Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology which 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.
It was established in the year 2004. It deals with  Dental Anatomy & Histology and Oral Pathology which are taught to undergraduate and postgraduate students. This course is designed to enable students to (1). Acquire basic knowledge regarding normal anatomy & histology of tooth and associated oral structures; (2). Achieve a basic understanding of main diseases and the ability to classify diseases according to the basic pathologic process; (3). Be acquainted with the clinical, radiographic, and main histopathologic features of significant diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region.
It works on many aspects of the academic and research field with a specific focus on oral cancer detection, odontogenic tumors, dental caries, molecular aspect of various oral diseases. The department has a standard Histopathology laboratory for providing oral biopsy service to clinicians. It helps and collaborates with various departments and institutes in the field of research. The department has a fully functioning hematology laboratory, histopathology laboratory; the Exfoliative cytology laboratory was all investigations that are carried out routinely.

People’s International Journal of Dentistry

People’s International Journal of Dentistry (PIJD) is the official journal of the People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Center, People’s University, Bhopal, India. An open-access, internationally double-blind peer-reviewed journal with a focus on practical applications of theory, research, and experience and provides a bridge between academic knowledge, illness experience, wellbeing, and Oral health care practice.

Journal Online Inauguration- Report
Website- https://www.peoplesjournal.pub/index.php/pijd

Dr. Shubhangi Mhaske
M.D.S.(Oral Pathology & Microbiology),
Professor & HoD
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Web of Science ResearcherID: AAA-3927-2020
ORCID: 0000-0002-8784-2926

Dr. Ami Desai
M.D.S.(Oral Pathology & Microbiology)
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9208-6010; ResearcherID: Q-6432-2018
Scopus Author ID: 56103595700

Dr. Arti Gupta,
Dr. Hina Khan,
Dr. Richa Shukla

Course Outcome
First BDS
Dental Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral Histology

  1. The dental graduates will have basic knowledge of the Morphology of both deciduous. and permanent teeth, Methods of identifying the teeth, and age estimation from a replica of jaws.
  2. The dental graduate will have basic skills in Wax carving of teeth morphology, Identification the basic histology of oral tissues on microscopy.
  3. The dental graduate will have to develop skills and potential to efficiently communicate physiological development, morphology, structure & functions of teeth and oral & para oral tissues & its variations.

Third BDS
Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  1. The dental graduate will have basic knowledge on the pathogenesis of the Oral disease, diagnosis and can do the comparison based on the clinical, radiograph, and histopathologic features of oral disease.
  2. The dental graduate will have basic skills in preparation of oral exfoliative smears, ground sections, age estimation based on teeth identification, and diagnosing the pathology based on light microscopy.
  3. The dental graduate will have the potential to efficiently communicate diagnosis & correlate with other oral diseases with their pathological processes.

M.D.S in Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Applied Basic Science

  1. The students should have basic knowledge of biostatistics and research methodology.
  2. They would have learned anatomy, histology, biochemical, and physiology of oral and para oral structure.
  3. They would have learned the basic pathology, microbiology, and basic molecular aspects of pathology.

Oral Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Forensic Odontology

  1. The student should have to understand the pathological processes of oral diseases.
  2. The student would have to understand the pathological processes of oral diseases compare and diagnose based on clinical, radiographical, and histopathological findings which involves the oral and paraoral structures.
  3. They would have learned and perform the preparation of ground sections oral smears and histology slides.
  4. Students would have studied and been able to identify and diagnose the disease based on microscopy.

Laboratory Techniques, Diagnosis, and Oncology

  1. The students should have basic knowledge of various biopsy procedures and histopathology section preparation.
  2. They would have the basic knowledge on laboratory tests, chemicals and equipment.
  3. Students should have learned to identify and appreciate the microscopic slide and writing a report on oral pathology.
  4. Students should have knowledge of Basic hematological tests and their clinical correlation.


  1. Students should have comprehensive knowledge of oral and paraoral structures and related pathologies and also on recent advanced methodology/techniques and molecular aspects.

Department Infrastructure

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Publication

Year-wise Distribution
Total Publication- 105
National International
43 62

Bibliometrics of Department

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Research Projects

Total- 46 (faculty- 28 and Student- 18)

Research Studies

Student Research Projects

  • Cytomorphometry and Toluidine blue efficacy in detecting dysplasia using exfoliative cytology. [Name of Student-Miss. Yashi Shrivastava; Mentor Faculty- Dr. Monal Yuwanati]- ICMR STS Approved-STS- 2019-04212 [Link 1 Link 2]

CDE Programs / Seminars / Conference

1.First MP State level slide symposium, P.C.D.S, Bhopal (August 2012)
2.A Webinar arranged by VSPM’s Dental college, Nagpur (CDE program) (Oct 2013)
3.Second MP State Slide Symposium- 6th Feb 2015, Bhopal, MP.
4.CDE on “Diagnostic challenges- a surgical pathologists perspective”, 18 March 2016, PDA, Bhopal

5.Webinar on “How to Publish High Impact Journal” on June 1, 2020. [Flyer] [Report]

6.Webinar on “Bite mark identification in forensic Odontology” on June 2,2020,11:00 am- 12:00 pm IST [Flyer] [Report]

7. Webinar on “ONLINE EXAM AND OSPE BASED EVALUATION” on Monday, June 29, 2020,11:00 am- 12:00 pm IST. [Flyer] [Report] [Video link]

8.Webinar on “Research tools for Academic Community” on SATURDAY, JULY 4, 20203 PM- 5 PM IST [Flyer] [Report] [Video link]

9. Webinar on “Histopathological Dilemmas of Oral and Maxillofacial Lesions” on 29th and 30th July 2020. [Flyer] [Report] [Feedback Report]

10.Workshop on Exfoliative Cytology,1 March, 2023.


Awards and Achievements

Dr. Vidhi Mathur, III MDS  has been awarded 3rd prize for her paper “Bhopal Gas Tragedy- An audit of craniofacial anomalies in first-generation survivors”.    at XIII P.G. Convention at Coorg on 16th and 17th June 2010.

Dr. Vidhi Mathur, III MDS  has been awarded 1st prize for her paper “Denture Semacoding – A novel technique of denture identification”  at 8th National conference on Forensic odontology at Lucknow on 30th and 31st Oct 2010.

Dr. Ami Desai, II MDS has been awarded 1st prize for her Paper “ Morphological and Morphometric analysis of orofacial structure – Mirror for racial identification” 8th National conference on Forensic odontology at Lucknow on 30th and    31st Oct 2010.

Dr. Samar Khan, II MDS has been awarded Best scientific presentation for “Effect of Rapid microwave fixation and processing technique on immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical staining- Unmasking the mask” at XIX National & I International conference at Chennai on 10th and 12th  December 2010.

Dr. Swati Nema, MDS II year has been awarded session Best poster titled “Inflammation ignites the way to metastasis”, 23rd National conference held at Bangalore, on 28th – 30th November 2014.

Dr. Ankita Jain, MDS II year has been awarded session Best paper titled “Extraction of DNA from archival tissue sources”, 23rd National conference held at Bangalore, on 28th – 30th November 2014.

Dr. Rupal Kushwaha, MDS II year has been awarded session Best poster titledRhizoctonia solani mimicking mucormycosis: A hidden killer”, International Symposium on Head & Neck tumors: Translation from cancer biology to cancer medicine held at Manipal, on 3rd-4th October

Dr. Anushree Rathore, MDS II year has been awarded session Best paper titled “Awareness and knowledge of Oral cancer among non-medical students of Bhopal”, IAOMP XXIV National conference held at Jaipur, on 20th -22nd November 2015