In 1894, Christian Dental College was established. However, under the guidance of Dr. J. L. Joshi, in 1992, it came into existence. It was managed by the Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society which was established in 1968 by Dr. J.J Fason. It is a first constituent college of Hospital Ludhiana and Christian Medical College.
It is the first private dental college in the state of Punjab that started giving MDS degrees for the courses on Preventive Dentistry and Pedodontia. Affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Christian Dental College is approved and recognized by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi.
Christian Dental College aims at training young aspiring students as professionals who will have the urge to go and work in the backward parts of the country through sponsoring agencies and mission fields.
With the initiative of Dr. Edith Brown, Christian Dental College was set up with fourteen people. He established the North Indian School of Medicine for Christian women. This institute is today known as the Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society.
In the beginning, Christian Dental College was affiliated to Punjab University and 20 students were admitted to the college which formed the first batch. In 1997, the Dental Council of India recognized the college in 1997. In July 1999, Christian Dental College was affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab.
An undergraduate (BDS – 5 years) programme and postgraduate (MDS – 3 years) programme is offered at the college with various specializations. Add-on certificate courses are also offered at the college.
Several partnerships, collaborations and engagements with foreign universities have enabled the university to go for student exchange programmes with universities all across the globe.
Admission to the college is based on merit and as per the rules of the university. Students seeking admission to the college have to fill in an online application form listing their achievements and interests. Students should also take into consideration their percentage marks, PCB/best of four/PCM and compare it with the cut-off marks provided by the college.