Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences


Location : Bengaluru
Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences (AFIDS), Bangalore — a tertiary dental health care facility and para-dental training establishment. The centre offers general and specialist dental facilities including prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery to entitled serving and retired armed forces personnel. It is also the tertiary care referral centre for specialist dental services for defence Unitss across south India. The institute also gives in-house training to medical assistants of the Air Force in various para-dental diploma courses.

Commanding Officers


10 Oct 66 - 10 Jun 68
Group Captain
E D'Souza
10416 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

17 Jun 68 - 25 Mar 75
Group Captain
Dukka Venkata Jagan Mohan Rao
5231 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

02 Jun 75 - 14 May 76
Group Captain
Inder Singh Bajaj

Cmdt
Bangalore

17 May 76 - 30 Sep 78
Air Commodore
Om Parkash Bhatia
14454 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

04 Nov 78 - 26 Sep 81
Air Commodore
Partool Chandra Kochhar
15529 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

19 Oct 81 - 06 Aug 87
Air Commodore
Pran Nath Nayar
5763 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

24 Jan 88 - 19 Aug 89
Air Commodore
Sushil Kumar Taneja
5764 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

05 Feb 90 -
Air Commodore
Amar Chand Sharma
6684 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

10 Oct 94 - 30 Jun 95
Air Commodore
Karamjit Singh
23148 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

30 Aug 95 - 31 Dec 97
Air Commodore
Gaurav Diwakar Mehta
23438 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

15 Jan 98 - 28 Feb 01
Air Commodore
R C Dhir
24716 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Mar 01 - 31 Jul 02
Air Commodore
Gurendra Pal Singh
26075 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Oct 02 - 12 Nov 05
Air Commodore
D K Taneja
26913 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Feb 06 - 16 Mar 10
Air Commodore
Swaminathan Murali Mohan
28388 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

22 Mar 10 - 31 Mar 14
Air Commodore
H K Thombre
30897 DENT
Cmdt
Bangalore

16 Jun 14 - 05 Oct 17
Air Commodore
Narinder Singh

Cmdt
Bangalore

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