We provide an excellent active learning experience and nurture the new generation of Dental professionals to meet the emerging challenges by learning the latest in the field of Oral health care encompassing academics clinical and research arenas and employing this knowledge to serve mankind services like
Research and academic activities
Research is an integral part of the postgraduate training program. The department has 36 completed research projects and 16 ongoing research projects. The fields of research are growth modification, miniscrew implants, finite element model analysis, bonding materials, and Cone beam volumetric tomography. The students present research papers in conferences.
The department has 52 publications in national and international journals. The head of the department has passed the Phase III examination of Indian Board of Orthodontics in 2008. Four post graduate students have won awards at the National Post Graduate conventions for their innovative presentations. Continuing dental education programs and workshops are conducted regularly every year. The faculty participate in lectures and presentations at conferences. They have served as the resource persons for several continuing dental education programs also.
KLE is poised for celebrating its centenary commemorating that defining moment, the day on which 'Seven Dedicated Teachers'The Saptarishis' founded an Anglo-Vernacular school at Belgaum. That day, the 13th of November 1916, set in an event that changed the course of history in this part of India. These enthusiastic young graduates, overwhelmed with an ideology that filled their visionary minds, resolved to do something rare that would help the farming community in coming out of the gloom of educational deprivation that surrounded them. Although Shri S S Basavanal, Shri M R Sakhare, Shri H F Kattimani, Shri B B Mamadapur, Shri B S Hanchinal, Shri P R Chikodi and Shri V V Patil initially aimed at providing basic literacy to the children of the farming community, yet their historic feat was destined to grow into an amazing educational organization of 211 institutions today. Indeed, they were fortunate to have had the unstinted support of Rao Bahadur Rudragowda Artal, Shri V G Naik Bahadur Desai of Chachadi and Rao Bahadur Vaijappa Anigol in their mission. Despite many disadvantages, the perseverance with which they built the KLE is an inspiring history in itself. Since their efforts were selfless and the sacrifice was for a noble cause, people from all walks of life blessed them with their generous support. . view more »