The Department of Oral Pathology

The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology is well equipped with the best equipments, required to develop standard reports in diagnosis and interpret clinical findings.

Aims & Objectives

The specialty of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, aims at acquiring adequate knowledge and the necessary skills to carry out investigative procedures and the ability to interpret laboratory findings, thus helping the dental and medical practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region.

The objectives of training in Oral Pathology include:

  • To provide adequate knowledge on development, structures and functions of the teeth, jaws and supporting tissues in the orofacial region.
  • To provide adequate knowledge of anomalies, lesions and diseases affecting the orofacial region and the importance of etiology and pathogenesis in oral disease.
  • Through knowledge, skill and scientific background, to evaluate various clinical findings, imbibe the ability to carry out and interpret various investigative procedures to establish definitive diagnosis and institute proper treatment.
  • To promote oral health and prevent oral diseases.

Areas of study

The departmental activity includes:

  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Postgraduate training
  • Clinical support

Undergraduate Training Program

First year – Dental Anatomy and Histology
Second year – Dental Anatomy and Histology
Third year – Oral Pathology

  • Training students in the knowledge of Morphology of human dentition
  • Training students to carve teeth
  • Training students in Human oral anatomy, Oral histology, Oral embryology & Oral physiology
  • Training students in the basics of Oral Pathology theoretically and practically

Postgraduate Training Program

The training includes biopsy reporting using H&E stains as well as Special staining techniques, Image analysis and Florescent microscopy, Frozen sectioning, FNAC, Exfoliative cytology, Ground sections and Forensic odontology.

Other than routine PG activities:

  • Short term research studies and epidemiological studies
  • Developing teaching modules
  • Participation in UG teaching programs
  • Participation in CDE programmes and National level histopathological seminars