HOD's Name : Dr. Abhishek .J |Email : |Contact : 9844925675
Approximately 700 different kinds of micro-organism are found in the upper respiratory tract, including the oral cavity and nasopharynx. Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology which deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes and effects of these diseases and includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations, and management of patients.
Oral microbiology involves studies on a range of micro-organisms, their colonisation and virulence factors, and on their interactions between each other and host cells, especially in development of microbial communities. It is important to define the mechanisms by which micro-organisms cause disease, but it is also important to understand how microbes are able to colonise and remain living in harmony with the host. This research is closely linked with studies of the structure and function of the oral mucosa, and of the secretory immune responses. The study of Oral Microbiology promotes understanding of the way microbes influence oral health and oral health-care delivery.
The program is offered to provide training in clinical and laboratory oral pathology and Oral microbiology with students enquiring deeply into the mechanism of oral diseases and oral manifestation of systemic diseases, advanced diagnostic techniques, and participate in non-surgical and surgical treatment of oral diseases. They gain experience through teaching in lectures and seminars and in presentations.