The Government Dental College in Bangalore is one of the first few dental colleges in the country post independence and the first dental college in Karnataka to have started in 1958 with its beautiful stone walled building and campus. Within a very short period of time GDC gained lot of importance with its service to humanity mainly through best dental education to its students and catering to the needs of the population in and around Karnataka through efficient oral health care delivery. Government Dental-college-Building-Bangalore.
The first Postgraduate course in the subject of Orthodontia was started in the year 1965 followed by Periodontia and Oral Surgery in 1967, in Oral medicine, Preventive and Social dentistry in 1973-74 and Conservative dentistry in 1977, which were given the due recognition by the Dental Council of India.
This repute and credentials of the GDC was the reason for the expert committee of World Health Organisation(WHO) to visit this college as a centre and choose this institution amongst several institutions throughout the Southeast Asia to establish a Service clinic in the college and also recommended the starting of the Post graduate programme in the subject of Preventive and social dentistry for the first time in our country.
GDC is a recognized center for the PhD programme in the six specialities with 3 recognised PhD guides .Its also a centre for numerous ongoing WHO-GOI projects .
GDC caters not only to caters to the patients who visit this institute but also caters to the patients visiting Bowring Hospital ,Jayanagar General Hospital, K C General Hospital, and also the dental clinic set up at the Central Prison ,Bangalore.
The GDC boasts of a well equipped state of art Mobile Dental Unit with two dental chairs fitted in it along with the latest equipments attached, catering to the oral health needs of the people in the outreach through ongoing regular screening and treatment camps.
All the departments are today well equipped in terms of the infrastructure and equipments as prescribed by the Dental council of India .It has in place the internet and intranet facilities designed for the whole college along with the Digital library with the Helinet subscription by the RGUHS enabling students to access all the sciences/ dental journals worldwide under one roof.
GDC has a well established Biomedical Waste Management system, water recycling plant and rain harvesting plant.
GDC has a policy of funding the educational expenses of the poor and meritorious students enrolled to the college by the State Government.
GDC has produced eminent graduates and post graduates serving all over the globe. Some of the alumni have attained the most coveted posts and have brought laurels to their alma-mater .
GDC was considered as an Autonomous institute by the Govt. of Karnataka in 2007 and renamed as Government Dental College & Research Institute (GDCRI).
Today, GDCRI is an innovative healthcare institute that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, socio cultural values of its diverse community.The College accomplishes this purpose by providing comprehensive, career-focused educational programs and services.