SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences believes not only in upgrading the knowledge from time to time but also in religiously following our motto which is to ‘serve the needy’, through various academic programs for our students while maintaining the state of the art clinical standards. The Medical and Dental Education Cell (MDEC) of the institution organizes and co-ordinates a multitude of academic activities including Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programs, conferences, conventions, symposia, workshops, orientation programs, and inter-disciplinary scientific activities.
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences (SIDS) holds the notion that international collaborations offer students and faculty better insights and access into the global dental practice and research. The institution offers student and faculty exchange programs with reputed universities abroad. The institution also has research collaborations with prestigious local and national academic institutions nurturing cutting edge research ideas and creating funding avenues, besides improving the skill and academic aptitude of students and faculty.
Journal of Orofacial Sciences (JOFS) is the official publication of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences. JOFS is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semi-annual print on demand compilation of issues published.
The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.
Learning new skills and honing the acquired skills will broaden the opportunities. Skill training not only provides skills in a particular area, but trains students to build and enhance networking, improve time management, enhance communication skills and prepare them more holistically in their future roles as oral health care professionals.
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences provides skill development programs that comprehensively prepare students and help them achieve excellence in various treatment modalities in dentistry under the title ‘Andhra Pradesh Dental Skill Enhancement Center’. The program highlights are detailed audio visual presentations and step-by-step training with live demonstrations on dummy models, and clinical material is provided by the institution.
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences offers NEET-MDS training for PG aspirants. A dedicated team of faculty members from all the specialties in dentistry and faculty members from medical fraternity provide intensive training for the students under the title ‘SIDS Success Academy’.
The salient features of SIDS Success Academy are: providing recorded classes for students; guidance for dental licensure and aptitude exams abroad; providing hand-outs for all theory classes; subject wise tests and cumulative grand tests with online and offline discussions; revision sessions.
The motto of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences is ‘Service, Knowledge & Kindness’. Serving the communities translates to reaching out to the underserved areas, identifying the oral health needs of the people in these areas, and making efforts to reduce the oral disease burden both by providing treatment services as necessary and focusing on preventive measures. SIDS believes that extension activities are a reflection of the social commitment and responsibility we hold and place strong emphasis on such activities by integrating with the communities and making them active players in the quest of improving oral health related quality of life in the field practice area of the institution.
As a part of extension activities and rural outreach programs, the Department of PublicHealth Dentistry of the institution held 716 outreach programs between 2003 and 2020. The institution takes pride in the fact that more than 3 lakh people were screened for oral health problems and 9,727 subjects were provided with necessary treatment services at the outreach sites. More than 58,000 referrals were done as necessary for comprehensive care provision at the institution.
As a part of these outreach programs, health education, in general, and oral health education, in particular, are provided to the communities besides oral screening, treatment, and referral services. The institution has also established three satellite clinics at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Namburu, and Chebrolu, the activities of which are supervised by the Department of Public Health Dentistry. ANU has student strength of more than 5000 and is a destination university for diverse students from Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Libya. The institution’s satellite center at ANU caters to the needs of all the students, teaching and non-teaching faculty. All treatment services are offered at the satellite centers and specialist consultations from the institution are sought as necessary.
From the year 2006, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the institution has conducted 480 school camps where 108739 children were screened for oral health problems. The institution gladly acknowledges that the department has been offering these services across a wide geographical area and also among schools belonging to different socio-economic tiers, thereby capturing the oral health status of children from diverse backgrounds comprehensively.
The department also upkeeps the individual school dental records and track changes in the annual incidence of oral health problems through its follow-up visits. As a part of these extension activities, health education, in general, and oral health education, in particular, are provided to the school children besides oral screening, treatment, and referral services.
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences holds the notion that international collaborations offer students better insights and access into the global dental practice and research. The institution has student exchange programs with reputed universities abroad.
One of the primary goals of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences is to impart knowledge to its students in a comprehensive manner and prepare them holistically to better assume their future roles as oral health care professionals catering to the oral health care needs of the communities they serve. In this process, it becomes important to obtain necessary knowledge and derive inspiration from the experiences of illustrious faculty from reputed universities abroad.
The institution has regular visiting faculty from Penn School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey, USA, and UB School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, USA.