and professionalism and that our future depends on producing not only future clinicians but also leaders, academicians, and researchers.
The DY Patil School of Dentistry, in conformity with its Vision and Mission offers academic programs from undergraduate to research degree level in the emerging areas of knowledge of Health Sciences & aims to evolve. Building on the strengths of the University and the School of Dentistry, the community will lead the science and practice of dentistry with pre-eminent research, contemporary and engaged learning, and exemplary patient care is a vital and sustainable manner.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
The DY Patil University, School of Dentistry is one of the oldest dental schools in the state of Maharashtra, educating many of our nation’s dentists annually. The School of Dentistry has nearly 550 students in its various undergraduate and postgraduate programs from all over the country. Nearly 70 percent of all currently enrolled students are women. The School of Dentistry offers specialty training in the following dental specialty areas: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, and oral and maxillofacial pathology.
In addition to educating health professionals, the Dental school endeavors through its faculty, students, and alumni to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in Navi Mumbai city. The College conducts a mobile dental care program, which travels to dentally-underserved areas throughout the city to provide critically needed dental services; sponsors free oral health and oral cancer screenings for thousands of residents annually and has established a global outreach model that delivers essential care to populations in need. The Dental school has also established a global network to foster research collaborations and program initiatives.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
An important part of DY Patil University, School of Dentistry research strategy is translational research. We firmly believe that in today’s world, groups of researchers must work together synergistically in order to move fundamental basic science research into practice. This collaborative, integrated approach drives the majority of the research conducted today at the School of Dentistry.
The College’s distinguished dental faculty includes full- time clinicians and researchers, including many who have made pioneering contributions in the areas of cleft lip and palate surgeries, caries research, cancer, especially oral cancer, implant dentistry, the use of fluoride and dental sealants to prevent caries, bonding techniques to restore the appearance of damaged teeth, the correction of facial deformities, and orthodontic services for adults.
EVOLUTION …SO FAR
Dr.DY Patil Dental College & Hospital Founded in 1990, the DY Patil Dental College & Hospital was originally affiliated to the University of Mumbai and then to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nasik (MUHS), but now is a constituent college of the Dr. DY Patil University which is a Deemed to be University.
Currently, the college provides facilities for BDS and Post-Graduate studies.
Established in 1990 (Mumbai University) and then affiliated with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
Since 2002 it is a constituent institute of DY Patil University and now the nomenclature is changed to DY Patil University, School of Dentistry.
The curriculum prescribed by the Dental Council of India followed
The curriculum followed is prescribed by the Dental Council of India
In 2009, the university was assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council at the level of ‘A’ grade with CGPA 3.40 National Assessment and Accreditation Council in their second cycle of assessment and accreditation in 2014, re-accredited the university with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.40 out of 4.
This Dental Hospital which is a truly charitable hospital at Nerul, Navi Mumbai is the dream of our Founder President Padmashree Dr. DY Patil, who desires to make the best in health care available within the means of the economically deprived. The hospital provides primary to tertiary level health care facilities to the patients at the most affordable cost. The dental hospital has 425 Dental chairs. The average daily OPD count is more than 1000.
The details are given in the Department Profile.
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