Oral Biology

Oral Biology is the field of dentistry that is covered in the first year of the BDS programme that focuses on extra oral structures as well as dental hard and soft tissue such as enamel, dentin, pulp, and periodontium. It also includes the study of oral physiology...

The specialized field of oral biology known as tooth morphology is also included and is concerned with the study of the morphology of teeth in the dentition and the development of occlusion. When teeth are repositioned and restored, the clinician can get the best clinical results by combining this fundamental knowledge with orthodontics and operative dentistry.

Objectives

1. Offers basic science in a clinical setting and focuses on the most recent developments in the fields of health and the craniofacial complex.

2. Explore the microbiological, molecular, and immunological aspects of oral diseases.

3. Building a strong basis for future cutting-edge research into the molecular causes of diseases

Teaching Methodology

1. Online learning

2. Experiential learning

3. Blended learning

4. Game-based learning

5. Student-centred learning

6. Small group discussion

7. Study models

 

The Department of Oral Biology has an experienced teaching staff that is challenged to develop new methods of knowledge dissemination and inspire students to continue learning throughout their lives. Our ability to maintain a thorough learning environment is a result of the diversity of our teaching staff and our utilization of cutting-edge instructional techniques like multimedia lectures, interactive sessions, and instructional videos. We also periodically administer tests and tasks to gauge how well our students are doing academically.

 

The lab is fully furnished with microscopes for viewing histological sections of oral tissues and tooth models to help students identify individual teeth more accurately. We promote laboratory-based instruction to enhance learning and spur students to start research projects as soon as possible. The faculty of the Oral Biology department actively contributes to the presentation of CPCs, engaged in research and research-related events like oral and poster presentations during Annual Research Day. Integrated curriculum is used in contemporary dentistry curricula. In light of this, BKCD has created and implemented an integrated dentistry curriculum.

Faculty

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