Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), New Delhi was originally called as Maulana Azad Medical College. Later the dental wing was separated from MAMC as Maulana Azad Dental College and Hospital and was a granted an independent status under the government of NCT of Delhi. In 2006, it was granted the status of an autonomous institute and was renamed Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences. The institute has been declared as a 'center of excellence' under the government of NCT of Delhi and is now rated as one of the finest Dental institutions in the field of dental sciences.
There has been an enormous expansion of facilities, infrastructure and equipment with the addition of 5 new laboratories and a fully functional operation theatre in the last few years. The institute has grown in infrastructure from 20 dental chairs in 1983 to more than 250 dental chairs in 2010.
Our excellent academic record enabled us to seek increase in BDS seats from 20 to 40 and introduction of MDS courses in the year 2007. IGNOU certificate courses were also started in 2008 to plant the seed of knowledge in the field of implantology and advanced endodontics and update dental practitioners with recent advances.
Along with its various academic pursuits, the institute has been extremely proactive in spreading mass awareness about oral health care. This has been achieved through it's annual foundation day celebrations held in the month of December. The first such celebrations were held in the year 1989 and were rechristened as Dental Health Mela in the year 2000.