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 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.