Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Certificate

The combined MS in Oral Biology and 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 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 also emphasized. A research project and successful defense of a written thesis is required of each student as a part of the MS requirements. 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 https://dentistry.tamhsc.edu/diagnostic/training/oral-pathology.html.

This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information

OBIO 611Research Design and Methodology2.0
OBIO 621Applied Biostatistics2.0
OBIO 660Teaching Skills for Health Professions Educators1.0
OBIO 674Immunology1.0
OBIO 691Research4.0
OBIO 691Research0.0
OMFP 600Current Issues in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology I1.0
OMFP 601Current Issues in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology II1.0
OMFP 602Current Issues in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology III0.0
OMFP 603Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar I1.0
OMFP 604Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar II2.0
OMFP 605Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar III1.0
OMFP 606Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar IV3.0
OMFP 607Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar V0.0
OMFP 608Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VI1.0
OMFP 609Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VII0.0
OMFP 610Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center I1.0
OMFP 611Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center II3.0
OMFP 612Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service I0.0
OMFP 613Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service II0.0
OMFP 614Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service III0.0
OMFP 615Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service IV0.0
OMFP 616Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service V0.0
OMFP 617Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service VI0.0
OMFP 618Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service VII0.0
OMFP 619Advanced Oral Pathology2.0
PERI 609Clinical Stomatology I1.0
PERI 610Clinical Stomatology II1.0
PERI 611Clinical Stomatology III0.0
PERI 612Clinical Stomatology IV1.0
PERI 615Advanced Clinical Stomatology I0.0
PERI 616Advanced Clinical Stomatology II1.0
PERI 617Advanced Clinical Stomatology III0.0
Total Semester Credit Hours30

Must complete 36 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any noncredit courses specified, 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.