Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology


Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The diagnostic services of this department provide dental clinician with information about the presence, severity and cause of diseases in patients attending our institution. A team of laboratory technicians with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, guided by senior oral pathologist, ensure the quality and accuracy of the diagnostic results. Around 4500 diagnostic tests are delivered every year with a focus on empowering dental clinicians to make informed decisions, and patients with the truth about their health status.

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Microimaging system
  • Cytopathology
  • Histopathology
  • Hematology
  • Histochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Forensic Evaluation


The department has the enthusiastic and inspiring faculty who has keen interest in teaching the students and is involved in various research activities. They have guided many UG & PG students in scientific presentations and won prizes in various scientific events and competitions. A student research project guided by our faculty is accepted and funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, (ICMR – STS 2015). Our faculty are recognised as editors, editorial board members and peer reviewers of national and international dental journals.

Dr. N. Ganapathy MDS Professor & HOD
Dr. T. Maheswaran MDS, MBA Reader
Dr. V. Ilayaraja MDS Reader
Dr. Yoithap Prabhunath T.R. MDS Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Dinesh Shankar J MDS Sr. Lecturer
Dr. A. Yamunadevi, MDS Sr. Lecturer