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The Department of Diagnostic Sciences encompasses the following disciplines:

Oral Medicine


Oral Medicine undertakes diagnosis, medical treatment, and research into conditions of the mouth, face, salivary glands, jaws and the care of patients with special needs. It includes screening for oral malignancy, the management of premalignant lesions and the diagnosis and management of oro-facial pain. The unit has particular interests in the medical management of oral ulceration, precancerous oral lesions, white lesions and infections of the oral cavity. The unit accepts referrals from general dental practioners, general medical practioners as well as consultants from other dental and medical specialties.


Oral And Systemic Pathology


Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations.



Oral And Maxillofacial Radiology


Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology deals with intra-oral and extra-oral radiography with the use of both digital and conventional techniques. The discipline introduces students to the radiographic diagnosis of dental caries as well as marginal and peri-radicular periodontitis and differential radiographic diagnosis as it applies to the oral cavity.



Medical Problems In Dentistry


The course focuses on the dental management of patients with systemic diseases and the oral manifestations of these diseases. In addition, it provides the student with basic knowledge of human systems and diseases, and their medical management.




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