BRIDGING DISCIPLINES

Integrating our own indigenous research and clinical practice.



Our research teams work collaboratively with colleagues within the centre and other institutions countrywide to discover new materials, techniques and pathways for patient care.

Our Research Domains

Life Sciences

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Dental Materials and Metallurgy

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To Discover

New techniques

& Materials

Office of Research

The research mission of I.T.S Dental College is to support development of new knowledge in oral health science


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Shared Scientific Core Resources

I.T.S Dental College core research facilities and equipment offer a broad range of instrumentation and capabilities not often found in academic dental centers.

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Research Training and opportunities

We take great pride in the research programs I.T.S Dental College. Our investigators conduct cutting-edge basic.

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CONTACT US:

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
Ist FLOOR
ITS DENTAL COLLEGE
MURADNAGAR, DELHI- NCR
UTTAR PRADESH-201206

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Research news, events and highlights

I.T.S - CDSR has established an Advanced Centralized Research Facility "Centre for Advanced Research".

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Office of Research

The Office of Research is located on the First Floor, Dental OPD. View map.

The research mission of I.T.S Dental College is to support development of new knowledge in oral health science and related fields that will contribute to improved health. Essential to this mission is promoting an integration of basic, translational, clinical and health services research along with associated educational programs.

Through the Office of Research, the college supports:

  • Outstanding faculty research for continuing and new investigators
  • Faculty cross-disciplinary research initiatives and centers
  • Research space infrastructure and renovation

Research Training and opportunities

We take great pride in the research programs I.T.S Dental College. Our investigators conduct cutting-edge basic and translational science, clinical/health services research, and educational research that is used to transform clinical practice and dental education. Research and scholarly pursuits are essential activities for all faculty, students, and residents. Research fulfills the school's mission to contribute to the knowledge necessary to improve the oral health of the people of, the nation, and the world. Furthermore, research is an essential component supporting the education of dental and graduate students within the college.

Best Young Dental Researcher Award

Awarded to students with innovative ideas to identify and foster exceptional ground breaking research projects.

Other opportunities

For questions about Individual undergraduate and postgraduate Fellowship Awards contact Centre For Advanced research.

We strongly encourage all graduate students to apply for fellowships.  Fellowships vary in amount and are an important source of funding designed to help students meet their research requirements.

Research news, events and highlights

Inauguration of Centre for Advanced Research

I.T.S - CDSR has established an Advanced Centralized Research Facility "Centre for Advanced Research". It is the first research Centre in Northern India to provide complete guidance and facility in the area of Biotechnology, Microbiology Genomics, Immunohistochemistry and Dental Metallurgical studies.

The main focus of the Centre for Advanced Research is to provide guidance, training and research facility to B.D.S, M.D.S, M.S.C and M. Pharma students for undertaking their thesis/research work.

The centre for Adavanced Research, I.T.S Dental college was inaugurated on 20th December, 2014.


Workshop on Blood and Dental Plaque as Molecular Tools- Theories and Practices

A one day workshop on GENOMIC DNA ISOLATION AND PCR titled ‘BLOOD AND DENTAL PLAQUE AS MOLECULAR TOOLS- THEORIES AND PRACTICES’ was organised by Centre for Advanced Research and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology on 12 th December 2016.

This hands on workshop included an enriching Guest Lecture by Dr. Usha Agrawal, Scientist E, National Institute of Pathology, Safdarjung, New Delhi on Molecular Diagnostic Modalities followed by an interactive hands on session of DNA isolation from Human blood and Dental plaque followed by Agarose Gel Electrophoresis and demonstration of PCR.

The workshop was attended by over 70 participants from various dental colleges and was well appreciated by all.

Shared Scientific Core Resources

I.T.S Dental College core research facilities and equipment offer a broad range of instrumentation and capabilities not often found in academic dental centers. Designed to be shared by investigators both on campus and externally, and to foster collaborative research, these state-of-the-art technologies are playing an important role in the growth of basic, clinical and translational research to improve human health. We invite you to take advantage of our core scientific resources that are contributing not only to the quality and productivity of research conducted at I.T.S, but also beyond our walls.

  • Universal Testing Machine
  • Vicker’s Hardness Tester
  • Incubators
  • Colored Spectrophotometer Reflectance
  • Roughness tester
  • Bite force tester
  • Thermocycler
  • ELISA Reader

CONTACT US

Our mailing address is:

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
Ist FLOOR
ITS DENTAL COLLEGE
MURADNAGAR, DELHI- NCR
UTTAR PRADESH-201206

We can also be reached by:

Phone: +91 9310659606
Email: researchcentre.dntl.gzb@its.edu.in

Life sciences



  • Microbiology
  • Genomics
  • ELISA


Our current areas of research

  • Oral Cancer
  • Dental Caries and periodontal disease
  • Microbial genomics and oral infection
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Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. This discipline includes fundamental research on aetiological agents behind oral infectious diseases. Among various oral and dental diseases, dental caries and periodontitis are major disorders in the oral cavity of microbial origins.Most of the investigations undertaken involve the growth and subsequent analysis of one or more bacterial species under continuous culture conditions.

ELISA

ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is a plate-based assay technique designed for detecting and quantifying substances such as peptides, proteins, antibodies and hormones. Typically ELISAs are performed in 96-well polystyrene plates which will bind antibodies and proteins.

Advantages of using ELISA

  • Relatively easy immunoassay to perform
  • ELISA is both a qualitative and quantitative assay – it can therefore not only be used to detect the presence of an antigen but also to measure the amount of antigen present in the sample
  • It is possible to screen a large number of samples at once

The research facility provides for ELISA Plate Reader / Microplate Readers and ELISA plate Washers.

Genomics

Recent research advances in genomics have necessitated the collection of large amounts of good quality DNA that are obtained from different sample sources.

Polymerase chain reaction(PCR) is performed in molecular biology to amplify a single copy or a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence.

Equipments in the genomic facility
PCR THERMOCYCLER AMPLIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACID
AGAROSE GEL ELECTROPHORESIS Horizontal TO SEPARATE NUCLEIC ACID
GEL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM VISUALIZATION AND TAKING PHOTOGRAPH OF GEL
TRANSILLUMINATOR VISUALIZATION OF DNA
PH METER TO CHECK PH OF BUFFER SOLUTIONS
WEIGHING BALANCE WEIGHING
VORTEX HIGH SPEED MIXING
MICRO CENTRIFUGE CENTRIFUGATION
HEATING MANTLE/HOT PLATE FOR MELTING OF SOLUTES IN A SOLUTION
DEEP FREEZER LONG TERM STORAGE

DENTAL MATERIALS AND METALLURGY



In area of physical behavior of metallic elements which include tensile, flexural, compression and photometric properties of dental material. The Advanced Centre has following equipment for metallurgical testing.

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High Precision Portable Color Spectrophotometer

The reflectance spectrophotometry is a technique for non-invasive analysis in which illuminates the surface to be analyzed with a light of a known spectrum and recording the spectral response of the surface.

Surface Roughness Tester

We have the most expansive surface testing instrument to meet most challenging application requirements. Surface testing instrument is used in a wide range of applications like measurement of surface roughness of a dental ceramic after polishing with different vehicles and diamond pastes.

Roughness (Ra) is measured using a digital roughness meter accurate to 1.5 mm Lt. Roughness measurements are performed in compliance with the specifications of ISO 4287 standards.

Universal testing machine

Our universal testing machine evaluates the mechanical properties of dental materials and components using tension, compression, flexure and fatigue tests.

Dental materials are tested mechanically to prove their performance in various applications-

Compression tests on resin-modified glass ionomers and resin composites are used to compare mechanical strength to conventional cements in dental applications

The flexural strength specifications include ceramic dental fillings, crowns, veneers, implants, and brackets.

Vicker’s Micro Hardness Tester

The Vickers hardness test is mostly used for small parts, thin sections, or case depth work. The Vickers method is based on an optical measurement system. The Microhardness test procedure, specifies a range of light loads using a diamond indenter to make an indentation which is measured and converted to a hardness value. It is very useful for testing on a wide type of materials applied to determine the hardness of small areas and for very hard materials.