The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology at JKKN Dental College & Hospital focuses on the study of the causes, effects, and processes of oral disease. This includes conducting vital biopsy procedures to diagnose various oral conditions. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a museum for student training and a well-equipped diagnostic histopathology lab with a semi-automatic microtome and penta-head microscope with fluorescence, the department provides students with a comprehensive understanding of oral pathology and its role in oral healthcare.
ABOUT THE SPECIALITY:
Oral pathology is a specialty within dentistry focusing on the study of oral and maxillofacial diseases. Oral pathologists diagnose and treat diseases of the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaws. The department’s biopsy procedures are integral to this diagnosis process, allowing for detailed examination and interpretation of tissue samples. Students learn to conduct biopsies and interpret the results, acquiring essential skills in identifying the presence and severity of oral diseases. This hands-on experience with biopsy procedures offers unique insights into oral diseases, treatment planning, and collaboration with dental laboratories for comprehensive patient care.