Oral Pathology and Microbiology

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology

The Department deals with diagnosis of various oral and maxillofacial pathologies and serves to plan and execute various treatment modalities. It forms an interphase between medical sciences and clinical dentistry. The scope of Oral pathology is not only confined to head and neck pathologies, but also involves entire human body. A unique field in its own way, which utilizes histopathology, cytopathology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, microbiology, molecular science and forensic odontology for accurate diagnosis. The department has a sophisticated laboratory equipped with basic microscopes to advanced diagnostic aids.

The Department is involved in teaching two subjects i.e. Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology in 1st year BDS and Oral Pathology & Microbiology in 2nd and 3rd year BDS.Basic knowledge in dentistry is thought in this specialty where students are taught about the importance of the morphological characteristics of different types of human teeth and the dental symbols used by the international associations. The practical part includes carving of human teeth in wax and they are also taught about anatomy and histology of teeth and structures surrounding the teeth.

We train budding dental professionals to attain knowledge about the normal histology and disease state of oral and surrounding tissues. This subject provides adequate knowledge regarding changes occurring in tissues at the gross and microscopic levels which will enable the student to diagnose oral diseases by interpreting the histopathologic findings, and thus forms the background knowledge of all subjects associated with dentistry.

Goals and objectives

  • Quality training in Diagnostic Oral Histopathology, Microbiology & Haematology
  • To teach normal oral structures and pathologies
  • Practice carving of tooth to improve manual dexterity
  • For better understanding and to improve the output of the subject by Online platforms like Edpuzzle, Google classroom & Moodle
  • To motivate students in the field of research
  • To impart knowledge on normal development, morphology, structure and functions of oral tissues
  • To identify tissue alterations as ageing processes
  • To understand biological process involved in Pathology to institute proper care
  • To inculcate importance of research and promote research activities.
  • To gain an understanding of basic aspects of Forensic Odontology

Key features

  • Histopathology laboratory
  • Hematology Laboratory
  • Stereomicroscope
  • Mono-ocular microscopes for Undergraduate students
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Well Equipped Research lab
  • Treatment facilities
  • Biopsy tissue grossing and processing
  • Cytosmears
  • Histopathological reporting of biopsies
  • Hematological investigations


S No

Name of Faculty



Dr. Nageshkumar R. Shinde

Professor & HOD


Dr. Manish Sharma



Dr. Kiran K. Holikatti



Dr. Kamble Priyanka P.

Sr. Lecturer


Dr. Archana M. Jakhete

Lecturer BDS


Dr. Kavita Nandedkar

Lecturer BDS