Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Research

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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Department provides the clinical practice and didactic teaching of the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region, as evidence-based of the causes, process and effect of these diseases.  Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is a science that investigates these diseases, utilizing clinical, radiographic, microscopic, and other information.

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, and diagnostic aids.

Furthermore, the objective is to produce dentists that appreciate the patient as a complex organism, through the ability to evaluate clinical findings with knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology combined with evidence based decision making.  This is accomplished through the highest standards of classroom, clinical, and simulated methods of teaching and learning.

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

Chair, Esther L.B. Childers, DDS

Brian Laurence, DDS. Ph.D.
Tongxin Wang, Ph.D

Assistant Professors
Indra Mustapha, DDS. MS. Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Xiaowu Pang, Ph.D

Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Sheba D. Tartt

Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Guiqin Xie, MD, Ph.D