NEET MDS - How to prepare for Oral Pathology & Medicine?

In NEET MDS Preparation process, your Oral pathology knowledge needs to be sound. Without knowledge in oral pathology, a lot of your final year may not make sense. A lot of overlaps exist between oral pathology, oral medicine, periodontics, and endodontics. In this article, we bring you the standard books to refer & most important topics which cater under the topic Oral Pathology & Medicine along with few preparation tips.

Given below are the list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are essential for an effective and efficient preparation:

  1. What is the subject wise Weightage?
  2. Which Books to refer?
  3. How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
  4. How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
  5. How many times should the subject be Revised?
  6. What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
  7. What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
  8. Types of Questions asked?


What is the subject wise Weightage?

20-22/240 Questions (9%)


Standard books to refer:

Shafer's Textbook of Oral Pathology

Author : B Sivapathasundharam

INR 1,750

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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 3e (Neville, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)

Author : Brad W. Neville DDS, Douglas D. Damm DDS, Carl M. Allen DDS MSD, Jerry Bouquot DDS MSD

INR 1,995

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Burket's Oral Medicine

Author : Michael Glick

INR 1,753

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 4 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 20 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading 4-5 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  8-10 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 8-10 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • Mid way in the preparation 
  • After completing 7-10 subjects

Oral Pathology & Medicine Important Topics

Developmental Disturbances
Developmental disturbances of Teeth
  • Developmental disturbances size
  • Shape 
  • Developmental disturbances of Face
Developmental disturbances of Tongue
  • Tongue
Developmental disturbances of Face
Developmmental disturbances of Jaw
Benign And Malignant Tumours Of Oral Cavity
  • General consideration
  • Precancerous lesions and conditions 
  • Basal cell carcinoma 
  • Squamous cell carcinoma 
  • TNM staging 
  • Treatment modalities 
  • Verrucous carcinoma 
  • Hemangioma 
  • KAPOSI 's sarcoma 
  • Nevi 
  • Melanoma 
  • Neoplasm of Muscles, Nerve tissue 
  • Multiple myeloma 
  • Connective tissue tuomours of Jaw 
  • Burkitt's lymphoma 
Diseases Of Salivary Glands
  • Mucocele and Ranula 
  • Mickulz's disease and Sjogren syndrome 
  • Pleomorphic adenoma 
  • Warthin's tumor 
  • Cylindroma 
  • Oncocytic adenoma 
Dental Caries
  • Theories of dental caries 
  • Etiologies of dental caries 
  • Stephan's curve 
  • Classification of dental caries 
  • Histopathological zones of Dentine 
  • Histopathology od dental caries (Enamel caries)
Pulp And Periapical Infections
  • Classification of periapical infection 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Ludwig's angina 
  • Osteomyelitis 
Physical And Chemical Injuries
Physical And Chemical Injuries
  • Pigmentations
  • Regressive alterations of teeth
  • Mucocele 
  • Other physical and Chemical Injuries.
Diseases Of Bones & joints
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Osteopetrosis 
  • Achondroplasia 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Cherubism
  • Fibrous dysplasia 
  • Paget's disease 
  • Cleidocranial dysplasia 
  • CGCG
  • Syndromes associated with bone 
  • Osteosarcoma 
Diseases Of Nerves & Muscles
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia 
  • Glossopharyngela neuralgia 
  • Bells palsy 
  • Syndromes associated with nerve pathology 
  • Disease of  Muscular or connective tissue origin
Skin And Vesiculobullous Lesions
  • Skin lesions 
  • Ectodermal dysplasia 
  • Lichen planus 
  • Erythema multiforme 
  • Classification of vesiculobullous lesions 5Psoriasis 
  • Miscellaneous
Bacterial Infections
  • Sinus 
  • Botryomycosis 
  • Sarcoidosis 
  • Syphilis 
  • Actinomycosis 
  • Leprosy
Viral Infections
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 
  • Herpes Zoster 
  • Cox sackie virus 
  • Paramyxovirus 
  • Apthous ulcers
Mycotic Infections
  • Candidiasis 
  • Histoplasmosis 
  • Mucormycosis 
  • Phycomycosis
Oral Aspects Of Metabolic Diseases
  • Vitamin D deficiency 
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperpituitarism 
  • Hand Schullar christian disease 
  • Hypophosphatasia 
  • Amyloidoisosi and other disease
Tongue Disorders
  • Tongue Disorders
  • Pigmentation
Diseases Of Blood
  • Hemophilia 
  • Von Willebrand's disease
  • Types of anaemia 
  • Aplastic anaemia 
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura 
  • Leukemia 
  • Miscellaneous
  • Miscellaneous

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer
  • Case Based
  • Fact Based (Memory)
  • Concept based
  • Numerical/Value Based

2. Image based questions

3. True or false type questions


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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.