Oral Pathology and Microbiol

The Department of oral pathology and Microbiology is a branch of dentistry
that focuses on studying the causes, effects, and processes of oral disease. The department has state-of-the-art facilities including a museum for the student training program and a well-equipped diagnostic histopathology lab. The modern histopathological and microbiological lab is equipped with a semi-automatic microtome, penta head microscope with fluorescence. The department provides students with a comprehensive understanding of oral pathology and its role in oral healthcare. The faculty members at the department are well-versed in the latest research and techniques in oral pathology. They provide students with a strong foundation in studying oral diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Students also have the opportunity to participate in research projects and present their findings at conferences and seminars. Students learn about dental anatomy, embryology, oral histology, pathology, microbiology, and forensic odontology. As per the latest NEP 2020 Guidelines, our department is responsible for assessing a total of 23 CGPA points in the overall BDS course covering oral histology, oral pathology, and forensic odontology.

About the Specialty:

Oral pathology is a specialty within the field of dentistry that focuses on the study of oral and maxillofacial diseases. Oral pathologists are dental professionals who diagnose and treat diseases of the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaws. One of the key skills of an oral pathologist is the ability to interpret biopsy results and other diagnostic tests to determine the presence and severity of oral diseases. Oral pathologists also work closely with dental laboratories to produce accurate and detailed treatment plans for patients.
Overall, oral pathology is a specialized field within dentistry that plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. Oral pathologists provide essential care to patients and work closely with other dental specialists to ensure comprehensive treatment.


The vision of the Department of oral pathology at JKKN Dental College is to be a leading center for the study and treatment of oral diseases. We strive to provide high-quality education and training to dental students and to advance the field of oral pathology through research and innovation.
Our mission is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of oral pathology and its role in oral healthcare. We aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat oral diseases effectively, and to provide patients with high-quality oral pathology services.
We are committed to fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment for students, and to promoting the professional development of our faculty members. We strive to make a positive impact on the oral healthcare community and to advance the field of oral pathology through our research and clinical activities.

Faculty Details:

Dr. G. Rajeshwar – Professor  HOD
Dr. S. Premkumar – Reader
Dr. S. Maheshwari- Senior lecturer
Dr. J. Swathiraman- Senior lecturer