Research – Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Oral cancer has a very high incidence in this part of the country because of tobacco use. The overall prognosis of this disease is poor, but is highly curable if diagnosed and treated early. Our emphasis is on “research for early diagnosis” which will help clinicians in their treatment planning and providing better patient care.

Forensic Odontology:

Forensic odontology is a major branch of forensic science, as dental tissues are the strongest tissues in the human body and therefore their characteristics remain unchanged even after long periods of stay in extreme environments:the teeth can often survive long periods of immersion under water, burial under soil, fire, exposure to biological agents in the natural environment. Thus, the importance of dental identification is increasing year by year. Oral pathologists have a major responsibility in the development of this science. The updated current dental curriculum in India includes forensic odontology in the undergraduate and postgraduate syllabus and constitutes a major portion of the subject of oral pathology.

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1. An Indirect Immunofluorescence study in different grades of Oral squamous cell carcinoma.
2. Immunohistochemical expression of Bcl-2 and p53 in Oral Verrucous Carcinoma.
3. Odontogenic Tumors in Western India (Gujarat): Analysis of 209 cases.
4. Calretinin Expression in Unicystic Amelobastoma: An aid in differential diagnosis.
5. Comparison  of blood serum  and  salivary glucose  levels  by spectrophotometer  and  semi-automated analyzer  in  patients  with  uncontrolled type  2  diabetes
6. Cytomorphometric study to evaluate the effect of tobacco on buccal mucosa.
7. Determination of ABO blood group and rhesus factor from tooth pulp.
8. Establishing identity reliability:cheiloscopy versus rugoscopy.
9. Prevalence of dental anamolies in adult population.
10. Evaluation of AgNOR count in cytologic smears of chronic bidi and hookah smokers.
11. Correlation of dermatoglyphics with dental caries.
12. Sex determination: a comparative study of different clinical methods commonly used in forensic odontology.
13. Awareness of forensic odontology among station house officer of gurgaon police.
14. Incidence of mast cells in Oral squamous cell carcinoma.

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