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KLR's Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital: For a Smile that Lasts Forever

Author : Sarath Shyam, Managing Editor, The Higher Education Review

Sarath Shyam

K. Nagamani, Chairperson KLR's Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital

Located in Rajanagaram, a coastal village in the outskirts of Rajahmundry city on banks of river Godavari in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, KLR's Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital was established in the year 2008 under the aegis of the Boon Education Environment and Rural Development Society (BEERDS). Today, KLR LIDS as a center-for-excellence in dentistry has grown to be one of the foremost premiere dental institutions shaping up the students in Southern India.

No one can deny how good it feels to give and get a smile. Many psychological studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity. Perhaps, the joy of changing a person's life by creating a beautiful and healthy smile is one of the tangible rewards of being a dentist that cannot be measured in quantities. However, there are as many reasons to be a dentist as there are dentists. Career in dentistry provides plenty of rewards and challenges as well as an opportunity to help people and make communities healthier places. In that sense, KLR's Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital (KLR LIDS) is one of the happiest places in the country. Here, both pupils and patients smile with confidence.

At the helm of affairs was its ever-smiling Founder-Chairman, Late Dr. K. Lakshma Reddy, a great leader and a visionary who believed in imparting education with precise planning and execution. Now, administrated by his wife, Mrs. K. Nagamani, who is the present Chairperson of KLR Group of Institutions, KLR LIDS has never deviated from its founder's vision. Nagamani says, "He (Late. Dr. Lakshma Reddy) started this institution with the vision of providing quality education to aspiring students of dentistry. He wanted to provide quality dental care to the people of the country at the city of Rajahmundry and serve as a model of quality dental and medical care and education center on par with global standards."

Unlike the majority of the dental colleges in India, KLR LIDS has always given paramount importance to research.

Education has always been the primary objective of the founders of this esteemed institution. With education in the forefront, Boon Education Environment and Rural Development Society (BEERDS) reaches out to the rural setup and helps in educating the rural sector. In affirmation of this dream, the NAAC peer team awarded KLR LIDS with "A" grade, naming the institution, "The best dental health education setup in a rural setting."


August 2018

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