Lake Nona Oral Pathology
What is oral pathology?
Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty involving the diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases involving the oral and maxillofacial region (the mouth, jaws, face, and neck). This specialty is also closely aligned with oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral medicine.
What is an oral pathologist?
Our Lake Nona oral and maxillofacial pathologists are dental specialists who have completed an additional 3 years of specialty training in university/hospital-based residency programs to become the experts in the identification, diagnosis and management of diseases occurring in the mouth, face, and neck. They are trained to perform biopsies and microscopic diagnosis of biopsy specimens from the head and neck region.
They are considered the most highly-trained specialists in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth. Usually, a prosthodontist is involved in the care of patients whose needs are so extensive and complex that they exceed the capabilities of what can be offered by general or family dentists. Prosthodontists work closely with other dental specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, and dental lab technicians in order to provide beautiful, functional, lasting, and customized solutions for patients. Our specialties include Lake Nona dental implants and Lake Nona smile design.
Conditions & Services
- Head & Neck Cancer Screening
- Oral Mucous Membrane Disease
- Salivary Gland Disease
- Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue
- Infectious- Fungal/Viral/Bacterial Conditions
- Dental Screening Prior to:
- Head & Neck Radiation Therapy
- Stem-Cell/Bone-Marrow Transplant
- Bisphosphonate/Anti-Resorptive Rx