Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Academically, the department train students in the subjects of TOOTH MORPHOLOGY, ORAL HISTOLOGY AND ORAL PATHOLOGY in the first, second and third year of BDS course. The department has both clinical pathology and diagnostic oral and maxillofacial histopathology sections. In the latter section routine and special staining techniques are employed for the purpose of issuing pathology reports and imparting postgraduate training. The department also receives biopsies from various dental departments of the government-run medical colleges and private practitioners. About 600 to 700 histopathology cases are encountered annually and the complete patient records including clinical, radiologic, and advanced imaging are available in digital image formats from 2008. This department provides extensive postgraduate training in clinical, radiographic and histological interpretations which would enable them to apply relevant clinicopathologic correlations to help ensure accurate morphological diagnosis. The interns are trained to assist in grossing of tissue specimens, generating pathology report and to formulate a working differential diagnosis during their 15-days of posting. The department is also actively engaged in training the graduate and postgraduate students in academic writing.