Oral, Maxillofacial and Salivary Gland Pathology

The division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a major referral center for the management of oral and maxillofacial pathology. Maxillofacial pathologies can range from simple benign lesions, locally aggressive benign lesions to malignant tumors. The presentation is variable and can range from asymptomatic to having systemic signs and symptoms.

The most common benign lesions, such as, maxillofacial cysts, tumors or necrotic bones of the face (medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw MRONJ and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw ORN) require the expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis can require specialized imaging such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) or computed tomography (CT) scanning, laboratory analysis, and incisional biopsy. While treatment can involve resection alone, resection with bone grafting or resection and reconstruction with a microvascular free flap.

The division of OMFS and department of Dentistry and OMFS is proud to be able to provide these specialized services to our community in a tertiary care academic setting.  

Benign Aggressive Tumor of the Mandible

Post-Operative Reconstruction and Rehabilitation


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