A Health Science Complex for Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and other related para - medical courses was conceptualized to be established at Secunderabad to provide vocational and technical education to the children of serving and retired regular Army personnel. Army College of Dental Science (ACDS) is the first among the above to be established here.
ACDS is a unique institution being the only Dental College of its kind in the country, having been established under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society
as a center of excellence for Dental Education, for the children of Army personnel and war widows. It is a non –profit making institute meant for welfare of children of Army personnel .The college aims at imparting a high standard Dental education coupled with the development of good moral character. The college has been approved by the Dental Council of India and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and is affiliated to NTR University of health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, Vijaywada.