Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Organization profile

The department deals with the characteristics, causes, process and effects of diseases of the oral cavity and the associated structures. It attempts an understanding of oral disease to aid in the diagnosis and appropriate management of the same. The subject also encompasses a learning of the sub-specialties that include Oral Histology, Oral Embryology, Oral Physiology, Oral Microbiology and Forensic Odontology.  

The aim is to develop and maintain standards of excellence in teaching, histopathological interpretation, diagnosis, and research. Besides the regular equipment required for the successful running of the services provided, the department also has a Fluorescence Microscope that is utilized in research in fields of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.   

Besides the primary aim of being an effective teaching department, we also engage in research with the current focus being in the areas of oral cancer, pre-cancer, oral microbiology, especially HIV and the immune status related to such conditions. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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