The Science of Dental Materials is a basic science subject taught in the second year BDS which deals with the physical, mechanical, chemical & biological properties of all materials used in conventional & modern dentistry. An understanding of properties and handling of materials is absolutely essential in both clinical and laboratory settings. It involves the study of composition, manipulative technique, application of dental materials and their interaction with the oral environment.
The Department of Dental Materials aims to provide the students with the scientific background and the clinical skills required to handle modern dental materials. The department has a dedicated, state of the art laboratory which enables the students to practice the manipulative techniques before their application in the clinical setup.