The institute, initially known as the dental wing of the Maulana Azad Medical College, functioned under the guidance of honorable surgeons Dr. P. P. Sawhney and Dr. P. K. Khurana. In November 1983, when the first BDS batch started, Dr. P. P. Thukral was associated with Maulana Azad Medical College as the first Associate Professor in Dentistry and headed the dental wing. After him, the dental wing was headed by Dr. A. N. Srivastava, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon from 1984 till 1989 which was succeeded by Dr. N. C. Sangal from 1991 till 1995 after which it was taken over by Dr. Mahesh Verma who later became the first principal of the independent college in 2002.
In the year 2003, the dental wing was detached from the original medical college and got recognition as Maulana Azad Dental College and Hospital and was accorded as an independent institute under the Government of NCT of Delhi.
This institute has a rich legacy of top-notch academic acumen, international diversity and has always showcased constant efforts to reach perfection with its holistic education programmes.
In 2006, the name of the institute was changed to Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences after it was awarded the status of a self-governing institute. With highly knowledgeable faculty, vibrant extra-curricular culture and enviable modern infrastructure, the institute still hold the rank of being the finest dental institutions among others in the areas of dental science and has been proclaimed as a “Center of Excellence” under the prestigious Government of NCT of Delhi. This institute serves as a leader in dental health care for society and the nation. Every year in the month of December, they celebrate their annual foundation day by raising awareness about dental hygiene and care.
The magnificent growth of the Institute to its current position epitomizes 36 years of dedication and is certainly the demonstration of the spirit and potency of the “Team”, standing together in times of success and failures. From time to time several seminars, symposiums, workshops and foreign exchange programmes are held in MAIDS.
MAIDS offers courses in Bachelor as well as Master of Dental Surgery. Apart from the regular courses, it offers a one-year IGNOU certificate course in Endodontics and in Implantology.