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Oral Pathology is a highly extensive subject and similar to Oral Medicine & Radiology (OMR).

Owing to its vast syllabi, it becomes very difficult to memorize and retain the entire syllabus of Oral Pathology and Microbiology.

Therefore, you must follow a Selective approach while preparing for Oral Pathology & Microbiology.


In order to assist you in your preparation of Oral Pathology, we have compiled this article which will acquaint you with the Most Important Topics of Oral Pathology & Microbiology from NEET MDS perspective.

Also read: Most Important Topics of General Pathology for NEET MDS 2017

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Most Important Topics of Oral Pathology & Microbiology for NEET MDS

Here is a Unit-wise list of the Most Important Topics of Oral Pathology:


Most Important Topics

Developmental Disturbances of Oral and Para-Oral Structures

Fusion, Gemination

Twinning, Concrescence

Dilaceration, Taurodontism

Talon’s Cusp

Dens Evaginatus and Invaginatus

Rhizomegaly, Amelogenesis Imperfecta

Dentinogenesis Imperfecta

Enamel Hypoplasia, Gardener Syndrome

Anodontia, Oligodontia

Microdontia, Macrodontia

Most Common Teeth Involved in Anomalies

Crouzon Syndrome

Delayed Eruption

Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome

Fordyce’s Spots

Sturge-Weber Disease

Developmental Disturbances of Tongue- Geographic Tongue

Hairy Tongue, Hutchinson Triad

Median Rhomboid Glossitis

Scrotal Tongue,  Macroglossia, Tori


Odontogenic cysts

True and Pseudocyst

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst

Odontogenic and Non-Odontogenic Cysts

Residual Cysts

Odontogenic Keratocyst

Gorlin Goltz Syndrome

Dentigerous Cyst

Primordial Cyst

Epstein’s Pearls Bohn’s Nodules

Nasoalveolar Cyst

Static Bone Cyst, Traumatic Bone Cyst


Odontogenic Tumors

Classification of Odontogenic Neoplasms

Adamantinoma, Ameloblastoma

AOT, Odontoma, Cementoma

Pindborg’s Tumor


Oral Cancers

Most Common Malignancy, Rodent Ulcer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Pre-Malignant Lesions and Conditions

Chevron Sign, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

OSMF, Acanthosis

Virus and Associated Malignancy

Hodgkin’s Disease, TNM Classification

Brachytherapy, Hemangioma

Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Nevi

Benign and Malignant Tumors of Neuromuscular System





Von Recklinghausen’s Disease


Ewing’s Sarcoma

Burkitt’s Lymphoma


Dental Caries

Theories of Dental Caries

Saliva, Streptococcus Mutans

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Root Caries, Critical pH

Pioneer Bacteria

Histopathology of Enamel and Dentinal Caries

Incidence of Dental Caries


Pulp and Periapical Pathology

Pulpitis, Pulp Polyp

Periapical Granuloma and Cyst

Cellulitis, Phlegmon

Ludwig’s Angina, Radicular Cyst

Osteomyelitis, Dry Socket


Diseases of Salivary Glands

Aplasia, Atresia

Aberrancy, Mucocele

Ranula, Sialolith

Mikulicz’s Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome


Salivary and Lacrimal Gland Functional Tests

Pleomorphic Adenoma

Warthin’s Tumor

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Clear Cells, Sialadenitis



Diseases of Microbial Origin

Candidiasis, Darling’s Disease

Cryptococcus Neoformans, Syphilis

Ollendorff Sign, Actinomycosis

Hansen’s Disease, Strawberry Tongue

Noma, Opportunistic Infection in AIDS

Antischkow Cells

Acute Herpectic Gingivostomatitis


James Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Coxsackie Virus, Koplik Spots

Infectious Mononucleosis

Behcet Syndrome

Reiter’s Syndrome


Skin and Vesiculobullous Lesions

Papule, Macules, Plaques

Vesicles, Bullae, Ulcers

Pustules, Petechiae

Ectodermal Dysplasia, Lichen Planus

Grinspan’s Syndrome,

Erythema Multiforme

Steven-Johnson Syndrome

Pemphigus, Pemphigoid

Psoriasis, SLE, PUVA Therapy

Koebner Phenomenon, Darier’s Disease

Lichenoid Reactions


Diseases of Nerves and Muscles

Tic Douloureux

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Bell’s Palsy

Trotter’s Syndrome, Alarm Clock Headache

Phantom Tooth Pain


Diseases of Blood

Classification of Anaemia

Plummer Vinson Syndrome

Thalassemia, Hemophilia

Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Leukemia, Infectious Mononucleosis


Disturbances of Metabolism

Vitamin - A,C,D Deficiencies

Hypo and Hyper Thyroidism

Gaucher’s Disease


Letterer-Siwe Disease


Oral Pigmentation

Tetracycline and Teeth

Erythroblastosis fetalis

Chromogenic Bacteria


Peutz Jeghers Syndrome

Burtonian Line


Diseases of Bones and Joints

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteopetrosis, Osteoporosis

Fibrous Dysplasia

Paget’s Disease


Cleidocranial Dysplasia

Treacher collins Syndrome

Pierre Robin Syndrome

Apert’s Syndrome

Osteogenic Sarcoma

TMJ Arthritis


Down’s Syndrome



Forensic Identification

Lip Prints

Bite Marks

Age Estimation

Cleft Lip and Palate

Veau’s Classification

Hemifacial Hypertrophy


Café au Lait Spots


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Intensely preparing the Above-listed Topics would surely help you to respond to most of the questions from Oral Pathology & Microbiology in NEET MDS.

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