MCQs in Oral Pathology (With Explanatory Answers) Sundeep S Bhagwath
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3MCQs in ORAL PATHOLOGY: (With Explanatory Answers)
Sundeep S Bhagwath MDS (Oral Pathology), Professor (Oral Pathology) and Head, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Foreword Dr (Col) NK Ahuja
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5Dedicated to
My wife, Vani, for being such a wonderful
source of strength and my two lovely
daughters, Damini and Dhhriti, for their
overwhelming love and affections6
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) tests are the preferred format for accurate and comprehensive assessment of students’ ability to think objectively and critically. Apart from postgraduate entrance examinations, they have also become an integral part of undergraduate examinations with most universities amalgamating them along with other longer forms of assessment. Hence, it is imperative that undergraduate students acquire the skills to solve the MCQs, which will be beneficial to them not only for success in undergraduate examinations but also for the postgraduate entrance examinations later on. It gives me great pleasure to state that Dr Sundeep S Bhagwath has taken great interest and pains to bring out this resource for the benefit of students. I have no hesitation in recommending this book for the students as it covers all the topics in the subject of oral pathology and also has explanatory answers to aid the students in better understanding of the topics. I hope that students find this resource beneficial and wish the author all the success in this and all other such endeavors.
Dr (Col) NK Ahuja
Professor Emeritus
Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut
Director General
Kalka Group of Institutions
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India8
I felt that there is a need for a book on multiple choice questions (MCQs) for the undergraduate dental students. MCQs have become the format of choice for most of the competitive entrance examinations worldwide. MCQs are also an integral part of undergraduate examinations in medical subjects. The reason they are favored is, due to the fact that, they are easy to evaluate and accurately assess the objective thinking of the candidates. This book is designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate dental students undergoing a study in the subject of oral and maxillofacial pathology. It includes all the pertinent areas covered under this subject and attempts to inculcate in the students an endeavor to explore the horizons of this subject. The questions have been framed keeping in mind particularly the undergraduate dental students as not many such resources are available to them. I hope that the students make full use of this resource. In case of any factual errors, the mistake is entirely from my side and I shall be more than glad to entertain queries and criticisms at
Sundeep S Bhagwath10
No endeavor can be successful without active cooperation, support and encouragement from colleagues, friends, family and the benevolence of the Almighty. This book would not have seen the light of the day without constant encouragement and moral support of my wife, Vani, who has always been there whenever I needed her and my two angels, Damini and Dhhriti, who sorely missed their father's presence during the preparation of this manuscript.
To my guide and mentor, Dr GS Kumar, I owe my professional standing. To him, I render my special thanks
I am deeply indebted to my parents for inculcating sound values and for being such pillars of strength.
My sincere thanks to M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for giving me this opportunity and publishing the book.12