Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology of BBD College of Dental Sciences was established in the year 2001. Situated on the fourth floor of the dental college, it deals with dental anatomy, oral biology, oral pathology, and oral microbiology. It comprises of a dental anatomy lab, oral pathology and microbiology lab, clinical pathology lab and advanced microscopy lab.
The Undergraduate Program (BDS) starts right from the first year of the course where the basics of dental anatomy and oral histology are taught to the students. Further the second and third year students are trained in oral pathology and microbiology through didactic lectures, practical demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
The Post graduate (MDS) program commenced in 2008 (2 seats) with an aim to train its students to attain higher competence in dealing with oral diseases, their course and effects. They perform routine histopathological evaluations of specimens and also carry out routine diagnostic procedures. Post graduate students are also involved in research projects during their 3-year curriculum.
The department is equipped with a state of the art oral pathology lab with facilities such as polarizing/fluorescent/dark field/phase contrast microscopy, automated tissue processor and automatic tissue microtome. We provide histopathological evaluations of specimens to aid in diagnosis of the oral lesions and conditions as submucous fibrosis, leukoplakia, oral cancers, cysts and the like.
Our department is also fully equipped to conduct routine blood and other pathologic investigations at the Clinical pathology and hematology Lab. Oral pathology lab services for biopsy, cytology, fine needle aspiration cytology are also available. The other areas of excellence include oral microbiology, research microscopy and digital photomicrography. In the academic year of 2010-2011 we have performed 573 histopathology examinations (Biopsy – 161, FNAC/Cytology - 412).
We have two ongoing research projects along with four Post graduate MDS theses. Our Faculty members have 7 International and 26 national publications and have done presentations in various national conferences and CDE programs. Our post graduate students have also presented papers and posters in the national conferences.