Oral Medicine Specialist, Sydney
Oral Medicine is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and predominantly non-surgical (pharmacological) management of a range of oral mucosal diseases, odontogenic (tooth-related) diseases, salivary gland diseases, diseases involving the jaws and associated anatomical structures, oro-facial pain and oral manifestations of systemic diseases including oral health care of medically-complex patients.
Oral Medicine replaces the previously used terminology “Oral Diagnosis” in the current clinical practice.
This is a specialist clinical practice and patients need to bring a valid referral letter from their general medical practitioner (GP), general dental practitioner (Dentist) or other recognised specialist in order to make an appointment with an Oral Medicine Specialist.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on the tissue-based diagnosis of diseases involving oral and maxillofacial region and relevant anatomical structures using the light microscopy and/or other ancillary technique.
In the current practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is in use instead of the previously used terminology “Oral Pathology”.
This is a specialist laboratory-based diagnostic and surgical tissue pathology service. Patients are not required to be seen by an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist in order to make a diagnosis.
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