SJDC – St.Joseph's Dental College

St. Joseph Dental College: An exciting place to learn

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V.D.M.C. Trust is the official wing of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Eluru, established in the year 2000 to undertake health care and health education projects in the Diocese of Eluru. The founder chairman of the Trust was Late His Excellency Most Rev. John Mulagada, under whose direction and patronage the St. Joseph Dental College & Hospital was started. The main motive behind establishing this institute is to cater the needs of the students from under-privileged, marginalized and most neglected social sections. Ever since the inception of this institute, owing to its commitment, the institute has been extending its services and supportive hand to the poor students by offering dental education free and with concession to a certain group of the children without any prejudice to caste, colour, race and religion. The organization was registered under Indian Trust Act V.D.M Charitable Trust had started Dental College, General Hospital and Nursing College in the close vicinity of the headquarters of the Diocese of Eluru in a village called Duggirala, located at distance of 5 Km from the Diocese Headquarters. It is the first venture for the Trust aimed at providing Health services besides imparting Dental and Nursing education.

St. Joseph Dental College is affiliated to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada and is recognized by the Dental Council of India. The college was started with an intake capacity of 100 students in BDS course. In the year 2002 Postgraduate Course in four specialties were introduced  with total PG intake of 12 seats. in 2008. The first batch of postgraduates from four dental specialties has passed out and the courses have been recognized by the Dental Council of India in 2011. There are 31 Postgraduate seats are available from 2021 in 8 specialties.

St. Joseph Dental College offers opportunities you would not find anywhere else. This is an institution involved in a rich amalgamation of scientific enquiry and comprehensive dental care service. At this institution, we believe in educating the students to develop a good patient relationship, efficiently manage a dental office, design a good treatment plan and utilize the state-of-the –art material and techniques. Our goal is to supplement the existing pool of dental and medical knowledge with an intention to promote public health. We strive to educate dentists with a broader vision who will play a leading role in Oral Health Care. The staff is especially committed to clinical training, working extensively and intensively with students on one to one basis for total patient care. We invite you to explore a career in dentistry, a challenging profession with much to offer. You will discover a field rich in rewards and personal fulfillment- a profession which is one of the most respected in India and abroad. Discover why dentistry, the art and science behind ever beautiful smile, has become a vital reinforcement toward excellence in general health care for years to come. We foster an environment and attitude conducive to the progress of students to achieve excellence as an individual and in dentistry.

List of Foreign Collaborations

St. Joseph Dental College and Hospital is presently having a Memorandum of Understanding with the following Universities for International Students Program and Joint Research Programs.

1. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA,
2. University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco,
3. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA,
4. UniversitaDegliStudiDi Torino, Turin, ITALY and
5. UniversitaDegliStudiG.d. Annunzio, Chieti, ITALY.
Presently our students are visiting all the above universities for the Students Program
and for Joint Research programs.