The Oral Medicine Clinic is designed to provide care to patients with unusual or diagnostically challenging oral lesions or conditions.
It also serves patients with oral problems associated with systemic diseases and concerns related to head and neck cancer. We are staffed by clinicians with specialty training and expertise in oral medicine, oral pathology, and oral oncology.
Conditions Diagnosed and Treated by the Clinic
- Benign, pre-malignant, and malignant oral lesions
- Vesiculoulcerative disorders
- Infections, ulcers or sores of unknown etiology
- Oral manifestations of systemic and autoimmune diseases
- Oral manifestations of immunodeficiency
- "Burning Mouth"
Management of patients with oral complications secondary to cancer therapy might include people who are undergoing or have the following conditions:
- Radiotherapy or surgery to the head and neck area
- Bone marrow transplantation
Patients with radiation caries may be referred to the clinic for any of the following concerns:
- Evaluations of doses and ports used for radiotherapy
- Assessment of current status of tissues and potential for healing
- Recommendations for dental therapy
Depending on the nature of the lesion, treatment may include biopsy or referral to the Shands Hospital Tumor Board where physicians and dentists recommend a consensus for therapy.
How to Become a Patient
Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. by appointment. To schedule an evaluation, call 352-273-6740. If you or your physician wish to fax information, use 352-294-8064. If specific evaluation is needed related to current or future cancer treatment, please specify when you call to schedule the appointment.
- Dr. Pamela Sandow
- Dr. Joseph Katz
- Dr. Carol Stewart
- Dr. Donald Cohen
- Dr. Seunghee Cha
Reduced-Fee Dental Care
UF College of Dentistry students and faculty participate in programs such as the We Care Physicians Network (352-334-7926).Such programs provide limited services for qualified individuals that may be reduced in fees.
Conditions & Services
- "Burning Mouth" Syndrome
- Benign oral lesions
- Malignant oral lesions
- Oral Surgery
- Pre-malignant oral lesions
- Vesiculoulcerative disorders
To obtain a copy of your medical records from Oral Medicine Clinic, please contact 352-294-5312.
Pay your bill
If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.
We accept Assurant and the Eagles dental plan now offered to UF and Shands employees. If you have different dental insurance that can be used with any provider, you will pay us at the time of service and file with your insurance company for reimbursement. We can help you with that.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.