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Oral Biology

NPTEL and Saveetha Dental College via Swayam

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Oral Biology involves studying about a unique combination of tissues and functions of the mouth and craniofacial complexSubject 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:UndergraduationINDUSTRY SUPPORT:Oral healthcare companies( Colgate, Pepsodent, Himalaya, Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories)


Week 1: Craniofacial anatomy, Oral microbiome, Basics of Biomaterial Science and EngineeringWeek 2:Specialized mucosa, Evaluation of Oral microbiome, Protein mediated biomaterialsWeek 3:Hard tissues of the oral cavity, Dysbiosis, Polymers, Surfaces, Colloid Science.Week 4:Periodontium, Mucosal and regional immunology, Bioinspired materials Bioengineered tissue modelsWeek 5:Mineralization dynamics, Oral defence mechanisms, Immune response to biomaterialsWeek 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 assaysWeek 8:Stem cell isolation, Immunoassay, 3-D Bioprinting

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