The Department of Dental Materials at MCODS Mangalore has a well-equipped Dental Materials Laboratory with instruments like metallurgical microscope.
- A well-organised Dental Material Museum for undergraduate teaching
- A small departmental library is adequately stocked with textbooks which can be referred to by everybody.
- The science of dental materials involves learning about the physical, chemical, mechanical and biological properties of materials used in dentistry like impression materials, gypsum products, denture base resins, composite resins, metal & alloys, dental amalgam, dental cements, ceramics, auxiliary materials like dental waxes, cutting instruments and techniques like casting procedure.
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training in dental procedures
Libraries have publications on the latest developments in oral healthcare
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience
Research & Publications
The crucial research areas are investigations on hydroxyapatite coatings of Ti and Ti- 6Al- 4V for dental implants invitro evaluation of biocompatibility and biomechanics of silorane based restorative materials.
It is a great place to be in right from taking admission, the personal care begins and one finds the atmosphere very comfortable.
Dr. Arun K Simon
Department is fully committed to offer the highest level of orthodontic training to the students. The faculty leaves no stone unturned to educate the students, provide them with the best of infrastructure and orthodontic programs, and expose them to variety of complicated cases, to produce good clinicians. It was a great experience learning in such a supportive environment.
The department of orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics has one of the highest standards of teaching and mentoring in Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. An efficient team of faculty who are always approachable creates a student friendly environment in the department. The equipment and materials provided to us students are upgraded with the latest advancements in the field. The quality of work expected from students is high which helps students to thrive for perfection. It has definitely been a great experience to be a part of the learning process MCODS Mangalore has offered and I am a proud alumnus of this institution.
MCODS is a wonderful institution. There are people from different cultures here, and that interests me. I like the campus life a lot!
Cheah Hui Ling