Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology


The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital was established in 2007. The department has a well designed chambers allotted for clinical examination, student's laboratory, and museum with numerous mounted specimens, models and posters.

This specialty of dentistry includes dental anatomy, histology, embryology & pathology. Dental anatomy and histology forms the foundation to better understanding of clinical dentistry in the first year and Oral Pathology teaches third year students to identify various pathologic conditions clinically as well as on  histopathologic examination.

Goals of the Department

The undergraduate students are trained to:

  • Acquire skills in identification and carving of primary & permanent teeth
  • Develop skills in age estimation using plaster casts of different age groups,
  • Identify dental anomalies through specimens and plaster casts and microscopic identifications of oral tissues as well as common oral lesions.
  • Identify pathologic conditions clinically and microscopically
  • Teaching Activity of the Department
  • Students are vigilantly observed, assessed and trained with regular class-tests and internal examinations
  • The team of teaching faculty is committed to a high level of excellence in publishing their academic work and interesting cases in national and international journals.
  • The department encourages students to participate in national events.

Laboratories and Facilities

  • The department has a well equipped histopathology lab for tissue processing with special stains to facilitate precise and accurate diagnosis for appropriate treatment plan.
  • The department has also established a full-fledged hematologic laboratory where blood investigations for patients can be done.
Research and collaborations
  • The department is collaborating with the Department of Occupational therapy to assess the oral hygiene status of patients as well as to assess the dental awareness in parents.
  • The department has collaboration with the Department of Oral Medicine where students examine patients for lesions and record cytological smears when required.