Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Certificate
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations. The oral pathologist acquires diagnostic and treatment skills through completion of a three year training program.
All courses within this program are taught face-to-face, on campus at the College of Dentistry in Dallas. This program may require off-campus assignments at local, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex hospitals or dental clinics.
In addition, the completion of an MS in Oral Biology is mandatory for this specialty program.
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.
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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
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|OMFP 603||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar I||2.0|
|OMFP 604||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar II||2.0|
|OMFP 605||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar III||2.0|
|OMFP 606||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar IV||2.0|
|OMFP 607||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar V||2.0|
|OMFP 608||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VI||2.0|
|OMFP 609||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VII||2.0|
|OMFP 610||Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center I||6.0|
|OMFP 611||Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center II||9.0|
|OMFP 612||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service I||0.0|
|OMFP 613||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service II||0.0|
|OMFP 614||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service III||0.0|
|OMFP 615||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service IV||0.0|
|OMFP 616||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service V||0.0|
|OMFP 617||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service VI||0.0|
|OMFP 618||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service VII||0.0|
|OMFP 619||Advanced Oral Pathology||2.0|
|PERI 609||Clinical Stomatology I||1.0|
|PERI 610||Clinical Stomatology II||1.0|
|PERI 611||Clinical Stomatology III||1.0|
|PERI 612||Clinical Stomatology IV||0.0|
|PERI 613||Clinical Stomatology V||1.0|
|PERI 614||Clinical Stomatology VI||1.0|
|PERI 615||Advanced Clinical Stomatology I||1.0|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||40|
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.
The MS in Oral Biology is required, for which students must complete an additional 32 semester credit hours, conduct a research project, and successfully defend a written thesis.
In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.