Dental Curriculum Threads

Oral Pathology 2

Course Director: Dolphine Oda
Credits: 4
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

Part 2 of oral and maxillofacial pathology stresses correlations between clinical findings, etiologic factors, and histopathologic features. Topics include diseases of mucosa, odontogenic epithelium, connective tissues, salivary gland, and bone. Reactive, preneoplastic, neoplastic, immune-mediated, and infectious diseases will be discussed, as well as adverse effects of medicinal substances and oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Recognize and detect oral and maxillofacial diseases
2. Formulate applied differential diagnosis for each of the oral diseases covered in DENTPC 554 Oral Pathology 1
3. Identify oral and maxillofacial disease pathogenesis.
4. Correlate the histopathology of a disease with the clinical presentation of a disease.
5. Investigate oral and maxillofacial clinical problems and reach a working differential diagnosis.
6. Appropriately manage & treat diseases within the scope of a general practitioner.
7. Refer oral and maxillofacial diseases which are beyond the scope of a general practitioner.
8. Describe how to handle a Pathology Specimen including the type of fixative, packaging, shipping, and the filling of a Pathology Request form.
9. Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology.

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

Date last updated: 2019-02-12