INTRODUCTION, INCEPTION & HISTORY
The Department of Oral Pathology at KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences began in the year 1986-87 with the inception of the institute. Under the able guidance and leadership of Dr.H.M.Dholakia, the senior most and the first recognized guide of Oral Pathology in India, this Department took its first step and since then the department has made tremendous progress academically and infrastructure wise and has made its mark at a national level.
Dr.Vivek Pakhmode joined in as the first full-time staff in 1988 as Assistant Professor, followed by Dr.Alka Kale in September 1988 as Assistant Professor. The Department had the honour of having Dr. M.V.Lele a very senior, experienced and able administrator as Professor and Head from 1996 to1998, followed by Dr.Alka Kale from 1998 to 2008. Since then Dr. Seema Hallikerimath is heading the department till date. The undergraduate course was started in the year 1985 and was recognised in 1990. The post-graduate course in the Department of Oral Pathology was started in the year 1990 and was recognised by the year 1992. A total of 55 post-graduates have passed from the department till date.
Primarily a research-oriented department that imparts quality training to undergraduates and postgraduates. Besides conducting all routine blood analysis and histopathological examination, the department is actively involved in various research projects on oral precancer and cancer using the latest molecular testing methods. The high level of training given to postgraduates by the experienced staff has resulted in numerous accolades being won by them at various national specialty conferences. The advanced facilities available include a modern Department histopathology laboratory equipped with an array of latest diagnostic microscopes and equipment, a microbiology section, a spacious undergraduate laboratory, a pathology museum, a separate postgraduate laboratory, and a seminar hall. Highly sophisticated audio-visual aids, slide transparencies on various topics and research microscopes amplify the quality of training imparted. A remarkable collection of over 6000 quality histopathology slides, numerous specimens as well as an array of journals & textbooks help the students unearth the nuances of oral pathology and microbiology.
- AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT -
- FACULTY -
Dr.(Mrs) Alka D Kale, MDS, Ph.D.
Principal & Professor
Dr. Veena V. Naik, MDS
Professor & Head
15 years 9 months
Dr. Seema R Hallikerimath, MDS, Ph.D.
20 years 2 months
Dr. Punnya V. Angadi, MDS, Ph.D.
Dr. Deepa R. Mane, MDS, Ph.D.
11 years 8 Months
Dr. Pushpak V Shah, MDS
8 years 1 month
Dr. Shweta Kumbhojkar, MDS
7 years 1 month
Dr. Manjula M, MDS
7 years 8 months
Dr. Chetan Belaldavar, MDS
5 years 5 months
- Blood examinations: Hemoglobin Estimation, Bleeding Time, Clotting Time, Blood Sugar Estimation, total RBC Count, total WBC Count, and Differential WBC Count
- Biopsy Reporting
- Pre-cancer & Cancer detection
- Undergraduates (BDS): Since 1985
- Dental Anatomy, Histology, Physiology & Embryology: I BDS.
- Oral Pathology and Microbiology: II & III BDS.
- Postgraduates (MDS) : Since 1991
- 3 years of orderly training in Oral Pathology.
- Ph.D. from 2007 onwards
- Diploma Courses in Dental Hygienist and Mechanics.
DEPARTMENT OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY – RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY – LIST OF EQUIPMENTS
Guest Lectures organized by the Department:
Asitava Mondal, Kolkata
Topic – “Clinical, Imaging, Cytology, Cell Block and IHC in the diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas of the oral cavity”, 2015
Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan, Manipal
Prof. Dept. of Oral Pathology.
Topic – “Adding The Third Dimension To Cell Culture “- 2016.
Dr. Anita Borges, Mumbai
Topic – “Oral soft tissue tumors”, 2016.
Dr. Kishore Bhat, Maratha Mandal Dental Colege
Prof. & Head of Microbiology
“Demonstration of cell culture technique ” – 2016
Dr. Radhika Bhavle, Krishnadevaraya Dental College, Bengaluru
Prof and Head Department Of Oral Pathology
Topic – “Unzip the Melee of Oral Lesions” -2017
Mrs. Smita Dalvi, Belagavi
Teacher, Trinity College for English Language, Entrepreneurship Development & Business Communication
Topic – “Communication skills and Body Language”-2018
Dr. Praveen Arany, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY, USA
Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine
Topic – “Pursuing Human Clinical Translational Research – Impact Versus Statistical Significance.”-2018
Sanghmitra Dasgupta, Bengaluru
Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist & Implantologist
Topic – “Neuromuscular Dentistry”
Dr Pradeep Mahajan, Pune
Topic – Slide Seminar on ‘Dermatopathology’-2018
Post Graduate Lab:
Under Graduate Lab:
Clinical Pathology Lab:
Felicitation by Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists in 2013
Exemplary service in the field of Oral Pathology.
Dr. Alka Kale
Teacher of Teachers Award 2011
Dr. Punnya Angadi – 2011
Dr. Deepa Mane – 2012
Dr. Pushpak Shah – 2015