Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the specialty 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
DURATION OF COURSE : 3 Years
No. Of MDS Seats (Recognised by DCI) : 06
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
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.
The mission of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is to train undergraduate students to advance current knowledge in the field, to encourage the discovery of improved therapies and to serve the public by providing quality care.Overview
The didactic curriculum in oral and maxillofacial pathology focuses on surgical application of the basic biomedical sciences. The lecture series in oral and maxillofacial pathology occurs as part of the dental Specialties course. The students are expected to make a record file as well as projects along with seminar presentations. An introduction to all the diseases of oral cavity including developmental disorders, infections, tumors, dentoalveolar pathologies is taught to the students in the form of didactic lectures and through case discussions.
Oral Pathology is that branch of dentistry concerned with the scientific study of the causes and effects of oral disease. Oral Pathology is a unit within ITS-DHRC and has responsibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and diagnostic head and neck reporting service. The dept is well equipped with a Research Microscope, Immunohistochemistry lab, Microbiology lab, Histopathology & Cytology lab. The Departmental library with wide array of books on subject & related topics. E –library has more than 170 journals. All postgraduates have their own research microscope to work on.
The college has a widely diverse patient population providing the post graduates with exposure to a large variety of clinical cases, thereby presenting them with unique clinico-pathologic research opportunities. Additionally, the Oral Pathology dept has more than 3000 archived cases available for study and research projects. Every resident chooses a topic for a 3-year post graduate thesis. It is expected that the postgraduate will complete the research and produce a publishable paper before completion of the program.
The broad range of research interests among the faculty in the Department of Oral Pathology and the campus offers post graduate students the opportunity to choose among a wide variety of research projects.
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