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.
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.
About the Program
- The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Post Graduate program at ITS-DHRCis a three-year full time program with 3 seats.
- The Aim and Objective of this Program is to train a post graduate dental surgeon so as to ensure higher competence in both general and special pathology dealing with the nature of oral and maxillofacial diseases, their causes, processes and effects.
- An oral pathologist is expected to perform routine histopathological evaluation of specimens relating to oral and perioral tissues, to carry out routine diagnostic procedures including hematological, cytological, microbiological, Immunological and ultra structural investigations.
- He/she is expected to have an understanding of current research methodology, collection and interpretation of data, ability to carry out research projects on clinical and or epidemiological aspects, a working knowledge on current databases, automated data retrieval systems, referencing and skill in writing scientific papers.
ITS-DHRC 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 post graduate 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.
Additional Dept Activities-
“Oral Cancer Screening & Detection Centre”,
“Tobacco cessation & intervention clinic”