Lecturer

Dr. Soma Susan Varghese

Education : MDS
Teaching Experience : 12 Years
Email Address : somasusanvarghese@mbdc.edu.in

  Teaching Subjects

    • Oral Pathology and Microbiology
    • Oral Embryology, Oral Histology,Oral biology and Dental Anatomy

  Fellowships

    • Forensic Odontology

  Areas of Clinical Interest

    • Diagnosis of odontogenic and non odontogenic lesions, salivary gland lesions ,potentially malignant disorders and oral malignancies
    • Forensic age estimation

  Institutional Responsibilities

    • Academic coordinator of third BDS
    • Joint secretary women cell MBDC

  Memberships in professional organizations

    • Life member of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology
    • Life member of Kairali society of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology


ORCID ID

0000-0001-7103-6842

List of Publications 

1 Serum Iron Indices in Patients with Oral Submucous Fibrosis- A Comparative Study. Journal of Orofacial Sciences.2021;103: 107-112 https://www.jofs.in/article.asp?issn=0975-
2 Cytogenetic alterations in oral squamous cell carcinoma detected by karyotyping(g-banding) Oral Max Path J.2011,Vol No2;p 89-94. https://ompj.org/
3 Gene therapy in oral squamous cell carcinoma-a short review- Oral Max Path J.2011,Vol 2;p142-146. https://ompj.org/
4 Expression of inducible nitric oxide Synthase in oral cancer and precancer, an immunohistochemical study.Cancer Biomarkers.2011,Vol 8(3);p155-160. https://doi.org/10.3233/cbm-2011-0207
5 Evaluation and Comparison of the Biopathology of Collagen and Inflammation in the Extracellular Matrix of Oral Epithelial Dysplasias and Inflammatory Fibrous Hyperplasia Using Picrosirius Red Stain and Polarising Microscopy: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2015;20(4):275-280. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699755/#
6 Epidemiology of Oral Lichen Planus in a Cohort of South Indian Population: A Retrospective Study.Journal of cancer prevention,2016;21(1):55-59. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819667/#
7 Diagnostically Relevant Molecular Markers in Head and Neck Neoplasms. ISRN Biomarkers .2013 Vol 2; p1-6 https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/873953
8 Role of areca nut and its commercial products in Oral submucous fibrosis-A review J Adv Med Dent Sci Res 2014;2:192-200. http://jamdsr.com/uploadfiles/
9 Estimation and comparison of copper content in raw areca nuts and commercial areca nut products: implications in increasing prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF)J Clin Diagn Res. 2014;8(1):247–249. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3939565/#
10 Effect of copper-based fungicide (bordeaux mixture) spray on the total copper content of areca nut: Implications in increasing prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis. Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry. 2015;5(4):283-289 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4547442/#
11 A rare case of plasma cell mucosistis in a young patient. Journal of Indian society of periodontology 2017;21,63-65. https://www.jisponline.com/article.asp?issn=0972-
12 Potentially malignant disorders of oral cavity – A Review; Oral Max Path J.2011, Vol 2 No1;p 95-100. https://ompj.org/
13 Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma– A case report & review of literature : Oral Max Path J.2010Vol1No2;79-82. https://ompj.org/
14 Cyfra 21-1 : An Overview- Oral Max Path J.2013Vol4No2;368-371. https://ompj.org/
15 Pathogenesis  of Autoimmune Diseases. A Short Review.OMPJ. 2012;434-436. https://ompj.org/
16 Classification of Giant Cell Lesions of the Oral Cavity: A Fresh Perspective .Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Journal, July-December 2016;7(2):710-716. https://ompj.org/
17 Angiomyoma of the Hard Palate: Report of a Rare Case . International Arab Journal of Dentistry 2015;6 (1), 37-39
18 Role of Langerhans cells in autoimmune and non autoimmune inflammatory conditions- A case control study.Journal of dental and medical science  2019;18,13-19. http://www.iosrjournals.org/
19 Immunopathological concept behind autoimminity. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research 2018,vol 12(10), 2-5. DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/36199.12143.
20 Metastatic clear cell adenocarcinoma of lungs to mandible- An unusual case report. International Journal Dental and Medical Sciences Research.2021,vol(3);838-842. www.ijdmsrjournal.com
21 A Comparative Evaluation of Cyclin D1 Expression in Various Grades of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using Immunohistochemistry. International Journal Dental and Medical Sciences Research.2021;3(1):838-842. www.ijdmsrjournal.com
22 Comparative Study on the evaluation of cyclooxygenase 2 expression on dysplastic and non-dysplastic oral lesions by immunohistochemistry. European journal of molecular & clinical medicine. 2020; 7(09):755-770. https://ejmcm.com/
23. Canniblistic cell as a marker for relapse in oral cancer: A case report with brief revie on the potential risk factors for relapse. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research. 2022,vol 16(5):18-19. https://doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2022/55280.16371

 

 

Presentations in Regional, National and International Seminars/Conferences/Workshops

SI. No Title of the Presentation Name of the Organizing Agency Regional/National /International Date of program
1 Oral Precancer and Cancer AKGM emirates International November 2016
2 Forensic odontology the investigative branch in dentistry Indian Dental Association,Malanadu Regional November 2021
3 Lymphocyte culture procedures Kairali society of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology Regional March 2015
4 Segmental neurofibromatosis Conference of Indian Dental Research National September 2007
5 Salivary gland tumours pathology slide seminar Kairali society of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology Regional March 2015
6 Ultrastructure of cystlining Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Conference, Delhi National March 2008

 

Short Courses & Certificate Programs

SI.No Subject /Specialization Board/University Pursuing/Date of Award
1 Research methodology certificate course Kerala university of health science Kerala university of health science 2019

Completed Research Projects

SI.No Title of the Project Role Performed (Principal/ Co-Investigator) Date of Completion
1 Expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in oral cancer and precancer, an immunohistochemical study. Principal February 2010
2 Evaluation and comparison of the biopathology of collagen and inflammation in the extracellular matrix of oral epithelial dysplasias and inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia using picrosirius red stain and polarising microscopy: Principal November 2015
3 Epidemiology of oral lichen planus in a cohort of south indian population: a retrospective study Principal Novemnber 2016
4 Estimation and comparison of copper content in raw areca nuts and commercial areca nut products: implications in increasing prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis (osmf) Principal December 2014
5 Effect of copper-based fungicide (bordeaux mixture) spray on the total copper content of areca nut: implications in increasing prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis. Co-investigator December 2014
6 Comparative study of cyclooxygenase -2 expression in dysplastic and non dysplastic epithelial proliferation using immunohistochemistry. Co-investigator June 2017
7 Comparative study of cd1a expression between reticular ,erosive subtypes  of oral lichen planus with normal mucosa using immunohistochemistry Co-investigator June 2018
8 Comparative study of cyclo oxygenase 2 expression between reticular , erosive subtypes of oral lichen planus with normal mucosa using immunohistochemistry Co-investigator April 2018
9 Comparative evaluation of kl -67 expression in odontogenic cysts and odontogenic tumor using immunohistochemistry Co-investigator April 2019
10 A comparative evaluation of cyclin d 1 expression in various grades of oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma using immunohistochemistry Co-investigator August 2019
11 Evaluation of survivin expresssion between oral lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinoma using immunohistochemistry Co-investigator June 2019

 

On Going Research Projects

SI.No Title of the Project Role Performed Expected Date of Completion
1 Odontomeric index of maxillary canine , maxillary central incisors and maxillary molar to assess sexual dimorphism.

Principal

2023 March
2 Effect of pipe betel leaf on salivary copper levels after chewing arecnut from Borduex mix treated and untreated arecnut palms 

Principal

2025 April
3 Immunohistochemical expression of survivin in leukoplakia

Principal

2022 December
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