Dental colleges are now as popular as medical colleges and a lot of students get admission in dental colleges. It deals with the treatment and health of teeth. Once BDS is obtained, the students specialize in various branches of Dentistry like Dental public health, Endodontic, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Biology etc. A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences Mangalore is one of the popular colleges in Karnataka and is located in Kuntikana, in Mangalore. It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and recognized by Dental Council of India. The institute was established in 2002 and is now one of the finest dental colleges in Karnataka. BDS is a 5 year course and after taking the degree you may get admission in a postgraduate course, like Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry, in Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge, in Oral Surgery and in Oral Medicine. Post graduation course, if for 3 years. The campus of A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences spreads over an area of 30 acres and consists of various departments provided with all modern facilities. There is greenery all around with tall trees and lawns full of grass, where students can sit and relax during the free times. The faculty includes highly qualified professors, lecturers and readers who help the students in all possible ways. Each department has its own team of professors. They educate the students and also kelp, then to grow up as responsible doctors, well committed to the society. A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences Mangalore has spacious classrooms with all facilities and the students are provided a peaceful atmosphere. The classrooms are well lit and airy. The library here is large and is well stocked with various books that you can refer to get a clear all your doubts. It also has a collection of journals and other informative books. The laboratories are also well equipped with all modern technologies that are of great use to the students. The auditorium here is large and well equipped. There are separate hostels for boys and girls and they are provided with all amenities like a spacious room with internet connection and other facilities, a mess that serves healthy and hygienic food, 24 hours running water, power backup etc. Other than studies, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences also engages the students extracurricular activities like sports, debates, quiz competitions, cultural programs, dramatics, etc. There are facilities for indoor as well as outdoor sports in the college. Many of the students from the college take part in various competitions in state level as well as national levels and come back with trophies. Young doctors passing out from the college are brilliant and smart enough to face the world with confidence.