Basic diagnostic principles and techniques, such as surgical biopsy and its adjuncts, as a modality for making accurate oral soft tissue Synopsis
The identification and differential diagnosis of various odontogenic infections,cysts and tumors both clinically and through conventional and advanced CT imaging studies.
The recognition of non-odontogenic lesions, and their differentiation from odontogenic lesions both clinically and through radiographic studies.This includes benign and malignant neoplasms of bone and other hard tissues of the craniofacial region.
The identification of salivary gland pathology, diagnostic work-up of the major and minor salivary glands,interpretation of test results from salivary gland analysis,and prescription writing for common salivary conditions and salivary stimulating medications.
The diagnosis and treatment of facial muscle and TMJ disorders,atypical odontalgia, phantom tooth pain, attrition, erosion and abrasion.