The department has been functioning since the inception of this prestigious institution in 1985 under Karnataka University, Dharwad and was recognized by Dental Council of India and Govt. of India in 1989. Postgraduate training programme was started in 1991 and recognized in 1994 for 02 Post Graduate Students. From academic year 1996-97 the department was affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University. From the year 2006 the institution acquired deemed status (KLE University) with 5 postgraduates for every academic year. A certificate course “Excellence in Esthetics” was introduced from the academic year 2007.
The Department is equipped with modern equipment like Digital radiography (RVG), X-ray unit, intra-oral camera , surgical microscope, Tri Auto ZX, Raypex5, Elements Obturation Kit , Obtura II, Gutta flow, Plasma arc, LED, Spartan kit, Resilon epiphany to name a few. The overall efficiency of the department is reflected in annual undergraduate and postgraduate success rates as it has always been above 75%.