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.

For the 2 consecutive years, students of First year BDS have ranked top in the state of Madhya Pradesh. [huge_it_gallery id=”23″]


The department takes the responsibility of building up a strong foundation for the dental students.  A thorough knowledge about the normal structure, functioning and development 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 taught 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 and 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.

Patient Care

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 patient’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 extended to the cases refereed to us from the private dental clinics in the city.

Research resource

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.

Department Highlights

As on June 2023

Histopathology Reporting (Biopsies) till date: 2,723

Number of Slides: 15,000

Total number of Tissue Wax Blocks: 4290

Research Papers Published by Faculty Members: 35

Scientific Papers Presented by Faculty Members: 17

Museum: department has a museum of oral pathology specimens.

Total number of Museum Specimens: 130

Services Available

Hematology: Blood investigation, Complete Blood Count, Hemoglobin, Blood Group.

Biochemical analysis: Saliva, Blood and other body fluids

Histopathology: Tissue sectioning and microscopic examination (Biopsy service)

Blood Sugar investigation

Hepatitis testing

HIV testing

Special Cases