Regenerative dental medicine
About the department
Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Belgaum (MMDC) is a private dental school that boasts India’s first and only research center dedicated to oral microbiology. Degrees offered include a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (the basic degree required for practicing dentists in India), a Master’s, and a PhD.
Students at all levels are encouraged to become involved in research. Although it is fully accredited by the Indian Dental Council and sanctioned by the government of the state of Karnataka, MMDC receives no government funding for infrastructure development.
Impact on development
The research center is one of the few institutes in India to offer the basic degrees for practicing dentists in India. They are strengthening the country’s healthcare system while building a sustainable program for a locally-trained workforce.
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Why Seeding Labs?
In India, research on oral pathology and microbiology is still in its infancy. MMDC needs equipment to expand and upgrade its oral microbiology research center, the first facility of its kind in the country.
Did you know?
This research center is the only such institution in India dedicated to oral microbiology.