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What is an oral pathologist?

An oral pathologist is a specialist in dentistry who diagnoses and treats oral diseases, which include diseases of the mouth, teeth, jaw, and salivary glands.

Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the mouth, face, and jaws by investigating the cause, process and effect of oral disease. An oral pathologist diagnoses and treats these diseases.

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