About Kantipur Dental Collage Teaching Hospital & Research Center
Dental diseases are the most prevalent and the most neglected of all the chronic diseases affecting mankind and in country after country. We are still falling behind in our efforts to protect people's oral health, and we still undoubtedly continue to fail until we begin to use the fullest of all methods available to us for the prevention of oral diseases. In a developing country like Nepal, oral diseases are one of the common problems of health due to lack of education and awareness. More than 75% of the population is deprived of oral health services and education. And in this context, rural people sufferer more due to added disadvantage of low accessibility to information, health services, transportation etc.
Health Care Reform emphasizes primary care and prevention. Dental care has always been guided by these objectives. “Dental education must stress the importance of meeting the oral health of all individuals”. The academy’s mission is to educate and train students to ensure excellence in the practice of the art & science of the dental profession. This requires graduates to be technically skilled, knowledgeable in the biological sciences, compassionate, and sensitive to the need of all patients and the community. The academy fosters innovative teaching, research, scholarship and community service. Furthermore, the academy instills an inquisitive mind set and the need for lifelong learning among its faculty and students. The academy offers Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course with 60 admissions per year.