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 that got enhanced to 5 in 2002. Further on 1999 saw the commencement of the dental hygienist program. This department is one of the constituent specialty in the department of Oral implantology since 2003. A certificate course on Perio- Esthetic and Periodontal plastic Surgery has commenced since 2007 under the aegis of the KLE University. The department consists of a sound updated infrastructure and competent faculty that make learning the subject a pleasurable experience.