The Department of Periodontology at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, established in 1968, provides avenues for all round development through undergraduate and post graduate training, patient care and research. With separate undergraduate and postgraduate sections having well equipped modern dental chairs and advanced surgical equipment like piezo surgical unit, surgical microscope and a diode laser, the department emphasizes on quality and precision in the standard of care. Clinical skills training in non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedures and opportunities to learn and master a variety of periodontal surgical and implant procedures has been at the core of the department’s objectives. Basic, clinical and translational research under the guidance of experienced faculty has enabled students to opt for a career in research and academics.


Key features

  • The department follows health care practices as per the Environmental Policy 14001
  • Undergraduate students are trained with skills to render non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedures and are introduced to surgical periodontal procedures by observing and assisting as procedures are being performed
  • Postgraduate students are given opportunity to learn and master a variety of surgical clinical procedures
  • Hands on training in various implant systems and clinical exposure to use of lasers is being imparted as part of the curriculum.
  • Rural community camps provide students with an opportunity to be a part of public health programs.


Core competencies

  • Regenerative periodontal therapy
  • Periodontal plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Local drug delivery
  • Research in Periodontal Medicine
  • Preventive periodontal care.


Regenerative Periodontal therapy

Regenerative Periodontal therapy Management of Periodontal disease through surgical periodontal therapy including placement of bone grafts, GTR membranes and newer regenerative materials.

Periodontal Plastic and Esthetic Surgeries

Management of gingival recessions, mucogingival problems and excessive gingival pigmentation through advanced surgical techniques.


Research Overview

Total grants received in the year 2018 is INR 3.33 Cr. The grants were received from different government organization like DST, SERB etc.



Museum of Anatomy and Pathology

Dental materials laboratory is used for the undergraduate to train them on manipulation of various dental materials. The lab has the facilities such as temperature controlled water bath, vibrator, acrylizers, gas burners, etc.


Research & Publications

The area of research includes: • Caries • Traumatology • Material science • Minimal invasive dentistry