International Journal of

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology


Prof. (Dr.) Madhusudan Astekar, MDS, (Ph.D).

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Associate Editors

Prof.Dr. Vineet Dhar, MDS, Ph.D. University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, USA.

Prof. Dr. Raghunath, MDS, Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Praveen Arany, MDS,, Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Assistant Editors

Dr. Gayathri Ramesh, MDS,

Dr. Charan Babu HS, MDS,

Dr. Asha Anand Joshi, (MDS),

Editorial Board

Dr. Shilesh Kuduva, Prof & Head,

Dr. Shridhar Gadiputi, Prof,

Dr. Manjunath BS, MDS,

Dr. Meghanand Nayak, MDS,

Editorial Consultants

Dr. Shashikanth MC, Prof & Head,

Dr. Yadav NS, Director & Head,

Dr. Indushekar KR, Prof & Head,

Dr. Dinakar J, Prof & Head,

Dr. Bailoor DN, Prof & Head,

Dr. Sumanth KN, Prof & Head,

Dr. Anand Kumar C, Prof.& Head

Dr. Padmavathi Nagarajan, Prof & Head,

Dr. Raghunath Reddy, Prof & Head,

Dr. Pavan Kumar, MDS,

Dr. Kiran Kumar, Prof & Head,

Dr. Rajan SY, Prof & Head,

Dr. Raju HG Prof & Head,

Dr. Anupama S Nadig, London,

Dr. Narayan H. Gandedkar. MDS,

Editorial Advisors

Dr. Brave VR, Prof & Head,

Dr. Vanaki SS, Prof & Head,

Dr. Puranik R, Prof,

Dr. Vidya, Prof,

Dr. Subramanyam RV, Prof & Head,

Dr. Nainani Prof & Head,

Dr. Vandana Raghunath, Prof & Head,

Dr. Sanjay Murgod, Prof,

Dr. Shilpa Patel, Prof & Head,

Dr. Kiran Kumar K, MDS,

Dr. Sudeendra Prabhu, MDS,

International Journal of

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

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1. Letter From Editor-In-Chief

Madhusudan Astekar

Guest Editorial

2. Letter from The President, Indian Society of Periodontology

Lalit Mathur

3. Letter from The Secretary, Indian Association of Forensic Odontology

Ashit B. Acharya

Research Article

4. A Retrospective Correlative Study between Histologic Tumor Thickness and Nodal Dendritic Cells in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Shailja Chatterjee, Sumita Mahajan

5. P53 Expressions in Oral Submucous Fibrosis and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Nishat Sultana, Shambulingappa P, Ali I M

Review Article

6. Tobacco Addiction - Blame it on Genes!

Reena Kandyala, Govind Rajkumar Nalabolu, Soujanya Pinisetty, Saraswathi Thillai Rajashekaran.

7. Laboratory Tests for HIV: Diagnosing, Monitoring and Managing AIDS - An Overview.

Shibani Shetty, Sudeendra Prabhu, Kaveri Hallikeri, Rekha Krishnapillai

Case Report

8. Oral Sub Lingual Sarcoidosis: Report of a Rare Case and Review of Literature.

Heera Raveendran, Beena Valappil Thannikunnath, Kanaram Choudhary, Rency Simon

9. Natal Teeth: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature

Firoza Samadi, Prashant Babaji, Sonali Saha, Ashish Katiyar, Swati Chowdhry

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