Oral Pathology &
Department Of Oral Pathology & Micrology
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the speciality of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deal with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. As such, it occupies a unique position in the oral and maxillofacial regions. As such, it occupies a unique position in the health care community for both the dental and medical professions. Naturally, members of the dental profession must have a good knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment and prognosis for oral and paraoral diseases. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a highly visual subject, which is taught in III years of the undergraduate curriculum. The department is a highly specialized branch and many research works are done on a routine basis. Many significant advances have occurred in the areas of immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and genetics.
The Department is well operational with equipment and other scientific instruments, which are needed to perform routine histopathological works?
The Department has mainly three wings
Clinical Oral Pathology
Oral Pathology Laboratory
The Clinical oral pathology is a clinical setup including dental chair units, autoclave and instruments for examining, diagnosing and performing biopsies. The department is well known for its oral cancer detection centre (OCDC), and other activities such
as Anti-tobacco drive. The Laboratory equipment includes highly sophisticated equipment like automatic tissue processor, fully automatic microtome, automatic furnace, slide warming table, to name a few. The department has a sufficient number of monocular, binocular and trinocular research microscopes required for the undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The research wing is equipped with microscopes with photomicrography, projection microscopes, image analysis software, digital photographic camera and digital electronic balance and so on. The number of researches are being conducted in the department. A project on oral premalignancies has been taken up by Dr Anjali Singh under the able guidance of Dr R M Mathur. This research work is in collaboration with Dalmiya Centre for Research and Development (DCRD). This is an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of alternatives to tobacco.