Dean’s Message

Dr. Omkar Shetty
Dean,D.Y. Patil school of Dentsitry



Welcome to the D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry. As you navigate our website I hope you will develop a sense of who we are and an appreciation of the passion we have for excellence in dental education. We are a teaching, research, and patient care facility that has reinvented itself in recent years.
We provide education to diverse predoctoral and postdoctoral students to prepare them to practice dentistry in the 21st century with knowledge and understanding of many different patient populations, dental specialties and varied practice settings. This education occurs in an ethical and professional environment in which quality dental care is provided to our patients.
The School presents a dynamic curriculum, which provides excellent clinical training, integrates the health sciences with clinical experience and utilizes modern technology. Our success is based on maintaining a strong faculty and staff, supported in their commitment to teaching and administration, professional development, scholarship, research, student service and community service.
While our facility is great, it is the people and infrastructure that make our College what it is. Our College has great students, residents, staff, faculty, and alumni. Apart from state of the art laboratories and clinical setups in each of the departments, the college also has a modern library, with free online access to all major scientific journals. The college also boasts of a ‘virtual classroom,’ where our students can have real-time interaction with lecturers from all around the world. The Simulation Lab, is another unique facility by which the students can practice surgeries and experience the associated complications before attempting the surgery on real patients.
We are the flagship Dental School in the State of Maharashtra, India. We have a strong, innovative, nationally recognized Bachelor of Dentistry (B.D.S.), Master of Dentistry (M.D.S.), and P.H.D. program, driven by students through integrated small group learning sessions, early entry to patient care, advanced imaging and digital diagnostic and care planning coupled with valuable experiences in our carefully selected community-based clinics throughout Navi- Mumbai region.
Our faculty continues to earn teaching and research awards and serve in key leadership roles in the Dental field, and the specialty academies, and in their communities. Our alumni are faithful and
generous supporters of their alma mater.
Research success today requires large COLLABORATIONS crossing what is known as interdisciplinary science. We are reinventing the College’s research enterprise along those lines, creating bridges and connections and breaking down silos, constructing linkages across
campus. The college also has international tie-ups and a foreign exchange student program.
As we focus in 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.
I invite you to learn more by exploring our website. Please return as we continue to reinvent the website through an aggressive Student/Faculty and Staff program to enhance the digital presence of the College. You will see how the D.Y. Patil University, School of Dentistry is changing oral health, forever.
We welcome students who want to make a difference in education and in the world.