Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital
Constituent Unit of
Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
(Deemed to be University with Graded Autonomy Status)
An ISO 21001 : 2018 Certified Institution. Accredited by NAAC with 'A+' Grade
NAAC Certificate

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology Oral & Maxillofacial pathology and Oral microbiology is a branch of dentistry that deals with study of diseases involving oral and paraoral structures. The department bridges the gap between basic and clinical science and trains the students on normal and abnormal morphology and histology of oral and paraoral structures with emphasis on clinicopathological correlation.

This department trains the first year undergraduates on "Oral histology and Embryology" which deals with normal histology of oral and paraoral tissues. Second and third year BDS are trained in the subject of "Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology" which deals with abnormalities involving oral and paraoral tissues. Post graduate program started in the year 2013 with 3 postgraduates per batch and 4 batches of MDS students have passed out till date. The postgraduate curriculum of our department provides unique training opportunities apart from the routine syllabus prescribed by Dental Council of India. The training includes peripheral posting in cancer institutes, Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Dermatology.

The department is equipped with state of the art facilities such as Penta-head microscope, Fluorescence microscope and trinocular research microscope with camera attachment. A well established immunohistochemistry lab with availability of wide spectrum of antibodies facilitates reasearch at cellular level.

Experienced and competent faculty of the department have made significant number of scientific publications in Pubmed and Scopus-indexed journals. The overall publication in our department is 72. Faculty of the department are recipients of many research awards conferred by the university.

Research Thrust Areas

  1. Forensic odontology
  2. Natural alternatives in dentistry
  3. Yoga in dentistry

Total Number of Publications - 116

Highest H- index: Dr. Radhika (Professor) MDS, FIAOMP Oral surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral pathology, Oral radiology - 108

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Dr. Nadeem Jeddy


Professor & HOD