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Amrita School of Dentistry Inaugurated Oral Pathology Museum

January 31, 2024 - 6:30
Amrita School of Dentistry Inaugurated Oral Pathology Museum

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Amrita School of Dentistry added another feather in the cap when an exclusive Oral Pathology Museum was inaugurated on 31st January 2024 at a solemn function organized at the Mini Auditorium, Dental School.

The Museum, contains an exclusive exhibit of hard tissue and soft tissue pathology specimens received in the Department of Oral Pathology since 2006, when the Department started the histopathology services for patient related biopsies from the Dental School as well as the Head & Neck and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Departments of the AIMS Hospital. The Department is the first in the private sector Dental Institutions in the State to start patient biopsy services in 2006, and now added a new leaf in the annals of the Dental School by setting up a state-of-the art Museum, which is also a first among the Dental Colleges in the State.

Currently housing a collection of around 150 soft tissue pathology specimens and about 200 hard tissue specimens, they have been painstakingly arranged in a display, to enable the students to learn from them. Another unique feature is the QR code available for each specimen of the museum, which will enable the students and viewers to scan the code and see the details of the specimen even after they move away. Comparative anatomy specimens of jaws and dentition of various mammals and Pisces add to the uniqueness of this museum.

The formal Inaugural function of the museum was held on 31st January 2024, at 10.00am, with Sampoojya Swami Poornamritanandapuriji, General Secretary, MA Math, performing pooja in front of AMMA’s photo which has been set in the Museum. In the function which followed in the Dental Auditorium, the inauguration was performed by lighting the ceremonial lamp by Dr. Prem Nair, Provost, AVVP (Health science Campus) and Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals. Dr. Rakesh S. (Professor and Head of Oral Pathology) welcomed the gathering, while the Presidential Address was delivered by Dr. Balagopal Varma R. (Principal, Dental School). Dr. K. N.Unni (Chairman, ASD) offered felicitations. The Guest of Honour was Dr. Ram Manohar, Senior Oral Pathologist and Former Principal, Govt. Dental College, Calicut. He conducted a CDE program for the Interns and I Year BDS students on the occasion. Dr. Mahija Janardhanan, Curator of the museum proposed the Vote of Thanks.

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