Oral pathology and oral medicine



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THEMATIC AREA - ORAL PATHOLOGY AND ORAL MEDICINE

Thematic Area

ORAL PATHOLOGY AND ORAL MEDICINE

 

 

Description

The division of oral pathology and oral medicine combines two specialties of Dentistry; the specialty of oral pathology and the specialty of oral medicine. Oral pathology sometimes referred to as oral and maxillofacial pathology is concerned with laboratory diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions (i.e. the mouth, the jaws and the face).  Oral pathologists study tissue specimens to render an original diagnosis or offer second opinion.   Oral medicine, on the other hand, is concerned with clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral medicine specialists provide consultative and treatment services for diseases of the oral mucosal, salivary gland, and bony conditions. Conditions managed by oral medicine specialists  include  ulcerative and/or vesiculobullous lesions, red and white lesions, suspected cancerous or precancerous lesions, unusual pigmented lesions, suspected oral manifestation of systemic or dermatologic disease, unusual osseous or dental lesions, oral complications of drug therapy, oral complications of cancer therapies, xerostomia and salivary gland diseases including Sjogren's syndrome. 

The strength of the division of oral pathology and oral medicine is the ability to provide both laboratory and clinical diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial conditions.



 

 

Head of Thematic Area

DR. DAVID O. AWANGE

 

 

Staff

DR. KEVIN A. WAKOLI

 

DR. ELIZABETH A. O. DIMBA

 

 

Programmes

Undergraduate

 

Graduate

 

 

Career Opportunities

Currently there are less than 5 oral pathologists/and or oral medicine specialists in the country. Therefore, there are great opportunities for one wishing to specialize in Oral Pathology/and or Oral Medicine. Employment opportunities exist within the major hospitals, dental schools, and in the armed forces medical services. Alternatively specialists can open their own private consultancies

 

 

Alumni

List (PDF.exe)

 

 

Directory: sites -> default -> files -> chs -> dentalschool -> oms
oms -> Oral and maxillofacial radiology
oms -> Oral and maxillofacial surgery
dentalschool -> 2. 0 mission, vision and core values
dentalschool -> Brief History
dentalschool -> Background: Connective tissue hyperplasia arises from the mucosal epithelium when the squamous cells are subjected to irritation and undergo reactive hyperplasia
dentalschool -> Objective: To audit the histopathologic records of patients with oral pyogenic granuloma who visited and were diagnosed with the condition at the Uondh over a 10-year period (2003-2012). Study Design
dentalschool -> Objective To determine the knowledge and attitude to tooth discoloration of patients visiting two health centers in Nairobi. Study design
dentalschool -> Message From The Dean


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