Research Committee of
SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences

The Research Committee of SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences consists of faculty members associated with pre-clinical, clinical, and public health related activities. The Research Committee aims to offer timely and complete critical appraisal to the submitted research proposals and offer technical guidance to those who submit their proposals for its review.

The review of the submitted research proposals is an in-house exercise, where an attempt is made to assess its feasibility, to improve relevance to the local context, technical quality and ethical aspects of the proposed research. We encourage good clinical practice and good authorship practices at SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences. In order to observe the aforementioned objectives, the research committee involves in the following activities.

Functions of the
Institutional Research Committee

- Conducting periodic research methodology trainings to empower students on the methodological and ethical aspects of research

- Conducting scientific deliberations for undergraduate students under the title ‘Medhomadhan’ twice a year (separately for students from pre-clinical and clinical years)

- Encouraging and supporting undergraduate students to participate in state, national dental conferences and to publish the research projects presented in Medhomadhan

Ongoing Projects

Development of artificial intelligence in detection of restoration, fixed prosthesis and implants in bitewing radiographs.
Velmeni, State of Delaware, The USA

A convolutional neural network for automatic tooth numbering in periapical radiographs.
Velmeni, State of Delaware, The USA

Evaluation of dentinal microcracks after sonic and ultrasonic agitation in diabetic teeth using micro CT: An invitro study.
Dentsply Sirona, Sweden

Evaluation of postoperative pain after using SLP EndoActivator during root canal irrigation: An in-vivo study.
Dentsply Sirona, Sweden

Evaluation of recombinant human epidermal growth factor as an adjuvant to collagen membrane to promote wound healing in surgical management of Miller’s Class I and Class II gingival recession: a randomized controlled trial.
Dr. YSR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada

Evaluation of efficacy and
acceptability of herbal tooth paste in the reduction of plaque and gingival inflammation in healthy adult population – A multicentric pilot study.
Indian Dental Association, Mumbai, India

To evaluate the efficacy and
acceptability of fluoridated tooth paste in its antiplaque and anti-gingivitis properties in the pediatric population in the age group of 6-12 years – A nonrandomized active- controlled clinical trial.
Indian Dental Association, Mumbai, India

An in-vitro evaluation of fracture resistance of pulpotomized permanent premolars restored with different esthetic restorative materials.
Indian Council of Medical Research

Efficacy of Zingiber officinale Rosco in treatment of xerostomia in Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
Indian Council of Medical Research

Quantitative expression of Ki-67 to evaluate the malignant transformation rate in potentially malignant disorders.
Chennai Dental Research Foundation

Pilot studies on microwave conversion of eggshell into nanostructured hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications and to design and fabricate continuous microwave reactor for scaling up the process. (DST/TSG/WM/2015/576/G)
Automation of nano hydroxyapatite production from eggshell waste using continuous flow microwave reactor suitable for industrial scale production for various biomedical and industrial applications. TPN.No.59149.
Evaluation of hard and soft tissue changes after immediate and delayed loading in parallel conical connection implants – A clinical study. 2016-1475.

Artificial Intelligence in Panoramic Images – Clinical Aid to a Dentist. DRYSRUHS/FRG/01-2022

Eggshell derived nano hydroxyapatite for bone regeneration & reconstruction. BIRAC/BIG/6299.

COVID-19 and mental health: cultural adaptation and validation of instruments for the Brazilian context.

Evaluation of sealants and Oral Health Education in Prevention of Dental caries on lower permanent first molars among 7-9 years old school children – a randomized field trail.

Early detection of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders by using Autofluoroscence Imaging Non-invasive system in Industrial workers – A prospective study.

Nano Engineered Bioactive Hydroxypatite incorporated 3D printed Titanium Implant for the reconstruction of Maxillofacial Defects.

Evaluation of microbial load with Endocator ATP tester in human root canals before, during and after root canal procedures: An In-vivo study.
Dentsply Sirona, Sweden

Coating of Silver Nano Particle and chitosan on NiTi Rotary files.

 Evaluation of the effectiveness of SLP Endo Activator Sonic Activation using ATP Bioluminescence meter: An In-vitro Study.
Dentsply Sirona, Sweden

Artificial Intelligence in Dental Imaging.
Velmeni, USA

Development of Novel Eggshell Membrane Harvester (Department of Science and Technology)

Institutional Ethics Committee

Institutional Ethics Committee of Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences (IEC-SIDS) is registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). The fundamental responsibility of IEC-SIDS is to ensure protection of the dignity, rights, safety, and well-being of the research participants. The committee reviews all the research protocols submitted for approval within specified time limits and hold the authority to approve, request modifications/changes or to disapprove the project with broad consensus.


Objectives of the Practice:

The objective of Medhomadhan is to provide our undergraduate students with research orientation during the formative years of their professional career with an overarching principle that this perspective being ingrained at an early stage will make them better health care professionals with inquisitive minds, scientific temper, and an ethical outlook.

The Context:

The expression ‘research’ in itself sounds like an external and distant entity, in general, and is not easy to be introduced to undergraduate students, especially when it doesn’t have a direct bearing on their curriculum. When we started this practice the response from the students was not phenomenal. Our faculty reinforced among the students that research can be simple and it is more important at this stage to focus on the process than the outcomes.

The Practice:

This is the first of its kind initiative at an institutional level in dentistry conducted in two sessions every year; the first session is for the undergraduate students from the clinical years (III & IV BDS) and the second one is for the undergraduate students from pre-clinical years (I & II BDS). Original studies are done by the clinical students with methodological rigor, following all the formal research guidelines, after obtaining ethical approval from the institutional ethics committee. Pre-clinical students present reviews on topics of interest by collecting relevant empirical evidence from scientific literature and synthesizing the information. This practice lays foundation for the important attributes of an informed literature search and critical reflection on the existing evidence. This practice is unique in dental education in India as this much needed component has not been adequately stressed in the undergraduate curriculum. The fact that the institution sponsors for all the participants in Medhomadhan to attend a state / national conference makes the practice even more unique as it underscores the commitment the institution has in indoctrinating the students with research insights and in facilitating the demonstration of acquired skills on bigger platforms with scientific presentations and research publications.

Evidence of Success:

Over the last five years, Medhomadhan has achieved significant results. 574 students (308 presentations) have participated in these scientific deliberations so far. 179 students participated and presented the Medhomadhan research projects in state and national conferences, all of whom were sponsored by the institution in registering for the conference. Importantly, 32 peer-reviewed scientific publications emerged from the Medhomadhan research projects since the initiation of the practice, which serves as a reflection for the success of the practice not just in orienting students towards research but also in disseminating the scientific results for the larger good.