Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Specialists

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology?

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is concerned with the diagnosis of diseases of the mouth, jaws and salivary glands through the microscopic analysis of diseased tissues.

What is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and what do they do?

Most specialists work in academic units. They are involved in the definitive diagnosis of disorders, usually following oral medicine or oral surgery consultations.

What additional training and qualifications does a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology need?

Training is provided by the Royal College of Pathologists. Trainees must undergo a minimum of five years training before sitting the Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath) examination. If successful, candidates will be awarded the CCST in Oral Pathology.