Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Certificate

The certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a post-doctoral training program. It qualifies dentists to practice the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. The program is 36 months in length. A prerequisite for enrollment in the program is a DDS/DMD degree from a dental school in the United States or Canada that is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. However, individuals who are graduates of a dental school outside the United States or Canada may qualify for enrollment if appropriate certification that their dental training is the equivalent of a United States or Canadian degree can be obtained. The certificate program typically requires 30 semester hours of coursework over the 36 month training period. The training program’s major emphasis is surgical pathology (microscopic) diagnosis of biopsy specimens. Clinical management of patients with oral disease and radiographic interpretation of pathologic conditions of the head and neck are additional areas of emphasis. A research project is required of each student. Completion of the certificate program qualifies the individual to challenge the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Examination. Successful completion of this examination is an absolute requirement for an individual to be able to provide microscopic diagnosis for surgical specimens in a pathology laboratory.

For more information about the certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, visit http://bcd.tamhsc.edu/diagnostic.

Must complete 36 months of residency, a total of 30 credit hours, specified noncredit required courses, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.