Department Of Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology

VISION

The vision of the department is to be nationally recognized as a centre for excellence for education, patient care, research and oro-facial diagnosis.

Overview

The specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is concerned with diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. The oral and maxillofacial pathology program begins with an intensive, instructive curriculum that provides a broad understanding of the pathophysiology and behavior of disease and a strong theoretical background in the area of student’s research interests

Clinical Training

Clinical training in oral and maxillofacial pathology includes two components: diagnostic histopathology and direct patient care. Students receive rigorous training in oral, head and neck, and general pathology to achieve competency in oral and maxillofacial pathology.

The goal of the advanced graduate oral and maxillofacial pathology program is to:
  • Provide the highest level of microscopy diagnostic skills utilizing, new technologies in immunohistochemistry and molecular studies
  • Diagnose and manage patients with mucosal disease and head and neck pain syndromes whose primary treatment modality is nonsurgical
  • Compete successfully for research grants from industry and other sponsoring institutions and
  • Excel as teachers and leaders in the specialty.
Uniqueness of the Department

Our prime objective is to provide histopathological diagnosis through routine staining procedures. Additionally, we perform FNAC as a preliminary screening procedure, Exfoliative Cytology procedures for routine screening and also special staining procedures. We have a well equipped Immunohistochemisty lab to obtain a confirmative and amore specific diagnosis. We perform short studies in our speciality and also forensic odontology. Topic of the month discussion and use of photo-binocular microscope (Leica Co.) with which the photomicrographs of the stained histologic sections can be captured and stored for academic interest.

UG Training

Our department is associated with I BDS and III BDS graduates in the subjects of Dental Anatomy, Oral histology & Oral physiology and Oral Pathology respectively. The students will be trained in carving the morphologies of both deciduous and permanent teeth in wax blocks. They will be familiarized in using the microscope precisely which henceforth will help them in better observation and interpretation of tissue structures seen under microscope. They will be constantly monitored in their activities and motivated timely to extract/attain the best out of them.

PG Training

Our department has begun Post graduation training from the year 2007. Since then, we had an intake of three students every year. So far, 12 students have been graduated from our specialty. The course duration is for 3 years during which the students will be trained to excel in all the zones/areas of the subject.

Efforts towards PG training include
  • The students are provided with an academic schedule for the entire course duration by the head of department which will be evaluated every month by all the staff members and also the head of department.
  • The students are provided with a personal light microscope (Luminous Co.) that can be used during the entire course duration.
  • Critical evaluation and subsequent interpretation of histopathological slides under the guidance of faculty members.
  • Seminar and journal club presentations with subsequent evaluation by the faculty.
  • Peripheral posting at MNJ INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY, RED HILLS, LAKDIKAPUL, for duration of 1 month.
  • Encouraged to attend all the Conferences, Conventions & Symposiums, both National & International, along with poster/paper presentations.
  • Will attend all the Zonal CDE programmes organized by various colleges of the concerned zone.
  • To improve research skills by encouraging them to conduct short studies and original research with appropriate guidance and funding from the department and college administration as well.
  • “Topic of the month” – A new programme where the topics selected for the specific month will be discussed with the PGs by the faculty members.
  • Posting in the histopathology lab where the students are trained at handling the biopsy specimen, fixation, grossing, processing steps and routine H&E staining.
  • Tissue specific staining using various Special stains will also be performed.
TEAM

  • Dr. Syed Afroz A, MDS - Professor and HOD
  • Dr. Ch. Harika, MDS - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. Shahela Tanveer, MDS - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. Charu Suri, MDS - Reader
  • Dr. D. R. Shravan Kumar, MDS - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. K. V. Karthik, MDS - Senior Lecturer
PUBLICATIONS
S. No.Faculty Name & DesignationName Of The JournalYear Of Publication
1Dr. Syed Afroz AhmedPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Biology and clinical applications in dentistry. Decc Dental Jou, Nov-Dec 2009: 26-29.2009
Mandibular canine index- A tool for sex determination. JDSR, 2010, Apr; 1(2) 6-9.
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Max Sinus – A rare case. J of Dental Sci and Res, 2010 Jan;1(1): 40-43
Desmoplastic Ameloblastoma, an unusual variant: A case report and brief review of literature; J of Dental Sci and Res, 2010 Jan; 1(1): 52-56.
Evaluation of correlation between Periodontitis and Rheumatoid arthritis in an Indian population. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Resaerch.2010 December; (4): 3654-3658.
Neurofibromatosis (NF1) associated with Optic nerve pathway Glioma- A case report; Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Resaerch.2010 December; (4): 3589-3592.
2010
  Conventional scalpel vs laser biopsy. A comparative pilot study. Int Journal of laser dent, 2011.Sep-Dec1(1);41-44.2011
Obesity- caused by a germ? International Jou of Scientific & resch publications, Vol 3, Issue1 Jan 2013.
Calcifying Fibroblastic Granuloma- A rare case report. Int Jou of Sci & Res Pub, Vol 3, Issue3. March 2013
A study on orientation of collagen fibers in OSMF. Int Jou of Sci & Res Pub, Vol 3, Issue3. March 2013, 1-3.
Infectobesity? Role of AD-36 virus. Int Jou of Sci & Res Pub, Vol 3, Issue3. March 2013, pp 1-3.
A Non-Invasive Technique which demonstrates the iron in buccal mucosa of sickle cell anemia and thalassemia patients who undergo repeated blood transfusions, Jou of Clin & Diag Res, 2013, 1-4.
2013
2. Dr. Charu SuriImmunohistochemical evaluation of expression of bcl-2 in different histological grades of OSCC.JCDR 2009
ADCC of maxillary sinus –A rare case.JDSR.2010.JAN:1(1):40-43.
Desmoplastic ameloblastoma, an unusual variant. A case report.JDSR2010.JAN:1(1):52-56
Evaluation of collagen in different grades of OSCC by using the picrosirius red stain- a histochemical study.JCDR.2010.DEC;(4);3444-3449
2010
Periodontal findings in oral submucous fibrosis patients and comet assay of affected gingival epithelial cells. Journal of periodontology.
Conventional scalpel vs laser biopsy. A comparative pilot study. International journal of laser dentistry.2011.sep-dec1(1);41-44.
2011
A non-invasive technique demonstrating iron in buccal mucosa of sickle cell anemia & thalassemia patients undergoing repeated blood transfusions JCDR 2013.
Plasma fibrinogen degradation products in betel nut chewers – with and without oral submucous fibrosis. JOMP, 2013.
2013
3.Dr. Shahela Tanveer The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
A non-invasive tech demonstrating iron in buccal mucosa of sickle cell anemia & thalassemia patients undergoing repeated blood transfusions JCDR 2013.
2013
4.Dr. Ch. Harika Oral Manifestations of Autoimmune diseases.IJOMP.2012; 3(4):27-33. 2012
A non-invasive tech demonstrating iron in buccal mucosa of sickle cell anemia & thalassemia patients undergoing repeated blood transfusions JCDR 2013. 2013
RESEARCH
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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Dr. Shravan Kumar
    • Orientation of SN Plane – Geometric Approach, Journal of Dental Science and Research, April-June 2010
  • Dr. Shazia Parveen
    • First prize for essay on STEM CELLS.
    • Second prize for paper presentation on Forensic Odontology – Limitations in reliability.
  • Dr. Ketaki Joshi
    • First prize for essay on STEM CELLS.
Awards and Recognition received by Faculty (Last Five Years)
  • Dr. Syed Afroz Ahmed (Professor and HOD)
    • Chaired a scientific session in 20th National Conference of IAOMP, at Hyderabad on 18-20 Nov 2011.
    • Chaired a scientific session in 21st National Conference of IAOMP, at Goa on 25-27, Nov 2012.
    • Invited speaker for various CDE programs, conferences and workshops conducted at -
      • Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences Guntur, Oct 29th 2011.
      • Zonal CDE, NTRUHS, at Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, on 28th Feb 2012.
      • Zonal CDE, NTRUHS, at Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, on 28th Sept 2012.
Faculty who have Attended National and International Seminars (Last Five Years)
  • Dr. Syed Afroz Ahmed (Professor and Head)
    • VIII National Postgraduate Conv. of IAOMP, Wardha on 20-21st Jun, 2008.
    • VI National Conf of Forensic Odon, SDM Dharwad on 5th Oct 2008.
    • IX National PG Convention of IAOMP, Vijayawada,26-27th Jul,2009.
    • National OOO Symp, Hyd on 25-26th Sep.2009.
    • 30th IDA APSDC on 30-31st  Oct,1st Nov, 2009, Hyderabad.
    • CDE Programme, Bhimavaram,12th Dec 2009.
    • IHC Workshop. Vishnu Dental Col Bhimavaram, 22nd March, 2010.
    • Forensic Odontology Hands on Course. Panineeya Dental College,.8-9th Oct, 2010.
    • XIX National and 1st International Conf IAOMP. Chennai, 10-12th Dec, 2010.
    • XX National Conference IAOMP , Hyd.18,19,20th Nov, 2011.
    • DR. NTRUHS CDE Kamineni Den College, 22nd Dec, Narketpally,2011.
    • DR. NTRUHS Zonal CDE, Sri Sai Col of Dental Surgery, 28th Sep, 2012.
    • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE, SVS Dental College. Mehaboobnagar, 18th March 2013.
  • Dr. Charu Suri
    • VIII National Postgraduate Conv. of IAOMP, Wardha on 20-21st Jun, 2008.
    • VI National Conf of Forensic Odon, SDM Dharwad on 5th Oct 2008.
    • IX National PG Convention of IAOMP, Vijayawada,26-27th Jul,2009.
    • National OOO Symp, Hyd on 25-26th Sep.2009.
    • 30th IDA APSDC on 30-31st  Oct,1st Nov, 2009, Hyderabad.
    • CDE Programme, Bhimavaram,12th Dec 2009.
    • IHC Workshop. Vishnu Dental Col Bhimavaram, 22nd March, 2010.
    • Forensic Odontology Hands on Course. Panineeya Dental College,.8-9th Oct, 2010.
    • XIX National and 1st International Conf IAOMP. Chennai, 10-12th Dec, 2010.
    • XX National Conference IAOMP , Hyd.18,19,20th Nov, 2011.
    • DR. NTRUHS CDE Kamineni Den College, 22nd Dec, Narketpally,2011.
    • DR. NTRUHS Zonal CDE, Sri Sai Col of Dental Surgery, 28th Sep, 2012.
    • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE, SVS Dental College. Mehaboobnagar, 18th March.2013
  • Dr. Shahela Tanveer
    • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE. Sri Sai college of dental surgery.Feb.2012.
    • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE. Sri Sai college of dental surgery.28th sep.2012.
    • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE. SVS dental college.Mehaboobnagar.18th March.2013
  • Dr. Ch. Harika
    • DR.NTR UHS Zonal CDE. Narayana Dental college.Nov.2011
    • DR.NTR UHS Zonal CDE.CKS Teja dental college. Trupathi.Feb 28th,2012.
    • DR.NTR UHS Zonal CDE. SVS dental college.Mehaboobnagar.18th March 2013.
  • Dr. D. R. Shravan
    • National OOO symposium held at VKS Dental College &Hospital, Bangalore – 2010
    • XIX National & First International conference held at Radisson temple bay, Chennai – 2010
    • Hands on course on “Age assessment using ground sections and radiographs” – Panineeya Dental College, Hospital & Research center, Hyderabad – 2010.
    • Cancer CI – 2011, Head & Neck, Breast, Gyn workshop – Neuro oncology, Medical oncology hosted by Apollo Cancer Hospitals at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad – 2011
    • National OOO symposium held at Raipur, Chattisgarh on 23-24 July – 2011
    • Symposium Manthana – Quest for knowledge – Organized by Dept of Oral Pathology, Krishnadevaraya college of Dental sciences, Bangalore.
    • XXI National conference of IAOMP, Bambolim, Goa – 2012
    • X National Conference of IAFO, Ghaziabad, New Delhi - 2012
    • First National Midterm Conference of IAOMP, Chennai – 2013
  • Dr. A. Karthik
    • National OOO symposium held at VKS Dental College &Hospital, Bangalore – 2010
    • XIX National & First International conference held at Radisson temple bay, Chennai – 2010
    • Hands on course on “Age assessment using ground sections and radiographs” – Panineeya Dental College, Hospital & Research center, Hyderabad – 2010.
    • Cancer CI – 2011, Head & Neck, Breast, Gyn workshop – Neuro oncology, Medical oncology hosted by Apollo Cancer Hospitals at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad – 2011
    • National OOO symposium held at Raipur, Chattisgarh on 23-24 July – 2011
    • Symposium Manthana – Quest for knowledge – Organized by Dept of Oral Pathology, Krishnadevaraya college of Dental sciences, Bangalore.
    • XXI National conference of IAOMP, Bambolim, Goa – 2012
    • X National Conference of IAFO, Ghaziabad, New Delhi - 2012
Number of National and International Seminars Organized (Last Five Years)
  • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE.Sri Sai College of dental surgery.Feb.2012.
  • DR. NTR UHS Zonal CDE .Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery. 28th Sep.2012.
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Spacious laboratory for the undergraduates which can accommodate 100 students.
  • Well furnished & spacious room for PGs.
  • Department library containing journals, text books and CDs of those subjects associated with our specialty
  • Well equipped seminar hall with an LCD and a Portable computer.
  • Luminous Co. light microscopes – 9 in no. (one each for all the post graduates)
  • One photobinocular light microscope (Leica Co.)
  • Carl Zeiss Co. light microscopes – 2
  • Stereo microscope – 1
  • Histopathology lab well equipped with a rotary microtome (Leica Co.), digital weighing machine, autoclave, centrifuge and specimen carriers/holders along with numerous chemicals, acids and glassware.
  • Well equipped Immunohistochemistry lab
  • Clinical pathology lab equipped with a dental chair and all the armamentarium essential for examination and diagnostic procedures like Exfoliative cytology and FNAC.
  • Department stores where the tissue specimen will be stored.
COLLABORATIONS
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DISSERTATIONS
2007
  • Dr. Gundamaraju Kiran Kumar - “Plasma fibrinogen degradation products in betel nut chewers – with and without oral submucous fibrosis”.
  • Dr. Maruthi Devi K - “Correlation of mast cells & tumor angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma & verrucous carcinoma”.
  • Dr. Sridevi P - “Sex determination from teeth, a comparative study using permanent mandibular canine & maxillary first molar”.
2008
  • Dr.Swetha Raghoji - Comparison of IHC expression of CD 10 in epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinomas”.
  • Dr.Deepa  K - “Comparison of IHC expression of CD 10 in odontogenic cysts and tumors”.
  • Dr.Harika Chittamsetty - “Non-invasive technique demonstrating iron in buccal mucosa of sickle cell anemia and thalassemia patients undergoing repeated blood transfusions”.
2009
  • Dr.Esther Priyadarshini S - Cheiloscopy – Stability and role in personal and sex identification.
  • Dr.Ganesh Kulkarni - Immuno histochemical evaluation of the expression of CD1a and CD83 antigens by langerhans cells in oral lichen planus.
  • Dr.Ruch K Varu - Estimation of Sialic acid concentration in serum and saliva of oral squamous cell carcinoma patients.
2010
  • Dr.Shravan kumar - Metallothionein immunoexperession in oral leukoplakia.
  • Dr.K.V.Karthik - Evaluation and comparision of the staining of mitotic figures in oral squamous cell carcinoma by using hematoxylin and eosin, crystal violet, toluidine blue, giemsa stains and ki-67 marker.
  • DR.P.Ravi - Immunological detection of human immuno deficiency virus in saliva and blood – a comparison.
2011
  • Dr. Ketaki Joshi - “Age estimation from teeth using modified Gustafson’s method and cemental annulations lines”.
  • Dr. Anjum Jeelani - “Histogic comparision of conventional and microwave assisted techniques of decal-cification of teeth”.
  • Dr. Shaizia Parveen – “evaluation of serum lipid profile in patients with oral precancer and oral squamous cell cancinoma”.
2012
  • Dr.B.Vishnu Chaitanya - Comparative study of oral mucosal micronuclei frequency in potential malignant disorders and oral squamous cell carcinoma using PAP and Feulgen fast green stains.
  • Dr.Nishanth Palakurthi - A study on development of latent lip prints using fluorescent dyes and its role in sex determination.
  • Dr.Vaishali Narayen - Immunohistochemical labelling of phosphor-histone H3 for histoprognostic grading of oral squamous cell carcinomas.
2013
  • Dr. Divya V – Sex determination using palatal rugae pattern and teeth dimension – A comparative study.
  • Dr. Snehal Reddy – A comparative evaluation of microwave and conventional methods of tissue processing.
  • Dr. Mohammed Imran – Immunohistochemical expression of Glut 1 in oral squamous cell carcinoma and its prognostic significance.
LECTURES
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ALUMNI
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