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

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
10 Oct 66 to 10 Jun 68Group Captain E D'Souza10416 DENTCmdtBangalore
17 Jun 68 to 25 Mar 75Group Captain Dukka Venkata Jagan Mohan Rao5231 DENTCmdtBangalore
02 Jun 75 to 14 May 76Group Captain Inder Singh BajajCmdtBangalore
17 May 76 to 30 Sep 78Air Commodore Om Parkash Bhatia14454 DENTCmdtBangalore
04 Nov 78 to 26 Sep 81Air Commodore Partool Chandra Kochhar15529 DENTCmdtBangalore
19 Oct 81 to 06 Aug 87Air Commodore Pran Nath Nayar5763 DENTCmdtBangalore
24 Jan 88 to 19 Aug 89Air Commodore Sushil Kumar Taneja5764 DENTCmdtBangalore
05 Feb 90 to Air Commodore Amar Chand Sharma6684 DENTCmdtBangalore
10 Oct 94 to 30 Jun 95Air Commodore Karamjit Singh23148 DENTCmdtBangalore
30 Aug 95 to 31 Dec 97Air Commodore Gaurav Diwakar Mehta23438 DENTCmdtBangalore
15 Jan 98 to 28 Feb 01Air Commodore R C Dhir24716 DENTCmdtBangalore
01 Mar 01 to 31 Jul 02Air Commodore Gurendra Pal Singh26075 DENTCmdtBangalore
01 Oct 02 to 12 Nov 05Air Commodore D K Taneja26913 DENTCmdtBangalore
01 Feb 06 to 16 Mar 10Air Commodore Swaminathan Murali Mohan28388 DENTCmdtBangalore
22 Mar 10 to 31 Mar 14Air Commodore H K Thombre30897 DENTCmdtBangalore
16 Jun 14 to 05 Oct 17Air Commodore Narinder SinghCmdtBangalore

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.