DOH345 Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology (8)


This subject focusses on the aetiology, pathogenenesis, histopathological, clinical and, where relevant, the radiographic features of diseases affecting the teeth, gums, oral mucosa, subjacent oral soft tissues, the jawbones and salivary glands. Emphasis in the subject is placed on the more common or important oral-maxillofacial conditions that may be encountered in general dental practice. The basic principles of clinical management, including description of diagnostic tests and their relevance, are described in relation to the more common-important diseases

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Session 2
InternalOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH345
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
Prerequisite(s)Related subject(s)
DOH134 and DOH232DOH342 Topics in Clinical Dentistry 2

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and discuss the causes, pathology and clinical features of common and important diseases of the oral-maxillofacial region
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to formulate basic differential diagnoses based on patient history and clinical-radiographic-histopathological information
  • be able to describe or discuss the clinical management of common and important oral-maxillofacial diseases and conditions


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • introduction to developmental anomalies of the teeth and oral maxillofacial region
  • the histopathology of dental caries
  • non-infectious inflammatory diseases of the oral mucosa
  • infectious diseases of the oral mucosa
  • odontogenic and non- odontogenic cysts of the oral region
  • odontogenic tumours
  • hyperplastic (reactive) lesions of the oral mucosa
  • diseases of the jawbones
  • benign and malignant neoplams of the mouth and oral region
  • diseases of the salivery glands
  • diagnostic techniques in the diagnosis of maxillofacial disease


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.