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NAME: Dr. SHASHIDARA R
POSITION: PROFESSOR AND HEAD
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NAME: Dr. SUDHEENDRA US
POSITION: PROFESSOR
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NAME: Dr. APARNA HG
POSITION: READER
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NAME: Dr. VANISHREE H
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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DEPARTMENT PROFILE:

The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology is a post graduate centre since 2006 and plays a vital role in formulating treatment needs of patients. Well equipped laboratories distributed in three divisions: Haematology, Cytology & Histopathology and Microbiology help the clinician in vital clinical decision making. The three divisions also undertake research activities of postgraduate students of all dental specialities.
Our Vision: is to provide training to students in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology with a three- pronged approach of University based curriculum supplemented with Problem based learning and Critical analyses. This approach is designed so as to enable not only academic and clinical proficiency, but also potentiate the intellectual, rational and social ability of the student, resulting in Oral Pathologists who will excel in patient care.

Facilities available in the Haematology division:

  • Caters to hospital patients and general public.
  • One of the few centres equipped with a biochemical analyser.
  • Accreditation from Christian Medical College, Vellore.
  • Advanced biochemical tests are also conducted which include serum lipid profile, urea, uric acid, creatinine, alkaline phosphatise, SGOT, SGPT, total protein, albumin and bilirubin. Serological tests for HIV and HBsAg is also conducted.
  • The biochemical analyser is also used to conduct few very specific research oriented tests for salivary diagnosis and determination. This includes pH determination, salivary nitrate levels and buffering capacity.

Facilities available in the Histopathology division:

  • Caters to patient in college and also to referrals from private practitioners.
  • Special histochemical and immunohistochemical staining is performed.
  • Hard tissue analysis is also undertaken.
  • Cytosmear analysis.
  • Cytomorphometry is performed utilising Biowizard De-Winter software.

Facilities available in the Microbiology division:

  • Aerobic and anaerobic culture is performed with colony count estimation.
  • Antibiotic sensitivity is undertaken.
  • Isolation and identification of microbial species.
  • Many research projects are currently underway in Oral Microbiology.

In addition to the above facilities, the department houses an educational museum which houses an exhaustive collection of tooth and soft tissue anomalies along with charts and models for patient education.

Floor area: (in Sq. Ft.)

Total:

4636

Undergraduate laboratory:

1012

Hematology:              

300

Clinical Section:

300

Research Microscopy:

300

Postgraduate laboratory:        

800

Microbiology laboratory:       

400

Seminar room:

352

Library:

285

HOD room:    

180

Museum:

140

Store:

100

Movement area:

467

PATIENT INFLOW

 

LIBRARY FACILITIES

Number of Books in Department Library: 84 titles
Books related to the Department in the Central Library: 128 titles and 338 books.
           
Journals with back volume of 12 years      
           

SL NO.

NAME OF THE

1.

Archives of Oral Biology

2.

Oral Oncology

3.

Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine

4.

Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Radiology and Endodontics

5.

Caries Research

6.

Journal of Dental Research

7.

Quintessence International

8.

Dental Clinics of North America

9.

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

10.

Journal of Forensic Odontology

11.

Indian Journal of Dental Research

12.

Oral Diseases 

13.

Molecular Oral Microbiology

ACHIEVEMENTS

Total no. of publications:   5 international and 19 national.

Prizes:                                                            
Dr. Jagdish V Hosmani, First place in poster presentation, Bangalore, 2008.
Dr. Thejaswini Shantharam, First place for best paper at ORAMPS, Davangere, 2012.
Dr. Swetha Singh, First place for best paper at ORAMPS, Davangere, 2012.
Dr. Swetha Singh, First place for best presenter in the 1st IAOMP midterm conference, Chennai, 2013.

Conferences/ CDE/ Programmes conducted:

  • X National postgraduate convention of IAOMP on 16th and 17th June, 2010.
  • CLIN-FORENSICON 2010, on 20th and 21st November 2010.
  • Regional Symposium-Oral & Maxillofacial Oncology Management in India: An Integrated Approach by Dr. Chittaranjan Chowdhury conducted on 28th May 2012. Slide discussion held by Dr. Kavitha, Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology, Mysore.
  • Hands on Workshop on Bite Marks Analysis held on 4th& 5th of December 2012, conducted by Dr. Ashith Acharya, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Odontology, who is a postgraduate from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current:

  • Disinfection of dental unit effluents using Ozonated water- A microbiologic study.
  • Assessment of Apoptosis in Oral Lichen Planus by TUNEL assay.
  • Comparative expression of ribosomal S6 Kinase 2 (RSK2) in selected epithelial odontogenic tumors: a possible relationship to histogenesis.
  • Comparision of the anti- microbial effect of white tea and green tea, on streptococcus mutans and evaluation of their effect on salivary pH.
  • Colonization of streptococcus mutans and pH of saliva in dental caries and their association with severity of periodontal diseases before and after therapy.
  • Antimicrobial efficacy of cranberry and probiotic based chocolates on streptococcus mutans. An in vitro study.

Proposed:

  • Effect of curcumin on candida albicans. An in-vitro microbiological study.
  • Inhibition of streptococcus mutans by isolated soil fungi. An in-vitro study.
  • Organic replacements for tissue fixation and processing.
  • Influence of methodology and techniques on bitemark analysis.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Dental Chairs:       12
Key equipments:                        Semi automatic microtome,
                                                   Automatic processing equipment,
                                                   Microwave,
                                                   Research microscope with phase contrast, dark field, polarization, CCTV &                                                    photomicrography attachments,
                                                   Binocular Compound Microscope,
                                                   Stereo microscope,
                                                   Image analysis software,
                                                   Laminar air flow chamber,
                                                   Vortex mixer,
                                                   Spectrophotometer,
                                                   pH meter
                                                   Biochemical analyser.

FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. SHASHIDARA R (PROFESSOR AND HEAD)
Dr. Shashidara R completed his BDS from Government Dental College Bangalore in 1998 and his MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) in 2001 from Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere.
He is currently working as Professor and Head in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology and also is member of Institutional review board and Disciplinary committee of CIDS, Virajpet.
Dr. Shashidara R is also a PG guide with several completed and ongoing research projects.
He is also the honorary treasurer of Indian Dental Association, Coorg branch since 2011.

Recent Publications:

  • Shashidara R, Sudheendra US. Kitchen microwave assisted accelerated method for fixation and processingof oral mucosal biopsies: A pilot study. World J Dent, Jan- Mar 2011; 2(1): 17-21.
  • Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Kavitha AP. Lymphoepithelial cyst of the submental region- A case report and review of literature. RGUHS J Dent Sci 2012; 4(2): 94-98.
  • Sudheendra US, Shashidara R, Chakki AB, Sreeshyla HS. Cystic Pleomorphic Adenoma of minor salivary glands. Int J Dent Clin 2011; 3(2): 107-8.
  • Jaishankar HP, Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Krupashankar, Vijay Kumar A. Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma of the mandible. Dental Follicle 2011; 6(4).
  • Kudva S, Bindiya, Shashidhar R, Anand T, Aparna. Ancient Neurilemmoma with deceptive clinico-pathological presentation- A case report. Medico-Legal Update 2011; 11(2): 76- 78. 
  • Yogesh T, Narayan T, Shreedhar B, Shashidara R, Leeky Mohanty. The expression of E-cadherin and cathepsin-D in normal oral mucosa, oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma: A comparative analysis between immunohistochemistry and routine histopathology. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011 Sep; 15(3): 288-94.
  • Vijay Kumar A, Jaishankar HP, Jayanth BS, Shashidara R. Multiple unicameral bone cysts of mandible associated with Amelogenesis imperfecta. e - j dent 2011; 1(4): 97-99.
  • Girish S, Krishnaprasad KR, Srinivas M, Sudheendra US, Shashidara R. Effect of carbonated drink on excisional palatal wound healing: A study on Wistar rats. Ind J Dent Res 2010; 21(3): 330-3.
  • Aparna S,  Srirangarajan S, Malgi V, Setlur KP, Shashidhar R, Setty S, Thakur S. A Comparative Evaluation of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Honey In Vitro and Antiplaque Efficacy in a 4-Day Plaque Regrowth Model In Vivo: Preliminary Results. J Periodontol 2012; 83(9): 1116-1121.

 


Dr. SUDHEENDRA US (PROFESSOR)
Dr. Sudheendra US completed his BDS from JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore in 1999 and his MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) in 2002 from Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere.
He is currently working as Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology.
Dr. Sudheendra US is also a PG guide with several completed and ongoing research projects.
He is also the CDE convenor of Indian Dental Association, Coorg branch since 2011.

Recent Publications:

  • Sudheendra US, Sowmya K, Vidhi M, Shreenivas K, Prathamesh Joshi. 2D barcodes: A novel and a simple method for denture idetification. J Forensic Sci 2013 Jan; 58(1):170-2.
  • Sudheendra US, Shashidara R, Chakki AB, Sreeshyla HS. Cystic Pleomorphic Adenoma of minor salivary glands. Int J Dent Clin 2011; 3(2): 107-8.
  • Shashidara R, Sudheendra US. Kitchen microwave assisted accelerated method for fixation and processingof oral mucosal biopsies: A pilot study. World J Dent 2011; 2(1): 17-21.
  • Shreenivas K, Sudheendra US, Sanjay J, Sowmya K. Multicystic variant of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumour associated with odontome - Report of a case and review.  Ann Ess Dent 2011; 3(1): 102-108.
  • Shreenivas K, Sudheendra US, Sowmya K, Prathamesh J. Dens Invaginatus (Type IIIb). J  Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012; 16 (2): 262- 5.
  • Raghavendra R, Upendra J, Sudheendra US, Neeraj A, Sowmya.K, Rami Reddy MS. Idiopathic Gingival Enlargement- An Inter Disciplinary Approach. Int J Dent Clin 2011; 3(1): 92-3.
  • Sowmya K, Samar K, Sudheendra US, Sandeep G, Manisha T, Shreenivas K, Raju Ragavendra T. Cancer therapy: A continuance of health burden. World J Oncol 2012; 3(5): 205-209.
  • Girish S, Krishnaprasad KR, Srinivas M, Sudheendra US, Shashidara R. Effect of carbonated drink on excisional palatal wound healing: A study on Wistar rats. Ind J Dent Res 2010; 21(3): 330-3.
  • Shreenivas K, Ami D, Sowmya K, Sudheendra US, Prathamesh J. An anthropometric analysis of facial height, arch length and palatal rugae in the Indian and Nepalese population. J Forensic Dent Sci 2011; 3(1): 33-7.

Dr. APARNA HG (READER)
Dr. Aparna HG completed her BDS from SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad in 2002 and her MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) in 2008 from College of Dental Sciences, Davangere.
She is currently working as Reader in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology.
Recent Publications:

  • Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Kavitha AP. Lymphoepithelial cyst of the submental region- A case report and review of literature. RGUHS J Dent Sci 2012; 4(2): 94-98.
  • Jaishankar HP, Shashidara R, Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Krupashankar, Vijay Kumar A. Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma of the mandible. Dental Follicle 2011; 6(4).
  • Kudva S, Bindiya, Shashidhar R, Anand T, Aparna. Ancient Neurilemmoma with deceptive clinico-pathological presentation- A case report. Medico-Legal Update 2011; 11(2): 76- 78. 
  • Jayanth BS, Aparna HG, Jaishankar HP, Megha P. Sialolithiasis. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Kerala State. 2011; 4(1).


Dr. VANISHREE HARAGANNAVAR (SENIOR LECTURER)
Dr. Vanishree Haragannavar completed her BDS from PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot in 2008 and her MDS (Oral Pathology and Microbiology) in 2013 from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet.
She is currently working as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology.

Recent Publications:

    • Anand ST, Shailesh K, Shruthi DK, Karthik B, Vanishree H. Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour- hamartoma/ cyst or true neoplasm; a Bcl-2 immunohistochemical analysis. Ind J Dent Adv 2012; 4(1): 730-35.
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