Oral Biology

By Multifaculty   |   Saveetha Dental College
Learners enrolled: 290
  • Oral Biology involves studying about a unique combination of tissues and functions of the mouth and craniofacial complex
  • Subject blends fundamental scientific disciplines in unique and fascinating ways to meet the challenges of developing new and highly effective ways to manage, cure or prevent diseases and developmental defects.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students who will want to know more about a specific area of biology which blends into many fundamental scientific domains.

PREREQUISITES: Undergraduation

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Oral healthcare companies ( Colgate, Pepsodent, Himalaya, Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories)
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Dental
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Craniofacial anatomy, Oral microbiome, Basics of Biomaterial Science and Engineering
Week 2: Specialized mucosa, Evaluation of Oral microbiome, Protein mediated biomaterials
Week 3: Hard tissues of the oral cavity, Dysbiosis, Polymers, Surfaces, Colloid Science.
Week 4: Periodontium, Mucosal and regional immunology, Bioinspired materials Bioengineered tissue models
Week 5: Mineralization dynamics, Oral defence mechanisms, Immune response to biomaterials
Week 6: Saliva – Composition and functions, Oral immune dysfunction, Applications in Cancer diagnosis and therapy, implantable devices, drug delivery systems, gene vectors, bionanotechnology and tissue engineering.
Week 7: Stem cells in the oro -dental region, Immunology in Oral cancer, Biocompatibility assays
Week 8: Stem cell isolation, Immunoassay, 3-D Bioprinting

Books and references

1. B. K. B. Berkovitz, Bernard J. Moxham, Roger W. A. Linden, Alastair J. Sloan. Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology: Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry.1st Edition, Churchill Livingstone
2. Stephen Creanor. Essential Clinical Oral Biology. Wiley ISBN: 978-1-118-93966-6
3.Rajkumar.K, Ramya.R. Textbook of Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology, 2nd edition –2017

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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