Kantipur Oral Health Foundation

Kantipur Dental College Teaching Hospital & Research Center was established in 2007 through an experience and exposure of a decade of service to oral health in Nepal. Previously, Kantipur School of Dentistry and Dental Hospital (KSD) was established in Aug 10, 1997 at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu as the first dental school in Nepal with the support from Buddhi Bangara Foundation-Japan. The institute was established with the aim to produce qualified dental manpower and to provide oral health care service in the country. Kantipur Oral Health Foundation is one of the pioneers in the organized sector of oral health in Nepal. Since the establishment, the institution has been working continuously to achieve its mission to establish a center of excellence in dental education, service, research and professional development.

Kantipur Dental College has been offering formal education in dentistry at various levels. The programs include: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery affiliated to Kathmandu University (KU), Certificate in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene), Diploma in Pharmacy affiliated to Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT). Besides, the institution has been offering short-term non-formal courses as Dental Chair-side Assistant, Dental Lab Technician and Dental Nurse.

Kantipur Dental Hospital was established in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu in 1997; later its branches were established in various locations of Nepal including: Jawalakhel (Lalitpur), Bouddha (Kathmandu), Pokhara, Chitwan, Birgunj, Butwal and Dhangadi. Presently, Kantipur Dental Hospital branches are operating in Pokhara, Narayangarh and Butwal. Kantipur Oral Health Foundation has been organizing community oral health programs including dental camp, school oral health program, training etc on various occasions. The organization has so far covered 35 districts of Nepal through its oral health programs.

Milestone of Kantipur

Major events Year
Establishment of Kantipur School of Dentistry and Dental Hospital (KSD) at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu 1997
Commencement of Dental Assistant Course* (affiliated to CTEVT) at KSD Kathmandu 1997
Commencement of Dental Chair-side Assistant Course* (affiliated to CTEVT) at KSD Kathmandu 1999
Establishment of Kantipur Dental Hospital Pokhara Branch 2000
Commencement of Dental Hygienist Course* (affiliated to CTEVT) at KSD Kathmandu 2000
Establishment of Kantipur Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) in Pokhara 2005
Commencement of Certificate in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) Course (affiliated to CTEVT) in KSD
Kathmandu and KIHS Pokhara
2005
Establishment of Kantipur Dental College Teaching Hospital & Research Center (KDCH) at Basundhara,
Kathmandu
2007
Commencement of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program (affiliated to KU) at KDCH Kathmandu 2007
Commencement of Diploma in Pharmacy Course (affiliated to CTEVT) 2012
Establishment of Kantipur General Hospital at Basundhara, Kathmandu 2013
Commencement of Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) program (affiliated to KU) at KDCH Kathmandu 2014
Academic Programs

Program Course Duration Affiliation Started in
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) 3 years KU 2014
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 5 ½ years KU 2007
Certificate in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) 3 years CTEVT 2005
Diploma in Pharmacy 3 years CTEVT 2012
Non‐formal Training Courses

Training Course Course Duration
Dental Chair-side Assistant 390 hours/ 3 months
Dental Lab Mechanics 390 hours/ 3 months
Dental Nurse 6 months