Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and maxillofacial pathology

Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.


    It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations. (Adopted by the ADA May, 1991)

    The Pathology Residency Program is a three-year hospital residency and the program is designed to train graduate student in pathology in a manner similar to that of the resident physicians of general pathology. In addition to the educational objectives of this program also teaches residents to feel comfortable in the hospital environment and to be competent and confident in their interaction with colleagues doctors.


    It encourages residents to seek a career in the hospital in oral pathology, function properly in a university-based program in oral pathology, and function in the clinical practice of oral pathology.

    The 36-month hospital-based oral pathology residency program is fully approved by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and the resident qualifies for the American Board of Oral Pathology examination.