Bhojia Dental College and Hospital

Bhojia Dental College and Hospital
Dental Council of India (DCI) & Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

DEPARTMENTOF ORAL PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY

 

Oral Pathology and Microbiology is a branch of dentistry which deals with basic structural make up of soft and hard tissues of oral cavity along with diseases of oral and para-oral structures. It also provides with understanding the patho-physiology of diseases, which is essential for establishment of diagnosis and its treatment modality.

The specialty of Oral Pathology is a confluence of basic sciences and clinical dentistry. This department deals with the academic disciplines of:

  • Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Embryology (part of I  year undergraduate course)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and Microbiology (part of III year undergraduate course)

With these subjects, students gain knowledge about the normal oral cavity and the oral cavity in the state of disease, thus forming a foundation for the understanding and diagnosis of head and neck diseases. To achieve this purpose, the department has a multitude of comprehensive teaching aids, such as PowerPoint presentations, models, charts, microscopic slides, microscope, internet facility and in addition, conducts quiz, seminars and discussions.

Since its inception in the year 1999, the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology  has endeavored in imparting knowledge to under graduates. To add another feather to the crown, Postgraduate (Master of Dental Surgery) course has been started in the department from 2013 with two seats , a mile stone year for the department. For this a well-equipped Histopathology / Cytopathology laboratory was established, thus contributing to the diagnosis of the of Oral and maxillofacial diseases that afflict humans.

Our department is outfitted with many sophisticated equipments, such as tissue processing and  embedding centre, slide warmer, soft tissue microtome (manual & semi-automatic) , hot air oven, ph meter, autoclave, digital balance, Research microscope, stereomicroscope, trinocular microscope with camera attachment, binocular student microscopes being the cynosure of the department.

The highlight of the Department is its highly efficient, dedicated staff - 1Professor and HOD, 2 Readers and 3 Senior lecturers who are involved in teaching, guiding and mentoring the students and carrying out the smooth functioning of the department.

The department has a self sufficient, well maintained library consisting of textbooks and atlases, as well as informative CDs. The library includes both the specialty books as well as books on basic subjects. The faculty has also added their personal books to the library.

 SERVICES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT

  • Hematology: Hb%, TLC, DLC, BT, CT, Blood grouping, Sugar estimation, ESR.
  • Cytology: Exfoliative cytology, Imprint cytology, FNAC
  • Histopathological diagnosis of Oral & Maxillofacial diseases.
  • Capturing photomicrographs of histopathological slides for other departments, for use in case presentations / paper presentations / poster presentations/ dissertation work.
  • Aid in postgraduate dissertation work & research by providing the use of Stereomicroscope & Research microscope (the research microscope encompasses different applications including bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarizing & fluorescent microscopy).
  • Issue of study models & other teaching aids to other departments.

 

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Our Team–Teaching Faculty

 

Dr. Puneet Bajaj  

Prof & Head of Department 

Dr. Deepti Garg Jindal 

Reader 

Dr. Rupinder Kaur Multani

Reader 

Dr. Sonia Joshi

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Nishat Sankhyan 

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Sandhya Singh Kushwaha

Senior Lecturer