Oral Pathology And Oral Medicine( Activities & Objective )


On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate between imaging modalities;
  2. use radiation safely;
  3. identify normal anatomical landmarks of the head and surrounding tissues;
  4. understand the difference between two and three dimensional images;
  5. demonstrate a logical approach to the diagnosis of oral lesions and their treatment;
  6. identify the common therapeutic regimens used in treating oral diseases (i.e. herpes, oral ulcerative diseases, candidiasis etc);
  7. formulate differential diagnosis, develop a final diagnosis and determine a treatment plan;
  8. manage xerostoma, and other oral gerontological diseases in our aging population;
  9. interprete clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings to the extent that a diagnosis can be established;
  10. diagnose and manage conservatively, temporo-mandibular disorders and orofacial pain;
  11. understand the scope of oral diseases common in tropical regions of the world;

12.    provide oral care for patients receiving treatment for cancer, diabetes  mellitus and other such


The science of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine involves:

  • the diagnosis of disease utilising laboratory, histology, clinical and radiographic tools.
  • the management of patients.

Based on these, the aims of the department are to provide exposure to basic knowledge in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, and a sufficient range of clinical, laboratory and histopathological information needed to function successfully as a clinician and to prepare for the pursuit of postgraduate residency training in any field of Dentistry.