Department of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology
The department of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology is that speciality of dentistry, which serves as “THE GATEWAY” for the entry of dental students into the field of dentistry, and “THE BRIDGE” that links basic sciences and clinical specialties.
The department takes the responsibility of building up a strong foundation for the dental students. A thorough knowledge about the normal structure, functioning and delopment of oral hard tissues (teeth and jaw bones) and soft tissues (cheeks, tongue, lips, salivary glands etc) is provided to the students in the first year of their academics. Following this basic understanding, students are being tought about the various diseases or disorders affecting these tissues in the second and third year of the course.
Department is well set with abundant study aiding materials. Monocular microscopes for individual student, Direct Field Projection with LCD Projector as well as individual detailed placards made for each microscopic view are available. Many charts, Models, specimens and Histopathological diagrams are always on display and well maintained.
The didactic curriculum of the department is devoted to enable students in identifying dental and oral diseases and treat accordingly in the respective clinical specialities.
It is here, where the patient’s “suspected” disease gets its Confirmed and Final Diagnosis.
The department establishes and maintains Oral Pathology Biopsy Reporting and Blood Testing services with the help of our well equiped laboratory.
Biopsy reporting service deals with the laboratory processing and microscopic examination of the pateint’s disease sample. This aong with our wide range of blood testing service, we aim at delivering the most appropriate treatment for our patients.
Our diagnostic services are also extented to the cases reffered to us from the private dental clinics in the city.
The department has a very well maintained database of the cases reported here alongwith a huge stock of the slides and tissues blocks, thus providing enormous study material for further research in the field.
Our previous resarches includes studies on oral cancer, mucoceles, lip prints etc. and other rare cases like alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, melanotic ectodermal tumor of infancy etc.
It is that speciality where we research and answer ‘HOW’ and ‘WHY’ of the diseases.
As on 30th June 2016-
Histopathology Reporting (Biopsies) till date: 1,650
Number of Slides: 10,500
Total number of Tissue Wax Blocks: 2550
Total number of Museum Specimens: 100
Research Papers Published by Faculty Members: 25
Scientific Papers Presented by Faculty Members: 16