Oral Pathology & 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.

Head of the Departments

Dr. Yulia L. Mathias


  • M.Vidya, N.Shetty, B.V.Karkera, H.Jogi, Y.Pereira & A.Pandey.Ewing’s sarcoma of the Mandible in 11year old female.The Internet Journal of Pathology, 2009.
  • Gurkeerat Singh, Yulia L.M., Aditya Chibber.Laser assisted biopsy of Intra-oral fibroma - A case report.SOLAZE- Journal of laser Dentistry, September 2009.
  • Deepak Rai, Sheetal Rai, Yulia L. Mathias, Gurkeerat Singh. Diode laser assisted removal of odontome in maxillary anterior region- A case report. SOLAZE - Journal of Laser Dentistry, March 2010.
  • Natalia DeSilva, Anupam Sinha, Yulia Mathias. Cleidocranial Dysplasia: Radiological and Clinical Diagnosis. Clinical Dentistry, December 2011
  • Monica Mehendiratta, Kundendu A. Bishen, Karen Boaz, Yulia Mathias. Ghost cells: A journey in the dark. Dental Research Journal, December 2012
  • DeSilva N., Sinha A., Mathias Y. L., Grover V. Epidermolysis Bullosa: what the dental practitioner needs to know- A case report. Journal of Innovative Dentistry, Sept-December 2011
  • Nidhi Narwal, Madhumani Kumra, Yulia Pereira, Jyoti Yadav. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma : A case report. Journal of Dental Specialities, Vol.I, Issue 1, March 2013
  • Shikha Khatana, Yulia, Shweta Rehani. (SPORE100) Patterns: The ocean of lesion & pathologists -thirsty for the diagnosis. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: Vol.18, Special Issue, Nov 2014
  • Jyoti Yadav, Monica M., Madhumani Kumra, Yulia Mathias, Shruti, Rashi Sharma Death Chemistry- effect of various acids on tooth morphology. Indian Journal of Dental Sciences. (Accepted for Publication-Dec 2015 issue)


  • Dr. Yulia Mathias Professor & HOD (contact no. 9811443744)
  • Dr. Shweta Rehani, Reader
  • Dr. Prabhakar A Jeergal, Reader
  • Dr. Jyoti Yadav, Sr. Lecturer
  • Dr. Nithya S. Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Shweta Rehani

Publications: ( International and national)

  • Rehani S, Rao NN, Rao A, Carnelio S, Suma HR and Prakash PY. Spectrophotometric analysis of the expression of secreted aspartyl proteinases from Candida in leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Oral Science. 2011; 53: 421-425.
  • Rehani S. Tooth and genes: molecular mechanisms involved in histogenesis- Manipal Odontoscope. 2008; 1 (1): 12-15
  • Sethi A, Rehani S. Small Cell Osteosarcoma of Mandible: A rare case report and review of literature. J Clin Exp Dent 2010; 2(1):1-5.
  • Rehani S, Kundendu A. Fibrolipoma of Oral Cavity- a Case Report and Review Of literature. IJDA 2010; 2(2):215-216.
  • Rehani S, Chetana C, Raghu A R. The role of radiography in forensic dental practice. IJDA 2011; 3(1): 413-417.
  • Kardam P, Mehendiratta M, Rehani S, Kumra M. Seroprevalence and vaccination status of hepatitis B amongst dental health-care workers in North India. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. September 2013.
  • Cytological artifacts masquerading interpretation” is accepted in Journal of cytology, and to be published in oct-dec 2013 issue.
  • " Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity with incongruent clinical course", Case Rep 2013.

Dr. Jyoti Yadav

Fused root stump mimicking cemental growth/cementicle. Journal of Interdiciplinary dentistry,2012 vol-2, issue-1 pg 44-46. CDE PROGRAMME
The Department has successfully conducted a CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION program “EN ROUTE TO THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS” on the 29th September 2010 and had eminent speakers like Dr. Sharad Sahai and Dr. S.C. Sharma. It was attended by Post Graduate students and Faculty members, from dental colleges & practitioners of Delhi, NCR & surrounding areas as well.


Hepatitis-B free month was celebrated by the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology which included free HBsAg testing for 250 members of our college, jade ribbon campaign and awareness lectures for all the health care workers.



3rd year

 Dr. Shikha Khatana
Dr. Jyoti Bala

2nd year

 Dr. Pratima
Dr. Jitender Kumar
Ist Year
Dr. Ramakant


  • Scientific Poster Presentation titled "Journey Of Cell From Tissue To Molecule- A boon in Histopathology" at XIth National Post Graduate Convention- 2011, IAOMP, Manipal College Of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal held on 9-10th July.
  • Scientific Paper Presentation titled "Architectural Analysis Of Collagen in Different Grades of Potentially Malignant Disorders& Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma- A Picrosirius Red Study done under a Polarized Microscope" at XXth National Conference IAOMP, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad held on18-20th November 2011.
  • Scientific Poster Presentation titled "Potentially Malignant Lichenoid Reaction Pattern" at CDE on "An update on common Potentially Malignanat Disorders of the Oral Cavity" held at Subharti Dental College, Meerut, U.P on 15th februray 2012.