The Division of Microbiology at the Faculty of Dental Sciences was established in 1998 and is concerned with teaching of Medical Microbiology, especially Oral Microbiology to undergraduate students and diagnosis and research in microbiology . The teaching programme in Microbiology commences in the second year of the dental course. The main objective is to provide knowledge and understanding of microorganisms, which are responsible for the causation diseases relevant to the practice of dentistry. We are involved in active research pertaining to the clinical and industrial microbiology. We also provide clinical diagnostic service to the Dental hospital (Teaching).