Oral Pathology and Microbiology

Department Overview

Oral Pathology and Microbiology, a specialized branch of dentistry is a confluence of basic sciences and clinical dentistry that investigates the cause, nature, process and effects of the various diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Since its inception in the year 2000, the department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology at YMT Dental College & Hospital is involved in undergraduate training of Oral Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Embryology for I BDS students and Oral Pathology and Microbiology for II and III BDS students. Admission to the post graduate course commenced in the year 2007 and since then the department has made tremendous progress in terms of academics and infrastructure. The department is actively engaged in histopathological diagnosis of biopsy tissue specimens received from various clinical sources. It is equipped with state of the art facilities that include advanced diagnostic equipments like immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, polarizing microscopy and image analysis used for diagnostic and research purposes. In addition, various research activities, continuing dental education programs and scientific publications in reputed national and international journals are undertaken regularly.

Faculty

1. DR. SANGEETA R PATANKAR. MDS.

DR. SANGEETA R PATANKAR. MDS
Designation
PROFESSOR AND HOD
Total Experience In Years
27 YEARS, 10 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI - 1987
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI - 1992
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 18
INTERNATIONAL: 23

2. DR. SHEETALCHOUDHARI. MDS, PHD.

DR. SHEETALCHOUDHARI. MDS, PHD
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
13 YEARS, 4 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
VSPM DENTAL COLLEGE, NAGPUR- 2000
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SPDC, WARDHA - 2008
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 09
INTERNATIONAL: 20

3. DR. GOKULSRIDHARAN. MDS, PHD.

DR. GOKULSRIDHARAN. MDS, PHD
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
12 YEARS, 5 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
S. D. M. COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES AND HOSPITAL, DHARWAD- 2004
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
S. D. M. COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES AND HOSPITAL, DHARWAD- 2009
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 17
INTERNATIONAL: 35

4. DR. SHUBHRA SHARMA. MDS.

DR. SHUBHRA SHARMA. MDS
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
10 YEARS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
DRSYAMALA REDDY DENTAL COLLEGE, BANGALORE- 2005
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, NAVI MUMBAI- 2010
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 10
INTERNATIONAL: 05

5. DR. DIVYESH WANKHEDKAR. MDS.

DR. DIVYESH WANKHEDKAR. MDS
Designation
LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
5 YEARS,2 MONTHS.
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, NAVI MUMBAI, 2009
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, NAVI MUMBAI- 2015
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 05
INTERNATIONAL: 04

6. DR. PRACHI R. BHANDARE. MDS.

DR. PRACHI R. BHANDARE. MDS
Designation
LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 YEARS, 9 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MGM DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, NAVI MUMBAI- 2009
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, NAVI MUMBAI- 2016
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 01
INTERNATIONAL: 04

7. DR. GAURAV SALUNKHE. MDS.

DR. KHUSHAL DESAI
Designation
LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 YEARS & 5 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SPDC, WARDHA - 2011
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
D. Y. PATIL DENTAL COLLEGE, NAVI MUMBAI - 2015
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 02
INTERNATIONAL: 02

Gallery

XXII NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGISTS

DESCRIPTION: Organizing committee at the XXII National Conference of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists held at Mumbai from 8-10 Nov. 2013

ANNUAL CONDUCT OF CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
  • Organized a continuing dental education programme DENTOPATH 2015 at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai ( 8th October 2015)
  • Organized a continuing dental education programme DENTOPATH 2017 on 13th January 2017 at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
  • Organized a continuing dental education programme PATHO-EXCELLENCE on 11th September, 2018 at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
  • Organized a continuing dental education programme PATHO-EXCELLENCE on 28th February, 2020 at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
NATIONAL ORAL PATHOLOGIST DAY CELEBRATION, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2020

The Department of Oral Pathology, Dr G.D. Pol Foundation YMT Dental College and Hospital, under the aegis of our Director, Dr.Kavita Pol, Dean,Dr. Meghna Vandekar and HOD, Dr. Sangeeta Patankar, celebrated National Oral Pathologist Day On 25th Feb 2020 to commemorate the birthday of Eminent Oral Pathologist Prof. Dr. H.M Dholakia who was the First oral pathologist in India
To celebrate this, Screening for oral lesions was conducted for the Non-Teaching Staff and Patients. This was followed by a series of lectures by Eminent speakers from the Department of Oral Pathology.

  • National Oral Pathologist Day - Welcome speech by Dr. Sheetal Choudhari.
  • Oral Pathology in clinical practice by Dr. Sangeeta Patankar
  • Prospects in oral pathology by Dr. Gokul Sridharan
WORLD CANCER DAY 2021

YMT Dental College & Hospital in collaboration with Nirmaya Health Foundation & Satva Charitable Sanstha conducted "Oral Cancer Screening " at Sikh Gurudwara, Andheri on 4th February 2021.
Staff and Postgraduate students of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology & interns from Department of Public Health Dentistry screened 108 patients. Dr. Rohan,from Satva Charitable Sanstha delivered a short talk on tobacco & it's ill effects

NATIONAL ORAL PATHOLOGIST DAY CELEBRATION, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2021

The Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. G. D. Pol Foundation, Y. M. T Dental College & Hospital under the ageis of our patrons Dr. G. D. Pol sir, Dr. Kavita Pol- Nalawade & Dean Dr. Meghna Vandekar celebrated 2nd National Oral Pathologist Day on 25th February, 2021 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. H. M. Dholakia, First Oral Pathologist of India.
The celebration saw an overwhelming participation from undergraduate students & interns.
III BDS students & interns participated in Ted talk competition on the topic " Research frontiers in Oral Pathology & Microbiology " and I BDS students participated in Soap Carving competition.
The judges for the competitions were Dr. Deepa Das, Professor & Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology & Dr. Amar Katre, Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry.
Dr. Sangeeta Patankar, Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology addressed the students.
Dr. Sheetal Choudhari gave the welcome address and vote of thanks for the event.

NATIONAL ORAL PATHOLOGIST DAY CELEBRATION, 25th February, 2022

The Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Dr. G. D. Pol Foundation, Y.M.T Dental College & Hospital, under the aegis of our Director, Dr.Kavita Pol, Dean,Dr. MeghnaVandekar celebrated 3rd National Oral Pathologist Day on 25th February, 2022 on the occasion of tha birth anniversary of Dr. H. M. Dholakia, First Oral Pathologist of India.
Events such as Soap Carving competition, Poster making competition & a skit on the topic ‘Awareness of Oral Cancer’ were conducted. The events saw enthusiastic participation from undergraduate students & interns.
Dr. Sangeeta Patankar, Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology addressed the students and the participants & spoke on the importance of the event and its particular significant contribution in the field of medicine.
Our respected Dean, Dr. Meghna Vandekar gave the concluding words, congratulating and appreciating the efforts of the Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology in organizing the event.

ANNUAL CONDUCT OF CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
CDE programme PATHO-EXCELLENCE 2022 conducted by & hosted by the
Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology

The Department of Oral Pathology organized a one-day virtual continuing dental education program PATHOEXCELLENCE 2022 on 22nd March 2022 at YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, under the ageis of our patrons Dr. G D Pol Sir, Dr. Kavita Pol-Nalawade and Dean Dr. Meghna Vandekar.
Eminent personalities, Dr. Minal Chaudhary & Dr. Supriya Kheur were invited as guest speakers for the program.
Dr. Minal Chaudhary, Director professor, School of Oral Oncology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, a distinguished and celebrated oral pathologist shared her knowledge on “Factors affecting postoperative survival of patients with OSCC: An area overlooked.”
Dr. Supriya Kheur,Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr D Y Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, an acclaimed researcher enlightened us through a journey of cases with an interesting slide discussion on “Histological Insights into Oral Lesions. “
A total of 225 delegates from the dental colleges of Maharashtra and all over India attended this successful event which was approved by the Maharashtra State Dental Council.

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Dr. Sangeeta R Patankar. MDS

Oral pathology is the discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting hard and soft tissues of oral and maxillofacial region. We, in the department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology at YMT Dental College and Hospital, prepare the students to perform routine histopathological, cytological and microbiological investigations. The students are also trained in the science of histology and pathology of oral and maxillofacial region utilizing state of the art digital microscopy under the guidance of highly proficient staff.

As the Head of the department since the last seventeen years with thirteen years of post graduate teaching, I am fortunate to be supported by experienced teaching faculty who are actively involved in UG and PG teaching program, clinical pathology, biopsy, exfoliative cytology, FNAC, imunohistochemistry, immunoflourescence& microbiological investigations. Our laboratory is well equipped with advanced research equipments which cater to various research activities conducted by the post graduates and the faculty of our institute.

The fundamental goal of our department is to provide innovative and quality education with high standard to achieve academic excellence and provide platform for the students to achieve their career aspirations.

Infrastructure

BASIC EQUIPMENT FOR DIAGNOSTIC PURPOSES IN THE INSTITUTION

Automatic tissue processor
Equipment for Histopathological staining

HIGH END EQUIPMENT FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES IN THE INSTITUTION

Imaging and morphometric software

Extended application of light based microscopy- phase contrast microscopy, polarized microscopy and fluorescent microscopy

Fluroscent microscopy set up with attachments for phase contrast and polarized microscopy
Immunohistochemical (IHC) set up
Complete blood profiling using automated hematology analyser

Awards and Achievements

DR. SANGEETA R PATANKAR

  • Appointed as PhD Guide for Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  • Post Graduate guide from year 2007
  • Office bearer at the XXII National Conference of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists, 2013 held at Mumbai
  • Organizing chairperson for continuing dental education programs 2015 and 2016
  • Guest speaker at speciality conferences and seminars
  • Invited chairperson / judge for scientific presentations
  • Organizing chairperson in speciality CDE programmes and conferences

DR. SHEETAL CHOUDHARI

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in oral pathology and microbiology
  • Achiever of Long Term Research Grant by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, 2017-2018.
  • Second Prize at 62nd National Conference, Indian Dental Association, 12th-15th February 2009.
  • Third Prize at National Triple O Workshop, Bangalore, 2007
  • Consolation prize in Quiz: Symposium on Mucocutaneous Lesions - A Diagnostic Insight, Bharati Vidyapith, Pune September 2006.
  • Second Prize in Students Scientific Convention, IDA Nagpur Branch, 13th January 2002.
  • Third Prize at 40th Maharashtra State Dental Conference, Kolhapur, 23rd, 24th, 25th November 2001.
  • Post Graduate guide
  • Peer reviewer for National and International journals
  • Editorial board member for peer reviewed journals
  • Authored the book titled “DADH Made Easy,” 2017, CBS Publishers, for B.D.S. students.
  • MUHS Coordinator for MUHS State Level Research Conference (Dental Faculty)- January, 2018-2019.
  • Guest speaker for Continuing Dental Education program at SPDC, Wardha, topic- “Pathogenesis of Oral Submucous Fibrosis- Recent updates”, March 2018.
  • Organizing secretary, CDE, DENTOPATH III, Oral Pathology Department, YMTDC, Mumbai, September, 2017.
  • Judge for the poster session at National PG Convention, Meerut, June 2017.
  • Judge for the poster session at the International Oral Pathology Conference, Chennai, September 2016.
  • Organizing Committee Member of XXII National Conference of Indian
  • Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists held at Mumbai, November 2013.
  • Organizing Committee Member, CDE, DENTOPATH II, Oral Pathology Department, YMTDC, Mumbai, 2015.
  • Organizing Committee Member, CDE, DENTOPATH I, Oral Pathology Department, YMTDC, Mumbai, January 2011.
  • Organizing Committee Member and Anchor: VIIIth National Convention, IAOMP, Wardha, June, 2008.
  • Judge for the Paper session at National Triple O conference, Raipur 2012.Anchor at Oral Premalignancy – An Insight, Symposium, SPDC, Wardha 17th June 2006.

DR. GOKUL SRIDHARAN

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  • PG Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics
  • Attended specialty annual national conferences
  • Organizing committee member of XXII National Conference of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists held at Mumbai from 8-10 Nov. 2013
  • Scientific presentation at “carcinogenesis 2015” held at ACTREC, Navi Mumbai from 11-13th Feb 2015
  • Guest speaker at the International saliva summit of India held online between 29th Jan 2021 to 31st Jan 2021 titled “Salivary lab on a chip testing in oral disease diagnostics- Current trends and future perspectives”
  • Oral Presentation on “Salivary diagnostics and oral cancer” at the International conference of Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip” held at Mumbai on 12th and 13th Sept 2019
  • Invited speaker at “International conference of dental health and Oral hygiene” held at London on 5th and 6th Sept 2019 (Virtual presentation)
  • Invited oral presentation titled “Concepts of cancer stem cells in oral squamous cell carcinoma” at the 3rd International conference on tissue science and regenerative medicine held at Valencia, Spain from 24th to 26th September 2014
  • Keynote speaker at Scitech Oncology-2019 (International conference) held at Dubai from 16th to 17th June 2019
  • Won second prize in paper presentation at Triple O symposium held at Nair Hospital, Dental College, Mumbai from 15th to 17th March 2019
  • Post Graduate guide
  • Contributed as editor for various textbooks
  • Peer reviewer for National and International journals
  • Editorial board member for peer reviewed journals

DR. SHUBHRA SHARMA

  • III prize for paper presentation on “Hope or hype-The realities of stem cells” at I Post graduate convention at YMTDC, Navi Mumbai on 10th Dec’07.
  • I prize for paper presentation on “Biopsy and its clinical implications” II Post graduate convention at YMTDC, Navi Mumbai in Aug ’08.
  • III prize for paper presentation on “Hope or hype-The realities of stem cells” At CDE on “Oral Pathology and microbiology” on 16th to 18th Oct’08 ant NHDC, Mumbai.
  • I prize for paper presentation on “Distribution of Factor XIIIa containing cells and collagenous components in radicular cysts: Histochemical & Immunohistochemical study.” At XVII National conference of IAOMP at Kolkata from 27th to 29th Dec’08
  • Paper presentation at I International conference of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology held in Mahabalipuram, Chennai, November 2010.
  • Organizing committee member of XXII National Conference of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists held at Mumbai from 8-10 Nov. 2013
  • Paper presentation at Triple O symposium held at Nair Hospital, Dental College, Mumbai from 15th to 17th March 2019.
  • Peer reviewer for National and International journals.

DR. DIVYESH WANKHEDKAR

  • Presented scientific poster on “CANDIDA SPECIATION USING CHROM AGAR IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS” at the XXI National Conference of IAOMP held at Bambolim, Goa.
  • Presented scientific paper on “ EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX IN ORAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA – FRIEND OR FOE “ at the XXII National Conference of IAOMP held at Mumbai .
  • Presented scientific paper at Triple O symposium ITS Dental College Greater Noida.
  • Presented scientific paper on Bite mark analysis at WDS 2010.
  • Presented poster on Desmoplastic ameloblastoma at Triple O conference 2017 KLE Belgaum.
  • Conducted research study on Oral cancer in association with Nanavati Hospital Mumbai.
  • Clinical researcher with MASCOT SPINCONTROL clinical research centre Mumbai.

DR. PRACHI R. BHANDARE

  • Won second prize in paper presentation at Triple ‘O’ symposium held at Nair Hospital, Dental College, Mumbai from 15th to 17th March 2019
  • Attended specialty annual national conferences
  • Presented Scientific Paper ‘Unmasking Microinvasive OSCC- A clinicopathological study’ at XV National Post Graduate Convention IAOMP, Vadodara, (11 & 12th July, 2015)
  • Presented Scientific Paper at XIV National PG Convention at Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata. (19th – 20th July, 2014).
  • Scientific poster presentation on “SALIVARY METABOLOMICS- A PROMISING OMIC” at PG Convention, Kolkata, 19-20th July 2014.
  • Scientific poster presentation on “DNA aberrations in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma” at XXIII National Conference of the IAOMP, Bangalore, 28-30th November 2014.
  • Scientific poster presentation at CDE programme held by Nair hospital and Dental College, Mumbai on 17th December 2014.
  • Judge for the scientific paper session at Triple ‘O’ symposium held at Nair Hospital, Dental College, Mumbai from 15th to 17th March 2019.

DR. GAURAV SALUNKHE

  • Presented poster on “Study Of Pulp Microflora Using Grams Stain, A Original Study” at 21th National conference IAOMP at GOA in October 2012
  • Presented poster on “Quantitative Ananlysis Of Oral Microflora In Diabetic And Healthy Individuals Using Acridine Orange Stain A Original Study” at 13th National PG Convention at Thirupati AP in July 2013
  • Presented poster on “Age Determination Using Bone Micro Structure A Original Study” at 22nd National conference IAOMP at Mumbai in November 2013
  • Paper presented on “Analysis Of Myeloperoxidase Enzyme Of Neutrophils In Periodontitis A Hostopathological And Heamatological Study” at 14th National PG Convention IAOMP inn Kolkata, July 2014
  • Paper presented on “Consultation In Oral Pathology: Current Scenario And Future Scope In India” at 23rd National conference IAOMP at Bangalore November 2014
  • Paper presented on “ Screening Methods For Oral Cancers” at Infinity Scientific event in YMT Dental college and hospital, Navi Mumbai 10th to 12th Jan 2019.
  • CDE attended in February 2013 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College And Hospital Pune.
  • CDE attended in August 2013 at Nair Dental College And Hospital.
  • CDE attended in April at M. A Rangoonawala College Of Dental Science And Research Pune
  • Pathoexcellence (CDE) at YMT Dental college and hospital, Navi Mumbai 11th Sept 2018.
  • Lectures attended: lecture by Dr. Ratnadeep Patil On Managing An Esthetic Dental Practice September 2013
  • Lectures attended: lecture by Dr. Deepak Muchhala on smile Design And Indirect Veneers September 2013
  • Lectures attended: lecture by Vishwas Puranik On Medico- Legal Problems Faced By Clinician In Day To Day Practice December 2013
  • Paper presented: Paper presentation on Immunohistochemical evaluation of Bcl2 and p27 in leukoplakia with & without dysplasia at 28th IAOMP national conference on November 1st- 3rd 2019 at Kovalam, Kerala.