Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Department overview:


We are located on the sixth floor of the Oral and Dental Hospital and are responsible for rendering services in diagnostic histopathology.  In addition, we are responsible for the training of all undergraduate dental and oral hygiene students in the subject of Oral Pathology, ensuring that they are well informed oral health care workers with the skills to recognise, diagnose and manage pathological conditions of the head and neck.  Furthermore, the subjects of Oral Biology, Diagnostic Imaging and Forensic Odontology are also presented by this Department.

Oral Pathology is a speciality of Dentistry which requires an additional 5 years of postgraduate training.  The specialist Oral Pathologist is an integral member of the oral health care team and is principally involved in the histopathological recognition and diagnosis of all pathological conditions of the head and neck area.  The Department also offers postgraduate MSc courses in Oral Biology, Forensic Odontology and Radiology.

For further information, Please contact the Department on  +27 (0)12 319 2320

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