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Department Of Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology

About The Department/ Introduction

Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the speciality of dentistry, which deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.

 William Osler said “As is your pathology, so is your practice”. The practice of Oral and maxillofacial pathology and microbiology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic and  biochemical or ancillary examinations.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology at M. R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore began in the year 1986-87 with the inception of the institute. The Department is engaged in diagnostic work that caters primarily to the MRADCH and also serves as a referral centre and receives slides, blocks for review from many centers. The Department also houses Immunohistochemistry section for advanced diagnosis.

 The Department is concerned with the teaching UG and PG courses which constitutes Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology, Physiology and Embryology to I BDS students,Oral Pathology and Microbiology to II BDS and III BDS students and also trains House Surgeons with clinical aspects.  The post-graduate course in the Department of Oral Pathology was started in the year 2011-12. The students gain experience in the subject, surgical pathology, clinical management of patients with disorders of head and neck pathology, laboratory management, teaching and research skills for enhancement of a challenging career. Apart from teaching, the department is engaged in multi-faceted research activities and is equipped with the state of the art equipment for the same.

Teaching Staffs

Dr. Soundarya. N

Prof. and HOD

Experience: 16 yrs 6 months

Dr. Vijay Kumar Jain


Experience: 14 yrs 6 months

Dr. Shibani Shetty


Experience: 13 Yrs 6 months

Dr. Akshatha B.K

Senior Lecturer

Experience: 9 years

Dr. Deepak. V

Senior Lecture

Experience: 8 years

Treatment / services offered

  1. Microscopic Diagnosis Service– Apart from routine H&E for biopsies and large specimens, department also provides following special services:
    • Cytology – Oral Smears.
    • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.
    • Histochemistry – Hematoxylin and Eosin , Periodic Acid Schiff, Papanicolaou stain, Ziehl-Nielsen, Congo Red, Verhoeff’s stain, Van Gieson stain, Alcian Blue, Reticulin stain etc.
    • Immunohistochemistry.
    • Immunoflurosence.
    • Second opinion on slides / paraffin blocks.
  2. Clinical pathology – The Department engages in active screening and diagnosis of patients with oral-mucosal pathologies, development anomalies, odontogenic pathologies, potentially malignant disorders and malignant conditions.
  3. Clinical laboratory – The laboratory section is well equipped with highend investigation equipments to facilitate patients for following investigations: CBC- Automated, Peripheral blood smears , Coagulation studies , Blood Grouping & RH factor, Blood Urea, Serum Creatinine, FBS, PPBS, RBS, GRBS, HIV 1 & 2, HbsAg,  ESR, and PRF.

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