The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology is one of the nine specialities in the prestigious A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences. It is well equipped with the best equipments, required to develop standard reports in diagnosis and interpret clinical findings.

Aims & Objectives
The speciality of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, aims at acquiring adequate knowledge and the necessary skills to carry out investigative procedures and the ability to interpret laboratory findings, thus helping the dental and medical practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region.

The objectives of training in Oral Pathology include:
To provide adequate knowledge on development, structures and functions of the teeth, jaws and supporting tissues in the orofacial region. To provide adequate knowledge of anomalies, lesions and diseases affecting the orofacial region and the importance of etiology and pathogenesis in oral disease. Through knowledge, skill and scientific background, to evaluate various clinical findings, imbibe the ability to carry out and interpret various investigative procedures to establish definitive diagnosis and institute proper treatment. To promote oral health and prevent oral diseases. Areas of study

The departmental activity includes:
Undergraduate teaching
Postgraduate training
Clinical support
Undergraduate Training Program

First year – Dental Anatomy and Histology (new syllabus)
Second year – Dental Anatomy and Histology
Third year – Oral Pathology

Training students in the knowledge of Morphology of human dentition
Training students to carve teeth
Training students in Human oral anatomy, Oral histology, Oral embryology & Oral physiology
Training students in the basics of Oral Pathology theoretically and practically