4th October 2018 ; the day after the graduation evening saw ICE (CIDS’ very own Professional program) inaugurated with three simultaneous CDE programs on pioneering topics by well acclaimed speakers.
Air Cdr Dr. B Jayan and Col Dr. Abhijeet Kadu delved into the depths of “Dental Sleep Medicine” with a workshop beginning with diagnosis and cephalometric analysis and ending with fabrication of appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Institutional Research Council

The CIDS has instituted a research cell entrusted with the onerous responsibility of fostering research through: Promotion, Partnership, Policy formation, Performance and Publication. These objectives are implemented through the Research council and the Research and Funding Coordination Council.

Research assistance is provided to staff, post graduate and under graduate students. Policy formulations are made and appraised on a yearly basis at the start of the academic year. Orientation and training programs on research basics, scientific writing, research grants and biostatistics are regularly conducted on an annual basis. The international collaborations have helped staff and students gain international exposure and provide an opportunity to work alongside the research greats. Research cell extends assistance to the researcher until the final stage of publication or patent.

The Research Council:
Dr. Veena S. N - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dr. Jayanth B. S - Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Sudeendra U. S - Oral Pathology
Dr. Aparna H. G - Oral Pathology
Dr. Annaji. S - Periodontics
Dr. Basavaraj S. S - Prosthodontics
Dr. Sunil Muddaiah - Orthodontics
Dr. Salin Nanjappa - Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dr. Srinivas L - Pedodontics
Dr. Jithesh - Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Anand S. R - Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Rockson - Basic Sciences

The Research and Funding Coordination Council:
Dr. Anand S. R - Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Radhika - Periodontics
Dr. Roopa S - Orthodontics
Dr. Shanthala B. M - Pedodontics
Dr. Shashidara - Oral Pathology


India has about 8% of the world’s biodiversity and 2% of the earth’s surface area, making it one of the 12 mega diversity centers of the world. Coorg lies in the Western Ghats, one of the 8 biodiversity hotspots identified by the United Nations. This uniquely diverse ecosystem is in itself a platform for research and development. The CIDS has established Aavishkar to enable our researchers unlock Nature’s secrets.

This research laboratory is dedicated to phytochemicals, integration of phytochemicals with dental materials and on alternative therapies for lifestyle diseases. Current studies on oral hygiene have shown that herbal medicines are more effective and their use minimize the over dose of synthetic chemicals. Plants produce secondary metabolites for their protection against pathogens. These phytochemicals exhibit a wide range of biological activities and are generally considered safe. The institution has appointed qualified and dedicated team of professionals to oversee and operate the research program.


The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is committed to ensuring good research practices. The Institutional review board ensures that all research, particularly involving human subjects is carried out in a safe environment abiding by all the ethical rules that are applied nationally and internationally.

Institutional Review Board guides the institutional researchers that the clinical trials is conducted and data generated is documented/ reported in compliance with study protocol and clinical practice, guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical research and Central drug standard control organization.

Institutional standard operating procedures have been developed and a working manual has been prepared in order to protect the interests of subjects/participants to research and researchers. It is mandatory that all personnel at CIDS, the graduate, post graduate and the faculty researchers ensure that these guidelines are understood and followed.

For members of Institutional Review Board Click Here.


The institution has forged deep and meaningful relationship with several international universities and dental institutes. The MoU’s are signed testimony of this mutually beneficial interaction that intends to advance scholarly interaction, student and faculty exchange, co-operative research, flexible/distance learning and cultural interchange.

Overseas Visit

Overseas visits to premiere dental institutes broadens the vision and strengthens the confidence of the budding dentist. Exposure to the latest clinical techniques and technologies, teaching methodologies and unique clinical cases are some of the direct benefits of these visits. The faculty and students of CIDS acquaint and interact with the leading minds of dentistry. Overseas visits to collaboration partner institutions and other centres of learning also provides impetus to advanced learning and research.

Undergraduate Research

The CIDS recognizes the importance of research and innovation at an undergraduate level. All under graduate students are encouraged to undertake a research project starting from writing a research proposal to publication in peer reviewed journals.

The institute hosts ‘Quest- The graduate dental extravaganza’ which is an intercollegiate symposium comprising paper and poster presentation, and skill and knowledge competitions.


JMDR- JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY DENTAL RESEARCH JMDR is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by CIDS in collaboration with International Dental Educationists Association (IDEA). The editorial board of the journal includes eminent researchers belonging to the various disciplines of dentistry and medicine. Original articles from all dental specialties are published along with invited reviews from international researchers.