Academics


  • Oral pathology is a key dental subject that is a bridge between basic and clinical dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.
  • Our department teaches undergraduate as well as post graduate students. This specialty teaches dental anatomy, oral histology & embryology in the 1st year. Oral pathology is taught in the 2nd and 3rd year. The post graduate program is of 3 years duration.
  • Dental anatomy and histology forms the foundation to understand dentistry. The department is the initial contact of the new students to the dental profession. The basics of dentistry are taught in the department in the form of dental morphology and oral histology, by which a solid foundation is built for the future dentist.
  • The dental anatomy laboratory is the place where the carving skills of the students come to the fore as they carve the different types of teeth. They develop a keen eye for detail by looking at the natural tooth, tooth models and charts that helps them to visualise the end results.
  • Oral histology is taught by the way of light microscopes in the oral histology lab to visualise the normal dental and associated tissues. Before seeing the slides the students learn all about the tissues in detail so they can appreciate the microscopic sections.
  • Oral Pathology teaches third year students to identify various pathologic conditions clinically as well as by microscopic examination. Different specimens are placed in the museum to identify the different pathologies.
  • The postgraduate students’ clinic is equipped with a good histopathology lab, haematology lab and dental chairs. Different cases of white and red lesions, mucosal lesions, soft and hard tissue swellings, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, oral infections, oral premalignancies and malignancies are seen; confirmed diagnosis is given and referred for further course of treatment. A multidisciplinary approach is followed with the department of Oral Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery so that the patients are benefitted.
  • As part of its academic outreach programs, the department offers a 6 month certificate course in forensic odontology. Students are given theoretical and practical training in the different aspects of forensic odontology. The first batch was awarded certificate in forensic odontology in June 2019.
  • Interdepartmental triple O conference is conducted every month and presentations alternate between the 3 departments.
  • Various studies are ongoing in the department in the field of oral cancer and forensic odontology. The results of the studies are documented and sent to various academic journals for publication.