Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences is a dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases and disorders. Some of the areas of study and research in this specialty include:
Oral Medicine: Oral medicine is concerned with clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the oral and maxillofacial region, as well as the diagnosis and follow-up of pre-malignant lesions and of chronic and acute pain conditions. Oral medicine specialists fulfill a very important role by teaching at dental schools and graduate programs to ensure dentists and other dental specialists receive excellent training in medical topics pertient to dental practice.
Diagnostic Pathology: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is sometimes considered a specialty of both dentistry and pathology, and focuses on the diagnosis, clinical management and investigation of diseases that affect the oral cavity and surrounding maxillofacial structures
Oral Cytology: Studies dental pathologies at the cellular level.