Oral Pathology & Microbiology

  • The specialty imparts knowledge of basic anatomy, histology and embryology of oral and peri-oral structures of the human body and the diseases associated with it.
  • Represents the combination of basic sciences and clinical dentistry.
  • Enhances the psychomotor skills of the undergraduate students by molding the carving skills needed to practice clinical dentistry.
  • Imparts knowledge for diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial pathologies through didactic lectures ,simulated teaching methodologies including models,casts and specimens displayed in a well fabricated museum and clinical evaluation of patients.
  • Provides effective services through diagnostic procedures like hematology, cytopathology, histopathology and oncopathology.
  • Offers University recognized higher education programs like Fellowship in Forensic Odontology and PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
  • Advanced synoptic reporting of oncopathological specimens.
  • Delivering comprehensive diagnostic services through hematology,cytopathology,histopathology and consultancy.
  • Supporting diagnostic pathology through Special Staining and Immunohistochemical Analysis.
  • Student centric teaching is promoted by relay of histopathological slides through digital microscopy, availability of image analysis software and a museum with assemblage of rare specimens.
  • Research activities facilitated by provision of high end equipments like penta head microscope,research microscope with attachments of dark field and polarizing microscopy and a stereomicroscope.
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  • Student exchange program with Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology of DY Patil School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai for post graduate students.
  • Student Exchange Program
Sr. No. Photo Name of the Teacher Designation Email Id
Dr. Shilpa C. Patel
Dr. Shilpa C. Patel Professor & HOD ShilpaPatel@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Jigna Pathak
Dr. Jigna Pathak Professor JignaPathak@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Kamlesh Dekate
Dr. Kamlesh Dekate Reader KamleshDekate@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Niharika Swain
Dr. Niharika Swain Reader NiharikaSwain@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Rashmi  Hosalkar
Dr. Rashmi Hosalkar Lecturer RashmiHosalkar@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Shraddha Ghaisas
Dr. Shraddha Ghaisas Lecturer ShraddhaGhaisas@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in
Dr. Yogita Penkar
Dr. Yogita Penkar Tutor YogitaPenkar@mgmdchnavimumbai.edu.in


  • Promotion of student learning through screening and awareness camp with the department of Public Health Department and/or NSS as extension activity.
  • Yearly Blood donation camp as an outreach activity to increase social Awareness among students, faculty and patients
  • Celebration of National Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Day.
  • Celebration of International Women's Day on 8th March
25th Feb 2023

National Oral Pathology Day 2023

25th Feb 2022

National Oral Pathology Day 2022

25th Feb 2021

Celebration of National Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Day

08th March 2021

Celebration of significant days such as International Womens day




Free cancer Check up Camp at Rural area in Taloja


Dental Camp in Homeopathy College

  • First prize awarded to Dr. Mansi Kale (I MDS) for poster presentation at Dental Concepts, World Ayush Expo 2019 & Arogya.
  • First Prize in Best paper presentation awarded to Dr. Tanvi Patel (III MDS) in 1st International and 16th National Forensic Odontology Conference, Goa.
  • Best paper presentation awarded to Dr. Ketki Shirke in XXVI National conference held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 17th-19th November 2017.
  • Dr.Vishal H. Punjabi featured an interview on a career Ninja Website as “Ninja of the Week”.
  • Special Jury Award in PG student of the year category awarded to Dr.Vishal H. Punjabi at FAMDENT excellence in Dentistry Awards 2017 .
  • Best paper presentation in postgraduate category awarded to Dr. Vishal Punjabi at MAGNUM Scientific session 2017.
  • Third prize in poster presentation awarded to Dr. Ketki Shirke at MAGNUM Scientific session 2017.
  • Second prize in poster presentation awarded to Dr. Kehkeshan Azmi at 8th National Workshop On Maxillofacial tumors and facial aesthetic surgery, MGMDCH, Navi Mumbai.
  • Best poster and overall poster presentation awarded to Dr. Nikitha Narayanan XXIII IAOMP National conference held at Bangalore.
  • First prize in paper presentation awarded to Dr. Deepak Kelgandre at National conference of IAOMP, Mumbai
  • Patent by Dr. Shraddha Ghaisas on Artificial Intelligence based automatic predict system to predict and diagnose various heart diseases to prevent at an early stage with affordable rate using data mining and deep learning algorithms.
  • Scholarship awarded to Dr. Niharika Swain for attending 9th International NGBT conference 2019, Mumbai.
  • Best scientific paper presentation awarded to Dr. Jigna Pathak at IAOMP conference 2019, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Best specialist ( Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2016) awarded to Dr. Rashmi Hosalkar at FAMDENT excellence in Dentistry Awards, Mumbai, 2016.
  • Best specialist ( Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2015) awarded to Dr. Niharika Swain at FAMDENT excellence in Dentistry Awards, Mumbai, 2015
  • Dr. Janaki Iyer was nominated for best postgraduate student in Bitein awards on 13th December 2015.


  • Value added courses on Forensic Odontology and Soft skills and Communication for III and I BDS students respectively
  • Add-on course on preparation of Ground Section and Scientific Writing for I BDS and MDS students respectively
  • Organizing and conducting various programs such as CDE, conference, Faculty development programs.
  • Curriculum enrichment of students through student centric methods including integrated teaching, experiential learning, innovative teaching, problem based methods and examination reforms