MDS: Oral and maxillofacial pathologySDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital
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MDS: Oral and maxillofacial pathology
The college offer number of courses, one of the course is MDS: Oral and maxillofacial pathology. This course is offer under the department of Oral Pathology.
Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology that investigates the cause, nature, process and effects of the diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. Department of oral pathology is also involved in training the undergraduates in oral biology, a composite of basic Dental Sciences & their clinical applications which includes instructions in the subject of Dental Morphology, Oral Embryology, Oral Histology and Oral Physiology. This is essential for understanding the histological basis of various dental treatment procedures. The department was established in Sept 1987 with the aim of UG & PG teaching and more importantly the diagnosis of specimens received from various sources (clinics & hospitals) as part of treatment or investigation. The department is concerned with the teaching of Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Physiology to II BDS students and Oral Pathology to III BDS students. The Post graduate Course in this speciality has commenced from Aug 1991.
The department is committed to provide knowledge par excellence to its postgraduates on a well thought out training programme in all spheres through didactic, self learning and interactive teaching methods.
The following are objectives of postgraduate training in Oral Pathology.
1.To train a graduate dental surgeon so as to ensure higher competence in both general and special pathology dealing with the nature of oral diseases, their causes, processes and effects.
2.An oral pathologist is expected to perform routine histopathological evaluation of specimens relating to oral and perioral tissues, to carry out routine diagnostic procedures including hematological, cytological, microbiological and immunological investigations.
3.He/She should also be capable of advising the attendant clinicians regarding the clinico-pathologic aspects of the disease, special investigations as and when necessary and help in the interpretation of collected data.
4.He/She is expected to have an understanding of current research methodology, collection and interpretation of data, ability to carry out research projects on clinical and or epidemiological aspects, a working knowledge on current databases, automated data retrieval systems, referencing and skill in writing scientific papers.
5.He/She is expected to present scientific data pertaining to the field, in conferences both as poster and verbal presentations and to take part in group discussions etc.