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What’s an oral pathologist, and how can one help with my oral health care?

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An oral pathologist is the oral health care provider who studies the causes of diseases that affect the teeth, lips, cheeks, and jaws, as well as parts of the face and neck. Oral pathologists examine and diagnose the biopsy, tissue, or lesion sent to them by other oral health care providers.

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American Dental Association: "Dental Specialities."

Michigan Dental Association: "What Are the Dental Specialities?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dental Specialities."

Michigan Dental Association: "What Are the Dental Specialities?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 19, 2019

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