ORAL PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY

About the Department

Oral 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. The practice of oral pathology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations, and management of patients.
The department has a well equipped HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CYTOPATHOLOGY LABORATORY with routine & special stains facility. We have cancer screening clinics run by the department of oral pathology. Other procedures include hematology, special stains and Brush Biopsy.
The department is well equipped with a State-of-the-Art Olympus tri-head research microscope with a photo micrographic attachment and image analysis software, and other attachments like Phase Contrast & Polarizing, to facilitate better diagnosis & easy teaching & discussions with faculty members and students. The automatic tissue processing unit & automatic tissue microtome aid in regular processing. A good number of teaching aids like microscopic slides, posters, photographs, specimens & digital presentations.
We aim at engaging into further research, bringing in newer techniques including immunohistochemistry & other advanced microscopy & histopathological procedures in the near future.

DR. SHWETA REHANI

Email Id : rehanishweta@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Delhi and attained schooling from Delhi. Now a resident of Faridabad.

Educational & Professional Background:

. Graduated from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in 2004.

. Did Masters in Oral Pathology & Forensic Odontology in 2008; After completing post-graduation, worked in MCODS, Manipal for almost 3 years there.

. In 2012 joined Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and have been attached since then.

. 9 years of full time teaching experience in dental colleges.

. Streamlined various postgraduate and undergraduate activities.

. Member of PG Board studies of Pt BD Sharma University Health Sciences, Rohtak.

. Have been external/ internal examiner and paper setter for undergraduate university examinations.

. Have been internal examiner for postgraduate university examinations.

. Have been working as an active coordinator, supervisor, examiner in Undergraduate and post-graduate dental curriculum.

. Have Been Judge for the Post Graduate student poster session in XVI Annual National PG Convention, Merrut, 2017.

Research & Interests:

Oral Cancer, Premalignant Conditions and Odontogenic Pathologies

Professional Memberships:

1. Member of Karnataka State Dental Council.

2. Member of Indian Dental association.

3. Member of Indian academy of Oral Pathologists.

4. Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), Manipal

Awards/ Publications:

AWARDS: Won Best Paper for the scientific paper presented at XVI National Conference of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists, 2007.

Total Publications

24

Pubmed –International

11

Pubmed -National

06

Non Indexed Journals

07

Total Points

210

Dr. Awantika Singh

Email Id - singhawantika89@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATIONAL& PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

BDS - DJ college of dental sciences & research ,modi nagar

MDS- Oral pathology & Microbiology from School of dental sciences, Sharda university,

TEACHING EXPERIENCE : 4 Years

PUBLICATION :

1 A voice to a silent disease hepatitis, in heal talk2018

2x- linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia update on oral manifestation and recent concepts in treatment 2018

Dr. Bireshwar Roy

Email Id – drbireswarroy@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATIONAL& PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

B.D.S, M.D.S

TEACHING EXPERIENCE - 5 Years

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS - Oral Pathology And Microbiology

PUBLICATION – More Than 2 Publication (One Is Ongoing)

DR. MOHIT

Reader

Email Id – mohit11jph@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Mohit Sharma is Reader in Dept. of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research, Faridabad. He has almost 10 Years of teaching experience, out of which 10 years as a postgraduate teacher. He has 26 publications in international and national journals of high repute with good citation score. Currently, a coinvestigator in “MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND UNSW COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SEED GRANT” on the project titled “The Development of Novel Anti-Fibrotic Nanoformulation for the Treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis”. He is the Member of Indian Dental Association, Life Member of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists (Membership No: M/1429-OLM) and Life Member of Indian Association of Dental Research (Membership No: LM 943).

EDUCATIONAL& PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Completed his 10th from St. George’s College (ICSE Board) in year 1995, 12th from R.B.S Inter-college (UP Board) in year 1997. BDS from Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Karnataka (Davangere) in Year 2004. Completed his MDS from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Karnataka (Manipal). Currently, Pursuing PhD from Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research (PAHER) University, Udaipur.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Ten years teaching experience.

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS: Engaged in research in potentially malignant disorders especially oral submucous fibrosis.

PUBLICATIONS

MORE THAN 14 INTERNATIONAL AND 12 NATIONAL PUBLICATION

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: Total 26 (Year-wise lis

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Author I/II/III/IV

Points

1

Chopra A, Radhakrishnan R, Sharma M. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Review on Its Intricate Pathogenic Mechanisms. Crit Rev Microbiol 2020;46(2):213-36.

I

II

7.5

2

Silva LC, Fonseca FP, Almeida OP, Mariz BA, Lopes MA, Radhakrishnan R, Sharma M, Kowalski LP, Vargas PA. CD1a+ and CD207+ cells are reduced in oral submucous fibrosis and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2020;25 (1):e49-55.

I

VII

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3

Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R. A two-way realationship between the head and neck and esophageal cancer. Oral Oncol. 2019;97:139-40.

I

I

15

4

Sah P, Patel P, Chandrashekar C, Martena S, Ballal M, Hegde M, Guddattu V, Murdoch C, Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R. Oral candidal carriage correlates with CD4+ cell count but not with HIV and highly active antiretroviral therapy status. J Investig Clin Dent. 2019 Jul 17:e12438.

I

VII

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5

Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R. Revisiting and revising the definition of oral submucous fibrosis. Oral Oncol. 2019;92:94.

I

1

15

6

Sharma M, Shetty SS, Radhakrishnan R. Oral Submucous Fibrosis as an Overhealing Wound: Implications in Malignant Transformation. Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2018;13(3):272-291.

I

1

15

7

Nivedita, Sharma S, Sharma M, Mehendiratta M. Oral Melanaoacanthoma: A Case Report with review of literature. J Dent Specialities.2018;6(1):69-70.

 II

III

2.5

8

Sharma S, Nivedita, Mehendiratta M, Sharma M. Follllicular-Acantomatous ameloblastoma impact on intervention. J Dent Specialities 2018;6(1):71-74.

 II

IV

2.5

9

Mehrotra H, Mehendiratta M, Sharma M, Ahuja P. Diagnosis of unicystic ameloblastoma using calretinin - case report. International Education and research journal. 2017;3(9):8-10.

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III

2.5

10

Kohli M, Ahuja P, Mehendiratta M, Sharma M, Dutta J. Micronucleus Assay: An Early Diagnostic Tool to Assess Genotoxic Changes in Patients with Tobacco Use, Oral Leukoplakia and Oral Submucous Fibrosis. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Sep;11(9):ZC28-ZC32.

I

IV

15

11

Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R. Limited Mouth Opening in Oral Submucous Fibrosis: Reasons, Ramifications and Remedies. J Oral Pathol Med 2017;46: 424–430.

I

I

15

12

Thennavan A, Sharma M, Chandrashekar C, Hunter KD, Radhakrishnan R. Exploring the Potential of Laser Capture Microdissection Technology in integrated Oral BioSciences. Oral Dis 2017;23, 737–748

I

II

7.5

13

Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R Unfavorable Stoichiometry of PAI-1 and tPA foments OSMF. Oral Oncology 2016; 58:e1-e3

I

I

15

14

Sharma M, Radhakrishnan R. CTGF is obligatory for TGF-β1 mediated fibrosis in OSMF. Oral Oncology 2016;56:e10-1.

I

I

15

15

Soi S, Yadav S, Sharma S, Sharma M. In Vitro Comparison of Apically Extruded Debris during Root Canal Preparation of Mandibular Premolars with Manual and Rotary Instruments. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospect 2015; 9(3):131-7.

I

IV

15

16

Sharma M, Astekar M, Soi S, Manjunatha BS, Shetty DC, Radhakrishnan R. pH Gradient Reversal: An Emerging Hallmark of Cancers. Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2015;10(3):244-58.

I

I

15

17

Sharma M, Astekar M, Soi S, Manjunatha BS, Shetty DC. Viral Carcinogenesis of Oral Region and Recent Trends in Treatment. Recent Patent in Biomarkers, 5(1): 25-34.

II

I

5

18

Sharma M, Astekar M, Sapra G, Agrawal A, Murari A. Burning Mouth Syndrome. J Dent Sci Oral Rehabil 2014; 5(4):209-212.

II

I

5

19

Rai B, Astekar M, Sapra G, Sharma M, Agarwal A, Murari A Laser capture Microdissection. J Dent Sci Oral Rehabil 2014; 2014;5(2):70-3.

II

IV

2.5

20

Sapra G, Astekar M, Hiremath SK,  Sharma M, Agarwal A, Roy  S. Central Giant Cell Granuloma: A Case Report. J Dent Sci Oral Rehabil 2014;5(1):44-7.

II

IV

2.5

21

Hiremath SK, Astekar M, Sapra G, Sharma M, Murari A, Singh S. Unicystic Ameloblastoma: A Case Report.  J Dent Sci Oral Rehabil 2013;4(4):45-47.

II

IV

2.5

22

Sharma M, Sah P, Sharma SS, Radhakrishnan R. Molecular changes in invasive front of oral cancer. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2013;17(2):240-7.

I

I

15

23

Sharma M, Sharma S. Oral Iatrogenesis. J Dent Sci Oral Rehabil 2012;3(3):16-19.

II

I

5

24

Gaikwad P, Sharma M, Singh A, Garg A. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma - A Case Report. Medico-Legal Update 2012; 12(1):4-5.

II

IV

2.5

25

Kavle P, Rathod GP, Gaikwad P, Benjamin T, Sharma M, Garg A. Evaluation of bcl 2 oncoprotein in oral epithelial dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma: An immunohistochemical study. Heal Talk 2011;111(3):44.

II

IV

2.5

26

Sharma M, Bairy I, Pai K, Satyamoorthy K, Prasad S, Berkovitz B, Radhakrishnan R. Salivary IL-6 levels in oral leukoplakia with dysplasia and its clinical relevance to tobacco habits and periodontitis. Clin Oral Invest 2011; 15(3):705-14.

I

I

15

 

Total

 

 

195

DR. SHIKHA KHANTANA

Sr. Lecturer

Email Id. sanyakhatana09@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATIONAL& PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

B.D.S, M.D.S

TEACHING EXPERIENCE : 1 Year and 8 months

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS : Oral pathology

PUBLICATION : 4 publications

DR.PRABHAKAR

Email Id : dr.prabhakaraj@rediffmail.com.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr.Prabhakar obtained his BDS and MDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore. Successfully passed the Masters degree exam of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 2011 from A.J.Institute of Dental Sciences Mangalore. Has Joined A.J.Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in 2012 as Assistant Professor and now holds the post of Reader in Department of Oralpathology in Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences, Faridabad. Areas of special interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Forensic Odontology, Salivary Gland Tumors, Immuno Histochemistry. Professional Memberships: Member of Karnataka State Dental Council and Member of Post Graduate Board of Studies in Oralpathology & Microbiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak. Haryana.

Awards/ Recent / significant publications: International & National.

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS INDEXED IN PUBMED:

1. Dinkar Desai, Siddharth Pandith, Prabhakar A Jeergal, Arathi K and Rajan Saini. Fibroblastic Variant of Osteosarcoma: A Challenge in Diagnosis and Management. The Open Dentistry Journal, 2010, Volume: 4, 211-217.
2. Savita Lasrado, Prashanth Prabhu, Anjali kakria, Tanuj Kanchan, Sadip Pant, Brijesh Sathian, P Gangadharan, VS Binu, SV Arathisenthil, Prabhakar A Jeergal, Neil A Luis, Ritesh G Menezes. Clinicopathological Profile of Head and Neck Cancers in the Western Development Region, Nepal: A 4- Year Snapshort. Asian pacific J Cancer Prev, 2012, 13 (12), 6059-6062.
3. Prabhakar A Jeergal, R Surekha, Priyadarshini Sharma, K Anila, Vasanthi A Jeergal, Tabitha Rani. Prevalence, perception and attitude of dental students towards academic dishonesty and ways to overcome cheating behaviours. Journal of Advanced Clinical and Research Insights, 2015, 2, 2-6.
4. Siddharth Pandit, Dinkar Desai, Prabhakar A Jeergal, Sowmya Venkatesh. Awareness of forensic odontology among police personnel: A new ray of hope in forensic odontology. Journal of Forensic Dent Sci, 2016, 8, 1, 56.
5. Prabhakar A Jeergal, Siddharth Pandit, Dinkar Desai, R Surekha, Vasanthi A Jeergal. Morphological patterns of lip prints in Mangaloreans based on Suzuki and Tsuchihashi classification. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2016, Vol 20, issue 2, 155-162.
6. Smita Bussari1, Taiminaz Mueez Shedam, Priyanka Debta, Nahid Ayub Shaikh, Niranjan R. Yeli, Prabhakar A. Jeergal , Ramniwas Kumawat. A Retrospective Clinicopathological Study of Salivary Gland Tumors with Particular Reference to Histological Types, Site, Age, and Sex Distribution. Journal of International Oral Health (Dec 2016/Vol 08/ issue 12, Page: 1-7).

PUBLICATIONS IN Indian JOURNALS INDEXED :

1. Dinkar Desai, Prabhakar A Jeergal. Sex Determination Through Various Methods in Craniofacial Region, Journal of Postgraduate Dentistry, 2010, 1
2. Prabhakar A Jeergal, Dinkar Desai, Siddharth Pandit. Microgravity- The present and the future direction, Journal of Postgraduate Dentistry, 2012, 1, 72.
3. Dinkar Desai, Prabhakar A Jeergal. Cytomorphology in Oral Smears, Journal of Postgraduate Dentistry, 2012, 1.