Certificate in oral pathology and biology
Oral pathology and biology specialists treat patients who are suffering from cancers or diseases of the jaw and mouth. Continue reading to learn more about educational and licensing requirements, as well as what you might earn as an oral and maxillofacial specialist.
Oral pathology and biology are related fields. Oral biology uses the sciences, such as molecular biology and immunology, to avoid and cure mouth diseases and developmental defects.
Oral and maxillofacial pathology (OMP) is a specialty within the dentistry field that involves diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth, jaw and face. Your duties could include examining microscopic biopsies of tissues or treating patients for mouth cancer. As an OMP, you might run your own private practice or biopsy service or work at a hospital. An advanced degree in oral biology might qualify you for a career in research and teaching.