The Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem was founded in the year 1986 by (Late) Dr. A. SHANMUGASUNDARAM as an affiliated institution under the University of Madras and later on affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai with courses viz., Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS).
The Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College later on became the constituent of Vinayaka Missions University from 2006. The institution is located on NH 47, Sankari Main Road, Ariyanoor, Salem-636008 in 10.14 acre campus with a built up area of 1,14,149 sq. ft.
The institution has been committed to impart quality dental education to the students from different socio economic back grounds. The institution offers under graduate programme, 8 post graduate programmes, Diploma courses in Dental Mechanic and Dental Hygienist .The campus has a well equipped library with internet facility for the staff and students.