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Introduction

Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD), a premier institution in the country, since its establishment in 1964, has been carrying forward the legacy of Prof. Dr. Ahmad Iqbal. It has been guiding thousands of students on their way, shaping their future to look after the oral health problems of the community. The passion for excellence that drives it can be seen in every aspect of this vibrant future focused institution from its stringent recruitment police and academic performance to its outstanding infrastructure and placement criteria. Khyber College of Dentistry is affiliated to Khyber medical University. The Pakistan Medical & Dental Council has recognized the institution the institution since 1968 which further substantiates the high standards of excellence that the institution has set for itself.

Khyber College of Dentistry is located in the lush green campus of Peshawar   University, with an impressive built-up area of over 10000sq ft, extends career building opportunities for 77 undergraduate students every year and eight Post Graduate programs. Highly qualified and well experienced faculties mould and mentor the students for prospective careers. We are happy to place on record that our students make us proud by not only securing university ranks but also perfuming well in FCPS part1. As part co-curricular activities we encourage students to participate in technical paper presentation contests, poster competitions, table clinics.  Sports and literary weeks are annual features along with college magazine.

 

Khyber College of Dentistry, popularly known as KCD, was founded in 1964 as Department Dentistry of Khyber Medical College Peshawar by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Iqbal who envisaged a facility to train Dental Surgeons for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Among the other founders were General Mohammad Akram, the then Principal of Khyber Medical College and Mr.  Mohammad Ali, the then Vice Chancellor of the University of Peshawar.

Originally, the Dentistry Department was housed in the first floor of Pathology Department of Khyber Medical College. There was a Head of the Department, 4 teachers and 14 students. To obtain education in general medicine and general surgery, students traveled 15 kilometers  for practical teaching and ward rounds to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.

From humble beginnings, the Institution has grown into the largest oral health care faculty in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Today it occupies five  dedicated blocks. The institution boasts more than 77 faculty members, 164 paramedical/administrative staff, and has 11 clinical and basic science departments, 227 undergraduate dental students, 50 resident house officers and 14 postgraduate students. Since its founding, the school has graduated more than 1250 dental surgeons, has contributed to the training of at least as many house officer and   postgraduate students in the different specialties. Although some KCD-trained dental surgeons have gone on to practice in different provinces of Pakistan, KCD graduates and researchers fill positions in many of the nation's top dental institutions. More than 30% of the Dental Core of Pakistan Army and almost the entire Oral Health Service of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are being manned by the graduates of this prim institution. Some of its graduates hold very important and key positions in developed countries.

At the same time, KCD enjoys a reputation far and wide for excellence and innovation. It is one of the first Dental Institution in Pakistan which was recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for fellowship and membership training in various specialties. Adaptation, growth and innovation remain hallmarks of Khyber College of Dentistry as it continues to respond to the oral health needs with excellence in teaching and backed by clinical care.

Khyber College of Dentistry took a modest start in 1964 as a department of Khyber Medical College Peshawar. It was upgraded to the status of independent institution in 1990. From its inception till 2006 it was affiliated with University   of Peshawar. In 2007, Khyber Medical   University came into being and since then Khyber College of Dentistry is affiliated with it.  Pakistan Medical & Dental Council accorded permanent recognition of BDS degree in its session held in Dacca (Bangladesh), the Capital of the then East Pakistan in November, 1968.