Admission Open - 2024
Central Research Facility - SRM Dental College

Centre for Advanced Research in Dentistry

The Centre for Advanced Research in Dentistry (CARD) is a multidisciplinary, cross-faculty research centre. Our mission is to generate new scientific knowledge and that leads to improvements in dental care and oral disease prevention relevant to societal need. It was an effort to holistically integrate and coordinate the research and education programmes in dentistry. The main focus of our research is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of oral diseases , on validation of clinical, diagnostic and community strategies to improve oral health. The CARD and its associated network of SRM University research institutes provide excellent opportunities for postgraduate and doctoral research in dental related topics.

CARD represents a key commitment for preserving and raising the efficiency of dental research to international quality. It boosts the research-relevant infrastructure of basic science and technology at molecular level in oral sciences. In this connection, this central facility was planned to house the most modern equipments to service users of the ever expanding number of UG and PG students and researchers with various needs. A future endeavour will be to make this facility available to other academic and research institutions, industries and organizations in the neighbourhood.

Vision of the Centre

The Centre through research, seeks to

  • Improve the quality and outcomes of dental care for patients
  • Discover and develop novel methods of treatment for diagnosis and treatment
  • Collaborate with other local, national and international institutes to develop the best science and practice in both clinical care and research.
  • To publish cutting edge research articles in international peer reviewed journals
  • To provide consultancy for other college students, researchers and industry personnel.

Areas of Research at CARD include

  • Biomarker validation for oral cancer.
  • Genetic signatures of oral cancer
  • Identifying the microbial population affecting the prosthetics
  • Novel restorative materials development
  • Interrelationship of periodontitis with systemic diseases
  • Dental stem cell research
  • Salivary Biochemistry
  • Effect of nutrition on oral health in paediatric and geriatric subjects