Dental Anatomy

Department Of Dental Anatomy, Oral Physiology & Oral Histology

Dentistry is the science dealing with the prevention, intervention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of oral and maxillofacial region; malformations of the teeth, gums and oral cavity; removal, correction and replacement of decayed, damaged or lost parts of tooth including dental fillings, crowning of teeth, straightening of teeth and construction of artificial dentures.

The development of cognitive knowledge, motor skills and artistic sense in order to restore lost tooth structure as close as normal colour, shape and size of tooth, is fundamental for dental professionals. No aspect of dental school curriculum can give a greater meaning to a clinical procedure than understanding of basic sciences. Dentistry without basic sciences is only a craft; with good understanding of basic sciences, it is a learned profession and it lays the foundation on which daily clinical practice rests.

Dental Anatomy, Oral Physiology and Oral Histology is a component of basic Core sciences and is taught in the initial years of dental undergraduate curriculum.

The learning objectives of Dental Anatomy and Oral Physiology includes identifying Anatomical and Morphological characteristics of human primary and permanent teeth; identifying and reproducing the tooth surface details in order to recognize and diagnose anatomical changes and developing psychomotor skills for restoring teeth with proper form and function.

Oral Histology is a specialized part of General Histology pertaining to histology of teeth i.e. structure of enamel, dentin, pulp and so on and is taught at microscopic level. Along with lectures, discussions, interactive sessions and demonstrations, the students are taught the art of carving tooth on wax to interpret the anatomy of each tooth in order to foster active learning and critical thinking among students.


  1. Museum containing specimens, charts, 3D models

  2. Histopathology and biopsy services

  3. Special staining

  4. Exfoliative Cytology

  5. Fine needle Aspiration Cytology

  6. Referral service for expert advise by senior histopathologists in the department


  1. Dr. Anil Singh - MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) - Professor and Head

  2. Dr. Kunal Sah MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology)

  3. Dr. Shweta Singh MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology)

  4. Dr. Shomaila Ahmad MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) - S. Lecturer

Name: Dr. Anil Singh

Qualification: MDS - Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Designation: Professor & HOD

Experience: 17.6 Years

Area Of Interest: Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors

Publication: International = 9 National = 41

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Name: Dr. Shomaila Ahmad

Qualification: MDS - M.D.S – Oral Pathology

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Experience: 1year

Area Of Interest:​ Oral Precancerous Lesions, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Tumors, Forensic Odontology

Publication: International = 1, National = 1

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Name: Dr. Kunal Sah

Qualification: MDS ,FAGE,FICD,FIMSA,PGDHA, MBA (Hospital Administration)

Designation: Professor

Experience: 13 Years

Area Of Interest: Potentially Malignant Oral Disorders, Natural substitute for formalin, Quality Assurance and  Control, Hospital Administration

Publication: International = 19, National = 32

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Name: Dr. Shweta Singh

Qualification: MDS - M.D.S- Oral Pathology and Microbiology

Designation: Reader

Experience: 6.6 Years

Area Of Interest: Oral Cancer, Forensic Odontology

Publication: International = 19, National = 8

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