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Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology
The department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology deals with imparting basic knowledge of Anatomy, Histology, Pathology and Microbiology of structures and tissues related to the para-oral and oral areas.

The department is catering to diagnostic services for all the departments in the college as well as from outside with frequent referrals. Apart from histopathologic reports, routine blood examination and microbiological studies are also undertaken.

An exclusive Oral Pathology Museum has been created with adequate hard and soft tissue specimens along with clinical and microscopic details of pathologies for students and visitors to understand about the subject at a glance. There are four Laboratories in the department for routine histopathology, undergraduate practicals, clinical examinations and post graduate studies.
Cancer research lab and tobacco cessation centre

The centre was established in April 2013 in collaboration with Roko cancer, an NGO working to create awareness among people about the prevention, detection and cure of cancer. It is intended to facilitate in:
  • Early Screening of Oral Cancer.
  • Patient Motivation and Counselling for Tobacco Cessation.
The department is fully equipped with an antigen retrieval microwave oven and Semiautomatic microtome for carrying out advanced diagnostic methods like immunohistochemical labelling and molecular level detection of diseases.

UG curriculum
  • This is a versatile subject and deals with undergraduates of Ist year BDS and IIIrd  year BDS with two separate University Examinations.
  • Carvings
  • Dental Histology
  • Oral Pathology
PG curriculum
Specialization in this field is a three-year course awarding Masters Degree.
Actively engaged in research in the field of Oral Cancer and Exfoliative Cytology. 
Training the post graduates in short term research projects, presenting papers, and writing publications. 
Doing regular online discussions with eminent oral & general pathologists from various universities.
Cancer research lab and tobacco cessation centre

This department wasestablished in April 2013 undercollaboration with Roko cancer one of the kind of cancer detection centre in the region which facilitates in:
  • Early Screening of Oral Cancer.
  • Tobacco Cessation assistance.
  • Patient Motivation and Counselling for Tobacco Cessation.
  • Providing advanced diagnostic methods for molecular level detection of disease.
Ongoing Research

  • Comparative evaluation of conventional, rapid manual and microwave histoprocessing methods
  • Prevalence of candida species in the oral cavity and finger tips of complete denture wearers
  • Nuclear abnormalities in tobacco users.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of p53, Bcl-2 and EGFR in oral carcinogenesis
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of Ki67, EGFR and survivin in epithelial odontogenic lesions
  • Comparison of rugae pattern between dentate and edentulous patients.
  • Analysis of histopathology of dental caries.
  • Recent Advances in OdontogenicTumors.
  • Recent Advaces in Diagnosis of Potentially Malignant Disorders
  • Prevalence of Tobacco related oral lesions in truck drivers and helpers in North-Western Indian region.
  • Epidemiological study on Epithelial Aero digestive Cancer in collaboration with Dr AthanasiosZavras& Dr MandeepVirk (USA).
  • Survey on screening of oral cancer in Malwa belt under collaboration by roko cancer – an endeavor for early detection of cancer.

  • The department has been constantly upgrading the equipments and is currently equipped with: Nikon research microscopewith CCTV attachment, LCD and teaching aid for slide discussions, Stereomicroscope and Colorimeter.

  • Monoclonal antibody against desmosomes: a reliable adjunct in routine histopathology laboratory. J Oral Maxillofac Pathology  2003 ; 7 : 40-3
  • Prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Amritdhari Sikhs ; an ethnic religious sect that abstains from alcohol and tobacco J Oral Pathol Med, 2004;33(8): 459 ( abs).
  • Expression of desmosomes in squamous cell carcinoma – an immunohistochemical study. J Oral Pathol Med, 2004; 33(8): 470-1 ( abs).
  • Apert Syndrome - a case report. J Oral Pathol Med, 2006;35(7) (abs)
  • Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia- a case analysis. J Oral Pathol Med, 2006;35(7) (abs)
  • Assessment of patients with oral lichen planus in the Indian sub-population. J Oral Pathol Med, 2006;35(7) (abs)
  • Neurofibromatosis A Case Analysis i-dentistry –The Journal. 2010; 6(2):12-17.
  • Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour(AOT) associated with dentigerous cyst of the maxillary antrum : Rare entity Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, 2010;14(1) :24-28.
  • Hypohydrotic ectodermal dysplasia: case report  Trends in Medical World,2009
  • Nonsyndromic bilateral maxillary dentigerous cysts: Review of literature and report of an unusual case, Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.Extra (2009), doi:10.1016/j.pedex.2009.11.003
  • Hookah hookups: an insight.  J. Int Oral Health, 2010;2(2):15-19
  •  Calcifying Cystic Odontogenic Tumour Mimicking As a Residual Cyst. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2010 Aug [cited: 2010 Aug 15]; 4:2979-2983
  • Severe coronal dilaceration of a permanent mandibular incisor: a case report. I-dentistry The Journal, 2010;6(1):30-34.
  • Oral submucous fibrosis-an update on pathogenesis. I-dentistry The Journal, 2010;6(2):31-34.
  • Oral cancer: early detection and prevention. Heal Talk,2010:48-50.
  • An unusual case of a talon cusp on fused mandibular incisors. Heal Talk, 2010; 3(1):48-49.
  • Steven Johnsons Syndrome- a case report. BFUDJ  2010;1(2):96-97.
  • 3D Cone Beam CT-an emerging diagnostic tool in cleft lip and palate cases. BFUDJ 2010; 1(2): 29-31.
  • An Insight Into The Spectrum Of Apert Syndrome – A Case Study. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2011,13(1).
  • An Unusual Idiosyncratic Reaction to Carbamazepine Presenting as Cicatricial Pemphigoid - A Case Report. JIDA, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2011.
  • Study of Lip Print Patrons in a Punjabi Population. Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences (Issue assigned)
  • Mandibular adenomatoid odontogenic tumor: report of an unusual case. Contemp Clin Dent 2011;2(3):230-233.
  • Pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland: an uncommon occurrence. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery. 2011; 2(1):66-8.
  • Hyalohyphomycosis of maxillary antrum. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. (Ahead of print)
  • Intraoral Lipoma: Report of 3 cases. Dental Research Journal  2011;8(1):48-51.
  • Oral candida carriage, quantification and species characterization in Oral submucous Fibrosis patients and healthy individuals. Journal of Clinical & Investigative Dentistry; 2011(2):1-5.
  • Palatal Rugea – an aid in Clinical dentistry. Journal of Forensic Research 2011;2(3):124.
  • Antioxidants: Can it really help? Impression 2010; 9(1):455-457.
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: an adjunct to biopsy. Guident 2010; 3(6):18.
  • Age estimation methods in Forensic odontology. Guident 2010; 3(7):12-13.
  • What comes before biopsy-Exfoliative cytology. Guident 2010; 3(5):4-6.
  • Poor man’s nuclear weapon-bioterrorism. Impression 2009; 8(2):417-418.
  • BANA Test- An enzymatic bacterial test for oral pathogens causing halitosis. Impression 2009; 8(2):419.
  • Gender determination from DNA obtained from teeth. BFUDJ, June 2011;2(1):33-36.
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A reterospective Observation. JIDA 2011; 5(3):421-423.
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