School of Dental Sciences

School of Dental Sciences




Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, was established in 2009,by Founder Chancellor Dr. Jeppiaar MA.B.L, Ph.D.,with the aim of  producing future dentists of our country with a humane nature and broad scientific knowledge required for dentists.The school of dentistry offers undergraduate course with a duration of five years and post graduate course in three disciplines namely Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics,Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry with a duration of three years.We aim at up-to-date dental education which could correspond to requirements & changes in the times,as recommended by Dental Council of India.In order to further develop, we will promote the activation, advancement & internationalization of our dental research as well as the improvement of dental education.

Programme Offered




  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 




  • M.D.S - Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • M.D.S - Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • M.D.S - Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, was established in 2009 under the vision of our Founder Chancellor Dr. Jeppiaar MA.BL, Ph.D.,.Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital was established as  the only private autonomous Dental Institution in the nation  accredited by the Dental Council of India in 2014 for awarding Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree. His visionary of including Postgraduate curriculum had instigated three specialities in Masters of Dental Surgery namely Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry and EndodonticsOur institution is ranked 39th in list of universities in India. It is accredited with “A++” grade by NAAC and is certified by ISO. Our campus located at Old Mahabalipuram Road aims to provide health education and medical facilities to the all.Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital extends comprehensive health care to the unreachable at their door step through Peripheral Health Centres at Government Primary Health Centres.Our institution houses tobacco cessation centre to promote awareness among the public about its ill effects.Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital is committed to provide global par excellence in dental education and research to our undergraduate and postgraduate students by providing global infrastructure facilities and amenities beyond the requirements of Dental Council of India.

A well established 100 bedded General Hospital attached to our complex provides access for students to learn medical aspects in dentistry.Advanced facilities such as Dental Operation Theatre, International Research Center, Jeppiar Research Park with advanced molecular research equipments  facilitates best clinical and research exposure of  our students in the field of clinical dentistry,nanotechnology and innovation in the scientific world. A state-of-the-art digital library offering access to a wide range of e-journals, reference books, aimed at providing the best  in dental education and research among the students. Apart from academics, our institution also encourages students to participate in various conferences, seminars and trains them in presentations. Participation in extracurricular activities like sports and cultural events are also highly encouraged..

Clinical Society Meetings Conducted
Student Annual Coventions-SCOPE


  • Funded Projects
  • Publications
  • Patents

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Publications - Dental

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List of Patents:

  1. Dr.Thayumanavan, Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology - Patent owned, "Rotary toothbrush with paste chamber "
Patent Dr.Thayumananvan


  • To create awareness among the masses and contribute to a healthy nation.
  • To aid underserved and disadvantaged communities obtain quality dental care.
  • To strengthen the linkages of the students with professional societies.
  • To create an ethos for relevant research in Dental Science.
  • To nurture and sustain Academic Excellence.
  • To train the student to become a competent Dental professional.
  • To impart quality dental care at par with the existing global standards
  • To carry-out breakthrough research into the field of Dental and  Allied sciences

School of Dental Sciences - Highlights
  • Scholarship benefits for meritorious students
  • Good patient inflow with state-of -the-art infrastructure
  • Digitalised and well equipped clinical departments
  • State-of -the -art pre-clinical lab facilities for the undergraduates
  • In -house animal research and nano material research laboratory facilities for research projects
  • Smart classrooms -BDS and MDS
  • Basic sciences departments - with best-in-class facilities 
  • Digital library  and E- journals - remote access to any student
  • Hundred bedded general hospital -for best postoperative care
  • Advanced operation theatre facility for major and minor oral and general surgeries 
  • Dedicated faculties  with more student interactive sessions 
  • Career guided counselling - for Undergraduates 


Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology places emphasize on co-curricular and extracurricular activities These activities are student centered and primarily aims to supplement regular curricular activities.Its goal is to represent the student body in making the study experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.


  • Collaboration and MOU's
  • Facilities


Peripheral center opening at Semmanchery


Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, had various memorandum of understanding for conducting camps and establishing peripheral centres  with the Greater Chennai Corporation at many Urban Public Health Centers in Chennai..A lot of collaboration had happened with the international university faculties as an adjunct faculty member.



  • Well equipped digital library
  • Latest dental equipments
  • State of the art dental clinics and infrastructure
  • Good patient inflow
  • Smart class rooms
  • Hundred bedded General Hospital with various specialities
  • Tobacco Cessation Center
Smart class room



Department of Anatomy


Anatomy is the Basic Science subject reveals introduction to the basic structures, surfaces, and terminology of Head and Neck structures and their clinical significance concerned with the scientific study of the causes and effects of oral disease and understanding of which is essential for diagnosis and for the development of rational treatment and preventive plan in dentistry. The department is well equipped with spacious practical hall for undergraduate and post graduate students.


Various teaching aids like PowerPoint presentations, overhead projector, microscopic slides, histology and histopathology diagrams, Embryology models and museum specimens available.The histology laboratory is well equipped with microtome, microscopes and facilities for routine histological techniques. The department is well equipped with cadaver cooling freezer, storage tanks and the instruments required for dissection and demonstration purpose. The department museum displays numerous models including dry and wet specimens.                                                                                                                                       


                                                                                               Head of the Department

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Department of Physiology

The Department of Physiology was established in 2009, constructed on an area of 2400 sq ft with two spacious and sophisticated laboratories like Hematology and Human Physiology labs and a Demonstration room. Physiology is a branch of medicine that deals with study of functions of human body and the regulation of different system.


The goal of teaching undergraduate students Medical Physiology is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the integrated functions of the organ systems, which in turn helps understanding the basis of health and disease. With respect to the knowledge domain, students get equipped with the knowledge of the coordinated body function, the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior, aspects of normal growth and development, physiological responses and adaptations to environmental conditions, the knowledge of the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis as well as treatment of disease. 


Head of The Department

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Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the application of chemistry to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level. It emerged as a distinct discipline around the beginning of the 20th century when scientists combined chemistry, physiology, and biology to investigate the chemistry of living systems.


The major aim is to provide a sound but crisp knowledge on the biochemical basis of the life processes relevant to the human system and to dental/medical practice.The department aims to provide an overview of biochemical basis and processes relevant to the human system and its application in dental practice.The department aims to produce undergraduates with a thorough knowledge on basic human biochemistry and diet related biochemical activities.


Head of the Department

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Department of Pathology

Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues (biopsy samples), bodily fluids, and in some cases the whole body (autopsy). Aspects of a bodily specimen that may be considered include its gross anatomical make up, appearance of the cells using immunological markers and chemical signatures in the cells. Pathology also includes the related scientific study of disease processes whereby the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease are examined.


The Department of Pathology,Sathyabama Dental College, started in 2009 deals with the diagnostic & teaching responsibilities. The diagnostic section includes histopathology,cytology and  hematology.The Department is also involved in active teaching and training for the undergraduates.The department is well equipped with histopathologic equipments and mounted specimens for treating gross pathology to the undergraduates and microscopes for each student for understanding the mechanism of cellular pathology.

Dr.Vijay Amrithraj

Head of the Department

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology

The Department Of Oral Pathology and Microbiology,situated at the second floor aims to provide basic knowledge in oral anatomy,oral physiology,oral histology, tooth morphology and its pathological form for improved understanding of oral diseases & increased skill in its diagnosis. We also cater investigative procedure (histopathological & cytological examination) for referral cases from various other departments, private hospitals and private dental clinics.


The purpose of oral pathology is to give students the ability to correctly diagnose the oral lesions. Oral diagnosis is based on sound knowledge of oral pathology & is essential for good clinical practice and  we are an established specialty of dentistry concerned with scientific study of causes & effect of oral diseases, the understanding of which is essential for diagnosis and for the development of rational treatment  and preventive program.


Head of the Department

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, established in 2009, in the ground floor works with the aim to diagnose, intercept, to judge the awareness of the patients, prevent negative thoughts, treat various types of pathological lesions of the oral cavity and its related structures, eradicate diseases completely by the competent specialists available in this department within the ethical limit and to render  skillful treatment  to the patient.


On the whole we are so dedicated  and pleased to educate and bring them to the  current treatment scenario. An out patient department  measuring  3600 square feet accommodating the patient waiting area, reception ,diagnosis  and treatment  area, divided into two divisions, each division is equipped with 12 chairs each for the use of third year and final year BDS students.

                                                                                                                Dr.Anu Sudha

Head of the Department

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Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

The specialty aims at the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental caries and its sequelae, malformed teeth, other defects and tooth discoloration, enabling to restore healthy state of the tooth form, function and aesthetics,enhancing the quality of life and overall well-being of the patient.


The pre-clinical set up offers the student a conducive atmosphere to make mistakes, learn, and master the fundamentals of operative dentistry.  The contemporary design of the dental operatory allows adequate room for the student to work ergonomically and provides privacy for the patient as well.


The department is well- equipped with the latest technology, fully automated dental chairs, digital radiography, state of the art instrumentation and obturation systems and ceramic laboratory.


The variety of treatment options available at a subsidized cost and the quality of treatment offered ensures regular patient flow giving the students adequate exposure to clinical materials for training and skill development. The department is endowed with a dedicated and experienced faculty who are committed to excellence in education, patient care, scholarly activities and research.

Dr.Kurinji Amalavathy

Head of the Department

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Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

The Department Of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, is a specialty that deals with the management of oral health of children from infancy through adolescence, and also children with special health care needs.


The Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, located on 1st floor of the main building, designated as Room no.7, covers a total area of 8470 sq.feet, which includes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Clinic with an independent play room for children, seminar room, waiting lounge, sterilization room and staff chambers.


The Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry,aims in providing the undergraduates to treat child patients and excel in treating child  effectively and efficiently.We also provide a three year postgraduate course which effectively aims to provide the best pediatric dentist in the country.The department is child friendly ,well equipped with play area and cartoon based atmosphere ,aiming to provide the best treatment to child patients.

Dr.C.Vishnu Rekha

Head of the Department

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Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and delivering the treatment for the patients with protruding and irregular arrangement of teeth and jaws.Established in the year 2009, the department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics has been involving itself in imparting quality education and delivering health care of the highest order. Equipped with state of the art facilities  and  modern clinical equipments, materials and highly experienced faculty, the department offers A to Z treatment modalities available in the field of Orthodontics.



The Department is completely air-conditioned, located on the 3rd floor of the Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, with built up area of 4000 sq. ft with separate Undergraduate and Postgraduate  sections.


The Department works in co-ordination with the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery providing combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery for adult patients with skeletal malocclusion and craniofacial deformity. The department also works in tandem with the department of Periodontics, Prosthodontics and conservative dentistry and endodontics for treatment involving comprehensive dental rehabilitation of patients


Keeping pace with the technological advances, the department has been continuously upgrading itself to the use of Digital Technology in diagnosis and treatment planning. The recently installed one of its kind, 3-Dimension simulation software and other recently procured digital gadgets are the major steps in this direction

Dr.Shahul Faizee

Head of the Department

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Department of Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms, including the host response to these agents.


Department of Microbiology, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospitals was established in the year 2009. The department is embraced with comfortable seating and ventilation. The department is sufficiently staffed and adequately equipped with instruments,  A.C lecture hall, department library, diagnostic division, and modern teaching aids. The faculty members are highly qualified and experienced in teaching and in conducting high end research. The faculty members undertake research for under graduates, post graduate students with the aim to improve the quality of education and research.


Head of the Department

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Department of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology, Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital was established in 2010 under Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology. It is located in the second floor and has 5 teaching staff and a non-teaching staff.Theory paper on General and Dental Pharmacology and therapeutics and practical in dispensing pharmacy are being taught to the BDS students during the second year of their course in this department. The subject deals with enlightening students on the drugs that acts on the different systems of the body, their mechanism of action, uses and adverse effects. Practical on dispensing pharmacy makes students familiar to the preparation of mouth washes, tooth paste, powders, solutions and paints useful in the field of dentistry. Applied Basic Science (Pharmacology) is being taught for I year MDS students.


Head of the Department

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Department of Periodontics

The Department of Periodontics provides instruction and clinical experience dealing with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. Department of Periodontics is housed in the second floor of Sathyabama University Dental College and hospital in the spacious fully air-conditioned Room No.9, with thirty four fully equipped electrically-operated chairs placed in beautifully designed cubicles, aiming at providing basic and advanced periodontal treatment to all strata of the society with care and compassion.



The Undergraduate students, are given a solid base in theoretical and clinical knowledge about the periodontium, Diagnosis of its diseases and conditions–and their Prevention and treatment. The students are also trained to identify problems of other tissues for provision of complete comprehensive Oral care to the patient. Interns are trained how to identify Periodontal Diseases, treat simple cases and how and when to refer to specialists to help them in their clinical practice.

Dr.Sumathi Rao

Head of the Department

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Department of Public Health Dentistry

Public health dentistry is a unique discipline of dental sciences that deals with prevention of oral diseases, promotion of oral health and providing treatment for oral diseases at community level as the core objective. Prevention is the corner stone of dental public health and the major emphasis is placed on primary prevention, preventing disease even before its onset.


Situated at the second floor, The Department of Public health Dentistry caters to the undergraduate students by teaching the students through self directed learning and experiential learning in department. Students are posted to work in rural setting, industrial setting, general hospital setting through the peripheral centers and urban center affiliated to the department and college. Dental camps are regular activities of the department.

Voluntary Health Organizations, NGOs, Charity Foundations, Educational Institutions and Service Organizations request the department for conducting treatment and screening camps. On request camps and school dental programs are conducted regularly. Camps for special select groups like blind children, differently able children, destitute, orphans and aged people are also conducted.


Head of the Department

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Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology

Prosthodontics is one of the nine recognized dental specialties and a major component of the typical general practice. This discipline of dentistry covers a broad area of dental field concerned with replacement of missing dental, oral and craniofacial structures by artificial devices. Sub specialties include fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthesis.  

Pre clinical lab

The Department of Prosthodontics, is  located on the first floor sprawling over 25000 sq.ft compressing of  9600 sq.ft divided between the phantom head lab and clinical outpatient department.There are 34 dental chairs in cubicles including four private clinics – one exclusive implantology clinic fully equipped with dental implant surgical armamentarium and scaler unit. Also included is the sterilization room and store room. On an average we treat 200 patients every quarterly and 60 implant cases per annum.

The Undergraduate students are imparted with the theoretical and practical knowledge about replacement of missing tooth and supporting structures in partially and completely edentulous patients.The students are also trained to identify and treat problems regarding aesthetics and complete oral care.


Head of the Department

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Department of Oral Medicine,Diagnosis and Radiology



The Department Of Oral Medicine and Radiology, established in 2009,is concerned with theDiagnosis and management of diseases of oral mucosa as well as the Medical management of oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

            Keeping these fundamental responsibilities in mind, our Department fosters the development of dental graduates and postgraduates with adequate knowledge, necessary skills & reasonable attitude which are required for carrying out all activities appropriate to general dental practice involving prevention, diagnosis & treatment of all dental & maxillofacial pathologies. In oral and dentomaxillofacial radiology, training in detail about the techniques and interpretation of intraoral and extraoral radiographs and radiographic diagnosis of the dentomaxillofacial pathoses is provided.

            The Department has adequate space for oral diagnosis and radiology and functions in two sections:- In the ORAL MEDICINE clinic, all the patients who come to the dental college and hospital are examined. Diagnosis of diseases with scientific methods and laboratory investigations is done. All cases with oromucosal lesions are treated with various medical therapeutics. They are sent for comprehensive treatment in various specialties.

            Our RADIOLOGY department is equipped with  dental chairs, 2 intraoral x-ray units, digital  OPG machines and  daylight processing equipments.Radiology department is attached with a dark room with all provisions for processing of radiographic films.


Head of the Department


The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a specific course or program.It typically refers to the knowledge and  learning objectives the students are expected to meet, the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning,as recommended by Dental Council of India

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Student Achievements
  • Merit Scholarship  Awards - Dr.Anusha Sreedharan, PG in Department of Orthodontics,had been awarded with  the Tata Trusts Scholarship of Rs.4,84,200/-, awarded by Tata Development and Education Trust for the academic year 2019-20.
Tata Scholarship
  • ISP Listerine Merit Awards - given by Indian Society of Periodontology - every year -Toppers in Periodontics Subject- Final Year exam 

                    Sakthi Vinobala - 2015

                    Anadita Acharya -2016

                    Ranjani -2017

                    Kalpana -2018

                    Ayesha Siddique -2019

  • ISPPD merit awards -given by Indian Society of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry -every year - Topper in Pediatric dentistry in Final exams

                    Dr.Kalpana -2018

Academic Awards - By our Students in various CDE's and Conferences:

  • Ayesha Siddiqah.M  won the ISP Listerine Merit Award – given by Indian Society Of Periodontology
  • Vagesha and Shruti ,Undergraduate students from Department of Pedodontics, won the III rd Prize  in e-poster presentation held at Pedopulse,SRM Kattankulathur held on November 2019
  • Cosma,Janani,Aneesha and Neslin- PG in Department of Pedodontics – won the Best Paper Award
  • Mythili and Farhath from Pedodontics  – won the Best Poster Award in the 9th UG Pedo Convention held at Sree Balaji Dental College
  • Farhath Hajira from Oral pathology presented  in Saveetha  Basic Medical Sciences Conference 2019 –“Onychophagia and Dental complications” - Best Paper
  • R. Keerthana- Forensic pathology and Dentistry –  Presented in TABASCON D -2019 -Won best paper
  • Shrinidhi –Topped the 14th Inter Dental Collegiate Prize exam in Pharmacology –held in June 2019 at Srm Ramapuram
  • Vignesh and Subiksha - IInd year Undergraduate –participated in Indian Prosthodontic Society 1st UG convention –at SRM Ramapuram,and won Second Place in Quiz
  • Tooth carving Preclinical Skill Competition – MIDAS 2019- Tagore Dental college – Gracelin Solomon -II prize,Oral pathology ,III year BDS
  • Preclinical Skill Compettion – MIDAS 2019- Tagore Dental college - Deepika Pandey, Kavipriyan, Keerthan R, Meenambiga – Ist Prize
  • Aniriti Guha,Janvi Dave  ,III BDS -representing our college  presented on "The role of microRNA in head and neck cancer therapy – 1st prize – MIDAS 2019
  • Vanathee,Anusha – 1st prize –IDC 8th convention – Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital
  • Bhuvaneswari,Aswathi,Bhavadharini. -1st  prize in Poster presentation –MIDAS 2019
  • Deepa,Calorine Jebisha,Binu Roshini.- 3rd prize in Poster presentation –MIDAS 2019
  • Farhath Hajira – Presented review paper- Onchyophagia and dental complications – 2nd prize  in MIDAS 2019 
  • Anusha Sreedharan – review paper - Precision positioner -2nd Prize- IOS zonal PG convention 2019 




International Relations

Centre for Academic Partnership & International Relations is an initiative of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology devoted to promote academic alliances with Universities and Institutes at National and International level. The Centre establishes a link through Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate Research Collaboration, Student Exchange Programmes and Faculty Exchange Programmes.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr.Krishnasuthan MDS (Prosthodontics) Alumni-2011(BDS)
Dr. M. Mageshwari MDS (Endodontics) -II nd year Alumni-2013(BDS)
Dr. P. Sowndarya MDS (Orthodontics)-II nd year Alumni -2012(BDS)
Dr. N. Srividya MDS (Periodontics and Implantology ) Alumni-2011(BDS)
Dr. Sumaiyya Saleem MDS(Pedodontics And Preventive Dentistry) Alumni-2010(BDS)
Dr.Sahul Hameed Faizee
Dean - School of Dental Science
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