Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the discipline of dentistry that concerns itself with the nature, diagnosis, and management of diseases of the head and neck.

The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology provides clinical and microscopic diagnosis for patients at the School, and sees occasional referral patients in consultation with outside practitioners. The division instructs in oral pathology at every level, including hygienists, dental students, postdoctoral trainees, generalists, and specialists in medicine and dentistry who are seeking continuing education.

The department continually runs both formal and informal teaching exercises for all of these groups. We believe effective teaching is both a science and an art, and that teachers must study and practice teaching as well as the subject matter of their discipline in order to achieve excellence.

Professional organizations outside of the Boston University community are encouraged to contact Dr. Gallagher directly to arrange for presentations on topics in oral and maxillofacial pathology.