Oral Pathology & Microbiology


A brief description of the department

Department of Dental Anatomy and Dental Histology trains all the BDS students to gain knowledge of the normal anatomy, histology, physiology, and embryology of oral and paraoral structures.  We also confer the carving skills to the students on the morphology of all teeth and occlusion.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology is concerned with the pathologies associated with hard and soft tissues of oral and paraoral structures.  This includes the study of the nature, etiology, diagnosis and the effect of the diseases pertaining to oral and paraoral structures.

All PG students will be well trained regarding basics and advanced in oral and maxillofacial pathology and microbiology. They will get an opportunity to get accomplished with varieties of cases and handling of specialized microscopes and they will also be trained in research works.


The Department delivers early diagnostic procedures in premalignant lesions and conditions and also in some of the salivary gland lesions by preparing PAP smears.

The Department has a well-equipped histopathology laboratory. It has the facility for tissue processing and special staining techniques.   Modern equipment like semiautomatic microtome, research microscope, image analysis software which aid in the accurate diagnosis of oral diseases is also available.

We also carry hematological investigative procedures. We are setting up microbiological investigative procedures like culture and sensitivity tests, antibiotic sensitivity tests etc. Advanced diagnostic aid such as Immunohistochemical procedure is under process.





Designation Name Total Experience Publications done
Prof. & HOD Dr. Shylaja M. D. 12 Years 10 Months 20
 Reader  Dr. Suneeta Hireholi  08 Years 02 Months  13
Lecturer Dr. Achala Chokshi  04 Years 06 Months 02
Lecturer  Dr. Reena Chaudhary 01 Year 02 Months 02
Tutor Dr. Monika Patel 05 Months




  • Kruti Patel – Awarded best paper in perio-pulse 2013 CDE Program, Visnagar.
  • Kruti Patel – appreciation in poster presentation, ‘OOO’ conference, 2014, Udaipur.
  • Anil Patel – appreciation in paper presentation, IAOMP national conference, 2014, Bangalore.
  • Kruti Patel – appreciation in poster presentation, IAOMP national conference, 2014, Bangalore.
  • Neetu Sinha- appreciation in poster presentation, PG convention, 2015, Vadodara.

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