Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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 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.

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.