The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology was established in the year 1989. The department has been providing a service on Oral Pathological diagnosis of specimens since 1991. The postgraduate (MDS) course started in 1998 with an annual intake of two students, which was raised to four in the year 2007.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology is a specialty of dentistry and the discipline of Pathology deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. As such, it occupies a unique position in the health care community for both the dental and medical professions.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology correlate human biology with the signs and symptoms of human disease. The Oral Pathologist attempts to understand oral disease so that it can be properly diagnosed and adequately treated.
Our aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis of different types of diseases. The department also functions in conjugations with hematology providing basic data required to begin any appropriate treatment. The diagnosis submitted by us aids the surgeons to have insight into the disease process, give adequate treatment thereby improving the prognosis.
Teaching and learning subjects such as Oral Pathology, Oral microbiology, Oral Histology, Tooth Morphology, Oral Physiology & Biology, Forensic Odontology and Research Methodology.
Provide academic service with international standards for dental personnel and the public.
Provide service in tissue diagnosis with quality and standard.
To publish original study/research and review articles in National and International journals of Oral Pathology, Oral biology, Forensic Dentistry and related subjects.
Screening and research activities related to oral cancer.
Educating and creating awareness among the public about oral cancer.
Make the functioning of the department efficient, transparent and accountable
To promote oral health and prevent oral diseases
OUR VISION AND MISSION
The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology is a center of excellence in learning and research.
It is committed to serving and promoting the development of students to reach their true potential in becoming a competent, ethical, caring and inquiring citizen and visionary leader.
The Department of Oral Pathology is committed to academic freedom and the principles of equal opportunity in the pursuit and application of knowledge, the highest standards of intellectual, education and research productivity and the establishment of a learning department and respecting individuals.
To further strengthen the department, the centre of excellence for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
To establish the department as a centre for higher education, providing training through multidisciplinary programmes.
To train knowledge and skillful professionals with high ethical standards who will be dedicated to serving and improving the quality of life of community.
To train competent professionals with the use of innovative technologies of knowledge, especially in the teaching – learning process.
Road Map of the Department
Ø Department of Oral Pathology and Centre for Oral Cancer Prevention, awareness and research ( centre of excellence) in learning and research, supporting a community of scholars and professionals committed to serving society, promoting the development of students to reach their goal, ethical, caring, inquiring citizens and visionary leaders
Ø To reach the unreachable
Patients with special needs experience barriers to dental care
To educate such patients, we have come up with the Braille book – Hellen Kellen series “How to prevent dental diseases”. Care givers as well as patients can be educated with this book about nutrition and preventive oral care so that optimal oral health can be achieved and maintained.
We are coming up with such Braille books in the upcoming years.
Ø Student exchange program
Our research lab conducts a national student exchange program by providing academic education combined with practical and hands on learning to the students, in future we are planning an international student exchange programme with our partner institution.
It provides students with an opportunity to study in a different country and environment by experiencing the history and culture of another country
Ø Innovative courses
The aim of the courses is to provide dentists with professional qualifications that deliver core knowledge, experience and intellectual skills in forensic odontology, oral oncology and oral cytology. These programs will enable graduates to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas and in research.