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. 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.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Oral Medicine, please contact 352-273-6741.
Pay your bill
Please have your billing statement along with your debit / credit card or bank account information. Your account number is located in the top righthand corner of your statement.
Gainesville and Naples Dental Centers
We accept Aetna PPO, Eagles Direct, Guardian, Sunlife and United Concordia insurance plans. If you have a different dental insurance, payment is required at the time of service. However, we can assist you in filing for reimbursement from your insurance company by providing a dental claim form.
Hialeah and St. Petersburg Dental Centers
We accept Aetna PPO, Delta Dental, Guardian, Sunlife and United Concordia insurance plans. If you have a different dental insurance, payment is required at the time of service. However, we can assist you in filing for reimbursement from your insurance company by providing a dental claim form.
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.