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Oral Pathology

Departmental Profile



Department Name: Oral Pathology & Microbiology


Extension No.:1062

 Name of Clerical Staff & Contact No.: Laveena Shaila Dsouza, 7899563622


About the Department

  • Goals and Objectives     :
  • Promote oral health awareness among general population and prevent oral diseases.
  • By participating in camps conducted by the department of community dentistry and educating the general public about various oral diseases such as oral cancer, dental caries, periodontal disease etc. through talks, audio visual presentations, charts, models etc.
  • To facilitate learning and help the student gain sufficient knowledge on the development, structure and function of orofacial tissues and diseases of the orofacial region so that the student gains sound foundation to understand the common dental diseases and institute most appropriate treatment.
  • By combining traditional teaching techniques with innovative teaching method, and promoting student centered learning .Special attention  on students who have difficulties in learning is placed.
  • To ensure that students have gained adequate knowledge, periodic evaluation is done.
  • Disseminate adequate knowledge of diseases affecting the orofacial region and importance of etiology and pathogenesis of oral diseases.
  • Imparting thorough knowledge and skill in evaluating clinical findings, ability to carry out and interpret various investigative procedures to establish definitive diagnosis and institute proper treatment.
  • To assist the clinician in providing better treatment plan by providing accurate histopathological diagnosis.
  • By critically analyzing the histopathological features and combining it with the clinical data to arrive at most appropriate diagnosis of oral & maxillofacial diseases within the shortest possible time.
  • To carry out the research activities related to oral diseases to develop newer diagnostic techniques for early diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancer and also add knowledge component to existing knowledge.
  • By carrying out quality research, by applying for funded projects and bringing out more publications in the departments
  • Establishment                 : 1992
  •  Infrastructure  : Total built up area 8150 sq.ft.
  • Facilities available:
  • Research Microscope
  • Penta head microscope
  • Sterio microscope
  • Binocular Microscope
  • Automatic tissue processor
  • Dental Chairs
  • Semi Automatic microtome


  • Courses Offered              :



Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS), Masters of Dental Surgery(MDS),Ph.D, Add On Courses for Interns


  • Courses taught:BDS, MDS
  • Teaching Methodology   :


  • Theory classes
  • Practical classes

Carving classes

Histology& Histopathology



  • Subject Seminars
  • Slide discussions
  • Journal clubs
  • Case discussions
  • Academic Calendar






February 2018

Clinical Society Meeting 


May 2018

Mock Exam for Post Graduates of 2014 Batch


June 2018

University Exam for Post Graduates of 2014 Batch


July 2018

I BDS University Examination


July 2018

III BDS University Examination


September 2018

Slide seminar for Post Graduates


December 2018

CDE Programme.



Clinical Activities

  • Nil

Programs organized by the departments

  • Organized a CDE and “Hands on” workshop on Tissue Microarray-“Preservation Prioritized on 8th & 9th March 2014 at Indoor Auditorium, YMDC Campus, Deralakatte, Mangalore. Around 100 delegates from different colleges in and around Mangalore participated in the program. 20 alumni members of the Dept. who are presently working in different reputed Dental colleges of Karnataka and Kerala attended the program.


  • Organized An Alumni meet was held in Mothi Mahal on 8th & 9th March 2014 and was attended by 20 post graduate Alumni members


  • Organized One day CDE programme on “Oral Cancer Current Status and Research Opportunities” on 23rd March 2015 at Yenepoya Dental college auditorium, Yenepoya University Mangalore.

Guest speaker details

  • Aditi Chatterjee, Ph.D, Designation: Faculty Scientist, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore ,
  • Department/Institute/University: Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore.
  • Topic   - Advanced Diagnostics and therapeutic targets for Oral cancer and  research Opportunities .


  • Prof Chitta Ranjan Chowdary PhD,   
  • Head , Oral Biology , ABSMIDS
  • Topic; Oral cancer status in India – the current scenario


  • Organized CDE programme on the topic “Stem Cells- Concepts, recent advances and uses” on 22nd December 2016, Thursday at Yenepoya Dental College Auditorium, Yenepoya University Mangalore.
  • Guest Name : Dr. K Ranganathan 
  • Place : Chennai
  • Designation : Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Ragas Dental College Chennai.
  • Topic 1:  “Stem Cells- Concepts, recent advances and uses”


  • Oraganized E poster competition for the undergraduate students of all the Colleges in the month of September 2018


  • Organized CDE programme on ‘Forensic Odontology, Basic Perspective and Applications”, together with the Alumni Meet of  “Yen-O-Path” on 8th September 2018.
  • Guest Name : Dr. Ashith B. Acharya
  • Place : Dharwad
  • Designation : Associate Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Odontology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad.
  • Topic 1:  “ Setting  up of a Forensic Odontology unit in a Dental College”.
  • Topic 2 : “Real-life forensic case discussion (Criminal/legal/cases of historic importance)”

Outreach and community services

  • Anti Tobacco Awareness programmes

Feedback and suggestions

  • Feed back taken from all the Stake Holders

Stake Holders are BDS Students, Post Graduate Students, Alumni’s, Parents, Patients