In view of an imminent need for providing a public funded quality oral health care set up to impart dental education and open avenues for research in the field of Oral Health, a Dental Sciences Institute & Hospital was essential. Hence, under the aegis of Panjab University with philanthropic donations from Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge, was established Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital in April, 2006. The Institute aims at providing excellent oral health care facilities to the general public in addition to undergraduate training to students. It has the ability to generate ample research avenues in dental / medical sciences which can have a far reaching impact on not only oral but general health with special thrust on community healthcare and outreach programs for the children and the underserved population. This Institute encompasses a total of 18 departments (9 dental and 9 medical) with 8 clinical and 11 pre-clinical and para-clinical laboratories. Within a short span the Institute has been attending to 250-300 patients everyday in the various specialty clinics. A fully equipped diagnostic lab is functional at the Institute which is carrying out innumerable bio-chemical, histo-pathological and micro-biological tests at the Institute itself. The academic course being offered in this Institute is Bachelor of Dental Surgery which is a four year course followed by one year of compulsory rotatory internship with 100 students being admitted each year. The Institute is duly approved by Dental Council of India/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Our faculty members have been keenly involved in conducting research in various clinical and basic sciences. The major focus areas of this Institution is to provide good and affordable dental treatment in various specialties to the general public, carry out clinical research including surveys, diagnostics & randomized controlled clinical trials, conduct outreach programs to enhance oral health awareness to the underserved population for the benefit of the masses and to provide clinical and didactic training as part of undergraduate teaching curriculum.
Institute has a well-equipped library. The general ailments in patients from adjoining areas are also being attended to by faculty in the medical and surgical OPD. Dental Institute also conducts camps in various schools of Chandigarh and adjoining rural areas.
Apart from its own Dental Hospital, a 100 bedded hospital for adequate training and teaching of dental students in clinical medical subjects is in active stage of construction, foundation stone of which was laid by Hon.ble Shri Shiv Raj Patilji on 14th November, 2008, then Union Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
The Institute strives to provide selfless service to mankind to alleviate the oral sufferings of the masses, contribute to the society by generating dental workforce for the future, working on key research areas with focus on futuristic treatment modalities.