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.
The College had started in leased accommodation in Oct 2001 at Mercury Lines, Trimulgherry. In May 2003 the college moved to its permanent campus at ACDS Nagar on Chennapur – CRPF Road, Secunderabad-87.