Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology
Oral Pathology and Microbiology is a branch of dentistry which deals with the basic structural make up of soft and hard tissues of oral cavity along with diseases of oral and para-oral structures.
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.
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).