Are you someone who enjoys digging for answers? Then you may
enjoy oral and maxillofacial pathology. These pathology specialists study and research
the causes, processes and effects of diseases that start in the mouth or jaw.
Oral pathologists generally do not provide direct patient
care. Rather, they diagnose cases, using clinical, radiographic, microscopic,
biochemical or other examinations, and do biopsies in consultation to dentists
and other physicians providing patient care.
To become an oral pathologist requires advanced education
that lasts on average 37 months. Currently, you can choose from 16 programs in
the United States.