UW School of Dentistry


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Oral Pathology 1

Course Director: Dolphine Oda
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This initiates a survey of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region, including diseases of teeth and supporting structures, salivary glands, oral epithelium including oral cancer, chronic immune mediated cutaneous and mucosal diseases, and oral manifestations of infectious diseases. Correlations between clinical findings, etiologic factors, and histopathologic features are stressed.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Recognize and detect oral and maxillofacial diseases
  2. Identify oral and maxillofacial disease pathogenesis.
  3. Correlate the histopathology of a disease with the clinical presentation of a disease.
  4. Investigate oral and maxillofacial clinical problems and reach a working differential diagnosis.
  5. Appropriately manage & treat diseases within the scope of a general practitioner.
  6. Refer oral and maxillofacial diseases that are beyond the scope of a general practitioner.
  7. Describe how to handle a Pathology Specimen including the type of fixative, packaging, shipping, and the filling of a Pathology Request form.
  8. Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15

Date last updated: 2018-01-22