Definition of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology which 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 and maxillofacial pathology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations, and management of patients. (AAOMP)
Courses Taught by Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Staff:
1. Dent 352 Oral Pathology & Immunology: 3rd year dental students. This course is designed to enable students to:
1. acquire a basic understanding of main diseases in the following topics: a. Disorders of development of oral tissues.
b. Disorders of development of teeth.
c. Dental caries.
d. Other disorders of teeth.
e. Disorders of the dental pulp
f. Periapical periodontitis.
g. Cysts of the jaws and oral soft tissues.
h. Diseases of the periodontium.
i. Connective tissues hyperplasia, neoplasia, and related disorders. j. Keratoses and related disorders of the oral mucosa.
k. Oral epithelial tumors and melanocytic lesions.
2. be able to classify diseases according to the basic pathologic process. 3. be familiar with the clinical, radiographic, and main histopathologic features of significant diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region. 4. be able to make a differential diagnosis of oral lesions based on the knowledge received in the above-mentioned topics. 5. be aware of the relative significance and basic management of each disease process. 6. acquire a basic understanding of immunology.
Lecturers: Dr. Huda Hammad , Dr. Rima Safadi
1. Oral Pathology by Soames & Southam, Oxford University Press, 4th edition 2005. 2. Oral and maxillofacial Pathology by Neville et al, Saunders, 2nd edition 2002, (Developmental...
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