Microbiology is the science of living microorganism that are only visible under the microscope. It deals with many disciplines including medical, industrial, agricultural, environmental, dairy, food & drug. The task of medical microbiology including the conservative agents of infections disease of man, his reaction to such infections, the way in which they produce disease and the methods for their diagnosis. Study of microbes is extremely important for dental students as the normal oral cavity contains a mixture of microorganism, which includes, fungi, protozoa and occasionally viruses.
The department has all the facilities to make aware the students to the clinical diagnosis of infections disease with particular emphasis on the problems related to dental disease. Students are given practical experience in microbiological diagnosis, isolation of microorganism from human teeth and biochemical testing for dental caries by Snyder test. They are also made aware of culturing isolation, colony characteristics, serological testing. And antibiotic susceptibility testing of microbes.
The department is equipped with binocular, microscopes, lamina air flow, BOD incubator, centrifuge, autoclave, pH meter, oven, VDRL shakes, water bath, UV cabinet, magnetic stirrer slides of infection, microorganism.
The department has a culture media room, inoculation room sterilization room and washing room.