A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore was founded in 1985.
It also has the privilege of being recognized by the Malaysian Dental Council and is an affiliate of Okayama University Dental School Japan and Academic Mentor to Oman Dental College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
The college is managed by the Nitte Education Trust. The objective of the college is making available up to date training facilities to produce dental professionals and to help meet the country"s growing healthcare requirements.
The Institution is a constituent unit of Nitte University and is recognized by the Dental Council of India. The ABSM Institute of Dental Sciences is among the better equipped dental colleges in the country. All departments have state of the art diagnostic and research equipment.
The Institute commitment is to maintaining the highest standards pervades all aspects of dentistry irrespective of cost or effort involved.
The college constantly strives to upgrade its capabilities by participating in exchange programmes with national and international institutions.
The campus building is professionally designed, with an eye pleasing garden which makes it beautiful as well as highly conducive for learning.
The campus has separate hostel facility available for both men and women, with staff wardens, 24 hours telephone, and inter-net facility.
The system of student guardianship wherein 5 students are assigned to 1 teacher, is the unique feature of this institute.