The BDS course offered by Pariyaram Dental College under Academy of Medical Sciences commenced in December 2004. A six-stories building, having a built-up area of 154,000 sq. ft., and is one of the biggest dental colleges in Kerala. The building includes pre-clinical dental laboratories, lecture halls, a conference centre, faculty offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas, small group discussion areas, a faculty practice, and a library. Sufficient area has been earmarked for future expansion and also to commence post-graduate programmes as well as to carry out research activities.
The B. D. S. Degree is the culmination of a five year program that emphasizes patient-centered care. Students develop clinical skills under close supervision of faculty. During the first two years, students study biochemistry, human gross anatomy, general and oral histology, general and oral microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and oral medicine and pathology. An integrated curriculum reinforces knowledge and prepares students to apply it in actual patient care situations beginning in their third year of study. Third and fourth year students are assigned to functional group practices with a family of patients. A faculty group practice director monitors the progress and ensures the competency of every student.