Oral Pathology is a core subject, the link between basic science and clinical dentistry and medicine.Oral Pathology is that part of pathology and a branch of dentistry concerned with the scientific study of the causes and effects of oral diseases an understanding of which is essential for diagnosis and for the development of rational treatment and preventive programmes.
The Department of Oral Pathology at Kanthi Devi Dental College began the undergraduate course in the year 2002-2003 with the inception of the institute.The post-graduate course in the Department of Oral Pathology was started in the year 2009 and was recognised by the year 2012.
The state of art department is well equipped with the best equipments like adequate number of microscopes,microscopic slides, study models, charts,hard and soft tissue specimens for undergraduate training. The department also possesses fine infrastructure like pathology museum, research microscopes with polarizing, phase contrast, photomicrographic and pentahead attachments required for post graduate training and research purposes. The well equipped clinical, heamatolgical, microbiological, histo and immunohistochemical laboratories aid to develop standard reports in diagnosis and interpret clinical findings.
The departmental activities include Undergraduate teaching, Post Graduate triaing and to provide Clinical support to the patients apart from carrying out Research projects.The department also provides TobbaccoCesation Counselling.
The undergraduate teaching also includes the teaching of Dental Anatomy and Oral Histology which provides the base for understanding of clinical subjects.
The purpose of Oral pathology course in dental program is to teach the students basic pathological principles causing diseases pertaining to oral and paraoral structures and provide a basis for the diagnostic work up in dental practice.
To achieve this the department functions with the following objectives.
To inculcate the thirst in learners to aquire in depth knowledge, sense of responsibility,
accountability and put in hard and sincere work to excel.
Help the learner to develop the confidence and use the knowledge into more or for clinical application in his day to day practice.
Guide postgraduate students to develop independent capabilities to learn, apply and diagnose.
To promote oral health and prevent oral diseases.
To have fair and open system of teaching and learning activities.
To be facilitators and guides rather than simple teachers.