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Welcome to the Department of Bioclinical Sciences.
The department encompasses the following Basic Health Sciences disciplines:

Dental Materials Science

This subject deals with the basic principles of biomaterials science as they apply to dentistry. Thus, the chemistry, physics and mechanics of the materials that underlie all clinical and laboratory procedures are discussed, emphasizing structure-property relationships. Aspects of biological importance (hazards, biocompatibility), and factors used in product selection are included. The teaching is conceptual rather than data-driven, and provides the basis of the explanation and justification of all dental treatment, the interpretation of observations (especially faults and failures), and the control of processes to obtain the best outcome. Accordingly, the course is closely related to and serves as a foundation for, clinical dentistry, and provides a framework for understanding biomaterials that will be valid for the whole of a working lifetime.

General and Oral Anatomy

This discipline includes Anatomy of the head and neck region, oral and dental embryology and histology, tooth morphology, dental radiology and various topics in clinical and applied anatomy, occlusion and the temporomandibular joint.

General and Oral Microbiology

This discipline provides a basic understanding of the etiology, ecology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Special emphasis is placed on the role of oral microbiota in the etiology, progression and prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. Microbial infections in the human host, with particular reference to the oral niches such as oral viral and fungal infections, salivary gland infections and dento-alveolar infections are also reviewed. Role of plaque bacteria in systemic infection, oral manifestations of systemic microbial infection and usage of antimicrobial drugs in dentistry are also summarized.

Master of Science in Dental Materials Science

The Department of Bioclinical Sciences offers a Master of Science program in Dental Materials Science. The program is a thesis based course. More

Master of Science in Oral Microbiology

This program opens the way towards building up a nidus and center of Oral Microbiology in the College of Dentistry, that will serve as an expertise resource locally and internationally.This program will enhance the knowledge level of Oral Microbiology among dentists and graduates from other biological disciplines. More

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