Oral pathology and microbiology

OVERVIEW

Oral Pathology and Microbiology is an integral part of dentistry concerned with the scientific study of oral diseases and their causes by its retrospective analysis and their possible progression from its incipient phase thereby having acquired sufficient knowledge to carry out investigative procedures. Introducing the students to this subject in their early academic years, help break the consistency of an untamed educational mind and aims to discipline their reasoning capacities thus helping provide new light to their limited school of thought and to approach it from newer perspectives. 

ACADEMICS

The academicprogramme includes theoretical and practical training for undergraduates in the first and third year of their BDS course. They begin by understanding the normal anatomy and physiology of human dentition and its associated oral and para-oral structures. The practical training includes carving of individual teeth in wax and various microscopic studies in their respective years of study. 

The Internship programme involves in-depth study of the subject and exposing the interns to new cut developments and studies pertaining to the specialty and expanding their knowledge database by attending and presenting seminars, journal publications and handling patients who appear for investigations.

The department lab is well equipped with provisions to carry out various histopathological, cytological and hematological procedures



Faculties

Dr. Jacob Kurian
Professor and Head of Department

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Dr. Eapen Cherian
Reader

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Dr. Rupesh Harikrishnan
Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Merlyn Rajan
Senior Lecturer

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