# 20, Yeshwanthpur Suburb, II Stage, Tumkur Road, Bangalore - 560 022
Tel: +91 80 23474137 Fax: +91 80 23474305
Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore,
Approved by Government of Karnataka and Government of India
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Conservative Dentistry
Pathology and Microbiology
Public Health Dentistry
Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore
M.P. (Rajya Sabha)
Chancellor, KLE University, Belgaum
Chairman, K.L.E.Society, Belgaum
   Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology   
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the branch of Dentistry concerned with the diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and its surrounding areas. The study of this subject includes the nature, identification, causes, processes and effects of these diseases.

The primary activities of our Department are

Biopsy and Cytology services
Clinical Pathology services
Undergraduate teaching program
   Biopsy and Cytology Services   
We provide microscopic interpretation and diagnoses for biopsies and other tissue preparations from lesions in the oral and paraoral areas. These services are available to clinicians in private practice as well as patients who visit our hospital. If you wish to avail of these services, please e-mail us at oralpathkle@gmail.com.
   Clinical Pathology Services   
We provide blood, serum and urine investigations for patients who need to undergo any dental treatment at our hospital.
   Undergraduate Teaching Program   
The course curriculum for the undergraduate students is as follows:

I BDS - Oral and Dental Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Embryology (University exam to be taken at the end of the academic year)
II BDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (a few key topics are covered)
III BDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (University exam to be taken at the end of the academic year)

The classes are in the form of didactic lectures, interactive discussions / seminars and demonstrations
The vision of this department is to foster a generation of dentists who are committed and ethical in their lives, and who bring a high level of clinical and academic excellence to their work.
  • To create an atmosphere conducive to co-operative and competent learning
  • To provide diagnostic services of high quality
  • To participate in and promote relevant and useful research studies
   Our Objectives  
  • Expansion of the Department for Postgraduate training
  • Setting up of a research room
  • Upgradation of the laboratory
  • Collaborative studies with other institutes
   Faculty Profile   
Name of the faculty Designation Qualification Total experience (as on 31/12/15) Photo
Dr. K. Uma Professor and Head BDS, MDS 21 years
Dr. Ranjitha. J Senior Lecturer BDS, MDS 2 year 1 month
Dr.Satyajit Topajiche Senior Lecturer BDS, MDS 5 1/2 Months
Research Activities

Dr. K. Uma – Publications

  1. Histological assessment of cellular changes in gingival epithelium in ante-mortem and post-mortem specimens in the Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences, July-Dec 2009 1(2): 60-64 - authors Dr Pradeep G L, Dr K Uma, Dr Sharada P, Dr Nilima Prakash (Pubmed indexed).
  2. Analysis of KI-67 antigen in human oral squamous cell carcinoma – an immunohistochemical study. Journal of International Oral Health, June 2010 2(1): 9-16 - authors Dr Premalatha B R, Dr K Uma
  3. Small cell osteosarcoma of the mandible – case report and review of its diagnostic aspects. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sept – Dec 2011, 15(3): 330-34 – authors Dr. Uma K, Dr. George Cherian, Dr. Vaidhehi Nayak, Dr. Shankargouda Patil (Pubmed indexed)
  4. Retrospective clinicopathological study of oral squamous cell carcinoma – an institutional experience. Abstracts / Oral Oncology 47(2011) S107 – authors Dr K Uma, Dr Kavita Rao, Dr Smitha T, Dr Sharada P (Pubmed indexed)
  5. Mucous metaplasia in a radicular cyst lining an update and a case report. International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry, Jan 2012, 3(1), 10-15 – authors Dr Priya NS, Dr Uma K, Dr Ashwin DP, Dr Kavita Rao (Pubmed indexed)
  6. Biospy unveiled: troubleshooting oral biopsies. KLES Dental Journal, May 2012, 1(1), 36-40 – authors Dr Vaidhehi Nayak, Dr K Uma, Dr George Cherian, Dr Nagaraja A, Dr Shankargouda Patil, Dr Sangeetha R
  7. Comparative morphometric study of AgNORs in variants of ameloblastoma. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sept – Dec 2012, 16(3): 354-8 – authors Dr Vijay Kumar Jain, Dr Uma K, Dr Soundarya N, Dr Sangeetha R, Dr Smitha T (Pubmed indexed)
  8. Comparison of routine decalcification methods with microwave decalcification of bone and teeth. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sep-Dec 2013, 17(3): 386-91 – authors R Sangeetha, K Uma, Vidya Chandavarkar (Pubmed indexed)
  9. Ameloblastoma: Cytopathologic profile of 12 cases and literature review. Journal of Cytology, Jul- Sept 2014, 31(3): 161-4 – authors Dr Vidyadevi Chandavarkar, Dr K Uma, Dr Mithilesh Mishra, Dr R Sangeetha, Dr Radhika Gupta, Dr Ritika Sharma (Pubmed indexed)
  10. Immunomorphological patterns of cervical lymph nodes in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sept – Dec 2014, 18(3): 349-55 – authors Vidyadevi Chandavarkar, K Uma, R Sangeetha, Mithilesh Mishra (Pubmed indexed)

Dr. Ranjitha J – Senior lecturer

  1. Comparison of myofibroblasts between solid / multicystic ameloblastoma and unicystic ameloblastoma: An immunohistochemical analysis. Journal of clinical and Diagnostic Reseach ( Accepted for publication)

Dr. Satyajit Topajiche – Senior Lecturer

  1. Basal cell adenoma of minor salivary gland-a rare case with review”- A case report- Year 2013, Volume-4, Issue-3 (July–September) Print ISSN : 0976-0180 Online ISSN : 2229-4457. Authors-Kumar Vinay K, Murthy Sarvani, Kumar Naveen RK,John Rinju Elsa, Topajiche Satyajit.
  2. “Genotoxic Effect Of Methyl Methacrylate and Nickel Cobalt Chromium in Dental Laboratory Technicians- A Micronuclei and Cytomorphometric study of buccal mucosal cell”- accepted for publication at the Toxicology International journal. Manuscript Number: TI_72_15.
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