The Department of Oral Pathology | ABSMIDS


ORAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY

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 equipment’s, required to develop standard reports in diagnosis and interpret clinical findings. 

Aims & Objectives 
Aim : 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 diseases and anomalies 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 Diseases affecting orofacial region and the importance of etiology and pathogenesis of oral disease.
  • Attaining through knowledge and skill in evaluating clinical findings, ability to carry out and interpret various investigative procedures to establish a definitive diagnosis and institute proper treatment
  • To promote oral health and prevent oral diseases.

The departmental activity includes: 

  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Postgraduate training
  • Clinical support 

Undergraduate Training Program

  • First year – Dental Anatomy and Histology
  • Second year – Oral Pathology & Microbiology
  • Third year – Oral Pathology & Microbiology
  • Training students in the knowledge of Morphology of human dentition
  • Training students to carve teeth using wax blocks
  • Training students in Human oral anatomy, Oral histology, Oral embryology & Oral physiology
  • Training students in the basics of Oral Pathology theoretically and practically

Faculty:

 

Designation

Year of joining

UG Teaching Experience

PG Teaching Experience

Ph.D Guide

Publications in Numbers

Books Published

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff 1

Dr. Pushparaja Shetty

2000

 20 yrs

17 yrs

Yes

95

1

Staff 2

Dr. Sreelatha SV

2004

14 yrs

11 yrs

-

25

-

Staff 3

Dr. Mangesh Shenoy P

2010

7 yrs 5 months

6 yrs

-

5

--

Staff 4

Dr. Varsha Salian

2012

5 yrs 7 months

4yrs

-

2

-

Staff 5

Dr. Chethana

2012

5 yrs 4 months

4yrs

-

7

-

Staff 6

Dr. Urvashi .A.Shetty

2013

4 yrs 6 months

3yrs

-

21

-

Staff 7

Dr. Reshma Amin

2015

2 yrs

-

-

5

-

Staff 8

Dr. Ranjith Shetty

2016

1yrs  6months

-

-

2

-

                 

 

Courses offered: MDS

 Department Awards / Achievements / Highlights:-

  • Free Biopsy service to private practitioner
  •  Oral Pathology Archives containing Case details, Tissue blocks &Slides since 1985 
  • Provides a platform for the other departments of the institution for research purposes. 
  • Other institutions are utilizing our college facilities for research purposes and posting their post graduate students. 
  • Active participation of Post graduates in community programme conducted by the institution. 
  • Introduction of Innovative teaching method for UG Students, like ‘Oral neoplasm learning day’, Developmental Disturbances learning day, Oral Anatomy and Histology Learning Day.
  • GETTING INTO GREEN SCENE: Various approaches have been undertaken in making the pathology lab environmental friendly by introducing the Concept of phytoremediation - Indoor plants in the lab which can remove, transfer, stabilize, and/or destroy hazardous chemical substances in the air.

 

            INDOOR PLANTS IN THE LAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Concept of Reduce, Replace, Recycle, Reuse

 Research: Comparison of turpentine oil, coconut oil, glycerol and dish washing solution as deparaffinizing agents in histopathology

 

  •  Plastination of hard and soft tissue specimen in the department museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research projects (2015-2017) :- 

External Projects

Completed Projects in Numbers: 2

  1. Title: Study of the Morphological Variations and Age Changes in Permanent Maxillary Premolars by a New and Innovative Method of Plastination of Transparent Teeth.
  • Sanctioning Authority: Department of Health Research GRANT-IN-AID SCHEME
  • Principal Investigator: Chethana

Co-investigator i: Dr. Urvashi A Shetty

Co-investigator ii: Dr. Varsha V. Salian

Co-investigator iii: Prof.(Dr.) Pushparaja Shetty

  • Amount sanctioned: Rs. 2,21,659
  • PERIOD: (Mar 2016 – Feb 2017) 
  1. Title: Plastination: A New &Innovative Method for Preservation of Oral Hard and Soft Tissue Biopsy Specimen in Comparison with the Conventional Method of Preservation with Formalin/Kaeserling Solution. 
  • Sanctioning Authority: Department of Health Research GRANT-IN-AID SCHEME
  • Principal Investigator: Urvashi A Shetty

        Co-investigator i: Dr. Chethana

        Co-investigator ii: Dr. Audrey D’Cruz

        Co-investigator iii: Prof. (Dr.) Pushparaja Shetty

  • Amount sanctioned: Rs.2,07,500/-
  • PERIOD: (Sep 2016 – Aug 2017)

 

Ongoing Projects in Numbers: NIL 

Nitte Projects

Completed Projects in Numbers: 1 

  1. Title: Immunohistochemical study of Calretinin, Syndecan- 1 and Ki-67 expression in different subtypes of Ameloblastoma and Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumors: A comparative study 
  • Sanctioning Authority: Nitte University
  • Principal Investigator: Urvashi A Shetty

            Co-investigator i: Dr. Chethana

            Co-investigator ii: Prof.(Dr.) Pushparaja Shetty

  • Amount sanctioned: Rs. 1,18,000/-
  • PERIOD: (Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

 

Ongoing Projects in Numbers: 2

  1. Title: In vitro characterisation of oral squamous cell carcinoma derived cancer stem-like cells
  • Sanctioning Authority: Nitte University
  • Principal Investigator: Varsha Salian

Co-investigator i: Dr. Mohana Kumar

  • Amount sanctioned: Rs. 2,60,000/-
  • PERIOD: (Apr 2016- Mar 2018)
  1. Title: Diagnostic implications of USPQX and DDX3X mutations in oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
  • Sanctioning Authority: Nitte University
  • Principal Investigator: Audrey D’Cruz

Co-investigator i: DrThejaswini Venkatesh.

Co-investigator ii: Prof.(Dr.) Pushparaja Shetty

  • Amount sanctioned: Rs. 2,90 ,000/-
  • PERIOD: (Apr 2016- Mar 2018) 

 

Outreach Program, Place, Date and Patients Statistics for one year (If Applicable)

Patient statistics: in numbers and graphs. (Last Five Years)

Year

Total number of biopsies

2017

314

2016

353

2015

358

2014

371

2013

369