Department of Oral Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the speciality of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions; and for the development of rational preventive programmes.
One of the most important purpose of oral pathology is to give the students the ability to correctly diagnose oral lesions. There are more than 200 different types of diseases that affect the oral cavity and many of these can only be diagnosed through microscopic examination.
The clinical appearance and history of oral lesions, however can often give the clinician a reliable provisional diagnosis on which he/she can plan further management of the patient. Oral diagnosis is based on sound knowledge of oral pathology and is essential for good clinical practice.
Vision and Mission
To faster the development of dentists who will bring profound integrity and ethical character to every endeavor, while demonstrating the highest quality clinical knowledge and expertise.
The students should achieve academic excellence, provide the best oral health care and engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in india.
The undergraduate programme provides lectures, seminars and practicals for 1st Yr. & 3rd Yr. students. The students are trained in normal tooth anatomy and histology by lectures, Practicals and seminars. Practical includes wax carving and microscopic slides. This enables the student to understand the normal tooth anatomy and itâ€™s conversion into pathological form.
The present day anatomy effects a long history of interaction with many clinical and basic sciences, anthropology, endodontics, forensics, orthodontics & pediatric dentistry to name a few.
Interns are trained in preparation of ground section of teeth and assist in oral research work by finding causes, taking case histories.