Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College is located in Kolkata. Established in 1991, it is affiliated to the University of Calcutta, Kolkata. The college is managed by a Trust which takes care of the daily activities.
The college offers the Bachelor’s Degree program in Dentistry, BDS (5 yrs including 1 yr internship). Master’s courses are offered in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Oral Pathology. In addition, Bachelor’s courses are also taught in certain para-clinical atudy areas. The various departments of the college are: Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Department of Periodontics, Department of Oral & maxillofacial surgery, Department of Orthodontics, Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine.
The Dr R. Ahmed Hospital has facilities to provide state-of-the-art treatment, including ultrasonic scaling & root planing, various flap surgeries, and bone grafting. Students are taught procedures like routine dental extractions, extraction of grossly mutilated teeth, surgical removal of impacted teeth, removal of cysts & tumors, and management of trauma. In Oral Pathology, students are taught the laboratory diagnosis and histopathological examination of various oral and dental lesions. Other facilities provided include biopsy, and staining for oral cancer screening.
The infrastructure at this college is one of the best in the state. The college has a huge library. Specialty clinics are run in the departments of Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, Conservative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Paedodontics and Periodontics. The people around this area make use of the treatment facilities at subsidized treatment rates.