SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital was founded in 1986 by the SDME Society, Ujire of which Sriman Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala is the President with a vision to train students to excel in knowledge, skills and service to the community. It has a private management and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. It is approved by Dental Council of India.
The building of the college has not only the architectural beauty but also it is functionally well planned. Its rich library is equipped with many facilities like internet and interconnectivity with leading libraries like British Council library and other Medical Institutions. The college also provides separate hostel facilities for both and girls which would be fruitful for the students who live outside Dharwad.
The town and the Institution are well connected by train and bus and also, many food joints and tourist places in the city enable students to go for a hangout and refresh themselves of their hectic schedules and enjoy themselves.