Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Research

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the clinical and didactic teaching of the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillifacial region, and is based on the causes, processes and effects of these diseases.

The  Objective of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Research is to produce dentists with sophisticated diagnostic skills, based on the ability to critically analyze data gained from a patient's medical history, clinical observations diagnostic acids. Furthermore, the objective is to produce dentists thar appreciate the patient as a complex organism through the ability to synthesize clinical findings with knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology.

The additional objective of the research section is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training and disseminstion of research findings with special focus on reecruiting underrepresented minority dental students into research as a career.    

Chair, Esther L.B. Childers, DDS
Professor, Associate Dean

Xinbin GU, MD, MS, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Dean for Research 

Tongxin Wang, Ph.D
Asociate Professor

Garnett L. Henley, MS
Assistant Professor

Xiaowu Pang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Coleman Reed Tuckson, DDS
Professor Emeritus