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Dolphine Oda
DENT 521
Seattle Campus

P-Oral Pathology

Survey of the diseases of the oral-facial regions in lecture and laboratory sessions. Among the conditions discussed are diseases of teeth and their supporting structures and diseases of the oral and paraoral soft tissues and bones. Correlations between clinical findings, etiologic factors, and histopathologic features are stressed. Attendance in the laboratory is required. Offered: A.

Class description

Welcome to the course, Introduction to Oral Pathology. This course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions. Lectures are designed to cover necessary facts about oral diseases. The lectures will cover soft tissue and bone reactive and neoplastic pathology, oral and systemic diseases as well as infectious and chronic immune diseases. The laboratory sessions are designed to expand and supplement the lecture material with clinical cases with differential diagnosis for each case.

Student learning goals

Recognize and detect Oral & Maxillofacial diseases

Investigate Oral & maxillofacial clinical problems and reach a working differential diagnosis.

Appropriately manage & treat diseases within the scope of a general practitioner

Refer Oral & maxillofacial diseases which are beyond the scope of a general practitioner

Describe how to handle a Pathology Specimen including the type of fixative, packaging, shipping, and the filling of a Pathology Request form

Interpret a pathology report using histopathology descriptive terminology

General method of instruction

1. Two hour lectures-followed by 2. One hour expanded clinical discussion of some diseases covered in the lecture

Recommended preparation

Students should have taken Pathology and Histology before registering for this course.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments: Students are encouraged to review the case studies covered during the laboratory hour. Students should be prepared to describe the disease and give three differential diagnosis for each case.

Students are encouraged to attend the laboratory sections and are encouraged to review the cases and write down their three differential diagnosis for each case.

Grades: The course is divided into seven quizzes, one midterm exam and one final exam. Quizzes constitute 21% of the overall grade, midterm 40% and final 40%. Students who receive 90% and above are granted 4.0 in the class.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Dolphine Oda
Date: 07/08/2009