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

OMFP 603Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar I2.0
OMFP 604Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar II2.0
OMFP 605Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar III2.0
OMFP 606Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar IV2.0
OMFP 607Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar V2.0
OMFP 608Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VI2.0
OMFP 609Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminar VII2.0
OMFP 610Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center I6.0
OMFP 611Anatomic Pathology and Autopsy - Baylor University Medical Center II9.0
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
OMFP 691Research3.0
PERI 609Clinical Stomatology I1.0
PERI 610Clinical Stomatology II1.0
PERI 611Clinical Stomatology III1.0
PERI 612Clinical Stomatology IV0.0
PERI 613Clinical Stomatology V1.0
PERI 614Clinical Stomatology VI1.0
PERI 615Advanced Clinical Stomatology I1.0
Total Semester Credit Hours40

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.