About us

About us

Dental Science is an area that has gained tremendous recognition in recent years. In the past, this important facet of Medical Science was neglected in comparison with mainstream medicine.

The ratio of qualified Dental Surgeons was very low as compared to other medical faculties. This prompted the K.L.E. Society to establish a Dental College, one that would serve the populace of Karnataka and neighboring states.

The Institute of Dental Sciences was setup in August 1985, within a sprawling 113-acre campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. The Institute got off to a flying start under the leadership of late Dr. S.S. Khera as the first Principal.

Main KLE Links & Accreditations

Main KLE Links & Accreditations

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Our Departments

Our Departments


Oral Medicine & Radiology

The department of Oral Medicine & Radiology is the first department where the patient visits in any dental institution. Based on history & radiographic examination, Patients are diagnosed, referred & are even treated with non surgical line of treatment for various orofacial disorders. Milestones…


Public Health Dentistry

Public Health Dentistry is branch of specialization in dentistry which focuses on the overall oral health of the community. The branch deals with preventive and curative services for individual patients and also promotion of better oral health for community at large. This branch shows a…



The foundation of K.L.E. V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences was laid in the year 1985; the department became functional in the year 1987. The year 1990 marked the commencement of the post graduation program in the specialty of Periodontics with strength of 2 students…



This Department deals with replacement of teeth which are congenitally absent or have been lost due to disease, aging, accidents, etc. This is done by dental Prostheses which not only replicate teeth but also restore the form and function of the missing teeth and their surrounding…


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery which has a host of trained Professional renders all varieties of surgical treatment ranging from acquired congenital, traumatic and developmental diseases of the jaws and face to simple extraction of teeth. The quality and promptness…


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

The department has been functioning since the inception of this prestigious institution in 1985 under Karnataka University, Dharwad and was recognised by Dental Council of India and Govt. of India in 1989. Postgraduate training programme was started in 1991 and recognised in 1994 for…


Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics

The department of orthodontics is concerned with treatment of abnormalities of the jaw and teeth by means of various removable and fixed appliances. The treatment modalities offered include pre-adjusted edgewise appliance, lingual braces, ceramic braces and myofunctional appliances. Undergraduates…


Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is one of the most important branches of dentistry that aims to provide comprehensive oral health care for children including those with special heath care needs, and simultaneously, instills and implements a positive dental attitude for a lifetime…


Oral Pathology & Microbiology

The Department of Oral Pathology at KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences began in the year 1986-87 with the inception of the institute. Under the able guidance and leadership of Dr.H.M.Dholakia, the senior most and the first recognized guide of Oral Pathology in India, this department took its first…



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