Oral Pathology

The discipline of Oral Pathology is one of the basic science subjects in dentistry. Oral Pathology links the training in basic sciences with its applications in clinical dentistry. It covers the diverse spectrum of disease processes affecting oral structures and tissues.


The purpose of this course is for the students to understand, identify, interpret and manage oral and maxillo-facial diseases and how these diseases to be studied. The pattern of study should be as follow: 

  •  Definition of the diseases 
  • Classification of the diseases
  • Pathogenesis/etiology of the diseases 
  • Clinical Characteristics of the diseases
  • Radiographic Features 
  • Histopathological Features 
  • Differential diagnosis 
  • Diagnostic aids used in diagnosis. 
  • Management of the lesions
  • Prognosis of the lesion 



The course objectives are aligned with the program outcomes  

To familiarize the students with the foundational knowledge of the subject necessary for critical thinking, problem solving and diagnosis of oral diseases. 

To translate their knowledge in clinical practice (verbally, in written form)

To demonstrate and apply diagnostic and practical skills in diagnosis of different diseases 

To familiarize students with multiple diagnostic techniques and follow Lab SOPs.

To recognize the application and limitations of routine light microscopy.

To recognize the indications and applicability of additional diagnostic techniques, such as brush biopsy and special stains 

Enable students to develop management plan for different diseases.

Demonstrate professionalism and efficient communication skills while learning and applying the subject based knowledge 




 A class room with a seating capacity of 70 students, equipped with a projector and white board. 


Oral pathology laboratory works in collaboration with general pathology laboratory. A well-equipped laboratory with microscopes, calorimeter, ESR rods, autoclave, hemoglobinometer and centrifuge machines are available to carry out practical. Different stains and culture medias are available.