Curriculum – Oral Pathology & Microbiology
The undergraduate students are trained for basic knowledge of normal dental anatomy and histology and it’s pathological form for improved understanding of the oral diseases and increased skill in its diagnosis.The programme provides lectures, seminars and practicals to dental students. The students are trained in normal tooth anatomy and histology by lectures, practicals and seminars. Practical includes wax carving and microscopic slides. This enables the student to understand the normal tooth anatomy & it’s conversion into pathological form. The present day anatomy affects a long history of interaction with many clinical and basic sciences anthropology, endodontics, forensics, orthodontics & pediatric dentistry to name a few. Interns are trained in preparation of ground section of teeth and assist in oral research work by finding causes and taking case histories.
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.