Oral Pathology Top Colleges, Syllabus, Career/Job Scope, Salary

Oral Pathology course involves different disciplines of dentistry. Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Sciences from a recognized university in order to be eligible for this course. MDS in Oral Pathology & Microbiology is the science of dentistry that explores on an advanced level, nature, characteristics, cause, effects and diagnoses of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions and study of the immune system, facilitating appropriate treatment of the same. The course aims to provide competence to students in dealing with the nature of oral diseases, their causes and effects.


Highlights


Course Name
Oral Pathology
Course Level
Masters in Oral Pathology
Duration
3 years
Eligibility
  1. The student should have completed his/her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)degree recognized by the Dental Council of India with a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
  2. Some colleges offer admission through entrance exam selection process
Examination type
Semester System
Top Recruiters
Hospitals, Clinics, Consultancy Services, Dental Colleges, Multi-Specialty Clinics, Indian Council of Medical Research
Top Career/Job Profiles
Dentist, Dental Assistant, Consultant, Dental Hygienist, Professor, Dental Surgeon, Oral Surgeon, Forensics etc


Eligibility


Course Eligibility
Masters in Oral Pathology
  1. The student should have completed his/her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)degree recognized by the Dental Council of India with a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
  2. Some colleges offer admission through entrance exam selection process
  3.  Student needs to have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship or complete it before April 30 of the relevant academic year for appearing in AICET
  4. Candidates who were previously admitted to a PG degree course and resigned/ left the seat are not eligible
  5. Foreign/ NRI Category: Foreign nationals with OCI/ PIO cards, and NRI or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives are eligible for admissions under the Foreign/ NRI category. 


Top Recruiters

  • Fortis Healthcare
  • MAX Healthcare
  • Care Hospitals
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Kailash Hospital
  • Defense Services
  • Healthcare Panels (Companies)
  • Multi-Specialty Clinics
  • Polyclinics
  • Private Practice
  • AIIMS



Admission Process

The process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university.

Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.


Syllabus Course


Year I


Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Applied Gross Anatomy of Head and Neck including Histology
Physiology (General and oral)
Cell Biology
General Histology
Biochemistry
General Pathology
General Microbiology
Basic Immunology
Systemic microbiology/applied microbiology
Oral Biology (oral and dental histology)
Basic molecular biology and techniques
Basic history techniques and microscopy


Year II


Biostatics and Research Methodology
Applied Gross Anatomy of Head and Neck Including Histology
Physiology (General and Oral)
Cell Biology
General Histology
Biochemistry
General Pathology
General Microbiology
Basic Immunology
Systematic Microbiology/Applied Microbiology
Oral Biology (Oral and Dental Histology
Basic Molecular Biology and Techniques
Basic Histo Techniques and Microscopy


Year III


Oral Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Specialized Histo techniques And Special Stains
Recording of Case History and Clinic Pathological Discussions
Dermatology
Oral Oncology
Oral Microbiology and Immunology
Forensic Odontology
Histopathology - Slide Discussion
Laboratory Techniques and Diagnosis
Other Topics in Oral Pathology
Experimental Aspects of Oral Diseases
Recent Advances in Oral Pathology


Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative skills
  • Helping nature
  • Caring nature
  • Good manual dexterity and a steady hand.
  • Good Knowledge in the field of oral science


Career


Job/Career Profiles
Job Description
Average Salary/annum
MDS Coordinator
To assess patients and collect data for the Minimum Data Set (MDS), collate charts and chart data, inspect records, and create reports, implement and explain federal and organizational regulations and guidelines, maintain patient medical records and develop individualized care plans with targeted outcomes
Rs 5 to 6 lakhs
Oral Pathologist
To study the nature, cause, and development of diseases associated with the mouth, examine the patient's mouth, jaw, face, and associated areas and obtains specimen, using medical instruments, examines specimen from patient's mouth or associated area to determine pathological conditions, such as tumors and lesions, using microscope and other laboratory equipment and applying knowledge of medical pathology and dentistry, and discuss the diagnosis with patients and refer practitioner
Rs 9 to 40 lacs
Public Health Specialists
To work in the public sector, usually focusing skills and expertise on population-based dentistry instead of individual patients, to improve the oral health of a group of people, usually within a community or State, and to treat, and educate upon dental health issues
Rs 3.5 to 4 lakhs
Sales Representative
To answer customers' questions about dental products, prices, availability, the product uses, and credit terms, to identify prospective customers by using business directories and following leads from existing clients., and to recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
Rs 3 to 4 lakhs
Consultant
To evaluate the efficiencies related to the business work flow processes of daily activities within a dental office, to put together plans that offer recommendations to make office work flow more efficient
Rs 6 to 10 lakhs
Dental Assistant
To perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, and often work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients, to make patients comfortable, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records
Rs 2.5 to 3 lakhs
Dental Hygienist
To work under the supervision of licensed dentists. They are not qualified to make the same kind of diagnostic decisions or perform the same procedures as dentists. Instead, they perform basic dental care tasks, mostly focused on keeping patients' teeth and gums clean
Rs 3.5 to 5 lakhs
Dental Lab Technician
To replaces partial or total loss of natural teeth by constructing partial or full dentures (metal and non-metal)., to restores natural teeth by fabricating crowns and bridges, and to correct dental irregularities by manufacturing fixed or removable teeth appliances
Rs 3 to 4 lakhs


FAQ's


Q: Which are the good colleges to pursue Oral Pathology?

A:  Some of the top good colleges are mentioned below:


Q: What is Oral Pathology?

Oral Pathology course involves different disciplines of dentistry. Candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Sciences from a recognized university in order to be eligible for this course.


Q: What is the starting salary in a career Oral Pathology?

A: The average starting salary is around Rs 4 Lacs to Rs 6 Lacs


Q: What is the minimum qualification required for Oral Pathology?

A: The minimum qualification is mentioned below:

  1. The student should have completed his/her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)degree recognized by the Dental Council of India with a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
  2. Some colleges offer admission through entrance exam selection process

For more details check the Eligibility Section.


Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in Oral Pathology?

A: The top entrances are mentioned below:


Q: Who are the top recruiters in the field of Oral Pathology?

A: Some of the top recruiters are mentioned below:

  • Fortis Healthcare
  • MAX Healthcare
  • Care Hospitals
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Kailash Hospital


Q: What is the top career scope in the field of Oral Pathology?

A: The popular career/job profiles are mentioned below:

  • MDS Coordinator
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Public Health Specialists
  • Sales Representative


Q: What is the Admission Process for Oral Pathology?

A: The process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university.

Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.


Q: What is the duration of a course in Oral Pathology?

A: The duration of the course is mentioned below:

Masters in Oral Pathology: 3 years


Q: Can I get direct admission into a course in Oral Pathology?

A: There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based on the candidate's performance at the entrance exam. But there are also some institutions or universities that provide direct admission on merit basis.


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