FAQs – Oral Pathology & Microbiology
- Why Oral Pathology?
A. The practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (OMP) entails both clinical and laboratory components. Many oral pathologists regularly treat patients in a clinical setting for a variety of diseases of the maxillofacial complex, in addition to the examination of biopsies with a microscope. The responsibilities of an oral and maxillofacial pathologist are to diagnose and manage diseases that affect the face, mouth, and jaws.
- What are the differences between an oral pathologist and a general pathologist?
A. A general surgical pathologist is an individual who has graduated from medical college and completed a postgraduation in surgical pathology, often later enrolling in a postgraduate fellowship to gain further expertise in a specific field of pathology. An oral pathologist is a graduate of a dental college who has completed postgraduation specifically in oral and maxillofacial pathology.
- What are the career options once one has become oral and maxillofacial pathologist?
A. The certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist can pursue a career in hospitals, academic and military health centers, and private practice. This includes practicing within a biopsy service and/or clinic, teaching, and research.
- What all procedures can be done by an oral Pathologist
- Routine and diagnostic haematological, serological, cytochemical, histopathological and biochemical tests are performed for screening various disorders