Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences is a dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases and disorders.
Some of the areas of study and research in this specialty include:
Oral medicine is concerned with clinical diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathologies affecting the oral and maxillofacial region, as well as the diagnosis and follow-up of pre-malignant lesions and of chronic and acute pain conditions. Oral medicine specialists fulfill a very important role by teaching at dental schools and graduate programs to ensure dentists and other dental specialists receive excellent training in medical topics pertient to dental practice.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is sometimes considered a specialty of both dentistry and pathology, and focuses on the diagnosis, clinical management and investigation of diseases that affect the oral cavity and surrounding maxillofacial structures
Oral cytology studies dental pathologies at the cellular level.