Oral Pathology


„Oral Pathology“ is taught in the following semester: VI.

Assessment form:

  • Evaluating student's activity and work during practical exercises;
  • Preliminary oral examination and tests;
  • Semester examination.

Teaching methods: Lecture, seminar, discussion, cases' solution, practical exercises, multimedia presentations, specific educational films.

The "Oral pathology" course gives an opportunity to acquire practical and theoretical knowledge and competency on nature identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. Naturally, dental students acquire knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment and prognosis for oral and paraoral diseases.

The training curs in Oral Pathology (diagnosis) allows for a comprehensive overview of the general health of the patient, defining it as clinically healthy or it is a medical compromised patient. The lectures and practical exercises emphasizes to diagnose different maxillofacial manifestations of systemic diseases and determine the etiological factors.
The oral pathology (diagnosis) provides knowledge about the causes of illnesses, severity, course and outcome of disease. It is the basis of the differential diagnostic process, the correct diagnosis and correct therapy.

Acquisition theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for a comprehensive oral and focal diagnostics in diagnostic process for clinically healthy and medically compromised patients and to prove the link between oral and general diseases in accordance with modern European standards for education. 

Questionnaires, diagrams, tests, casuistry, multimedia presentations, specific educational films.

It is necessary for students to have a basic knowledge of anatomy and histology, physiology, medical ethics, general medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, general and special pathology, oral and general imaging, oral and maxillofacial surgery, occupational diseases, emergency medicine ect when begin the teaching process of Oral Pathology /Diagnostics/.

After completing the course students should know and apply the diagnostic methods for oral and systemic conditions and diseases, to interpret the obtained information and results, to define the differential diagnosis, to refers the patients to appropriate specialists, to monitor the treatment plan and his course of the disease.

Semestrial exam: Yes