Oral Pathology and Microbiology


The Department of Oral Pathology deals with teaching students about the normal anatomy & histology of the maxillofacial tissues in the first year of BDS and with the diagnosis of lesions of the head & neck in the third year. Thus, Oral Pathology & its knowledge forms an integral part of learning the very art & science of Dentistry for every student.

The Department has also carved out a niche for itself in the field of Forensic Odontology & research related to it here at Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences (DSCDS). Having worked along with many a government center, the Forensic Odontology exposure available to students here at our department is second to none.

The Department is active in the field of research as well, having secured student & faculty scientific research grants Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) multiple times. Students are encouraged to develop a keen interest in research by opting for short scientific research studies through their term of study at Oral Pathology.

Teaching process is centered around an evidence-based approach and lays maximum emphasis on the clinical applied aspects of Oral Pathology training that is bound to help the student in future. The teaching-learning process at the department strives to address each student individually in order to make every one of them an efficient & diligent clinician. The efforts of the faculty to walk that extra mile to handhold students and bring them on par with the best makes the Department of Oral Pathology stand out which is evidenced by the consistently high results that our students procure which even includes University toppers in our subject.

The Department of Oral Pathology promises to constantly look to equip all students with the latest knowledge & skills required in the Oral Healthcare domain to accurately diagnose diseases & disorders of the maxillofacial region.