DEPARTMENT OF ORAL PATHOLOGY AND FORENSIC DENTISTRY

 

Faculty Position


Dr Vijay Wadhwan. BDS, MDS, FICD

Professor & Head

Dr Pooja Aggarwal. . BDS, MDS

Reader

Dr Vandana Reddy. . BDS, MDS

Reader

Dr Preeti Sharma. . BDS, MDS

Reader

Dr Priyanka Ghalaut. . BDS, MDS

Senior Lecturer

Dr Suhasini G P . . BDS, MDS

Senior Lecturer

 

Introduction


Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology represents the confluence of the basic sciences and clinical dentistry. Through the science of Oral Pathology, an attempt is made to correlate human biology with the signs and symptoms of human disease.
The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology is located on the third floor of Subharti Dental College, Subharti University, Meerut. The department is well equipped with practical laboratory for the undergraduate students, a seminar room for the postgraduates and undergraduate students, museum displaying various specimens of Dental Anatomy and Oral Pathology and, departmental library, research room and histopathology lab.
The histopathology lab has semiautomatic microtome, automatic tissue processor and is well equipped for routine as well as special staining procedures. In addition to our histopathology lab, we also have complete clinical laboratory set up for routine and advanced laboratory investigations.
Our research lab consists of research microscope with fluorescent attachment, polarizing attachment, phase contrast and dark field illumination attachments with a good photomicrography set up and an image analyzer software. The department is equipped with pentahead microscope which is used for teaching and discussion for the post graduates and undergraduates.
The Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology laboratory accepts biopsy and surgical tissue specimens for histopathological evaluation and diagnosis from other dental departments. We undertake diagnostic procedures such as routine hematological investigations, punch biopsies, Fine needle aspiration cytology, and Exfoliative cytology. The department has a fully functional Immunohistochemical laboratory, Microbiological laboratory and separate special stain lab for post graduate students. The department also serves as a resource for research projects undertaken by other postgraduates and faculty of the College. We have a fully functional and well equipped Oral Precancer/Cancer detection Centre for screening precancerous and cancerous lesions by trained dental personnel.
Workshops Organized
The department aims at equipping future Oral Pathologists with comprehensive skill sets and expertise so as to raise the standards by imparting extra mural education under the mentorship of leading academicians. The department has been organizing Hands On Workshops, CDE programs for the undergraduate as well as post graduate students. The activities organized over last few years include.     


Event

Date

Hands on workshop on “Reconstructive Dental Identification”

22nd September 2014

Slide Seminar in collaboration with IDST, Kadarabad and D.J. Dental College, Modinagar

16th December 2014

XIV  National Triple O Symposium 2016

4th-6th March
2016

Workshop on “Integrated Rugoscopy Chart”

18th November 2016

16th National PG Convention IAOMP on “Hematopathology”

23rd till 25th June 2017

Patient Care
The department addresses patient concerns empathetically along with encouraging research in newer areas of dental science for the benefit of the population at large. We believe in enhancing awareness of moral and ethical values among dental health professional with a commitment towards community dental care thus laying foundations for future leaders in the field. The department has been providing diagnostic services to other dental departments as well as local dentists.
Annual Average OPD of the Department since last 5 years  


Year

Biopsy

Cytology

Hematology

2013

352

286

1445

2014

288

333

1587

2015

380

287

1979

2016

336

295

2592

2017

368

312

2187

A list of few rare cases that have been diagnosed and subsequently published since last few years is as follows
LIST OF FEW RARE CASES DIAGNOSED IN RECENT YEARS

  • Ameloblastic carcinoma             Basal cell carcinoma                  Schwannoma   
  • Non Hodgkins lymphoma          Plasmacytoma                          Odontogenic myxoma
  • Dentin dysplasia Type I             Leiomyosarcoma                       Polymorphous adenocarcinoma
  • Synovial chondromatosis          Fibrosarcoma                            Osteoblastoma
  • Oncocytoma                             Fibrous dysplasia                      Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Brown tumor                             Metastatic carcinoma                 Multiple myeloma
  • Ameloblastic fibro- odontome    Ameloblastic fibroma                Actinomycosis
  • Mucormycosis                          Aspergillosis                             Sialadenoma papilliferum

Major Research Equipments
The department is regularly upgraded by procuring all the latest equipments for the teaching as well as research purpose. The histopathology lab consists of a semiautomatic microtome, automatic tissue processor and is well equipped for routine as well as special staining procedures. In addition to our histopathology lab, we also have complete clinical laboratory set up for routine laboratory investigations as well as specialized equipments for advanced diagnostics..
LIST OF SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT:
Automatic Tissue Processor                        Semi Automatic microtome        Penta Head microscope
Image analysis software                  Stereo Microscope                    Polarizing Microscope
Fluorescent Microscope                  Laminar Air flow                                    Incubator
Serological water bath                     Colony counter                          Digital pH meter,
Vortex machine                               Immunohistochemical set up
Awards, Achievements and National Recognition
The Department has been well recognized at both the National and International level. The Post Graduates as well as the faculty have brought laurels to the department by winning best papers and best poster awards at the Regional, National and International levels.  


Name of faculty

Title of Awards/ Recognition

Dr. PoojaAggarwal

One Best Paper Award

Dr. Vandana Reddy

Three awards for Best Paper Presentations

Dr. Preeti Sharma

Three awards for Best paper presentations

Dr. Suhasini GP

One award for Best paper presentation

Student Awards


Name of Student

Title of awards/ recognition

Chitrapriya Saxena

One award for Best paper presentation

Arvind V.

One award for Best poster presentation
One award for Best Research Proposal
One award for Best paper presentation

Ekta Vishnoi

Two awards for Best paper presentation

Publications
The department is actively involved in research and is publishing the research works in the national as well as international journals. The list of Publications is as follows.


Name of Facullty

Articles Published

Books

Dr Vijay Wadhwan

58

06

Dr Pooja Aggarwal

25

01

Dr Vandana Reddy

28

03

Dr Preeti Sharma

23

01

Dr Priyanka Ghalaut

03

00

Dr Suhasini G P

11

01

 Faculty as a Resource Person

Dr Vijay Wadhwan has delivered two Guest Lectures and one Keynote address in National conferences of Forensic Odontology and IAOMP respectively. He has also delivered three Guest Lectures and conducted a slide seminar in Regional Conferences