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Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology is a synthesis of basic science and clinical dentistry. Oral Pathology is a science that attempts to associate human biology with the sings and symptoms of human disease.

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology is situated on the first floor of Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital.

The Department has a functional laboratory for undergraduate student, a lecture room for postgraduate and undergraduate students, a museum showing showing various specimens of Dental Anatomy and Oral Pathology, as a departmental library,research room, and histopathology lab.

The Histopathology lab is well-equipped for normal and special staining procedures, and it has a semi-automatic microtome and an automatic tissue processor. In addition to our histopathology department, We have a fully equppied clinical laboratory for routine and advanced laboratory investigations. Our research lab is equipped with a research microscope, polarising adapter, phase contrast dark field illuminations attachments, a good photomicrography setup, and image analyzer software. The department has a penta head microscope that is used for postgraduate and undrgraduate teaching and discussion.

The Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology laboratory accepts biopsy and surgical tissue specimens from other dental departments for histopathological examinations and diagnosis. Routine heamatological invsestigations, punch biopsies, fine needle aspiration cytology, and exfoliative cytology are among the diagnostics procedures we perform.

The department has an immunohistochemistry laboratory, a Microbiological laboratory, and a seperate special stain lab for postgraduate students. The department also act as a resource for research projects carried out by other postgraduate students and faculty members at the college. We have a fully functioning and well-equipped COCPAR-Oral precancer/cancer detection centre where qualified dental staff scan for precancerous/cancerous lesions.

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