Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

  • Department of oral pathology is involved in training the undergraduates in Dental Anatomy and Oral Histology, Oral Biology,Oral Physiology and Oral Pathology.
  • Apart from teaching, the department is engaged in reporting ever since the beginning and is equipped with the state of the art equipment for this purpose.
  • The department has an elaborate protocol for research activities in various fields

Digital Histopathology

  • The department is equipped with facility for Digital Histopathology Teaching And Reporting along with Digital Camera and Morphometric Image Analysis Software.

Grants and Scholarships

  • Students have received national and international awards and scholarships such as Indian Council of Medical Research.

Research Activities and Diagnostic Pathology

  • Elaborate protocol for research activities
  • Decahead Research microscope along with an attached digital camera for photomicrograhic evaluation.
  • Fluorescent and polarised microscopy
  • Morphometry Image analysis software (Magnus Pro)
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Diagnostic Pathology: Special Stains, Immunohistochemistry And Microbiological Analysis.


  • The department is involved in teaching Undergraduate students of I BDS, II BDS & III BDS in the subjects of Oral Anatomy & Histology and Oral Pathology & Microbiology respectively.
  • In Oral Pathology, about 110hrs of theory are taken annually covering all the basic aspects and 176 hrs of practical classes are taken annually wherein students are trained to identify the pathology slides, casts and specimens of Oral diseases.
  • Students are also trained using case presentations and pictorial representation of oral diseases, participate in discussions and present seminars.
  • In Oral Anatomy & Histology,  practicals are dealt with respect to the normal histology slides related to tooth development and various other Oro-facial structures, identification of normal morphology and different dentitions of human teeth with the help of casts and specimens.
  • Students also perform carving of all permanent teeth and make longitudinal and transverse ground sections of teeth.


  • Training programme including self learning and interactive teaching methods.
  • Specialized Training to ensure higher competence in both general and special pathology dealing with the nature of oral diseases, their causes, processes and effects by conducting lectures for undergraduates.
  • Routine histopathological evaluation of specimens relating to oral and perioral tissues
  • Advanced diagnostic pathology: Molecular diagnostic aids such as Immunohistochemistry, PCR, ELISA, Spectrophotometry.
  • The department has maintained the MUSEUM with variety of specimens including soft and hard tissues ranging from odontogenic cysts, odontogenic tumors to head and neck resections.
  • The museum also displays numerous specimens of developmental anomalies including extracted teeth and casts.