Department of Basic Sciences includes Anatomy, Dental Anatomy & Oral Physiology, Biochemistry, and Physiology. The dental undergraduates spend their first five terms in this department learning the normal structure and function of the human body. The teaching programme includes of lectures, practical, tutorials, and dissections.

Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology relevant to dentistry are largely covered with the parallel medical undergraduates by Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Subject of Dental Anatomy & Oral Physiology is covered by the academic staff of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences.

Departments of Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Academic Staff Members

Dr. Lakmal Kulasekara

Head & Senior Lecturer
BDS (Peradeniya) MD in Restorative Dentistry (University of Colombo)
Department of Basic Sciences

Dr. Anusha Jatheesan

Senior Lecturer Grade II
BSc Human Biology Special (USJ), PhD in Biochemistry (USJ)
Department of Basic Sciences

Dr. Dinithi Ekanayake

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Basic Sciences