Research is an unending quest to understand, rediscover, and improve current realities.
As with other Faculties of the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Dental Sciences too promotes and encourages research. Faculty members, students, and researchers are urged to push the boundaries with their work and to contribute to the advancement of the field.
At FDS, the programme undergraduates and post graduates are exposed to research through projects and assignments mentored by faculty and encouraged to publish and patent their work. The research activity is enriched with structured process which is included in their curriculum
They are also actively encouraged to participate in workshops, seminars, and symposia, to keep abreast of the latest developments in their field
The focus is on improving existing treatments and tools, designing and developing new ones, and ensuring a more thorough understanding of ailments and illnesses. This contributes to more effective and affordable ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat oral and dental health issues, thereby bettering the health and quality of life of individuals and communities.
FDS frequently collaborates with research institutions, universities, government bodies, and organisations on sponsored research projects. These projects seek to forge a mutually beneficial relationship between all parties, leveraging the knowledge and resources of each in pursuit of a common research goal.
The Faculty of Dental Sciences houses three research centres: the Biomaterial Research Centre (BRC), the Oral Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), and the Dental and Maxillofacial Modelling and Simulation Centre (DMMSC). Each centre channels their efforts into creating an environment that promotes and supports multidisciplinary research. The facilities too are designed and equipped to aid researchers and scholars in their work.
Launched in 2009, the Journal of Dental and Orofacial Research (JDOR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed half-yearly journal by the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.
Envisioned as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary journal, JDOR focuses on the themes of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Conservative Dentistry, Dental Biomaterials, Endodontics and Traumatology, Implant Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice.